Parents Across America leaders will be meeting in Philadelphia from July 18-20 for our annual leadership conference. The conference is designed for PAA affiliate and chapter leaders and those considering starting or joining a chapter or affiliate.
We’re going to Philadelphia this year instead of our usual Washington DC trip to better honor our founding member, Helen Gym, who is a newly-elected Philly city councilwoman.
We’ll gather at the boutique Penns’ View Hotel, just steps from many key historic Philadelphia landmarks.
Goals for this year’s conference include:
Celebrating PAA’s progress.
Getting to know each other better, learning from each other.
Making plans to improve PAA’s support for your local work.
Talking about life under ESSA!
Evaluating candidates (presidential on down) and considering ways to influence law and policy.
Moving forward with our Poverty, Race and Educational Opportunity and our test stress/digital learning work.
Opening up discussion of other issues identified by membership.
Scholarships for travel and hotel fees will be available. You can apply for scholarships when you register.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Penn’s View Hotel. Please contact the hotel at 800-331-7634 and mention the Parents Across America conference to reserve your room. Room rates are $150.00 per night plus a 15.5% tax for a standard room with a queen/king bed, private bath, private balcony, cable TV, phone, and free wireless internet and continental breakfast. Parking is available at a discount rate of $26/day adjacent to the hotel. Our discounted room rate is good through July 8.
The conference schedule is here.
Details for the Monday July 18 dinner in honor of Helen Gym are here.
We hope to see you in Philly!