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NMAEYC Annual Conference

RESILIENCE: Recharge and Electrify on the Road to Recovery

Join us for the largest Early Childhood Education Conference in New Mexico – back in person for 2022!

April 1-2, 2022

Dr. John Hodge

Announcing our 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.

Have an idea for a session?

Proposals will be accepted now through November 1.  Accepted speakers will receive free conference registration for Friday and Saturday, and any speaker whose presentation was not accepted will still be able to use Early Bird Pricing.

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We’re hard at work getting ready for next year’s in-person conference! 

Here are some important dates:

  1. Exhibit and Vendor sign ups: October 15 – January 30
  2. Call for Proposals: October 11- November 30 
  3. Early bird registration: November 16 – January 1 
  4. Scholarship applications open: November 16 – December 16
  5.  Scholarship recipients announced: December 31
  6. Regular-priced Registrations: January 2 – April 2
  7. Session proposals announced: January 15 


Friday – Preconference


Early Bird: $85

Regular: $95


Early Bird: $100

Regular: $110

Friday & Saturday


Early Bird: $190

Regular: $200


Early Bird: $260

Regular: $270

Saturday – Conference


Early Bird: $105

Regular: $115


Early Bird: $170

Regular: $180

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.


2020 Conference Highlights

If you couldn’t be there in person, watch this video!

NMAEYC is now a virtual organization!

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1933 San Mateo Blvd NE #258
Albuquerque, NM 87110

PHONE: 505 264 5464

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