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Save the Date for San Jose: April 28-30, 2017

Convention 2017: The Future Belongs to Our Children

Join thousands of PTA parent-volunteer advocates and leaders along with educators and community leaders in San Jose on April 28-30, 2017 to address education, health and community issues affecting our state’s kids and families.



Here’s what the future holds in store for you

  • General Sessions – Let your voice be heard through participation in the business of California State PTA.
  • Learn New Skills with Workshops and Table Talks – Convention workshops and table talks provide a great selection of hands-on learning and training opportunities. Get up-to-date information to strengthen your PTA.
  • Inspiring Keynote Speakers and Presenters – Hear from exciting and powerful keynote speakers such as The Education Trust-West Executive Director Ryan J. Smith and special guests including California Teacher of the Year Megan Gross during the annual convention in each action-packed general meeting.
  • Free Resources and Giveaways – Visit the exhibit hall to gain ideas and information for fundraising, assemblies and programs for your school.
  • Networking – Link up with hundreds of others working on behalf of children and families to share best practices, resources and information.
  • Celebrate Student Artists – Check out the amazing work of students in the Reflections Arts Gallery and celebrate the California State PTA Reflections Award of Excellence recipients.
  • Special Events – Don’t miss exciting events and exhibits for the whole family to enjoy including a Friday night Art Experience, Live Chat, PTA Historical Display, Membership Wall of Fame and a student-led mini workshop.

Stay tuned for more information. Registration opens March 1, 2017.

Here’s what participants are saying about convention

conventionlike“I enjoyed every minute of convention. The new perspectives I gained regarding issues that California State PTA supports and our voting process was invaluable.”

“I love convention: the camaraderie. Feeling like an integral part of such a big PTA family is vital to me.”

“I learned a lot and have a lot of ideas to bring back to my council and to my unit.”

“I had a wonderful experience at convention this year and I would definitely recommend it to people who have not attended before.”



California State PTA is pleased to acknowledge the following companies and organizations for their generous support. Their investment in PTA enables us to continue providing a top-quality convention experience for all attendees.

Sponsors2016To learn more about our Gold, Silver and Bronze Level sponsors, be sure to visit their booths in the Sponsor Hall and click the links below.


Be sure to save the dates for future conventions:

  • April 28-30, 2017 in San Jose
  • April 27-29, 2018 in Ontario