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2018 Minnesota PTA Convention & Expo

Convention information for attendees, exhibitors and sponsorships will be available soon! Save the date: this year’s convention is Saturday, April 14, 2018!

The Minnesota PTA annual convention is an essential gathering for our local PTA units, leaders in education, and a growing support network, all which have the health, education and very best welfare of our many Minnesota children in mind.

Find out more about the 2018 Minnesota PTA Convention & Expo here!


2018 Legislative Conference

March 13 – 15, 2018, Arlington, VA

Get in the Game

Join fellow PTA advocates from across the country for our in-depth 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!

Click here to see the full Conference Schedule!


2018 National PTA Convention & Expo

June 21 – 24, 2018, New Orleans, LA

Save the Date!

More information coming soon.

Take a look at the highlights from the 2017 Convention in Las Vegas, NV:

Future National Conferences & Convention Dates/Locations

2019 Legislative Conference March 12 – 14, 2019, Arlington, VA

2019 National PTA Convention and Expo June 20 – 23, 2019, Columbus, OH

2020 National PTA Convention and Expo June 18 – 21, 2020, Louisville, KY

2021 National PTA Convention and Expo June 24 – 27, 2021, Grapevine, TX

2022 National PTA Convention and Expo June 16 – 19, 2022, National Harbor, MD


Founders’ Day

Founders’ Day (February 17) is when we celebrate the legacy and work of our founders—Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Selena Sloan Butler—to better the lives of every child in education, health and safety. It is a time to reflect and take pride in our achievements, and renew our commitment to be a:

  • powerful voice for all children;
  • relevant resource for parents; and
  • strong advocate for public education.

Our founders represented women of imagination and courage. They had a simple idea—to improve the lives and future of all children. They understood the power of individual action, worked beyond the accepted barriers of their day, and took action to change the world for all children.

Learn more about the history of the PTA.


Other Events

Take Your Family to School Week: February 11 – 17, 2018

For over 120 years, National PTA has been encouraging families to get more involved in their child’s education. Help us celebrate PTA’s long legacy of family engagement during National PTA’s Take Your Family to School Week.

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 7 – 11, 2018

Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Join us during PTA Teacher Appreciation Week to #ThankATeacher for all that they deliver to our nation’s children.

Every Child in Focus

Every Child in Focus reinforces National PTA’s mission to advocate for every child—with one voice—so all families feel invited and welcomed within PTA, and are equipped with the tools to support their child and improve the school, which makes a difference for every child. View our video about this campaign on our National PTA YouTube Channel.

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