Convention is not just for leaders – it’s for students, teachers, families, and advocates. This event is a unique mixture of training, networking, leadership development, advocacy, and fun! In celebration of 125 years of PTA, convention this year has a special price of $100 per member (through July 1st)! Registration includes all events and meals for both days.
The Convention Committee has worked hard to bring you an exciting, dynamic, and relevant slate of activities. We have included speakers and workshops on topics that are of special interest to our members. We have also focused on providing times for interactions and networking so that you can get to know other members from throughout the state and hear what they are doing in their districts.
Remember, this is your main opportunity to influence the direction of the organization. The general sessions provide you the opportunity to vote on bylaws changes and other issues that are of importance to Michigan PTA. Don’t miss the chance to have your opinion heard. PTA Quickies, Chit Chat with Councils, and Board Drop-in sessions also allow you to interact with board members and discuss particular topics.
Don’t worry; the Convention is not all workshops and general meetings. We have several other activities like the Health and Wellness Fair, Exhibit Hall, and After Party to add to the fun. Friday is PTA Gear Day; wear your favorite unit’s gear to show the PTA spirit.
The Convention is for you! Get involved, share your thoughts, visit the exhibits, and get to know your peers!
8:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00 Workshop Session 1
10:00 Workshop Session 2
11:00 Morning Snack Break
11:30 Workshop Session 3
12:30 General Session 1 & Lunch
2:00 Workshop Session 4
3:00 Afternoon Snack Break
3:30 General Session 2
4:45 Workshop Session 5
6:30 Awards Dinner
8:30 After Party
8:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00 Workshop Session 6
10:00 Exhibit Hall / Morning Snack
10:45 Reflection Ceremony
12:30 Exhibit Hall / Lunch
1:30 General Session 3
2:30 Workshop Session 7
3:30 Afternoon Snack Break
4:00 Workshop Session 8
5:00 Keynote Speaker / Dinner
7:00 Convention Ends
To vote on convention business, you must be a member of the voting body of the annual meeting as defined in Article XIV A Section 3 of the Michigan PTA bylaws which state:
SECTION 3. The voting body shall consist of:
a. Members of the Michigan PTA Board of Directors.
b. All past Michigan PTA Presidents
c. The President and a Vice President of councils or their alternates.
d. All chairs of active state committees
e. Registered attendees who are members of a Local Unit in Michigan or of A.L.L. PTA, and who have been a member for more than 30 days.
f. A new or reactivated unit chartered by the Michigan PTA between April 28th and fifteen (15) days prior to the annual convention.
g. There shall be a limit of one credential issued to any individual, which shall be issued at the highest office held by that individual.
At the 2022 Michigan PTA Annual Convention, members of the voting body will vote on the 2022 proposed resolutions and proposed bylaws amendments.
Bylaws govern an organization’s operations and contain the basic rules relating principally to itself as an association. The Michigan PTA bylaws outline the basic purpose of PTA, list basic policies of Michigan PTA and provide a structure for how the PTA is set up. Please carefully review each of the proposed bylaws amendments below for consideration at the Michigan PTA Anniual Convention.
Michigan PTA resolutions are official documents outlining the opinion, will, or intent of the association to address statewide problems, situations or concerns that affect children and require statewide action to seek resolution. Convention delegates are given the opportunity to debate and vote on the adoption of such issues in the form of a resolution. Please carefully review each of the proposed resolutions below for consideration at the Michigan PTA Annual Convention.