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Request for Proposal


2021 Conference Request for Proposal

The Association for Early Learning Leaders is seeking out experts in early care and education to present workshops on a national level to child care Owners, Administrators and Directors at the 37th Annual National Conference, How Successful Directors Lead, to be held April 7-10, 2021 at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista.

Concessions: Presenters will receive complimentary conference registration and access to all conference networking events included in conference registration. Travel and other related expenses will be the responsibility of the presenter. The Association does not offer honorariums to workshop presenters but is happy to provide a certificate and letter of participation for your professional portfolio upon request. Speaking to a national audience provides plentiful opportunities to expand your professional network and influence in the early care and education community.

CEU Application: All presenters are required to submit a completed CEU Application prior to the start of the conference. Many conference attendees require CEU certificates in order to comply with training and certification requirements. Timely submission of the CEU Application ensures that we can provide this important benefit. A link to the CEU application will be sent to each selected presenter no later than January 1, 2021 and must be completed by January 31, 2021.

Presentation Topics: The Association for Early Learning Leaders takes pride in our efforts to provide the leaders and managers with education that supports the current issues facing early care and education programs. Each session will be 1 hour and 45 minutes in length. Please review the featured topics at the National Conference as you decide on your workshop submission. Additional relevant topics will be considered.

  • Training and Staff Development
  • Curriculum
  • Marketing & Enrollment
  • Faith Based Programs
  • Technology & Social Media
  • Staff Recruiting & Retention
  • Leadership Development
  • Finance & Budgeting
  • Health & Safety
  • Accreditation
  • Assessment
  • Legal Issues/HR

Please complete the Presenter Information Sheet below.

Final confirmation of accepted workshops will be sent no later than December 15, 2020.

2021 Conference Presenter RFP

  • Please use a separate form for each workshop submission. Co-presenters must be approved in advance by the Association and must complete a separate information sheet.Please indicate which is presenter is Lead Presenter.
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  • *NOTE: The Association reserves the right to alter titles and/or descriptions to connect with conference themes or to accommodate limited space in promotional materials. Alterations will be submitted to the presenter prior to use to ensure accurate portrayal of topic material.
  • If you are a new presenter for AELL, please provide three (3) speaking references and their contact information.

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The AELL Board of Directors met and made a unanimous decision to transition our 2020 conference to a virtual event for the safety and well-being of our participants, our staff, and our volunteers. This was not an easy decision, and tears were shed. This event has become a “reunion” each year as old friends and new come together to connect in meaningful and powerful ways.  Please know that our hearts hurt with yours that we won’t be together in-person this year.  We are saving hugs, high-fives, and fist bumps for Orlando 2021!

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