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33RD ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE, HOW SUCCESSFUL DIRECTORS LEAD HOW TO BECOME A PRESENTER

Become a presenter at our upcoming 33rd Annual National Conference | Association for Early Learning Leaders
 

THE CALL FOR PRESENTERS HAS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 33RD ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA IN APRIL 2017.

 

ANY SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED WILL BE HELD FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE 34TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN APRIL 2018.

 

The Association for Early Learning Leaders pursues experts in the early care and education community to present sessions from a national perspective to early care and education directors, administrators and owners at our Annual Conference, How Successful Directors Lead! The Association prides itself on the high-level of quality and professionalism that is upheld throughout the conference.

 

Sessions incorporate the following areas of expertise: leadership, legal, business administration, budgeting, insurance-liability, health & safety, curriculum, assessment, instructional leadership, parent education and program quality-accreditation. In order to lead a quality early learning program, directors are required to have knowledge, skills and abilities from diverse areas. Nationally known experts from across the country are secured to share a wealth of knowledge and experience with our participants.

The Association for Early Learning Leaders is a professional organization committed to strengthening the skill level of leaders in the field of early care and education. We believe that effective management is the critical link to superior programs.

  
Request to be a Presenter

The Association accepts requests for presenters from May through September 30, annually. The requests are thoroughly reviewed and presenters are notified of acceptance in mid-December. Presentations are to be either 1 hour 45 minutes or 3 hours in length with a 15-minute break. Presenters will be required to submit a completed and approved CEU application.

 

Travel and Hotel Arrangements for Presenters

Each presenter is responsible for making individual travel and hotel arrangements. The availability of hotel accommodations is limited at the conference site so register early. Conference group rate information is available at https://aell.site-ym.com/?page=accommodations

 

Conference Registration and Networking Luncheon

All presenters will receive one complimentary conference registration and one ticket to our annual Networking Luncheon.  We strongly encourage you to attend the luncheon which provides valuable networking opportunities.  After we receive your signed agreement, we will provide you with information regarding registration. Conference presenters will have reserved seating. Additional tickets may be purchased at $50 each.  

 

The Association does not offer honorariums for session presenters but is pleased to provide a letter of participation for you to include in your professional speaking portfolio.  

 

Important Information for Preparing Your Proposal

ROOM SET-UP:
The training room will be set up for approximately 40-80 people with a presenter’s table in front.

AUDIO/VISUAL:
Each presenter will have access to a screen, flip chart or white board. These items will be provided by the Association at no extra cost. We respectfully request that each presenter provide a laptop if one is needed during the presentation. Should additional audio/visual equipment be required, arrangements will be made at your expenses with the contracted audio visual company for the Conference.

HANDOUTS:
The Association requests that each presenter provide a handout corresponding with the topic of discussion and sufficient copies for all attendees. Handouts should be no more than four (4) pages in length and contain a minimum of three website resources and two additional resources or references related to the topic.

ACCREDITATION STANDARDS:
The Association for Early Learning Leaders sponsors the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs. If accreditation standards are referenced during the presentation, please include accreditation standards in the reference. To obtain a list of standards, click here. For questions on particular standards, contact accreditation@earlylearningleaders.org.

PROMOTING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES:
The Association prides itself on the high level of quality and professionalism that is upheld throughout the Conference. Our goal for you during presentation is to share the knowledge and wisdom that you gained through your experience with others. We ask that you refrain from promoting your products or services during your training. If you would like to sell products or services during the conference, exhibit booths may be purchased and utilized for that purpose. We will provide table space at the Conference store for presenters to display their books for purchase by conference attendees.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs):

The Association awards IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for all conference workshops and seminars. Completion of an IACET CEU application is required to present.Click here to apply.

Smart Horizons sponsors the CEU process for the Association for Early Learning Leaders. Smart Horizons has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). If you wish to view the CEU application before submitting a proposal, please contact events@earlylearningleaders.org.

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