CFT Convention 2019 100 Years

CFT to celebrate its 100th Anniversary at Convention 2019

2019 is a special year for our union – the CFT will celebrate its founding 100 years ago. In our centennial year, the CFT Convention will be held March 22-24 at the lovely Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles. Plan now to be part of the #CFT100 celebration!

The Convention is open to all CFT members, but only elected delegates can vote. It is the Federation’s highest governance body, where delegates shape union policy and positions on issues affecting all members. In 2019, the Convention will elect officers of the CFT including President, Secretary Treasurer and 24 Vice Presidents.

General Sessions are packed with speakers, awards, and debate on union policy. The CFT division councils meet and there will be workshops on a wide range of topics. There’s time for fun as well, with social events being held throughout the three-day event.

Key Planning information

On Saturday evening, the CFT will host a gala dinner to commemorate our 100th anniversary. The dinner will be open to all delegates (there may be a minimal ticket price), who can look forward to a gala event featuring music and special guests.


Nominations due for the Ben Rust Award    January 4
Nominations due for the Women in Education Award  January 4 
Entries due in the CFT Communications Awards   January 19
Constitutional amendments due   January 25 
Resolutions due   February 8
Nominations due for the EC/TK-12 Pride of the Union Awards February 8


Tentative Schedule
Thursday, March 21 Saturday, March 23
5 pm Registration 7:30 am Constituent Group Discussions
7 pm Rules Committee 8 am Registration
Friday, March 22 9 am General Session II
8 am Registration 1:30 pm


9 am New Delegate Orientation 3 pm  General Session III
10 am General Session I 6 pm Voting
1:30 pm Workshops 6 pm Social Hour
2:45 pm Workshops 7 pm 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner
4 pm Convention Committees Sunday, March 24
6 pm Union Social 7 am Voting (if runoff is necessary)
7 pm Division Councils 7:30 am Awards Breakfasts
    9 am General Session IV

For more information

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