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

 Early Bird registration has been extended through Friday, September 14. Register now to save!

 
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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.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and graduate credits
  • 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.

View the Annual Conference Schedule of Events

Get a glimpse of the schedule for this year's event and browse sessions by topic, presenter and keyword using the itinerary planner
 

2018 Annual Conference Schedule at a Glance

2018 Annual Conference Featured Sessions

Be sure to include the 2018 Featured Sessions on your list of Annual Conference workshops to attend. 

NAEYC's 2018 Annual Conference Featured Sessions

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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Travel to Annual Conference

Prepare to travel to Washington, DC for the 2018 Annual Conference and navigate your way through the city with these helpful resources. 

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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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NAEYC is grateful for the support of its generous sponsors!