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(Re)Imagine the Power of You - MnAEYC-MnSACA 2017 Annual State Conference

MnAEYC-MnSACA 2017 Annual State Conference

February 3-4, 2017 • St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minnesota

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(Re)Imagine the Power of You at the MnAEYC-MnSACA 2017 Annual State Conference

Join your friends and colleagues at this premier conference for early childhood and afterschool professionals, as we (Re)Imagine the Power of You.

 Whether you are a new teacher in the classroom, an aide or assistant in an afterschool program, a long-time director of a child care center, or a supervisor of an afterschool program, you are a leader. You have the power to make a difference in the lives of the children and families you serve, in the way the program is run, in impacting policy conversations at all levels of government. This conference will be a compelling reminder that we are all leaders in the fields of early childhood and school-age care.

Our annual state conference is your annual opportunity to connect, lead and engage alongside colleagues from many sectors of early childhood and afterschool work in Minnesota. This year we have an excellent selection of workshops to choose from that reflect our dedication to supporting professionals and enhancing the quality of programs for children, youth, and their families. We encourage you to be open; to be vulnerable; to ask questions; to challenge your own assumptions; to bring your stories.

On Friday, we welcome Jermaine Davis, an award-winning speaker, who will provide practical tips on how to energize your life and career from the inside out, so you can continue to make a positive difference in the lives of the children in your program.

We listened to your feedback and on Saturday, we welcome Emily Holder, Site Manager for Programming and Professional Development for Discovery Club, St. Paul Public Schools, who will make you rethink your impact on the emerging professions of early childhood and afterschool.

In addition to these keynote sessions, we’ve filled each day with more than 70 timely, educational, and thought-provoking workshops designed just for you — early childhood and afterschool professionals. You are guaranteed to leave with a number of new ideas you can implement in your program immediately, plus an expanded circle of peers and insights to help you grow professionally now and into the future.

We look forward to seeing each of you at the RiverCentre!

Kathleen O’Donnell, Executive Director, MnAEYC-MnSACA 


Conference Highlights

  • Choose from more than 70 workshops. Each workshop is designed to develop your skills, provide you with new tools and information, and make connections to the experiences you’ve had.
  • Attend two inspiring keynote sessions. On Friday, we welcome Jermaine Davis who will reenergize your life and career from the inside out and on Saturday, we look forward to hearing from Emily Holder, who will help us reimagine the power we possess to impact conversations about our emerging professions. 
  • Network with your peers and share what you’ve learned and make new connections for future collaboration.
  • Earn up to 14 in-service hours. CEUs are also available.
  • Connect with community resources and vendors who provide products and services ideally suited to early childhood and school-age care professionals.

 

Conference Fees

Entrance to the conference will not be permitted until payment is received. For more information on payment deadlines, visit our payment policy page here

Member
Nonmember
Full Conference $230 ($195 Early Bird*) $285 ($250 Early Bird*)
One Day Only $150 ($135 Early Bird*) $185 ($170 Early Bird*)

*Early Bird Rates are available until December 2, 2016.

Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are  included in the conference fee. 

Due to PCI Compliance, please do NOT provide any credit card information via email. Pay by registering online, phone, or fax only.

  

WAYS TO SAVE & A GIVEAWAY!

Member Benefit Giveaway

We appreciate our members and to show our appreciation, we will be drawing one name from all of the members who register before October 24 to receive free registration. 

 Join MnAEYC and/or MnSACA Today

As a member of MnAEYC and/or MnSACA, you receive a discount on registration to all of our professional development offerings, including the Annual State Conference. Visit our website today to see all the great benefits you can expect and join over 1,300 other professionals in the field who are already members. 
www.mnaeyc-mnsaca.org/membership

 Already a Member?

The best deal you can get as a member is to attend both days of the conference and register before December 2, 2016.

Come as a Group 

If you register more than 5 people, you get an additional $10 off each participant’s fee. You’ll need to register using this form.

>>>Register Now!


Scholarships are Available

Scholarships are being offered to allow individuals to attend the 2017 MnAEYC-MnSACA Annual State Conference on February 3-4, 2017. These scholarships provide individuals in the fields of early childhood and school-age care a professional development opportunity where they will learn and network and grow in their profession.

>>>More information on Scholarships and Application Form


Please join us by Sponsoring and Exhibiting at our Annual State Conference

Deadline to register as an exhibitor or sponsor is December 15!

We are excited to offer a premier conference for professionals working with children and youth. It brings together nearly 1,000 leaders from across Minnesota providing care and education in a variety of early childhood and afterschool settings. 

This conference is the foremost place to network with new and existing buyers, unveil new merchandise and services, and showcase your top sellers. The MnAEYC-MnSACA Annual State Conference will offer you the optimal sales opportunity for summer programs, as well as to fill the year-round needs of professionals who work with early childhood and school-age children.

We also have a number of sponsorship opportunities that offer a beneficial collaboration for companies and organizations seeking a more encompassing alliance with MnAEYC-MnSACA and its members.

Sponsorship
& Visibility

Exhibitor & Advertiser
Opportunities

Year-round
Annual Sponsorship

New This Year
  • Do you want to expand your impact and have optimal brand visibility? We have a host of opportunities for building brand awareness from sponsoring a keynote address to the Leadership Reception to the conference bags and much more.
  • Our year-round sponsorships provide an exclusive opportunity for organizations to maintain a consistent, high-profile presence with thousands of early childhood and afterschool professionals across Minnesota. Your organization will be showcased all year long via a number of organizational brand building and promotional opportunities. Year-round sponsorships also include sponsor level and benefits at our Annual State Conference.

>>>More Information on Sponsorships and Visibility 

>>>More information on Exhibiting and Advertising


Keynote Speakers

On Friday, we welcome Jermaine Davis, an award-winning speaker, who will provide practical tips on how to energize your life and career from the inside out, so you can continue to make a positive difference in the lives of the children in your program.

We listened to your feedback and on Saturday, we welcome Emily Holder, Site Manager for Programming and Professional Development for Discovery Club, St. Paul Public Schools, who will make you rethink your impact on the emerging professions of early childhood and afterschool.

>>>More information on Keynote Sessions and Speaker Bios


Annual Awards Nominations

Each year at the MnAEYC-MnSACA Annual State Conference individuals and organizations are recognized for their contributions to early care and education and school-age care fields.

This recognition is an important way for our professional organizations to highlight the important work of individuals and organizations and to encourage involvement by all of our members.

We look forward to hearing from you about the work of individuals or organizations in our field who you consider worthy of recognition.

>>>More information on Awards and Nomination Forms

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