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This conference will capture the essence in CTA’s Mission Statement: to ensure that the dignity and civil rights of all children, youth, and adults are protected and to secure a more equitable and democratic society.

In 2023, this conference will take place in Santa Clara. CTA members will have access to dynamic speakers and interactive workshops that will provide them with a greater understanding of the issues of diversity, equity and social justice.

The theme for 2023 will be The Power of Disruption: Our Collective Journeys Toward Justice. Our workshop sessions will cover this theme through the lens of the following categories:

  • Building On-Ramps & Tuning Up (AWARENESS)
    Sessions in this category are for members starting their personal social and racial justice journey, in the early stages of joining the collective journey toward liberation, or those interested in a refresher.
  • Navigating the Journey (CAPACITY BUILDING)
    Sessions in this category are for members who regularly navigate the flow of traffic toward social justice, and wish to do so with more precision. Attendees will sharpen and enhance their skills for maneuvering different lanes; avoiding accidents and pile-ups; knowing when to slow down, stop or head forward; and pulling others along.
  • Organizing the Carpool (ACTION)
    Sessions in this category are for members learning to organize, inspire collective action and/or build skills to cultivate the power of the collective. Attendees are interested in filling their car with passengers and learning more about collaboration, ally-ship, and con-conspiring with other members doing the work, but not as the only driver. These sessions are about working with others and applying the skills you’ve learned so far to take action.



4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Exhibitor Showcase

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Women's Rights Committee (WRC) Forum

6:00 PM

Friends of Bill W.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception, Dinner, Dance and Community Building


7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibitor Showcase

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

SCC Equity Team Breakfast

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


7:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Welcome & Grounding In by Corina Herrera-Lorera & Gerardo Ixteyo Loera

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Opening General Session facilitated by Dr. Shelly Tochluk

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Workshop Session 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop Session 2

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch & Keynote by Ernest Crim III

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Workshop Session 3

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

REAC Forum

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Caucus Meetings

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Human Rights Awards Dinner


7:15 AM - 8:00 AM

Caucus Meetings

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Coffee & Tea Stations

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CTA Registration Desk

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM


9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Workshop Session 4

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Brunch & Closing Keynote by E. Toby Boyd, CTA President

11:25 AM - 11:45 AM

Special Performance by Tabia African American Theatre Ensemble

12:15 PM

Conference Concludes

Child Care


You must Register your Child to reserve a spot at Camp CTA.

Children attending Camp CTA must adhere to the Conference Health & Safety Policies.

CTA is offering a no-charge child care program at the 2023 Equity & Human Rights Conference.  Child care is available to Equity & Human Rights Conference attendees who are the primary caregivers of the child(ren) attending Camp CTA for children ages 6 months to 16 years. While you’re attending meetings, your children can enjoy their own Convention Camp, organized by ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements, Inc., a national company specializing in children’s activities. Camp CTA is a complete morning to early evening entertainment program packed with activities. *All children must be preregistered to ensure proper staffing levels. Children participate in age appropriate activities, including arts and crafts projects and active games, in a safe, nurturing, and educational environment. The high ratio of caregiver to child (1:2 for children 6 months-12 months, 1:3 for children 13 months-2 years, 1:5 for children 3-5 years, and 1:8 for children 6-16 years) ensures campers receive lots of personal attention. Program includes morning and afternoon snacks and juice, entertainment, and craft materials. CTA will provide dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday as well as breakfast and lunch on Sunday for the registered children or parents can send/bring meals to the Santa Clara Marriott.

When: Camp CTA will take place from March 17 – 19, 2023

2023 Camp CTA Schedule
Friday, March 17, 2023
On-Site Activity Center – 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 18, 2023
On-Site Activity Center – 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 19, 2023
On-Site Activity Center – 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Host Hotel: Santa Clara Marriott

  • Address: 2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1218
  • Reservations Phone: (408) 988-1500
  • Group Rate: $144/night + tax
  • Booking Deadline: Extended to March 9, 2023  March 2, 2023 (or until block sells out)
  • Parking: Discounted Self Parking, $5/night

Please register for the conference before booking a room. The special rate registration link will be available in the registration confirmation email.

Find out more about the hotel and things to do in the area.

Traveling to the Conference

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


  • CTA Member: $195
  • Student CTA Member: $39
  • Chapter Equity Team Members*: $97.50
  • SCC Equity Team Members*: $0
  • Exhibitors: $280 (subject to approval)

*Contacts must be verified by their Chapter President


The CTA Board of Directors will award conference grants for the upcoming Equity & Human Rights Conference. These incentive grants are available to new members, ethnic minority members and members from small chapters. Please see our dedicated web page for more details.

  • DEADLINE – January 10, 2023 – grant recipients have been notified via email. The registration fee discount will apply automatically upon registering.

Health and Safety Guidelines

The health and safety of attendees, 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.

All attendees, staff, presenters, exhibitors, and invited guests are strongly encouraged to wear a mask on-site in conference-designated programming areas. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is not required to attend the event.

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

Code of Conduct for CTA Events

By registering for this conference attendees assume all risks inherent in conference attendance and participation and must agree to the following terms:

  • CTA cannot prevent you from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending its conference and/or entering onto the premises where the conference is being held. Therefore, if you choose to attend this conference organized by CTA and enter onto the premises where the conference is held, you may be exposing yourself to and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading COVID -19.

Failure to comply with the above health and safety requirements, will result in removal from the conference without a refund


All program details and documents are subject to change.
Session-specific documents will be available in the Cvent Events App (mobile) and Attendee Hub (computer) within each session.


Professional Growth Hours: Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost for CTA members. The link to download your professional growth hours certificate will be emailed within a week after the conference.

University Credit: The 2023 Spring University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2023 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.



Phone: 650-552-5355

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