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 opens in June.

Future NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo Locations and Dates:
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 20168 event will be held in Austin, TX  June 10-13, 2018.   Registration opens in March.