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2020 MnAEYC-MnSACA Annual State Conference

January 31 & February 1, 2020 | St. Paul RiverCentre

 

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Join your friends and colleagues at this premier conference for early childhood and afterschool professionals on January 31-February 1, 2020 at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

Our 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 sessions to choose from that reflect our dedication to supporting professionals and enhancing the quality of programs for children, youth, and their families.

On Friday, we welcome Dr. Heather Von Bank, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Consumer Science at Minnesota State University-Mankato, who will talk about the importance of play across the lifespan for children's and adults' physical, mental, and social-emotional development.

On Saturday, we welcome Jessica Davis, 2019 Minnesota State Teacher of the Year, who will talk about what deliberate and intentional equity is and how we all can infuse this in our daily work, too.

In addition to these powerful keynote sessions, we've filled each day with more than 60 timely, educational, and thought-provoking breakout sessions designed just for you.

We've listened to your feedback for more networking opportunities and back this year on Friday only are Table Talk Sessions, where you can engage informally with your fellow colleagues on a topic of interest. There are also Poster Sessions, so you can learn from your fellow colleagues who have done interesting work in the field.

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!


Conference Highlights

  • Choose from more than 60 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 Dr. Heather Von Bank, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Consumer Science at Minnesota State University-Mankato, who will talk about the importance of play across the lifespan for children's and adults' physical, mental, and social-emotional development. On Saturday, we welcome Jessica Davis, 2019 Minnesota State Teacher of the Year, who will talk about what deliberate and intentional equity is and how we can infuse this in our daily work, too.
  • Network with your peers and share what you've learned and make new connections for future collaboration, including at our Mingle with MnAEYC-MnSACA event following the conference on Friday.
  • Earn up to 12.75 in-service hours at conference, plus an additional 5.25 hours at Winter Leadership Institute.
  • Connect with community resources and exhibitors who provide products and services ideally suited to early childhood and school-age care professionals.
  • BACK THIS YEAR! Attend TWO high-quality events when you join us for our Winter Leadership Institute on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in addition to conference. Discounted rates are available through December 6 if you register for both events.

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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 www.mnaeyc-mnsaca.org/membership to see all the great benefits you can expect and join other professionals in the field who are already members.

Already a Member?

The best deal you can get as a member is to attend both days of the conference and register before the early bird deadline on December 6, 2019.

Come as a Group

Through October 31 only, if you register 5 or more people, you get an additional $10 off each participant's fee. Beginning November 1, this discount will only be available to groups of 8 or more. You'll need to register using the Group Registration Form. The deadline to register as a group and receive the discount is Friday, December 6, 2019. The regular registration deadline and last day to submit a group registration form is Friday, January 17, 2020.

Attend Winter Leadership Institute and Conference Together

Back this year! We are holding our Winter Leadership Institute on Thursday, January 30, 2020, a pre-event to our Annual State Conference. Register for Winter Leadership Institute and either one or both days of conference for a package rate (only available through Friday, December 6, 2019), allowing you a deep discount to each event!

Register Today!

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