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This exciting 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*: Conference agenda coming soon!

WORKSHOP GRID*: Workshop grid coming soon!

DESCRIPTIONS*: Workshop descriptions coming soon!

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

Friday, September 27

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, September 28

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, September 29

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: $161/ Night
  • Phone: 714-750-1234
  • Parking: $17/day Self Parking


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

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.

Animal Accommodation Policy

The California Teachers Association (CTA) is committed to ensuring that all attendees of its conferences and meetings have equal access and opportunity to participate in these events. CTA recognizes that some attendees with disabilities may require the assistance of animals for various reasons. This document outlines the policy and procedures for reasonably accommodating disabled attendees who require the use of assistive animals at CTA conferences and other events. This policy also recognizes that for the health and safety of all attendees and to avoid disruptions at CTA conferences and meetings, pets are not permitted in conference and meeting spaces.

Please click HERE to view the full Animal Accommodation Policy.

Child Care

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

Registration Link Coming Soon!

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

CTA is offering a no-charge child care program at the 2024 Special Education Conference. Child care is available to all Special Education 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 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.

Note: There will be a $20/day no show fee for children registered who do not show up or cancel 24 hours in advance.

Program will include afternoon snacks and juice, program entertainment, and craft materials. If preiordered through registration, CTA will provide dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday as well as breakfast and lunch on 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 Conference Weekend. 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.

When: Camp CTA will take place from September 27 – 29, 2024

2024 Camp CTA Schedule

Friday, September 27, 2024
On-Site Activity Center – 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 28, 2024
On-Site Activity Center – 7:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, September 29, 2024
On-Site Activity Center – 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Contact Information
Camp CTA/ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements, Inc.

Contact: Jonni Adams
Phone: (504) 524-1227
Fax: (504) 524-1229


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 in your registration confirmation email.


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: Monday August 19, 2024


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