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Discover Your Path at the 2024 California State PTA Convention

May 3-5, Ontario Convention Center

Are you ready to transform your PTA and make a lasting impact in your community? The 2024 California State PTA Convention is your gateway to an ocean of resources, networking, and innovative ideas that will set your local PTA apart.

Don't let this opportunity pass you by. The convention offers more than just sessions; it's a chance to be part of a larger movement that's empowering leaders and transforming communities. Questions about Convention? Email Jenn Gerson, Convention chair at

Need help paying for the Convention? Apply by April 15 for the Torrance Council of PTAs Convention Scholarship. Apply Today!

Get Your Torrance PTA Tee!

Whether you're joining us at Convention or just interested in showing your PTA pride, grab yourself this year's unisex cut shirt in sizes S-3XL. Choose from crew neck or V-neck. Graphic only on front.

Cost: $20 ~ Order Today!

Order by April 9

Shirts Delivered in late April


Why You Should Attend:

Build PTA Leadership Skills

Dive into workshops and sessions crafted for new and seasoned PTA leaders. Whether you're looking to enhance family engagement, boost fundraising, smoothly run meetings, or simply learn the ropes of PTA leadership, there's something for everyone.

Beyond Advocacy

While we champion advocacy, the convention is a complete experience focusing on all aspects of PTA work. Discover practical tools and creative strategies to engage your school community and foster student success.

Maximize Your PTA's Impact

Learn from the success stories of PTAs across the state. Bring back actionable ideas and best practices to empower your local PTA and make a difference in the lives of students and families.

Invest in Your Growth

Understandably, time and resources are precious. We offer scholarships and tips for making the most out of your convention experience—ensuring it's a valuable investment in your PTA journey.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Secure your spot and take the first step towards unlocking the full potential of your PTA leadership. Register Today! Still have questions? Email us!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend the California State PTA Convention? Anyone involved in PTA leadership or interested in enhancing their school community through active PTA participation should attend. This includes new PTA leaders, seasoned members, educators, and anyone passionate about making a positive impact in the education and welfare of children. Be sure to check your Standing Rules to see who is eligible for reimbursement. TIP! Consider sending your president-elect.

What can I expect to learn at the convention? Attendees can expect a diverse range of workshops and sessions covering topics such as effective PTA management, fundraising strategies, family engagement, advocacy, and the latest in education trends. The convention is designed to provide valuable insights and practical tools that you can apply to your PTA activities.

How can attending the convention benefit my local PTA? By attending, you'll gain insights into successful strategies from other PTAs, network with peers facing similar challenges, and discover new resources and programs. This knowledge can help you implement innovative ideas and best practices in your local PTA, ultimately benefiting your school community. A well trained board is more likely to collaborate, participate and succeed!

Are there any scholarships or financial assistance available for attendees? Yes, Torrance Council of PTAs will offer one $750 scholarship to help cover the cost of attending. Learn more and apply:

What if I have never attended a PTA convention before? First-time attendees are especially welcome! The convention is designed to be accessible and valuable for everyone, regardless of their level of experience with PTA. There will be sessions specifically aimed at new PTA leaders and plenty of opportunities to learn from experienced mentors. Plus, Torrance Council of PTAs Convention Committee will host a pre-Convention orientation and will be on-site to help gather the Torrance units together.

What is the recommended dress attire for the convention?The recommended dress attire for the convention is casual. We encourage attendees to dress comfortably. Consider layers to accommodate varying room temperatures. Pack a nice outfit or two! If you're planning on joining the California State PTA dinner, plan for casual evening wear. The Thirty-Third District PTA event will be casual.

Is there a per diem available for meals and expenses? Your unit may choose to support their representatives' expenses. We recommend checking with your local PTA board regarding any available financial support for meals and other expenses during the convention.

What expenses are eligible for reimbursement when attending the convention? Your unit typically reimburses expenses that are considered essential for participation. These may include: Registration fees for the convention. Lodging costs for the duration of the convention, based on standard accommodation rates. Travel expenses, such as airfare or mileage, according to the current standard mileage rate, provided the travel is necessary to attend the convention. Please note, personal expenses such as entertainment or purchases of promotional items like council shirts are not eligible for reimbursement. Attendees are encouraged to review the specific reimbursement policy provided by their local PTA or council for detailed information, as policies may vary. For any specific questions regarding reimbursement policies or to submit a reimbursement request, please contact the financial officer of your local PTA or council directly.

Getting to the Convention


Ontario Convention Center

2000 East Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764


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