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This exciting new conference covers a wide variety of special education topics of interest to the classroom educator and resource professional.  Sessions are peer-led to ensure you are learning from experienced educators while exchanging perspectives and networking with colleagues.

Join us for a robust program that dives into not only classroom pedagogy, but specific strategies for collaboration, communication, and successful outcomes.

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


CONFERENCE AGENDA*: Click here to download the agenda!

WORKSHOP GRID*: Click here to download the workshop grid!

DESCRIPTIONS*: Click here to download the workshop descriptions!

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

Friday, October 6

4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CTA Registration Desk & Exhibitor Showcase

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Friends of Bill W.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Reception & Buffet Dinner

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dance Party!

Saturday, October 7

7:45 AM - 3:30 PM

CTA Registration Desk & Exhibitor Showcase

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Workshop Session 1

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop Session 2

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch & Keynote Speaker: David B. Goldberg, CTA President

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Workshop Session 3

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Coffee and Tea Service

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Workshop Session 4

6:00 PM

Dinner on Own

Sunday, October 8

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

CTA Registration Desk

7:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Coffee and Tea Service

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Caucus Meetings

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Workshop Session 5

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Brunch & Closing General Session

12:00 PM

Conference Concludes


Host Hotel – Hyatt Regency Orange County
  • Address: 11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Booking Rate: $157/ Night
  • Phone: 714-750-1234
  • Parking: $16/day Self Parking


Overflow rooms are available at the Anaheim Marriott Suites. Booking information will be provided during conference registration.

Please email with any questions.


  • CTA Members – $129
  • SCTA Members – $25
  • Invited Exhibitor – $560 / booth

Sunday Closing Session

Join us for an informative discussion with Educators, Experts and Staff from the CA Dept. of Education discussing Current Special Education Monitoring Changes and Resources for Schools, Teachers and Parents.

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.


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.

Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Tickets

A link to purchase specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets will be provided during conference registration.

These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort.
The ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Thursday, October 5, 2023.
Don’t delay! Prices are subject to change without notice.

These specially priced tickets are intended only for guests that are participating in this Event. Only the registered attendee is allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link, and they can purchase up to 6 tickets maximum. We reserve the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation. If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event it will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund. In addition, these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold.


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.


The CTA Board of Directors will award conference grants for the upcoming Special Education Conference. These incentive grants are available to new members, BIPOC members and members from small chapters. Please click here for more details.


  • Application Deadline: Tuesday August 10, 2023


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