CTA is proud to present the twelfth annual (and first virtual!) 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.

This year’s conference will have sessions focused around three themes: the Educational Environment, What’s Going On?, and What Can I Do?. Session highlights include:

  • Implementing a Gender Safety and Communication Plan in Schools
  • The Rhetoric of Revolution: Analyzing Significant Speeches within the LGBTQ+ Community
  • Current Issues Facing the LGBGTQ+ Asian American Community
  • Professional Development to Support Transgender Diversity in Early Childhood Programs
  • What Parents of LGBTQIA Students Need
Professional Growth Hours

After completion of the event, a Personal Growth Certificate will be sent to participants. You must attend the online events to obtain the certificate.

University Credit

One unit of University Credit is also available through California State University, Chico, for $75. To be eligible for one credit, you must attend 14 hours of content. This can be achieved by watching a combination of both live sessions and recorded sessions that will be posted within two weeks of the conference. Click here for more information and to register for university credit. 

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

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Thursday, December 3rd

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Opening General Session
with Keynote Speaker DoctorJonPaul
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM LGBTQ+ Forum
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM LGBTQ+ Caucus

Friday, December 4th

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Exhibit Booths
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Student Panel
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Elective Session I: Education Environment
7:45 PM - 8:45 PM Optional Social Activities

Saturday, December 5th

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Women's Forum / Women's Caucus
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM General Session
with CTA President E. Toby Boyd
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Elective Session II: What's Going On?
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Exhibit Booths
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Elective Session III: What Can I Do?
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Racial Equity Affairs Committee (REAC) Forum
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Ethnic Caucuses