NCPTA Conferences

2018 NCPTA Convention 

NCPTA’s Annual Convention will be held on May 18-19, 2018 at the Watson College of Education on the campus of UNC-Wilmington! #NCPTACon18

Host hotel:
TownePlace Suites Marriott
Rate: $159 per night
Reservation cut off: 4/19/18
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Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid charge. Call 910-332-3326 for reservations
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Tentative Convention Agenda

Friday, May 18, 2018

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. —  Convention Check-In and Registration

2:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. —  Workshop: Advocacy Skills Training for Today’s PTA Leader

2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m., Betsy Vetter, American Heart Association
  • Recruiting and Engaging Members Around Issues
  • Staying On-Message
  • Media Advocacy

3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Julie von Haefen, North Carolina PTA

  • PTA Advocacy Priorities and Issues
  • PTA Advocacy Committees
  • Social Media Advocacy

4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m., Brian Lewis, New Frame

  • Working with Legislators
  • The Political Landscape of North Carolina

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. —     NC PTA Welcome Reception and Meet and Greet at Convention Host Hotel

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  —     Jungle Rapids NCPTA Fun Night, Family, friends, fun, food, and fellowship


Saturday, May 19, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. –Grant Expo, Exhibitors, and Vendors Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. –Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.9:45 a.m. — LIVE LifeLine for Leaders

9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. –Workshop Session I – Click here for workshop descriptions

  1. Fundraising Best Practices (PTA Programming & More Track)
  2. School of Excellence: Mission Possible (PTA Programming & More Track)
  3. MemberHub 2.0 (PTA Programming & More Track)
  4. Inclusion and Impact: How to Engage All Families (Family Engagement Track)
  5. ESSA Update (PTA Programming & More Track)
  6. Network to Enhance Understanding of Special Education Policies and Procedures (Family Engagement Track)
  7. What Makes a School Safe? (Family Engagement Track)

10:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — General Session I & Leadership Group Session

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Lunch and Dedicated time with Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Grant Expo

1:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.  – Workshop Session II – Click here for workshop descriptions

  1. Membership Recruitment Toolkit (PTA Programming & More Track)
  2. Engage Parents and Your Community Through Social Media (Family Engagement Track)
  3. Coding for Parents (Family Engagement Track)
  4. National PTA STEM + Families Initiative (PTA Programming & More Track)
  5. Inclusion and Impact: How to Engage All Families (repeat)
  6. Understanding and Addressing Equity Issues in NC Schools (Family Engagement Track)

 2:20 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. — “Chat and Chew” – Pre-Awards Reception

3:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. — General Session II featuring Awards Celebration
Keynote Address: Denise Sultz, National PTA Secretary-Treasurer

Updated 4/12/18


Other Convention Tracks:

Youth Summit (Grades 6th-12th)

Teacher Engagement