Convention Schedule

Friday, April 7

Note: Convention schedule is subject to change.

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8:30am - 8:00pm 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 (Workshop Descriptions)
  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
  Key Note Speaker Secretary of Education Beth Purvis
  General Session I
1:45pm - 2:45pm Workshop Session II (4)
  Advocacy 101
  History and Value of the PTA
  Parent Engagement and National PTA’s School Of Excellence
  What’s Your Story? Bullying ... same story, same pranks, but different time.
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 – 2:00 pm 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
  Morning Motivation- Making a Difference
  Tips and Tricks for PTA Communication and Publicity
10:15am - 11:45am General Session II
  (Featuring Outstanding Principal, Outstanding Teacher and Outstanding Volunteer Awards)
11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch (Regency Ballroom) /Ballot Election (if necessary – Lisle exec board room)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Workshop Session V
  Engaging Parents and Families in Grassroots Advocacy
  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 General Session III (Election Results and Induction of Officers) Closing