2018 Annual Conference

Register today and make an impact on all young children. Join us in Washington, D.C. for the largest early childhood education conference.

November 14–17, 2018 | Washington, DC

Take advantage of the Early Bird rates while they’re available! 

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Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC

What's in it for me?

NAEYC's Annual Conference is the largest Early Childhood Education gathering in the world. Join us to connect with your colleagues, gain professional development, explore new ideas in the profession, and much more.

You can look forward to:

  • Unlimited networking opportunities: Connect with peers, advocates, and some of the most respected leaders in the field.
  • NAEYC Shop and Exhibit Hall: Stock up on the latest award-winning publications, early childhood resources, and classroom supplies.
  • International Participants: Sessions are also available in Mandarin and Spanish. Learn more about our Good Start and Grandes Comienzos Special Language Tracks now! 
  • Diverse sessions: With sessions featuring the latest information and research in the field, you can tailor your agenda to specific interests in ECE. From math, to music, to play… we have it all.

You Can Save Money by Joining NAEYC Today!

Standard and Premium level NAEYC members receive a discount on their registration fees. Check out our membership pages to see all the benefits of membership.

2018 Annual Conference Sessions

Get a glimpse of the sessions at this year's event! View the schedule of events and use the itinerary planner to browse sessions by topic, presenter, or keyword! 

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Book your Housing for Annual Conference

NAEYC has contracted with nearby hotels to enhance your 2018 Annual Conference experience. Enjoy the hospitality of high-quality accommodations!

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Plan Your Time in DC

How will you spend your time in the nation's capital? View many exciting local activities and events in Washington, D.C. 

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