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CTA is proud to present the thirteenth annual CTA conference addressing LGBTQ+ issues involving educators, students and the community. This conference will be hosted in-person and is open to all CTA members and will serve as a venue to discuss a variety of subjects affecting the entire membership and California’s youth.

This year’s conference will look “Beyond the Binary: Identity & Imagining Possibilities”. Sessions will focus on supporting & centering the most marginalized; healing, resilience & joy; and queer futures.

If you have any questions, please email the conference staff at lgbtqconference@cta.org.

 

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Program

GRID*: Coming soon!

DESCRIPTIONS*: Coming soon!

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

Friday, October 29

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Conference Orientation & Welcome

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dinner & Opening General Session

Saturday, October 30

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Racial Equity Advisory Committee (REAC) Forum

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Elective Session 1

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Elective Session 2

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch & General Session

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Elective Session 3

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Panel Discussion

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

LGBTQ+ Caucus Meeting

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Women's Caucus Meeting

6:15 PM

Dinner/Evening On Own

Sunday, October 31

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

Ethnic Caucus Meetings

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

SOGIIAC Forum

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Elective Session 4

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Brunch & Closing General Session

Venue

Host Hotel: Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs

  • Address: 1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • Reservations Phone: 866-724-0603
  • Group Rate: $129/night + tax
  • Booking Deadline: October 13, 2021 (or until block sells out)
  • Parking: Complimentary Self Parking

A link to book your reservation in the CTA block will be available after you register in your registration confirmation email.

Fees

  • LGBTQ Member Contacts – $97.50
  • CTA Members – $195
  • SCTA Members – $39
  • Non Members – $585
  • Invited Exhibitor – $280 / booth

Health and Safety Protocols

The health and safety of attendees, speakers exhibitors and staff are our highest priority. In partnership with hotels, CTA will adhere to all official government and local authority guidance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations.

Click here to see CTA’s health and safety protocols for in-person events.

Documents

Session documents will be available in the attendee hub app within each session closer to the start of the conference.

Credits

Professional Growth Hours: Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost for CTA members. Confirmation of professional growth hours will be emailed shortly after the conference.

University Credit: The 2021-2022 University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2021-2022 school year. CTA Members, through attending in-person or virtual conferences, will be given the opportunity to accumulate the professional growth hours needed to qualify for university credit units with CSU, Chico. As a benefit to members, CTA will cover the cost for up to three university credit units with CSU, Chico, normally $75/credit. The professional growth hours can be accumulated by attending conferences live and/or by watching recordings. Click here for more information on how to claim the credit.

Contact

Planner Name: Heather Worsham

Email: lgbtqconference@cta.org

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