Convention

 

Given the latest developments of the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak, and the significant and widespread cancellations of schools by many school districts, the 2020 New Jersey PTA Convention will be POSTPONED. This has been a difficult decision that will impact members across the state, where the majority are in communities with no known active virus activity.

 

Please be on the lookout for additional information on the announcement of new dates, confirmation of attendance, re-opening registration, and so much more.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at NJPTA@njpta.org.

 

 

Registration is now open for the 2020 NJPTA Leadership Convention!

Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st

DELTA HOTELS BY MARRIOTT WOODBRIDGE, 515 US HIGHWAY 1 SOUTH, ISELIN NJ 08830

Program includes: Guest Speakers, Workshops, Schedule, Proposed Bylaws Changes and so much more.

The New Jersey PTA Leadership Convention is where PTA leaders from across the state take
part in valuable conversations, training, networking, celebrating our accomplishments and
conducting the annual business of the organization.

Attend the 119th NJPTA Leadership Convention, ‘On Safari with New Jersey PTA’, and let your
voice be heard through participation in the business of our association. NJPTA is proposing
uniform bylaws for all local unit PTAs (see below for more information) and you/your PTA need
to be part of the discussion/decision! Learn about issues that affect our children from our
featured speakers and by attending workshop sessions. Gain valuable leadership skills that will
help your PTA plan for the future as you attend training workshops and meet the required
training component of Good Standing.

The NJPTA Leadership Convention is an exciting and informative experience that you do not
want to miss! See you ‘On Safari’ in March!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

What does the Registration Fee cover?
Your registration fee covers access to workshops, the Exhibit Hall, discounted meal costs, complimentary meals, convention swag bag, literature, services and support that NJPTA provides during convention, and the opportunity to win many exciting door prizes!
NJPTA volunteers work hard all year long to secure sponsors to help subsidize a major part of the costs incurred to provide you with this important and informative Convention Experience. Convention costs can be covered by allocating PTA funds for officers/board members/members and is considered “an appropriate use of funds” for the training, networking, and resources you gain by attending the annual convention. The experience gained far exceeds the investment!
As you go through the registration process, you will notice that the cost of a full convention experience is less than in past years! We are at a new venue, with a new schedule and new pricing – we hope this will encourage you to join us on our safari!
New in 2020!!
There will be 2 General Meetings of the NJPTA at convention. Friday evening will be a dinner meeting and Saturday morning will be a breakfast meeting. Both of these meals are included in your registration fee, however, you must pre-register for them!
Registration Fees:
Two Days – Friday and Saturday
Early Bird (through January 31st): $70.00 per person
After January 31st: $80.00 per person
One Day – Friday or Saturday: $55.00 per person
Additional Meal Costs:
Friday Lunch: $25.00 per person
Saturday Awards Dinner: $45.00 per person
All other meals included with Registration
Click here to register!
Delta Hotels by Marriott Woodbridge
New Jersey PTA has negotiated a daily room rate of $145.00 (a $10.00 savings over 2019 Convention room rates!). This includes all taxes and fees. Room rate includes complimentary parking, guestroom WiFi and shuttle service within a 2-mile radius. To receive the NJPTA Convention room rate, hotel reservations must be made through NJPTA.
Click here to book your Hotel room(s)!
The deadline to book your hotel rooms is February 21, 2020. NJPTA encourages you to register early to guarantee your meal and rooming choices! Gather your tour group, pack your safari gear, hop in your jeep and join us as we go “On Safari with NJPTA’. This is one adventure you don’t want to miss!

 

 

25 Year Group Luncheon/Meeting

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Celebrating 83 Years!

The NJPTA 25 Year Group will be holding their annual luncheon/meeting on Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at the NJPTA Leadership Convention.  This year’s convention is at Delta by Marriott in Woodbridge, NJ. It is not necessary to be a member to attend but you will be able to join that day. Any person who has been a member of a PTA for 25 years or longer (need not be consecutive) shall be eligible for membership. The initial membership fee is $10.00 and dues are $2.00 per year after the first year. You will receive a 25 year pin, a membership card and a copy of the Standing Rules. Membership applications will be available at the luncheon.

This year’s sit-down luncheon menu will be a tossed green salad, penne pasta primavera with grilled chicken, cheesecake with strawberry coulis with iced tea, coffee and tea.   The cost is $35.00 and includes entrance to the Exhibit Hall which will be open from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Send the luncheaon reservation form to 25 Year Group Luncheon, c/o President Diane Zierler, 128 Jacqueline Avenue, Delran, NJ 08075, no later than Friday, March 6, 2020.  Checks are to be made payable to 25 Year Group – PTA.  Your badge and lunch ticket will be at the registration booth.

Any questions contact 25 Year Group President Diane Zierler at dmzee@comcast.net or at 856-461-9549. 

EXHIBIT HALL

NJPTA is pleased to offer the Exhibit Hall experience to our Leadership Convention attendees.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Friday, March 20 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Friday, March 20 – 5:00pm – 6:30pm – Exhibit Hall Reception with light refreshments

Saturday, March 21 – 11:00am – 1:00pm

During these hours, visit the exhibits and collect valuable information and resources to share with your PTA to help you achieve your PTA goals!

As a bonus, you can enter our drawings to win exhibitor donated prizes, gift cards, PTA merchandise and more!  We look forward to seeing you in the Exhibit Hall!

PROSPECTIVE EXHIBITORS

Being an Exhibitor at the NJPTA Leadership Convention provides a unique opportunity to market to a large number of PTA members from across the state who are the decision makers for their PTAs.  Your participation will give our attendees the opportunity to see the best in programs, products and services to assist them in supporting their PTA.  Each year our members look forward to an engaging, informative and dynamic Exhibit Hall experience!

To view the 2020 NJPTA Leadership Convention Exhibitor Prospectus, click on our 2020 Exhibitor Prospectus. 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

NJPTA recognizes the importance of collaborating with community organizations, associations and businesses to help us further our mission of supporting and speaking on behalf of every child with one voice.

At the 119th NJPTA Annual Leadership Convention, March 20-21, 2020, local, county and state PTA leaders, representing 600 PTAs and 112,000 members across the state, will gather to learn about PTA management and leadership.  They will come to celebrate their accomplishments, network with other leaders, learn about programs and issues that affect the children and youth of New Jersey and how to become advocates for all children.

NJPTA has many opportunities for you and your organization to show your support of our mission and goals.  Please review our 2020 Sponsorship Packages and pick a level that is perfect for your organization.  We are also available to discuss a custom-tailored sponsorship package that best fits your needs.

NJPTA looks forward to working with you to support and enhance our Leadership Convention experience for our members!