Exhibitor Information

WELCOME! We look forward to having you join us at the California State PTA Convention 2023

 

Exhibitor Registration will open on January 3, 2023

California State PTA Convention 2023 brings you an opportunity to engage with PTA leaders, members, and decision-makers from across the state. Our attendees represent children in preschools, elementary, middle, and high schools. They value the opportunity to meet and network with providers like you, who can help them accomplish their goals.

Join us for an engaging, informative, and fun Convention!!

CONVENTION EXHIBITOR PROSPECTUS

We are pleased to present the Exhibitor Prospectus so you can begin to plan your experience at California State PTA Convention 2023!

  • Click here to download a PDF of the Exhibitor Prospectus in full.
  • Click here to view or download the Exhibit Hall site map.
  • Learn more about California State PTA Convention 2023
  • Register to join us on January 3, 2023!

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? Sponsorship opportunities are still available – click here for more information, or contact resourcedevelopment@capta.org.

 

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JANUARY 3, 2023

Convention

2023 Convention

As your PTA/PTSA is planning and budgeting for delegates, leaders, and members to attend Convention, here is a tentative timeline:

  • Exhibitor Prospectus to be released: December 2023
  • Exhibitor Registration opens: January 3, 2023
  • District Convention Training: January 23, 2023
  • 2023 Convention website launched: February 2023
  • Call to Convention/Convention Chronicle mailed: March 2023
  • Early registration to open: mid-February 2023
  • Host hotel reservations to open: March 2023
  • Exhibitor applications close: March 31, 2023
  • Onsite/in-person registration to open: April 20, 2023
  • Convention Dates: April 21 – April 23, 2023
  • Exhibits open: April 20 -22, 2023

2022 Convention Highlights

Our Convention gave us an exciting way to focus on some of the work we have done, to celebrate and connect, and to decide the direction we will head. We know not everyone was able to be with us in person, so we are excited to share the convention with all of you. Adopting our Legislation Platform and a resolution on plant-based food options at school meals were exciting opportunities for our members to direct our organization. Celebrating our 125-year history was not only fun but reminded us we have faced challenges before. Hearing from our teacher of the year and great guest speakers was inspiring, and learning about our membership growth gave us a reason for optimism. I hope you enjoy seeing the highlights of this year’s convention, that you will continue to support the children and families in your community, and that we will connect throughout the year as we work together for every child.

Thank you,
Carol Green, California State PTA President

Student Artists from Across California Honored

Media Contacts:

  • Brad Waller, Vice President for Communications, bwaller@capta.org
  • Michelle Eklund, Assistant Executive Director, 951-314-3707 or meklund@capta.org

California State PTA honored student artists of all ages from across California at the 2018 California State PTA Annual Convention. Seven of these talented young artists joined us onstage at the Reflections Art Program award event, held on April 28 in Ontario, to receive their Outstanding Interpretation awards.

From kindergarteners to high school seniors, these young California artists embraced the 2018 Reflections theme “Within Reach” as the inspiration for their Award of Excellence-winning works in dance choreography, music composition, film production, photography, literature and visual arts. Each work originally was submitted to the students’ local PTAs and students were then selected to be honored at the PTA council, district and state levels.

View the award-winning works of art and be inspired by their imaginations here:

Each of the seven California State PTA Reflections Art Program Outstanding Interpretation honorees received a medal, a certificate, a $100 award and a trip to the California State PTA Annual Convention in Ontario to present their work on the big stage during Saturday afternoon’s special event.

“The term ‘Within Reach’ can be understood in many different ways. My interpretation of ‘Within Reach’ was people are always within reach. No matter how hopeless they seem; it’s all about whether or not you’re brave enough to reach out and help them,” said Megan Lee, a student from Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta (First District PTA).

Lee and the other selected California State PTA Reflections honorees’ works were submitted and reviewed for National PTA’s awards. The National PTA honorees, whose works will be included in a traveling exhibit, have just been announced. Their Outstanding Interpretation honorees – including one from California – will be recognized at the National PTA convention on June 23, 2018. (Click here to view.)

Since its establishment in 1969 by National PTA, the Reflections Art Program has brought the arts to life for more than 10 million students across the United States.

“Reflections is a wonderful program for youth,” said California State PTA Reflections Art Program Chair Lisa Snowiss. “When children participate in the Reflections program, they spark their creativity and self-expression and increase awareness of the importance of arts education at the same time.”

The Reflections Art Program is just one of the many ways PTA focuses on promoting access to quality arts education for all students in California and the nation.

“Reflections is such an amazing program. I love seeing the joy on the children’s faces when they’re up on the stage at convention receiving their award,” said California State PTA President Dianna MacDonald. “Reflections is great for children because it encourages them to express themselves and engage in art activities, plus it promotes arts education and how important it is in the education of all students.”

The national theme for the 50th anniversary Reflections Art Program is “Heroes Around Me” for 2019. Find out more about award entries, guidelines and bringing the program to your school at www.capta.org/reflections.

School Smarts Parent Engagement Program Brochure

The School Smarts Parent Engagement Program is a model for creating meaningful and diverse parent involvement. It brings parents from all backgrounds together in support of their common interest: helping their children and schools succeed.

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