NYS PTA Conference 2020

Embrace Today, Shape Tomorrow

NEW VIRTUAL FORMAT!

Friday, November 13 – Sunday, November 15

REGISTER HERE NOW!


  • Download the Schedule at a Glance HERE
  • Read the Proposed Bylaws Amendments HERE
  • Read the Resolutions Packet HERE
  • Read the Workshops HERE, with more “on-demand” workshops being added!
  • Review Elections and Voting Information HERE
  • Please see HERE for the form to submit a Statement of Concern/Point of Personal Privilege (to be used for General Session III ONLY)
  • Please see HERE to see the Electronic Motion Form related to a Resolution or Bylaws Amendment
  • Read the Proposed Meeting Rules HERE

Schedule at a Glance

Pre-Annual Business Meeting Events

Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7 pm – Empire State PTSA Annual Meeting (must be a member to attend). Click HERE to register to attend this virtual meeting.

Sunday, November 8 at 7:30 pm – President to President Chat

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020

Virtual Exhibit Hall will be open before and after the Annual Business Meeting General Sessions

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. GENERAL SESSION I                                                                       

Highlights:                 

  • In Memoriam of Lorey A. Zaman
  • Greetings from National PTA & Introduction of Governance Team
  • Bylaws Amendments                        
  • Nominating Committee Report                  

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020 – Part 1

VOTING OPENS at 6:30 a.m., closes at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (if necessary)

Virtual Exhibit Hall will be open before and after the Annual Business Meeting General Sessions

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.        WORKSHOP SESSION A

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.        WORKSHOP SESSION B

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     GENERAL SESSION II                                                                       

Highlights:

  • Introduction of Alliance Partners
  • Resolutions
  • Guest Speaker, Dr. Betty Rosa, Interim Commissioner, NYS Education Department         
  • Literacy & Reflections Presentations           

VOTING OPENS, at 12:00pm, closes at 2:45 p.m. Saturday (if necessary)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.       Break and Dedicated Time to Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall           

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2020 – Part 2

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.         WORKSHOP SESSION C

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.         WORKSHOP SESSION D

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.         Break and Dedicated Time to Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall              

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.          GENERAL SESSION III                                                                     

Highlights:

  • Guest Speaker, Rachel Murat, 2020 NYS Teacher of the Year
  • Awards                                              
  • State of the Association
  • Spotlight Presentation – Courageous Conversations: Diversity and Inclusion

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.         Break and Dedicated Time to Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall              

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.          SOCIAL HOUR ON ZOOM

Sunday, NOVEMBER 15, 2020

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.        WORKSHOP SESSION E 

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.        WORKSHOP SESSION F  

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.       Break and Dedicated Time to Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall              

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.      GENERAL SESSION IV

Highlights:

  • Membership Presentation
  • Spotlight Presentation – Support for the Whole Child: A Focus on Student Mental Health
  • President’s Address
  • Installation of Officers & Incoming President’s Address
  • Closing Remarks and Prize Drawing 

11:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.       Dedicated Time to Visit Virtual Exhibit Hall              

Virtual Exhibit Hall will be open before and after the Annual Business Meeting General Sessions


Here are just a few reasons for you to attend Embrace Today, Shape Tomorrow: NYS PTA Conference 2020 on behalf of your unit or council!

  • Virtually meet, network and develop relationships with others from all across NYS who love children as much as you do.
  • Vote for new state officers.
  • Determine resolutions long held by our association to be retained or updated, and vote on some new resolutions as well.
  • Hear from National PTA representatives and other keynote speakers.
  • Participate in motivating and informative workshop sessions on current issues, advocacy and leadership training that will help you develop programs, projects and activities in your local PTA.
  • Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall.

As PTA members, we know how powerful mothers, fathers, grandparents and all caring adults can be when they join together to improve our schools. The Conference is the time for us to join together to learn from each other, celebrate our successes and build for the future. We encourage you to attend and to take advantage of all the opportunities available at our NYS PTA Conference 2020.

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NYS PTA Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors:

Registration for the NYS PTA Conference 2020, November 13-15, NOW OPEN! Please consider joining us! All Sponsor and Exhibitor information can be found on our Sponsor and Exhibitor page.

If you have questions, please email NYS PTA.


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