Fund Your Way to Annual Conference
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Have you dreamed of attending NAEYC's Annual Conference, but struggled with finding the funding and support to attend? We know the costs associated with travel, lodging, registration, and time away from work, can be daunting -- but we also know that Annual Conference is an event unlike any other for meeting your professional development goals. Here are a few suggestions to help lower costs and raise money for your trip to this year's event in Washington, D.C.!
Raise Money, Save Money!
Get loud for early childhood education and tell your community what it takes to help all young children thrive. Use the templates below as a guide to request support from your boss, families at your school, and local businesses in your community. Customize the letters with your personal details and start raising money!
Become a Lasting Legacy Scholar and Attend Annual Conference FREE. If you are an emerging leader who wants to attend the NAEYC 2018 Annual Conference, apply for a Lasting Legacy Scholarship now! NAEYC is pleased to offer eight scholarships to current members who can demonstrate their potential as emerging leaders in early childhood education. Sounds like you? Fill out an application and one recommendation form to be considered. Applications close September 26, 2018 at 11:59PM EST.
Volunteer Opportunities: Your Free Pass to Annual Conference
Volunteers who serve one full day will receive complimentary registration for the entire conference. We are pleased to offer the following volunteer opportunities:
- Student volunteers - Students majoring in Early Childhood Education or Hospitality/Event Management are eligible to serve in this capacity. They will record session attendance and direct attendees throughout the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Marriott Marquis Washington DC. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
- Global volunteers - To volunteer with NAEYC’s Global Engagement team, you should be a student or professional with proficiency in another language besides English. Volunteers will work with international attendees, including special language tracks of the 2018 Annual Conference. They will be expected to welcome, guide, provide assistance, and provide information to non-English speaking attendees. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
More Tips to Save
- Looking for someone to split hotel or travel costs with? Join our private Annual Conference Facebook group, designed specially to help conference attendees find travel partners, a hotel roommate, or to simply connect in advance and make new friends.
- Be creative and use crowdfunding sources to cover your expenses. See how one preschool teacher raised money to attend Annual Conference
We can't wait to see you in Washington, D.C., November 14-17!