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 Schaumburg, IL - Oct. 8, 2019

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
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 Illinois 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

Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood
Affy Tapple
American Heart Association
Apex Leadership Company
Benefit Mobile
Chicago Wolves Hockey
Chickadee - Kids Art Fairs
Chiro One Wellness Centers
Chuck E. Cheese's
Community Value App Fundraising
CopyCat Beauty Fundraiser
Discount Playground Supply
Fun Services
Get Movin' Fundraising
Getting Excited About Science
Hands On Originals
Harlem Wizards
Holiday Treasures Gift Shop
Landscape Structures
Mabel's Labels
Main Event Entertainment Hoffman Estates
Market Day
Mascot Hall of Fame
Matt Wilhelm's Anti-Bullying BMX School Assembly
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Metropolis Coffee Company
National Spirit Wear
Online School Funder
Penguin Patch
Poppin Popcorn
Portillo's Hot Dogs
Renewal By Andersen
Robert Crown Center for Health Education
SandCrafters Candy Art
Santa's Village Azoosment Park
Scott Green
Smarty Pants
Smoke Haus Healthy Choice Fundraising
Spirit Monkey
Square 1 Art
Step It Up Kids
Super School Shows
Team REIL, Inc.
The Mystery Shop
Trails Entertainment Centers (a.k.a. Enchanted Castle & Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Centers
Windy City Bulls
World's Finest Chocolate
Yankee Candle Fundraising
Zulu Nyala Game Lodge