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Registration capacity is limited! Register early to secure your spot.

This conference provides an opportunity for educators from rural, urban, and ESP local areas, throughout the state, to learn, share, strategize and unite together to determine the future of public education. As members with diverse interests and multiple perspectives, don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with fellow educators, reenergize your skillset and help strategize solutions to confront the challenges we are facing together.

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


AGENDA*: Click here to download a PDF version of the agenda. 
WORKSHOP TITLES*: Click here to download a partial list of workshop titles.
WORKSHOP GRID*: Coming soon!

*All program details and documents are subject to change.

Friday, January 21

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CTA Registration Desk & Exhibitor Showcase

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Interactive Exhibit

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

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

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception & Dinner

6:00 PM

Friends of Bill W.

Saturday, January 22

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

CA NEA Resolutions Committee Hearing

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM


7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

CTA Registration Desk & Exhibitor Showcase

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

Racial Equity Affairs Committee (REAC) Forum

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening General Session

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Breakout Sessions

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Elective Workshop 1

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch & General Session with CTA President E. Toby Boyd

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Elective Workshop 2

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee and Tea

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Elective Workshop 3

3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Interactive Exhibit

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Caucus Meetings

6:15 PM

Dinner on Own

Sunday, January 23

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Women's Issues Committee (WIC) Forum

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

CTA Registration Desk

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Coffee and Tea

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Interactive Exhibit

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Elective Workshop 4

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Brunch & Closing General Session


Conference Hotel – Tropicana, Las Vegas
3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV, 89109

Group Rate:

  • $115/night + tax (Friday & Saturday nights)
  • $85/night + tax (Thursday & Sunday nights)

Booking Deadline: January 6, 2022 (or until hotel block sells out)
Parking: Complimentary Self Parking

The booking link will be provided during conference registration.

Health and Safety Policies

The health and safety of attendees, speakers, 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 will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours upon check-in at the CTA Registration Desk.

Proof of vaccination can be in the form of your physical Vaccination Record Card (CRC) from the CDC, an image of the card, if you have a picture on your phone, or your digital COVID -19 vaccine record issued by the State of California.

Click here to see CTA’s health and safety policies for in-person events.


  • CTA Members from chapters with 100 members or fewer – $120
  • CTA Members from chapters with 101 members or more – $145
  • SCTA Members – $29
  • Invited Exhibitor – $560 / booth


The CTA Board of Directors will award conference grants for the upcoming CTA Issues Conference. These incentive grants are available to new members, ethnic minority members, and members from small chapters.

Click here for more details and to apply.

Grant application deadline: November 8, 2021 at Midnight.

Transportation Reimbursement

As a special incentive to attend this valuable training, transportation costs will be reimbursed for the following attendees:

Click here for more information.

Education Support Professionals (ESP) Leaders

Did you know that CTA will pay the conference registration fee, two nights hotel room and mileage/airfare (following CTA Member Expense Statement guidelines) for up to three ESP members from your local to attend the CTA Issues Conference?

Click here for more information. 
Click here to download the expense form.


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 2021-2022 University Credit Program is a benefit available to members attending CTA Conferences during the 2021-2022 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 three university credit units with CSU, Chico, normally $75/unit. 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 units.

County Office of Education Pre-Conference

County Office: Bargaining, Funding, Governance, and Workplace Issues
Friday, January 21, 2022
1:30 – 4:30 PM

Our members in County Office of Education chapters have some unique issues, including the type of programs, funding, and organizing across large areas. This session will focus on the discussion of the latest state budget updates, bargaining issues, and organizing ideas for our COE chapters. Click here for more information.

Click here to register for this pre-conference.


Planner Name: Becky Roberts

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