The Ultimate (and Only) One-Day Expo for Parent Leaders

Grab your cape because we're celebrating our favorite superheroes—you! Our event is specifically designed for all you parent group leaders, school volunteers, and booster clubs who work so hard to make your schools super. Talk to vendors, attend information sessions, meet other leaders, and get free samples and prizes—all in one place!

location icon Hartford, CT - Sept. 26, 2019

XL Center
East Exhibit Hall

Expo Hours: 9am – 2pm
Registration: $5 (Plus members only $2.50)

Important: Online registration is now closed, but you can still register onsite the day of the show.

Content icon Content Sessions

You asked and we answered! We’ve added in new sessions for you to gather ideas and tips and also connect with our experts and other leaders.


10:00 – Are You Covered?

Are You Covered?

Everything you need to know about insurance and protecting your group in case bad things happen

10:45 – How To Get More Parents Involved

How To Get More Parents Involved

Take these steps to start building involvement at your school

11:30 – Boost Your Fun Run Fundraising With Social Media

Boost Your Fun Run Fundraising With Social Media

Expert advice and open Q&A, sponsored and presented by Get Movin’ Fundraising

Presented and sponsored by Get Movin’ Fundraising
12:15 – Sponsor Raffle Drawing
12:45 – PTOs at Low-Income Schools: Tips for Success

PTOs at Low-Income Schools: Tips for Success

Event ideas and money-saving tips from real parent groups

Sponsored by TeacherLists
1:30 – ⚡ Flash Giveaways ⚡
The PTO Today team will be roaming the hall doing on-the-spot giveaways
Pto lecture

Gears icon What You'll Get

  • A tote bag for all your swag, a Spirit Monkey lanyard with name badge, and contact information-sharing labels
  • Information sessions to learn from your peers and PTO Today experts
  • A chance to meet exciting fundraising companies and playground equipment/software providers
  • Introductions to enrichment programs (such as STEM, the arts, and more) you may want to bring to your school
  • A great team-building experience with your fellow group leaders and members
  • Oodles of samples, freebies, and prizes!
Bags of goodies

Shopping bag icon Connections

When you come with your whole group, it’s a great team experience; you’ll get to know everyone a little better and can have group discussions (and maybe even make decisions!) about programs, products, and services to bring to your school.

If your whole group can’t make it, don’t worry! Many folks come on their own and take all the information back to their school.

Connect with our PTO Today staff at the show. We'll be available all day to chat and answer any questions you may have.

Plus, take a selfie or a group photo in our superhero photo booth to help remember the day. We'll provide the props!

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Join our Connecticut show Facebook event page! Find insider tips to make the most of your day and learn what to expect, share ideas and ask questions, learn about the great prizes and samples, and connect with other leaders in your area!

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Exhibitor iconExhibitors

A Small World Gift Shop
Abigail by Gail: A Colonial Experience
Apex Leadership Co.
Art Signals Studio
Arts for Learning Connecticut
Award-Winning Author, Jeff Nathan
Chuck E. Cheese's
Coffee Pond Photography & Yearbooks
Connecticut Science Center
FoodPlay Productions
Fun Services New England
Gamewright Gamenights
Get Movin' Fundraising
Harlem Wizards
Healthy Gourmet Kitchen
Herff Jones
Hobby Quest of Central CT
Induck College Impressions
Inner Explorer
Irvin Simon Photographers
Jackson Gillman, Stand-up Chameleon
Landscape Structures
Marvelous Marvin
Meadow Farms Fundraising
Nappy's Puppets
Penguin Patch
Playful Engineers Traveling Maker Space
Plushy Pals
Rebecca's Nut-Free
SandCrafters Candy Art
Scholastic Book Fairs
Slapstick Science - REAL Science! REAL Fun!
Spirit Monkey
Step It Up Kids
World's Finest Chocolate
Yankee Candle Fundraising