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

It’s the best event on Earth for all the hardworking PTO and PTA leaders helping make their schools great. In just a few hours you’ll get new ideas, new connections, prizes, free samples, fundraising help, and fun—all in one place.

We understand you probably need to get the kids to school and off the bus, so you’re welcome to stop in at any point during the day. And if you have little ones, bring them along—strollers and carts included.

location icon Hartford, CT

October 16, 2018

XL Center
East Exhibit Hall

Expo Hours: 9am – 2pm
Registration: $5 (Plus members only $2.50)
Bring a Friend for Free: Use code freeBFF when registering


*If you registered before Aug. 31 you’ll receive a “good vibes” tumbler. All tumblers can be picked up at the show and each person must be in attendance to receive it.

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

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Content icon Content Sessions

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

Schedule

9:30   – 501(c)(3) for Parent Groups

501(c)(3) for Parent Groups

Are you completely mystified about what it means to be a tax-exempt group? You’re not alone. We’ll walk you through the basics of why it’s important and share what’s worked for others.

10:30 – Fun Run & Athon Success Tips

Fun Run and Athon Success Tips

Don’t sweat it! We’ll share top tips to make your fun run a runaway success (here’s a hint—make it easy for parents).


Sponsored by The Get Movin’ Crew
11:30 – How To Recruit More Volunteers

How To Recruit More Volunteers

Volunteer recruitment is often seen as the most difficult job of a leader, but guess what? It doesn’t have to be! Find out how to woo, and keep, great volunteers.

12:15 – Sponsor Raffle Drawing
12:30 – 3 How-Tos in 15 Minutes (Auction Baskets,

3 How-Tos in 15 Minutes

Learn what can make—or break—your project. Insider tips and secrets like why you want to use a fan when duct-taping the principal (seriously!), how to build a super-useful (and sturdy) school supply cake, and how to create eye-catching auction baskets.


School Supply Cakes, and Duct-Taping the Principal)
Sponsored by TeacherLists
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Gears icon What You'll Get

  • Information sessions to learn from your peers and PTO Today experts
  • A chance to meet dozens of fundraising service providers
  • Introductions to enrichment programs (STEM, the arts, and more) you may want to bring to your school
  • Demonstrations of specialized software and tools for school parent groups
  • A great team-building experience with your fellow group leaders
  • Tons of samples, freebies, and prizes
  • Special show floor incentives from select sponsors. We can’t share all the details, but you’ll love the unique signing bonuses, special giveaways, and more!
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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.

And whether you come with your full team or fly solo, you’ll meet tons of other local leaders to share ideas and connect with.

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Join our Hartford 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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Sponsors

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