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NYS PTA Events 

NYS PTA 120th Annual Convention

When: November 11-13, 2016

Where: Saratoga Springs, New York

Click here for the Convention 2015 Program

Thank you to all attendees and vendors of the 119th Annual Convention, held in Niagara Falls.

For the first time, in 2015, we offered live video streaming of all our General Sessions. If you didn't have the opportunity to watch the sessions live, the General Session videos can be found here or below.

Here are just a few reasons for you to attend Convention on behalf of your unit or council!

Convention will give PTA members opportunities to:Convention 2013

  • 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 Exhibitor Showcase and the Reflections Art Gallery.
  • Celebrate the talent of our students with great entertainment and have a lot of fun!

As PTA members, we know how powerful mothers, fathers, grandparents and all caring adults can be when they join together to improve our schools. Convention 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 Convention.

Click here for the Resolutions 2015 Packet (PDF)


Convention Sponsor and Exhibitor information can be found on the Exhibitors/Sponsors Page.

Convention 2015 General Session I

Includes: Student Entertainment; Keynote Speaker - MaryEllen Elia, NYS Commissioner of Education; Parliamentary Briefing; Bylaws Amendments; Nominating Committee Report; NYS PTA Basic Policy and Resolutions

Convention 2015 General Session II

Includes: Student Entertainment; Parliamentary Briefing; Nominating Committee Report; and Resolutions

Convention 2015 General Session III

Includes: Keynote Speaker - Ashli Skura Dreher, 2014 NYS Teacher of the Year; Parliamentary Briefing; and Resolutions

Convention 2015 Banquet Part 1

Includes: Introduction of Dais; Introduction of Guests; A Tribute to Jami Beth Knapp and an award in her honor to Chancellor Emeritus Robert Bennet; and presentation from Nathan Monell, National PTA Executive Director

Convention 2015 Banquet Part 2

Includes: Presentation of Awards for Early Bird Membership; the Muriel Berk Scholarship Award; Jane Skrzypek Award; and Installation of Officers

Convention 2015 General Session IV

Includes: Keynote Speaker - Kent Knappenberger, Music Teacher and Grammy Music Educator Award recipient; Award Presentations for Reflections, Membership, PARP, Youth Humanitarian, Jenkins, Richard Gazzola and Advocate in Action

We look forward to seeing you in Saratoga, November 11-13, 2016!

Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors:

Please consider joining us in November! All Sponsor and Exhibitor information can be found on our Sponsor and Exhibitor page.

If you have questions, please email NYS PTA.