NMAEYC's 2017 Annual Early Childhood Conference

Thank you for a great conference this year!
¡Gracias para una gran conferencia este año!

Conference Overview

Pathways to Full Participation for All: Inclusion, Advocacy, & Leadership

Caminos hacia la participación completa para todos: la inclusión, la defensa, y el liderato

NMAEYC’s annual conference in Albuquerque brings together hundreds of early childhood educators and professionals from across New Mexico - teachers, program administrators, students, researchers and teacher educators - to explore the latest research and learn from one another.

On Friday, March 3rd, we welcome our pre-conference presenters who will facilitate 6-hour training opportunities, enabling you to delve deeply into the topic of your choice. More information about their sessions will be available in the conference brochure.

Saturday, March 4th will offer 50+ enriching sessions and hands-on workshops. We are happy to announce that our keynote format is inspired by 20-minute TED Talks. Three experts will take the stage to provide attendees valuable ideas for inclusive and diverse programming, as well as practical strategies for getting involved in advocacy and leadership opportunities. 

Keynote Speaker Information

Please see the following pages to learn more about the conference or get involved:

Conference pricing  - See standard pricing and member discounts
Conference brochure - Meet our keynote speaker and Friday presenters and see what they'll be talking about
Volunteer form  - Volunteer to help with the conference. All volunteers receive FREE registration to the conference!
Exhibit Hall  - Share your favorite resources or best practices with NM's early childhood community
Thank you to everyone who submitted their proposals to present at the conference! We are no longer accepting proposals at this time. If you would still like to be involved in the conference please explore the Exhibit Hall opportunities or sign up to volunteer.

Why Attend the Conference

You can learn from a variety of professional presenters, including researchers, higher education faculty, family care providers, specialized professionals and community leaders, among others.

The conference offers an excellent opportunity for early childhood educators to:

  1. Get up-to-date on new trends and quality measures
  2. Take part in one of the largest gatherings of early childhood educators in NM
  3. Build your professional network
  4. Expand your knowledge on a variety of Early Childhood Education issues
  5. Explore sessions and topics that interest you
  6. Take home ideas you can immediately use in your classroom or program


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If you have any questions, please contact us at (505) 243-5437!

March 3rd, 2017 8:30 AM   through   March 4th, 2017 4:30 PM
Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States
Preconference Sessions on Friday March 4
Looking Outward, Looking Inward: Reflective Practice with Families (FIT Session)
Talk Matters: The Power of High Quality Oral Interactions
Documentation as Relationship
Child Sexuality & Development: Keeping Kids Safe
NAEYC Accreditation: What's New for 2017
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First Day Schedule
First Day Date Friday, March 3, 2017
First Item Time 8:30 - 9:00
First Item Title Registration
Second Item Time 9:00 - 4:30
Second Item Title Sessions
Third Item Time 12:00 - 1:30
Third Item Title Lunch on your own
Fourth Item Time
Fourth Item Title
Second Day Schedule
Second Day Date Saturday, March 4, 2017
First Item Time 7:30
First Item Title Registration & Exhibit Hall Open
Second Item Time 8:45 - 10:15
Second Item Title Keynote Address
Third Item Time 10:30 - 12:00
Third Item Title First Seminar
Fourth Item Time 12:15
Fourth Item Title Lunch
Fifth Item Time 1:00 - 2:00
Fifth Item Title Exhibit Hall
Sixth Item Time 2:00 - 3:00 or 2:00 - 4:00
Sixth Item Title Second Seminar
Seventh Item Time 3:15 - 4:15
Seventh Item Title Third Seminar