This year’s theme is Bridging Research, Policy and Practice…Every Day, Every Chance, Every Child. You will be inspired by top researchers, leading policymakers, practitioners and families as they share evidence-based innovative approaches that demonstrate meaningful, effective and sustainable collaborations across research, policy and practice. Hundreds of educational sessions and a variety of networking opportunities will be offered throughout the conference. Engaging pre-conference and conference sessions, an inspiring opening session, dynamic IGNITE sessions, meetings with DEC’s special interest groups and engaging poster sessions will offer strategies to increase learning opportunities for every child, family and community throughout everyday routines and interactions. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about new and pending legislation impacting early childhood, engage in a community of learning throughout the conference by connecting with each other through technology, and explore cutting-edge products and services in the exhibit hall. There will also be opportunities to virtually extend the conference once you’re home.
You won’t want to miss this chance to come to one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the world and catch up on what’s happening in our field, network with old colleagues and meet new ones, and continue your professional growth. I hope to see you in San Francisco!
Conference Program Committee Chair