DOWNLOAD: 2017 GLBT Final Program Guide

11/21 HOUSING UPDATE: The cut-off date to get CTA discounted room rate of $133 plus taxes per night has passed and our room block is sold out at the Fairmont San Jose. There are limited rooms available at prevailing rate.

The overflow hotel is Westin San Jose (302 South Market St., San Jose) at $139 plus taxes per night for kings and doubles. The cut-off date is 12/5/17. Please make reservations online or call the in-house reservations line at 408-271-3340 and refer to “CTA GLBT Conference” In-House Reservations hours Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Central reservations line is 855-811-0227 and is available 24/7, but they are not on property.

Westin San Jose parking: only valet overnight parking for registered guests $39.00/night (includes unlimited in and out privileges). Another option is to park at the San Jose Convention Center across the street at $1.00/20 minutes with a daily max of $20.00 (no in and out privileges).


CTA is proud to present the ninth annual CTA conference addressing GLBT issues involving educators, students and community. This conference is open to all CTA members and will serve as a venue to discuss a variety of subjects affecting the entire membership and California’s youth. Participants will have a variety of workshops to choose from as well as opportunities to interact as a group.

Some sessions offered (subject to change):

  • Building an Equity Team
  • Coming Out Again and Again
  • Create an LGBTQ+ Friendly Environment
  • Creating a Safe Place – Legal Obligation
  • CTA/NEA Member Benefits for You
  • Empowering Student Social Activist
  • FAIR Act 2.0 Classroom and Beyond
  • How to be an Out Educator or Supportive Ally
  • LGBTQ+ Contact Session
  • Representation Matters: The FAIR Act
  • Strength Stories/Appreciative Inquiry
  • The Superhero Courage of Being LGBTQ+
  • The Only Choice I Made Was Not to Live a Lie
  • Transcode – Transcending Gender

Session Descriptions

AGENDA-AT-A-GLANCE (subject to change)

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm       CTA Registration/Information Desk
4:00 pm – 9:30 pm       Exhibits
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm       Greetings, Dinner Buffet, GLBT Caucus, GLBT Forum

7:30 am – 3:00 pm       CTA Registration/Information Desk
8:00 am – 5:00 pm       Exhibits
7:30 am – 8:30 am       Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:30 am     Session 1
10:30 am – 10:45 am   Break
10:45 am – 11:45 am   Session 2
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm    Lunch – “Moonlight” Movie Screening
2:45 pm – 4:45 pm      Session 3
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm      Ethnic Minority Forum
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Ethnic Caucuses

7:45 am – 8:30 am      Coffee Service
8:00 am – 12:00 pm    CTA Registration/Information Desk
8:00 am – 12:00 pm    Exhibits
8:00 am – 9:00 am      Women’s Forum/Caucus
9:00 am – 10:30 am    Facilitated Dialogue – Trump Administration “Effects on LGBTQ+”
10:45 am – 12:00 pm  Brunch, GLBT Caucus Awards and Closing Session

EARLY REGISTRATION INCENTIVE: Register by November 17, 2017 and you will be placed in a drawing to have Saturday lunch with CTA President Eric C. Heins, Vice President Dr. Theresa Montaño or Secretary-Treasurer David Goldberg.

Also, over the weekend you will have time to visit the exhibitor area. Exhibits will showcase many organizations that address GLBT issues including many CTA services and resources.


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