Programs + Events

Special Events and Activities

Convention attendees can take part in our fun and educational activities, challenges, and contests to get even more out of your convention experience!


Artful Connections
Thursday, May 2 in the Exhibit Hall

The California State PTA Reflections Committee brings you the opportunity to engage in a hands-on art lesson led by skilled instructors. Delve into your creativity while connecting with fellow advocates of the arts, exchanging ideas, and fostering new collaborations. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a novice enthusiast, come immerse yourself in an inspiring atmosphere of artistic expression and community building. Don’t miss this chance to ignite your passion for the arts and make meaningful connections!

  • Session 1: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Session 2: 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Footsteps to Freedom

A traveling exhibit of rare artifacts designed to immerse the viewer in life during the Freedom Movement.  Attendees will learn and gain empathy for how injustices continue to be ingrained in our system today.

  • Thursday, May 2nd – 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Friday, May 3, 2024 – 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 4, 2024 – 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Healthy Walk
Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am

Join our Health and Community Concerns team for a healthy walk to clear your mind and prepare you for a day of learning, networking, being inspired and celebrating all that is PTA.

California State PTA Dinner
Saturday, May 4 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
$50 Per Person (Transferable for Members, Non-Members and Students)

LET’S HAVE A LOT OF FUN! Please join us at our 70’s themed State Event celebrating PTA on Saturday, May 4, 2024. It will be a magical evening of dinner, dancing and mingling with friends old and new at the Ontario Convention Center. There is no better gift than spending time together. There will be a buffet dinner, no host drinks, and dancing! Be sure to buy your tickets early!

For questions, contact Will Sanford, VP for Convention

Reflections Art Gallery
Thursday, May 2 to Saturday, May 4
Convention Center Lobby

Don’t miss the Reflections Arts Gallery on Thursday, May 2 through Saturday, May 4. View the Award of Excellence Reflections entries, along with selected favorites of the judges. Be sure to attend the general meetings to see and hear some of our Reflections winners at the Reflections event. Come see the amazing creative talents of our students showcasing this year’s theme, “I am Hopeful Because…” in the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts! Be sure to attend Saturday’s General Meeting 2 to hear more about our Reflections winners.