National Conferences

National AEYC Conferences

NAEYC national conferences bring together early childhood educators — teachers, program administrators, students, researchers and teacher educators —  to explore the latest research and learn from one another.

The NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo is the largest early childhood education conference in the world, where tens of thousands of educators choose from hundreds of presentations and exhibits. The 2018 event will be held in Washington, DC — November 14-17, 2018.  Registration is OPEN!

Future NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo Locations and Dates:

Nashville, TN — November 20-23, 2019
Anaheim, CA — November 4-7, 2020
Orlando, FL — November 17-20, 2021
Washington, DC — November 16-19, 2022
Nashville, TN — November 15-18, 2023
Anaheim, CA — November 6-9, 2024


The National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development is designed for professionals who prepare, mentor and train early childhood professionals.  NAEYC’s Professional Learning Institute is designed for all early childhood professionals, including leaders who prepare, mentor, and support early childhood professionals, as well as program administrators, teacher educators, trainers, teachers, preschool teachers, and researchers.  The 2019 NAEYC PLI conference will be held in Long Beach, CA on June 2-5. Registration opens in March.