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Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Annual Conference

  • 1.  Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Annual Conference

    Posted 09-23-2019 12:28 PM

    Are you a first-time Annual Conference attendee, or maybe it's been awhile since you attended? Not sure what to expect, or need tips on navigating the conference? Ask your questions here and we'll give you the inside scoop! 


    Here's a start! Visit NAEYC.org/annual/2019 to see the amazing sessions and events we have planned for this year's event.


    Past attendees are encouraged to share their insight as well!



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    Jerilyn Gamble, Marketing Manager
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 2.  RE: Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Annual Conference

    Posted 09-24-2019 01:01 PM
    Hi, I am excited to attend my first conference!

    How do you register for the sessions you want to take? or is it done day of?

    Thanks!

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    Chantalle Wakelin
    Operations Manager
    Summit Start
    Calgary AB
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  • 3.  RE: Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Annual Conference

    Posted 09-24-2019 02:35 PM
    Hi Chantelle,
    You simply show up in the room of the sessions you want to take.  You don't pre-register for each session.  My advice is to have at least two choices per session in case you change your mind, you have a quick backup plan.  If you are going with colleagues I would also suggest attending different sessions and sharing what you learned after. This was a great way for my fellow Directors and I to share many more new ideas.
    Have fun!
    Kim

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    Kim Spankowski
    Education Director
    Grandma's House Day Care Center
    Brookfield WI
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  • 4.  RE: Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Annual Conference

    Posted 09-24-2019 02:59 PM

    Hi Chantalle,

    I'm happy to hear that you'll be joining us in Nashville. 

    What a great question! The only sessions that you need to register for before conference are our Preconference Workshops. These full-day sessions take place on November 19, the day before conference begins. Click here for a full list of Preconference workshops, topics, times, and costs for each. 

    Your conference registration covers all other sessions! There is no need to register or signup for sessions separately.  Once our Annual Conference Mobile App is live, you can simply choose the sessions you'd like to attend and create your own personal schedule. Sometimes sessions fill up or you might miss one that you hoped to attend so, I would choose back up session as well just in case :) For now, plan your time at conference by visiting the Itinerary Planner. Here, you can browse by topic, keyword, date, and time.

    Hope this helps,

    Jerilyn



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    Jerilyn Gamble
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 5.  RE: Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 Annual Conference

    Posted 09-30-2019 02:11 PM
    Wondering if anyone from Southern Indiana is planning on attending?

    Jamie Jenkins

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    Jamie Jenkins
    Winslow IN
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