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 Edison, NJ

March 12, 2019

NJ Convention & Expo Center
Hall A&C

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.

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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.


10:00 – 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.

10:45 – 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.

11:30 – 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 Get Movin’ Fundraising
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

  • 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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Facebook icon Join the Facebook Event Page

Join our Edison 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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Local Sponsors


4ocean, LLC
A Small World Gift Shop
Amazing Amusements and Entertainment
Any Excuse For A Party
Barksdale School Portraits
Black Bear Lake Picnics and Events
Brain Wash Game Show
Canon USA
Character U
Chuck E. Cheese's
Dialed Action Sports - Assembly Programs
DonorPerfect Fundraising Growth Platform
Eddie Eagle
Entourage Yearbooks
Fizz Cup
Follett Book Fairs
Foundation for a drug fee world the Americas Chapter
Fun Services
George Ely Associates
Get Movin' Fundraising
Gifts 'N Things - Lil' Shoppers Shoppe
Harlem Wizards
Irvin Simon Photographers
John Marshall Weather LLC
Kastle Kreations
Kids Holiday Shoppes
Landscape Structures
Little Caesars Pizza Kits
Mabel's Labels
Madame Tussauds New York
Magical Healing
Meadow Farms Fundraising
Medieval Times
Metro Fundraising
Michele Van Allen Assemblies
Mixed Bag Designs
Musical IQ & Cosmic IQ
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
NJ Field Trips and Assemblies
Nobel Coaching and Tutoring
P.M. Studios
Party Perfect Rentals
Penguin Patch
Roller Skating Foundation
SafeHarbor Online Inc.
SandCrafters Candy Art
Scholastic Book Fairs
Spirit Monkey
Step It Up Kids
The Brain Show
The Funplex
What's Out There...LLC
World's Finest Chocolate
Yankee Candle Fundraising