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NMAEYC Annual Conference

Join us for the largest Early Childhood Education Conference in New Mexico!

NMAEYC 2022 was a fantastic success!  We hosted over 800 attendees, nearly 50 exhibitors and sponsors, and over 70 engaging sessions at UNM’s Student Union Building in the heart of the campus.

Come back and see us next year as we continue to grow this wonderful event.

2022 Keynote Speaker:

Dr. John W. Hodge

Dr. John W. Hodge is president and co-founder of Urban Learning and Leadership Center (ULLC), an organization focused on student achievement and reduction of the achievement gap. He has served as a reading teacher, English teacher, AVID teacher, Assistant Principal and Associate Director of AVID Center Eastern Division. He served as Director of An Achievable Dream Academy, an inner city school that piloted many of the interventions used by Urban Learning and Leadership Center. An Achievable Dream Academy is a high performing, high poverty school that has received numerous national awards.

Watch his moving keynote speech here!


2021 Virtual Conference Keynote Speech

PBS Dinosaur Train host and California Academy of Sciences director Scott Sampson gives a wonderful talk about how to get our kids out into nature.

The video begins with opening remarks by Albuquerque First Lady Elizabeth Keller and then followed by some remarks by Executive Director Alicia Borrego and Board President Kathy DeSoto-Strickland.

2020 Conference Keynote Speech

Author and illustrator Suzanne Kaufman talks about her story and the importance of inclusivity.


Conference Highlights from Previous Years

Watch one of these videos to see what in-person NMAEYC conferences have been like!

NMAEYC is now a virtual organization!

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Albuquerque, NM 87110

PHONE: 505 264 5464

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