Convention Schedule

Friday, April 7

Note: Convention schedule is subject to change.

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8:30am - 11:30am Delegate Registration
9:00am - 5:00pm Exhibits (closed during General Session)
9:15am - 10:00am Convention Orientation
9:15am -11:15am Money Matters 101 (University Course)
9:15am -11:15am PTA 101: Your Road to Success (University Course)
10:00am - 11:15am Workshop Session I
  Kids and the Tech Trends of Today: Creating a Safe Digital Culture
  Working Together as Partners - Relationships Matter
  Making First Impressions That Last
11:30am - 1:30pm Launch at Lunch/General Session I – Regency Ballroom
12:00pm - 8:00pm Delegate Registration
1:45pm - 2:45pm Workshop Session II (4)
  Advocacy 101
  History and Value of the PTA
  Building Today's PTA: Recruiting Todays Families
  Illinois Youth in Trouble; Can You Help to Change Their Lives?
  Parent Engagement and National PTA’s School Of Excellence
3:00pm - 4:00pm Workshop Session III (4)
  Grant Writing 101
  Planning Your Year-round Membership Campaign
  Raising Healthy Teens in a Digital Age: Drug Abuse Prevention
  Resolutions: From Issues to Solutions
4:15pm - 5:00pm Meet the Candidates
5:00pm - 6:15pm Dinner on your own
6:15pm - 7:30pm “Screenagers” Growing Up in the Digital Age
7:30pm - 9:00pm Caucus

Saturday, April 8

8:00am – 9:45am Delegate Registration (no ballots given after 11:15 a.m.)
8:00am - 3:00pm Exhibits (closed 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)
8:00am - 8:45am Convention Orientation
8:00am - 10:00am Presidents Course
8:00am - 10:00am Money Matters 201
9:00am - 10:00am Workshop Session IV
  Got Kids, Get Involved
  Tips and Tricks for PTA Communication and Publicity
  What’s Your Story? Bullying ... same story, same pranks, but different time.
10:15am - 11:45am General Session II (Featuring the Awards Presentation)
10:45am - 2:00pm Delegate Registration (no ballots given after 11:15 a.m.)
11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch - Regency Ballroom
1:00pm - 2:00pm Workshop Session V
  Diversity and Multiculturalism
  Inside the Capitol: Understanding How Springfield Works
  Make your school more inclusive for every student!
  Preventing Theft in Your PTA
  The Typical Stages that Create Strong teams
2:15pm - 3:15pm Workshop Session VI
  Analyzing your Membership for Retention and Growth
  Building a PTA Board
  PTA & the Working Parent
  Raising Your Voice for Special Needs Students
  Want Collaboration? Learn to Manage Conflict
3:30pm - 5:30pm General Session III Induction of Officers, Legislation, Closing