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Our students and communities need empowered educators to lead our unions in the fight for the schools we all need and deserve.  This conference will provide critical skill building sessions on organizing, racial equity & social justice unionism, political organizing, and many other topics all focused on building union power to ensure student success and strong public schools.

Join us for the Region I Leadership Conference, Sept. 13-15, 2024.

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


AGENDA*: Coming Soon!

SESSION GRID*: Coming Soon!


*All program details and documents are subject to change.

Friday, September 13

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, DJ, and Dancing

Saturday, September 14

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 & Keynote Speaker

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 15

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

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 13, 2024 at the Doubletree San Jose 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


Host Hotel – DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
  • Address: 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Phone: 408-453-4000
  • Group Rate: $169/night + tax
  • Booking Deadline: August 30, 2024 (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: ZNYT122681 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
  • CTA Aspiring Educator Members – $49
  • Invited Exhibitors – $800/exhibit

Local Chapter First Time Rebate Form – Click Here to Download the Form!

Local Chapter Distance Rebate Form – Click Here to Download the Form!

Local Amenities

Click here to download Downtown San Jose Restaurants/Activities Flyer!

The Doubletree by Hilton San Jose offers many on-site amenities including three dining outlets with a lobby lounge bar, room service or to-go service from all dining outlets, outdoor heated pool, 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary shuttle to SJC Airport.

If you would like to explore the local area, Downtown San Jose is only 3.5 miles away and offers many restaurant and nightlife options. Other Peninsula cities in Silicon Valley 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 CTA 2023-2024 University Credit Program is a benefit to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2023-2024 school year. CTA Members, through attending in-person or watching CTA Virtual Pass sessions, 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 $75/unit cost for up to SIX of the (9) university credit units available. The professional growth hours can be accumulated by attending conferences live and/or by watching recordings. By attending this conference in person, members will earn 15 hours of professional growth.

Click here for more information on how to claim the credit.



Phone: 650-552-5355

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