Annual Conference

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

Impact of Coronavirus on Scheduled NAEYC Programs

NAEYC continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. We understand that concerns for health, safety, and the impact on meeting attendance, among other issues, are affecting our participants. At this time, NAEYC plans to move forward with an in-person meeting in November. However, we will continue to track federal travel restrictions along with local, state, and regional decisions. We are planning to open our online registration and housing site at the end of July. Our top priority is to provide a safe and healthy environment for all participants and our staff. We will continue to share information here as it becomes available.

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.


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.