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The CTA Issues Conference brings together local leaders and activists to learn, discuss, and strategize so that we can organize and increase our collective voice on the state and local issues that matter most in education. The 2023 conference will take place January 13 – 15.

This year’s sessions will include hot topics and skill-building sessions that can be put to use immediately! More information on sessions coming soon!

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


WORKSHOP GRID*: Click here to download.

DESCRIPTIONS*: Click here to download.

AGENDA-AT-A-GLANCE*: Click here to download.

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

Friday, January 13

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk & Exhibitor Showcase

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Issues Advisory Committee (SOGIIAC)Forum

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception & Dinner

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Friends of Bill W.

Saturday, January 14

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

CA NEA Resolutions Committee Hearing

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM


7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

Racial Equity Affairs Committee (REAC) Forum

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

CTA Registration Desk & Exhibitor Showcase

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening General Session

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Breakout Sessions

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Elective Workshop 1

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch & General Session - Keynote Speaker: CTA President E. Toby Boyd

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Elective Workshop 2

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Coffee & Tea

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Elective Workshop 3

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Caucus Meetings (Open to all attendees)

6:00 PM

Dinner on Own

Sunday, January 15

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Woman's Issues Committee (WIC) Forum

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

CTA Registration Desk

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Coffee & Tea

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Elective Workshop 4

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Brunch & Closing General Session - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cherina Betters

12:00 PM

Conference Concludes


Host Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas
a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Resort

  • Address: 3801 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Group Rate: $119/night + tax
  • Booking Deadline: Wednesday, December 28, 2022 (or until block sells out)
  • Parking: Complimentary Self Parking (no Valet Parking available)

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


  • CTA Members
    • Member – Chapter of 101 or more- $145
    • Member – Chapter of 100 or fewer – $120
  • Invited Exhibitor – $560/booth

Health & Safety Policy

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 Issues 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


SESSION DOCUMENTS: Any material shared by the presenters will be available on the Cvent Events App on mobile, and on the Attendee Hub/Website via computer. You will receive an email with the details after registration and prior to the event with further instructions.

*All program details and documents are subject to change.


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 2022-2023 University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2022-2023 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 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.

Pre-Conference Session – County Office of Education Issues

CTA will be hosting a Pre-Conference for members working in County Office of Education (COE) locals. Join us to network with other educators around the state to discuss issues and organizing opportunities unique to County Offices. Separate registration is required to attend this Pre-Conference.

COE Pre-Conference Registration Link: Click here to register

Password: 2023COEIssues

Date: Friday, January 13, 2023

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 PM

Location: Tropicana Las Vegas

Room: Cohiba 9


Planner Name: Julie Martinez



Code of Conduct for CTA Events

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