Annual Conference

Gathering early childhood educators from around the globe to connect, collaborate, and learn together.

What is the NAEYC Annual Conference?

The NAEYC Annual Conference is the largest early childhood education conference in the world. Each year, thousands of teachers, program administrators, students, and researchers choose from hundreds of presentations and exhibits to explore the latest trends and research in the early childhood field.

SAVE THE DATE! November 4-7, 2020 in Anaheim, CA. Registration and Housing will open in July, 2020

Conference attendees enjoy:

  • Unlimited networking opportunities: Connect with peers, advocates, and some of the most respected leaders in the field.
  • ​NAEYC Shop and Expo: Stock up on the latest award-winning publications, early childhood resources, and classroom supplies.
  • ​Sessions 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.

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Learn more about Annual Conference

Thank you for joining us in Nashville!

Check out the 2019 Conference page to view the final program, sessions offered at this year's event, CEU information, and more.


Annual Conference attendees cheering with joy in the expo hall.

Future Events & Conferences

Want to know when and where next year's conference will be? View future NAEYC events and conferences.

Annual Conference attendees gather for a picture in the expo hall.