CTA is proud to present the eleventh annual CTA conference addressing LGBTQ+ issues involving educators, students and the 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 interactive and free-form sessions to choose from as well as opportunities to interact with members from across the state.


Conference Highlights

Friday Evening – begins with a conference orientation, followed by dinner and a program for attendees.

Saturday Afternoon Drag Panel- with Queens of the Castro, a non-profit that brings drag to schools and universities throughout California and provides scholarships to LGBTQ+ youth.

Interactive Sessions – attendees will have the opportunity to attend free-form sessions to discuss topics of interest, as well as traditional interactive workshops on key LGBTQ+ issues


University Credit Available

CTA Conferences are approved for university credit through the CSU Chico Department of Education. One semester unit of credit is available for this conference with full participation. The cost is $60 per unit. Click here to purchase the unit.

Professional Growth Hours Available

Professional Growth credit will be available at no cost for CTA members and will be emailed within two weeks of the conference.


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This year's conference will include a variety of traditional interactive sessions and free-form sessions. Some highlights include:

  • The Teachable Moment: Skillfully Responding to Questions from Elementary Students about LGBTQ, Gender and Family Topics
  • LGBTQ+ History - Our History Includes Everyone!
  • Instant GSA (Just Add Kids!) A GSA Quick-start Workshop
  • Trans Teaching: A Parent's Perspective
  • FAIR and Square - Every Hour, Everywhere

Click here to see the current session descriptions. 


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

Friday, December 13th

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CTA Registration Desk
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Exhibitor Showcase
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Conference Orientation
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Dinner & Opening General Session

Saturday, December 14th

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM CTA Registration Desk
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Racial Equity Affairs Committee (REAC) Forum
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Exhibitor Showcase
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM First Session Rotation
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Second Session Rotation
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch & General Session
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Third Session Rotation
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM Drag Panel
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM LGBTQ+ Caucus
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Women's Caucus
Dinner on Own

Sunday, December 15th

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Ethnic Caucus Meetings
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM CTA Registration Desk
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Coffee & Tea Service
8:15 AM - 11:00 AM Special Sessions
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Fourth Session Rotation
11:00 AM - 12:15 AM Brunch & Closing General Session with CTA President E. Toby Boyd
12:15 PM Conference Concludes


Saturday Evening the agenda has been left free for you to explore San Francisco. There is an abundance of things to do with the hotel bordering the Financial District, Chinatown and North Beach neighborhoods. Just a short drive or MUNI ride away is the Castro District, proclaimed the “gay capital of the world.” CLICK HERE for more information about LGBTQ+ friendly things to do in San Francisco.