VAAEYC’s Annual Conference brings together early childhood educators from across the Commonwealth and beyond and is seeking talented presenters with knowledge to share! This three-day conference held March 14 – 16, 2024 in Roanoke, VA will bring together hundreds of educators from across the commonwealth to learn, share, grow, and collaborate for Virginia’s children. Application deadline is September 1, 2023.

The call for proposals is closed for the 2024 Annual Conference!

Start planning to submit a proposal for the 2025 Annual Conference! The portal will open in June 2024

Proposal Criteria and Details

Workshops will be selected by a peer committee, based on how the proposal matches the requested criteria. Notification of acceptance will be made on a rolling basis through November 15, 2023.

This conference will be in person and there is a chance of offering a few prerecorded workshops for those unable to travel to Roanoke, VA.

VAAEYC is seeking sessions that can be approved for CEU and are offered in 60 or 90 minute time blocks. There is a possibility of 2 hr in-depth sessions being offered on Thursday, March 14 if you have an excellent workshop to propose.

We invite you to submit a proposal for consideration.

Please be prepared with the following required information:

  • Presentation Title
  • Presentation Description
  • Learning Objectives
  • All presenter names and contact information
  • All presenter biographies
  • Presenting experience
  • Availability
  • Target Audience
  • Presentation room set preference

Topic areas requested:

  • Coaching and Training Teachers
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Family Support and Connection
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Observing and Recording Children’s Learning
  • Physical or Cognitive Development of Children
  • Social and Emotional Program Development
  • Supporting Children with Special Needs

Please note that VAAEYC does not offer honorarium for workshops, but the lead presenter is offered complimentary conference registration and co-presenters are offered a modest discount.

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