2018 Legislative Conference

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2019 Legislative Conference

2019 Legislative Conference (LegCon) runs March 12 – 14, 2019.

Stay tuned for updates and special announcements as we get closer to LegCon 2019!

Archived materials from the previous year can be accessed below.

Get in the Game

Join fellow PTA advocates from across the country to this sold-out conference focused on bringing your advocacy efforts and skill sets to the next level. Get ready to hit your advocacy goals out of the park!

Conference Schedule


Wednesday, Feb. 7

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Federal Legislative Chair (FLC) Webinar (Invitation only)

Thursday, March 1

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Capitol Hill Day Prep Webinar (all participants)
Logistics and details for Capitol Hill Day, including the Hill Ask

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

Official LegCon Start

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

General Session: Opening Session and Welcome

Keynote Speaker: Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education
Featured Speaker: Alissa Parker, Co-founder, Safe and Sound Schools

2:55 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Workshop 1: Federal Legislative Hot Topics
Get up to speed on current education legislation and policies before Congress

3:40 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.

Workshop 2: Step Up to the Plate
This two-part workshop will feature best practices and success stories from PTA leaders in the field. Attendees will practice specific skills through interactive workshops.  

Highlighted skills in each workshop:

  • Telling Your Personal Story
  • Building a Team
  • Expanding Your Reach: Working with Coalitions & Partners
  • Hitting Your Legislative & Advocacy Goals


5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Workshop 3: Capitol Hill Day Prep 
Recap the pre-LegCon webinar, Capitol Hill Day logistics, the Hill Ask and Q&A with Government Affairs team.

6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Advocacy Awards Dinner

Hill Day

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Grab & Go Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Capitol Hill Day

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

National PTA Voice for Children Reception

Thursday, March 15, 2018 

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. 


8:05 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Workshop 4: Capitol Hill Day Debrief
Debrief your Hill meetings and learn new skills to make the most of your visit once you’re back at home.

9:25 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Workshop 5: Make a Game Plan
Learn best practices to grow your state’s advocacy capacity and hear about upcoming issues where you can use your new advocacy skills.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Closing Session

Featured Speaker: Carissa Miller, Interim Executive Director, Council for Chief State School Officers

11:30 a.m.

LegCon Concludes


Contact National PTA at GovtAffairs@PTA.org.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2018 Legislative Conference? Please contact Kris Carey Prevatte at kprevatte@pta.org.