April 22, 2017 - Newton
The Iowa PTA holds a convention each year to conduct business of the association, approve recommended updates to the bylaws (as necessary), and to adopt the legislative platform. Membership and Leadership awards are presented during the Convention and new officers are elected in odd-numbered years. Representatives of National PTA and other guest speakers provide motivation and inspiration and help PTA leaders and members to develop the knowledge and skills they need to strengthen and energize their local PTAs.
* 2017 Annual Convention Flyer & Registration
Members from across the state are encouraged to attend the Convention to learn new skills, network with other PTA members, and help conduct the business of the Iowa PTA. Convention fees are a legitimate expense for local PTA units. Convention is held in a different town each year to allow more members to attend.
Each PTA may send as many delegates to Convention as they wish. However, only a limited number of delegates are allowed to vote during the business meeting. "Voting delegates" are limited to your PTA President (or alternate) and one additional voting delegate for every 15 members. Other PTA members who attend from your unit are designated as "non-voting delegates." Non-voting delegates may participate fully in all convention events, with the exception that they cannot vote on Convention business. Check the bylaws of your PTA to determine how your voting delegates are to be selected.
For information about the benefits of becoming a 2017 Convention Exhibitor/Sponsor, select: