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Strong leaders equal strong unions. This conference will cultivate your leadership talent so that you can lead your union to make life-changing improvements in public education for our students and our members.

Join us for the Region I Leadership Conference, Sept. 8-10, 2023.  Sessions are centered on “Leading a Revolution…Transforming Public Education”.

If you have any questions, please email the conference staff at


AGENDA*: Click here to download the agenda.

SESSION GRID*: Click here to download the session grid.

DESCRIPTIONS*: Click here to download the session descriptions.

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

Friday, September 8

3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk

3:30 PM - 9:00 PM

CTA Information Desk

3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Showcase of Vendors & Exhibitors

5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Friends of Bill W

5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

CTA Board of Directors Reception

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Buffet Dinner

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Opening General Session & Panel Discussion

Saturday, September 9

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Breakfast Buffet

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

CTA Budget Forum

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

CTA Registration & Information Desk

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Showcase of Vendors & Exhibits

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

General Session

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Essentials Core Session 1

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Elective Session 1

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch & General Assembly

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Elective Session 2

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Elective Session 3

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Service Center Council Sessions

5:20 PM - 6:00 PM

Special Interest Caucuses

6:00 PM

Dinner On Your Own

Sunday, September 10

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Coffee, Tea & Pastries

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

CTA Registration & Information Desk

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Showcase of Vendors & Exhibits

7:40 AM - 8:20 AM

Ethnic Minority Caucuses

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Elective Session 4

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chapter Planning Time

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Brunch & Keynote Speaker by David Goldberg, CTA President

Friday Pre-Conference

Presidents’ Meeting with CTA Executive Officers

Local Presidents are invited to meet with the CTA Executive Officers before the conference starts.  This is your meeting, a time to share your issues and concerns.

Tentative Schedule:

  • 9:30 – Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00 – Meeting Begins
  • 12:00 – Lunch Served
  • 2:00 –Meeting Adjourns

Treasurers’ Workshop

Region I local chapter treasurers, join us on September 8, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency SFO for our annual Region I Treasurers’ Workshop prior to the Region I Leadership Conference.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Business Practices and Policies
  • Budgeting and Treasurer’s Report
  • PERB, IRS, and Other Regulatory Requirements

Tentative Schedule:

  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00 – Noon:  Treasurers’ Workshop
  • Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Treasurers’ Workshop


Conference Hotel – Hyatt Regency SFO
  • Address: 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010
  • Phone: 650-347-1234
  • Group Rate: $149/night + tax
  • Booking Deadline: August 31, 2023 (or until hotel block sells out)
  • Parking: $15/day Self Parking

Traveling to the Conference

Please consider using public transportation to travel to the conference. Please visit for maps, schedules, fares, and more information.

Airfare Discount: United Airlines offers reduced rates for CTA members up to 10%. To take advantage of these rates, you must book online at

Enter the CTA Discount Code: ZMGT443335 in the Offer Code Box found on the left-hand side of the page. Please check with the other airlines to ensure that you are getting the best rate.

Health & Safety Policies

If you are feeling sick, have tested postive for COVID-19, or are showing COVID-19 symptoms, do not attend the event.

Your wellbeing at CTA conferences is important to us, click here to read the conference health and safety policies.

As part of registration, all attendees are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct for CTA Events found here.


  • CTA Members – $245
  • Student CTA Members – $49
  • Invited Exhibitors – $800/exhibit

Local Chapter First Time Rebate Form

Local Chapter Distance Rebate Form

Local Amenities

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport offers many on-site amenities including three dining outlets, room service, outdoor heated pool, 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary shuttle to SFO Airport.

If you would like to explore the local area, Downtown Burlingame is only 1.8 miles away and offers many unique dining and shopping options. Burlingame is also well connected to San Francisco (a quick 30 minute BART ride away),  and other Peninsula cities in Silicon Valley to the south are accessible via trains, buses, and shared ride services.


Session documents will be available in the conference app and attendee hub closer to the start of the conference. You must be logged in to the Event App to view session documents. Provided documents can be found at the bottom of each session page within the Event App and Attendee Hub.


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 2023-2024 University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2023-2024 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 six 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.



Phone: 650-552-5355

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