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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 2024, this conference will take place in Los Angeles, 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 2024 will be Lessons for Liberation: Critical Connections for Crucial Times. Our workshop sessions will cover this theme through the lens of the following categories:

    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.
    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.
    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 - 9:00 PM

Friends of Bill W.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception, Dinner, Dance and Community Building

6:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Comedy Performance by Rachel Joravsky

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Exclusive Screening: Join or Die


7:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Healing Activism: Morning Mindful Movement

7:15 AM - 4:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk

7:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibitor Showcase

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

SCC Equity Team Breakfast

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM


8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome & Grounding In by Joey Williams

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening General Session

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Workshop Session 1

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Workshop Session 2

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch & Keynote by CTA President, David B. Goldberg

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Workshop Session 3

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Caucus Meetings

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Human Rights Awards Dinner

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Exclusive 2nd Screening: Join or Die


7:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Healing Activism: Morning Mindful Movement

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Coffee & Tea Stations

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CTA Registration Desk

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Caucus Meetings

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Workshop Session 4

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Brunch & Closing Keynote by Dr. David Stovall & Performance by African Soul International

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 2024 Equity & Human Rights Conference for members.  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.

Note: There will be a $20/day no show fee for children registered who do not show up or cancel 24 hours in advance.
If requested, CTA will provide dinner Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and brunch Sunday for the registered children. Note: There is a $10 charge per meal. Parents can request meals and provide payment information through registration. Meals will be charged after the Equity and Human Rights Conference. Meals will be charged for no shows unless cancelled 24 hours prior. If parents do not want to pay for meals, they can send/bring meals.
Day/Dates/Times of program:
  • Friday — 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday — 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday — 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Host Hotel: The Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles

  • Address: 404 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Phone: (213) 624-1000
  • Group Rate: $165/night + tax
  • Booking Deadline: February 14, 2024 (or until block sells out)
  • Parking: $21/night Valet Parking

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

Traveling to the Conference

Please consider using public transportation to travel to State Council. 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 9, 2024 – 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, exhibitors, and invited guests are strongly encouraged to wear a mask on-site in event-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


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 view session documents. Provided documents can be found at the bottom of each session page within the conference 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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