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Welcome to the Maryland PTA Website


A Word From Our President

MDPTA President Elizabeth Ysla Leight

Embracing the Future for All Children!

100 Years of Advocacy for Children,

Families and Teachers

Access, Equity and Excellence


The Maryland PTA Convention will be held August 5-6, 2016 at the newly renovated DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland. We have negotiated a room rate of $119 single/double on Friday/Saturday. You can use the link below to reserve your room online.

Join hundreds of your peers in exploring ideas and solutions for the issues facing local PTA units. Hear from State education leaders and education professionals and take workshops to enhance your level of experience and understanding of PTA. We have programs suited for first-time PTA officers, as well as seasoned PTA officers.

View the complete schedule, session details, travel and registration information, and the pre-conference information below. New information is added weekly.  

Getting to convention is easy, the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel is accessible by car with parking available and we are only two blocks away from the Metro, Marc Train and bus via the Silver Spring Transportation Center and Red Line Metro.

Contact Maryland PTA if you have any questions about this year's convention.  I hope you will consider attending this excellent opportunity to participate in the business of PTA, meet fellow PTA members and receive leadership training.

Warm Regards,

Elizabeth Ysla Leight, Esq.



Join your fellow Maryland PTA members!

August 5 - 6, 2016

DoubleTree Hilton

8727 Colesville Road

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Attend Convention!

          • Training Sessions
          • Panel Discussions
          • Networking Opportunities
          • Bylaw Amendments
          • Award Recognitions

Maryland PTA has planned an exciting and rewarding experience for you.  Visit with other PTA Leaders, Exhibitors and Sponsors to learn new ways to build and maintain a successful PTA. Join us as we celebrate our Reflections, Membership and Council Award recipients.


National PTA Board Member Scott Allen will speak at the

Maryland PTA 101st Annual  Convention!

Scott Allen was born in Montana and has lived in Pennsylvania, California, Virginia and Washington state. Allen earned a BBA from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas and while there worked as an assistant/attendant for a quadriplegic student. He earned his MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash., receiving a Junior Achievement Volunteer scholarship as well as working in the credit and banking industries.  (Click here to read full bio)


We hope you will attend our Annual Maryland PTA Convention!

All PTA leaders attending the Maryland PTA Convention will have opportunities to learn new skills to help build and maintain a successful PTA.



Onsite registration will be available Friday and Saturday, August 5-6, 2016!   

Advance registration is closed.

Attend the Emerging Minority Leaders (EML) Conference!

Be there for the Reflections Awards Luncheon! 

The following proposed 2016 bylaws amendments will be voted on during convention. 

Download the proposed amendments HERE.



 Emerging Leaders Conference 

 Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

 $50 Registration Fee includes refreshments, lunch and conference materials. 

  Learning best practices for addressing and accepting diversity in our schools is mandatory.

  This conference is separate from the cost of the Maryland PTA 101st Annual Convention.

Registration open until July 29, 2016.  Call (800) 707-7972 to register.

Reflections Award Luncheon

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Register in advance to attend the 2016 Reflections Award Luncheon and celebrate our students.

Registration is $35 and advance registration is required.


   Registration open until July 29, 2016. Call (800) 707-7972 to register.

Maryland PTA represents over 170,000 PTA volunteers in 947 schools and countless more students throughout the state. As a sponsor for our Maryland PTA 101st Annual Convention you show your support for Maryland's communities and children.  Click below to see how you can show your support and be recognized throughout our Convention. 

As an Exhibitor at our Maryland PTA 101st Annual Convention you have the an opportunity to interface with many of our 170,000 Maryland PTA members.  Showcase your special services of interest to parents, educators and education stakeholders who will be attending the Maryland PTA 101st Annual Convention.



Exhibit Hall Hours

Friday August, 5, 2016           Saturday, August 6, 2016
6:30am - 9:30am                    6:30am - 9:30am
12:00pm - 2:30pm                  12:00pm - 2:30pm
5:15pm - 7:00pm                    2:45pm Exhibitor's Raffle - General Session


Set up - Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Breakdown - Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 2:30pm - 6:00pm



Enjoy downtown Silver Spring!  

Downtown Silver Spring offers shopping, theatre, entertainment and fantastic dining experiences; something for the entire family to enjoy.  Click the link to plan your evenings in Silver Spring.  www.SilverSpringDowntown.com

Reserve your room today!

The DoubleTree by Hilton is located a few blocks from the nearest Metrorail Red Line and MARC Commuter rail, Brunswick Line.  A free shuttle is available to pick you up from the station.  Once you're settled in your room, you are walking distance from major downtown attractions.

Click HERE to make your room reservation and see the fantastic amenities available at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Silver Spring.


Convention Awards

Golden Apple, Family of the Year, Educator of the Year, Dad 4 PTA, Maryland Lifetime Achievement Award, National PTA Life Achievement Award, Maryland PTA Phyllis Reed Award


Maryland PTA’s Awards Committee will recognize awardees at the Maryland PTA 101st Annual Convention on August 5 – 6, 2016.


All awards are given to individuals whose contributions to PTA are exemplary.  Individuals who serve as models for others in their community. Individuals who maintain the integrity of the organization by living up to the Purposes and Mission of PTA.



Maryland PTA 101st Annual Convention Sponsors!










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