Programs + Events

Participant Registration + Housing

Registration is now open

Don’t miss your chance to take part in the largest school-based on convention in the nation! Plus, you’ll get the training and information you need to help connect your family, school and community.



 Did you know? You can SAVE money on convention registration if you are a PTA member! JOIN TODAY!

Registration Fees

Registration Fees Early Registration Pre-Registration Onsite Registration
Enjoy the Entire Convention
Full-Time (Voting/Nonvoting) $219 $249 $319
Full-Time Student (Voting/Nonvoting) $99 $99 $99
Non-PTA Member $500 $500 $500
Enjoy One Day
One Day (Nonvoting) $99 $129 $199
One Day Student (Nonvoting) $59 $59 $59
Exhibit Hall Only
PTA Member $75 $75 $75
Non-PTA Member $175 $175 $175

Exhibit Hall Free Day (Thursday, April 27)

Obtain wristband onsite



  • Online registration is now open.
  • If you have a priority code select “Yes” and enter your code, otherwise select “No” and continue with the registration.
  • Choose if you are representing your Unit (School PTA), Council or District.
    • Units will be asked to enter the city of their unit; a list will appear for you to choose from.
    • Councils and Districts will be given another option to select Council or District and if they want their exhibitor information sent to a unit.
  • Choose your registration option.
  • Choose the events/activities and any promo pack(s) you desire.
  • If your district PTA has chosen to participate in online registration your district fee will automatically be added and an option to choose any district event fees.
  • You will be asked for an address to send exhibitor information (home or school). If you choose a school address, identify the recipient on the “Attention”
  • You may “Add to cart” to register additional participants. Complete payment information. Missing this step will delay processing of your order.
  • Upon completing the online registration, you will receive an email confirmation, which will include your registration number, a bar code and any item you paid for.
    • Bring this confirmation with you to check-in at registration.
  • Changes can be made online to your registration until April 21. After April 21, changes must be made onsite.

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION: March 1 – April 15

  • Fill the form out completely. You may only represent one unit or council or district. Be sure to write in your PTA Unit ID number, as listed on your membership card.
  • Read ALL NOTICES on the form.
  • You may pre-order promo packs on this form.
  • Payment and a copy of your membership card must accompany the registration form.
  • Units can mail multiple forms with one check.
    • If your completed registration form is received by April 15, confirmation will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form. Bring the email confirmation with you to the Registration Booth where you will receive your badge and tote bag.
  • Changes to any registration can be made online after receipt of the confirmation email. Additional fees will be collected, if incurred.
  • Mail-in registration will not be accepted after April 15.


  • Complete a registration form (copies will be available in the registration area).
  • Bring your membership card and full payment to the onsite registration booth.
    • Check, cash, money order, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
      • We do not accept American Express.


  • Students must bring a signed Parent/Guardian Approval and Consent to Treatment Form – also available in Spanish.

Consent to Treatment

Registration for New Units and Councils

Special guidelines are necessary for recently organized units and councils awaiting acceptance of membership into the California State PTA at the pre-convention Board of Managers meeting.

  1. Applications for membership into the California State PTA by new units and councils may be accepted at the pre-convention Board of Managers meeting.
  2. All required dues, applications and approved bylaws must be processed by district PTA prior to California State Board of Managers
  3. Registrants from new units or councils not yet accepted by the Board of Managers must register onsite and will be registered as non-voting
  4. Bring a current PTA membership card: New unit/council PTA status will be verified
  5. Make checks payable to California State PTA; the pre-registration rate will apply to your registration.


  • Children under 12 – Parents may register children under 12 years of age at no charge.  Special badges will be issued allowing them to accompany a parent to activities on a space-available basis.  If a workshop is at capacity, children will not be admitted.
  • Children 12 and older – Must register and pay student registration fees.


If you are unable to attend convention, your registration may be transferred to another individual. Payment arrangements are the responsibility of you, your replacement and your unit/council/district PTA.

If you registered online, provide the user ID, password and email confirmation to your replacement. Name changes can be made online until April 21: an email confirmation will be sent to the new registrant. After April 21, changes must be made onsite.

Mailed-in registrations may be transferred and changes made online if an email address was provided. Failure to provide an email address requires the transfer to be completed onsite.

Changes may be made onsite. The individual receiving the transfer must provide a signed letter from the original registrant approving the transfer.

Transfers without a current PTA membership card will pay the non-PTA member fee and will not be eligible to vote in the general meetings.


Visa or MasterCard is required when checking in at the hotels. If you use a debit card, the entire cost of your hotel stay will be deducted from your bank account when you check in. No outside food/beverage for group consumption. Cancellations are accepted 24 hours prior to arrival without penalty.

Services offered at both hotels

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Coffee Maker in Room
  • Ironing Board and Iron
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cash Machine/ATM in Lobby

San Jose Marriott


301 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

  • $189 single/double and $209 triple/quad
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM with Check-out: 12:00 PM

Internet Access (subject to change)

  • High Speed: $7.95 per day
  • Enhanced High Speed: $11.95 per day

Parking (subject to change)

  • Valet parking, in-and-out privileges, $34 daily; oversized, $40 daily


  • Local restaurant dinner delivery

Fairmont San Jose


170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

  • $147 single/double, $172 triple and $197 quad
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM with Check-out: 12:00 PM

Internet Access (subject to change)

  • High Speed Internet access for $13.95 per day

Parking (subject to change)

  • Valet parking including in-and-out privileges for $26 per day