NMAEYC 2018 Annual Early Childhood Conference


2018 Conference Overview

Early Childhood Collaboration: Elevating our Field

la colaboración de la educación temprana: estamos elevando nuestro campo

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 16th, we welcome our pre-conference presenters who will facilitate 6-hour training opportunities, enabling you to delve deeply into the topic of your choice.

View Pre-Conference Sessions

On Saturday, March 17th, will offer 50+ enriching sessions and hands-on workshops. We also welcome this year's keynote speaker, Dr. Lucinda Lee Katz!

Learn More About Dr. Lucinda Lee Katz

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

Conference pricing  - Pricing information for the 2018 conference.
Conference brochure - You will be able to meet our keynote speaker and Friday presenters
Volunteer form  - Volunteer form now available! All volunteers receive FREE registration to the conference! En español.
Exhibit Hall  - Share your favorite resources or best practices with NM's early childhood community. These pages will be updated shortly.

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


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Albuquerque

Address: 201 Marquette Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

The DoubleTree is located adjacent to the Albuquerque Convention Center. You can either call 1-800-584-5058 and identify as "NMAEYC CONFERENCE GROUP" to reserve a room, or reserve a space online!

Book Room Online

Room rates are between $99 to $139 depending on how many rooms are reserved per night. Single rate is $99, Double rate is $99, Triple rate is $119, and Quad rate is $139. Please make all lodging reservations with DoubleTree by February 17, 2018!

March 16th, 2018 8:30 AM   through   March 17th, 2018 4:30 PM
Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States

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Pre Conference Sessions
Understanding the Impact of Trauma: How to Help in the Face of Adversity $ 80.00
Creating Gender Inclusive Preschools $ 80.00
Power to the Profession - Understand your Role in Advancing the Early Childhood Profession $ 80.00
Engage & Learn from N.M. Reggio-Inspired Educators $ 80.00
I won't be attending on Friday $ 0.00
Conference Registration
Do not register me for Saturday $ 0.00
Non-member $ 150.00
Join Entry-Level Membership $ 130.00
Join Standard Membership $ 169.00
Join Premium Membership $ 250.00
Current Member $ 100.00
Standard Membership - Please choose your free print subscription
Teaching Young Children – Magazine for Preschool Teachers
Young Children – Peer-reviewed Journal
Saturday Lunch Selection
No Dairy
Dairy is OK
N/A or Not getting lunch at conference
First Day Schedule
First Day Date Friday, March 16, 2018
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 17, 2018
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

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