Event description


On the horizon are constant challenges to the labor movement that will impact the work we do as an organization. The Presidents Conference will provide new and returning presidents a foundation to rely upon as we prepare our chapters well into the future. This conference will host a variety of informative skill building sessions and provide opportunities to build lasting relationships with other presidents. The content focus and design of Presidents Conference is with chapter operations in mind.


The Presidents Conference will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. The Fairmont offers luxury rooms at a special reduced conference price and excellent training facilities. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of San Jose with shopping, entertainment and dining options within walking distance.


The conference begins on Thursday with the arrival of new presidents and second year new presidents. Presi­dents will engage in core sessions specially tailored to assist them in learning their new role as local leaders.

Beginning Friday, all returning and new presidents will spend the next few days attending workshops that will ex­plore issues and provide training designed to enhance their skills as a local president and help build systems of success for their local chapter.

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 Returning Presidents and two units are available for New Presidents 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.

Transportation/Travel Reimbursement

Transportation is reimbursed for one chapter president or designee per chapter. The reimbursement will be based on the most economical coach round trip airfare based on a 21 day advance purchase, or mileage equal to IRS rate, currently 58 cents a mile with a maximum of the cost of airfare. Reimbursement does not include the cost of any parking expenses or travel between home and the local airport (unless the round trip distance between your home and the nearest airport is more than 100 miles).

If a second officer from a chapter attends, all transportation costs for the second officer are the chapter’s responsibility. Airport parking is the responsibility of the chapter. To access the travel reimbursement form, please click here.


New & 2nd Year New Presidents:

  • Registration opens at 9 am on Thursday in the Market Street Foyer
  • Orientation starts at 11 am on Thursday in Regency 2

Returning Presidents:

  • Registration opens at 1 pm on Friday in the Market Street Foyer
  • Orientation starts at 2:30 pm on Friday in Regency 2

Click here to view the current workshop grid (subject to change).

Click here to view the current workshop descriptions (subject to change).

Agenda (subject to change)

Thursday, July 18

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CTA Registration Desk Market St. Foyer
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Member Benefits Meet & Greet Market St. Foyer
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CTA Exhibitor Showcase Foyers
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM New Presidents' Orientation Regency 2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Welcome Address
by CTA President E. Toby Boyd
Imperial Ballroom
1:15 PM - 5:00 PM New & 2nd Year Presidents' Training
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Refreshment Break Foyers
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Wine and Cheese Reception Pool, 4th Floor
5:00 PM - Friends of Bill W Sacramento

Friday, July 19

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast Buffet Imperial Ballroom
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CTA Registration Desk Market St. Foyer
8:00 AM

9:00 AM



6:30 PM

10:00 AM

CTA Exhibitor Showcase

REAC Presentation


Regency 2

10:10 AM - 3:30 PM New & 2nd Year Presidents' Training
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Refreshment Break Foyers
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch (for Thursday Participants) Imperial Ballroom
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Returning Presidents Registration Market St. Foyer
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Member Benefits Meet & Greet Market St. Foyer
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Returning Presidents' Orientation Regency 2
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Refreshment Break Foyers
3:45 PM - 5:30 PM CTA Directorial District Sessions
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Presidents Conference
Welcome Reception
Market St. Foyer
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner & Opening General Session Imperial Ballroom

Saturday, July 20

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast Buffet Imperial Ballroom
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM CTA Budget Forum Regency 1
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CTA Exhibitor Showcase Foyers
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CTA Registration Desk Market St. Foyer
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Regional Presidents Forums
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM Refreshment Break Foyers
10:10 AM - 11:30 AM Workshop Session 1 See Grid
11:40 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch & General Session Imperial Ballroom
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM Service Center Council Mtgs.
2:10 PM - 3:30 PM Workshop Session 2 See Grid
3:30 PM - 3:40 PM Refreshment Break Foyers
3:40 PM - 5:00 PM Workshop Session 3 See Grid
5:10 PM - 5:45 PM State Budget Review Regency 1
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Caucus Meetings
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Dinner on Own
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM Presidents Networking Social Lobby
8:30 PM Friends of Bill W. Sacramento

Sunday, July 21

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast Buffet Imperial Ballroom
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CTA Registration Desk Market St. Foyer
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CTA Exhibitor Showcase Foyers
8:30 AM - 9:50 AM Workshop Session 4 See Grid
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM Refreshment Break Foyers
10:00 AM - 11:20 AM Workshop Session 5 See Grid
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Closing General Session Imperial Ballroom


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Child Care

CTA is offering a no-charge child care program at the 2019 Presidents Conference.  Child care is available to all Presidents Conference attendees who are the primary caregivers of the child(ren) attending Camp CTA for children ages 6 months to 16 years. Children must be pre-registered to ensure proper staffing levels, so please register by Thursday, July 11.

Camp CTA is a complete morning-to-early-evening entertainment program and includes the following meals: Thursday lunch & dinner; Friday breakfast, lunch & dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner; Sunday breakfast & lunch.





CTA Evening Activities
The Presidents Conference evening networking opportunities will leave you energized and connected with other leaders in the union! On Thursday evening, New and 2nd Year New Presidents can attend the Wine & Cheese Reception at the Fairmont Pool. On Friday , all presidents are invited to the Welcome Reception and Dinner in the Imperial Ballroom. Finally, on Saturday evening a casual networking social will be hosted in the Fairmont lobby bar.

San Jose Area
There is an abundance of things to do in San Jose and its close environs. Downtown hosts the Tech Museum of Innovation, Children's Discovery Museum, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Pedro Square, movie theater and dozens of restaurants and shopping opportunities. Click here for more details on exciting things to do in San Jose!