Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the ZERO TO THREE LEARN Conference?

The ZERO TO THREE LEARN Conference is the largest, most affordable early childhood conference of its kind, attracting professionals from all over the world. Join us for an inspiring two days of new perspectives, old friends and trustworthy partners, and be there as new ideas are born.

What is the ZERO TO THREE LEARN Conference schedule?

The LEARN Conference schedule includes 2-days of Poster Presentations, Baby Talks, Lecture Sessions, Issue Intensives and daily Plenary Sessions.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in pre-conference programming for an added fee. Click here to review the schedule in more detail.

Will the LEARN Institute be coming back this year?

ZERO TO THREE has made the decision not to host a LEARN Institute this year.

Early childhood professionals interested in similar style of content and format as the LEARN Institute may register for one of two Pre-conference Forums. Building on the popularity of LEARN Institute topics as well as its highly skilled faculty, 2024 Pre-conference Forums offer a similar way to engage in a deep dive into two topics of critical importance to the field.

Forums will take place on Tuesday, July 30 at 9:00 AM—4:00 PM. Attendees may add a forum to their registration during the registration process. Click here to learn more about this year’s Pre-conference forums.

Can I add a Pre-Conference Forum to an existing registration?

Yes, attendees may add a Pre-Conference Forum to their registration by emailing learnconference@zerotothree.org.  

Are CEUs offered?

ZERO TO THREE is an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education and Training by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)*. As the official standard for continuing education and training, IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are recognized by a wide range of organizations, including professional associations, regulatory boards, corporations, and universities. The ZERO TO THREE LEARN Conference is approved for 10 contact hours or 1.0 CEUs.  

ZERO TO THREE is unable to seek state-by-state early childhood workforce registry approval for its LEARN Conference. However, as a current IACET-approved provider, all content sessions at the LEARN Conference include CEU provision options for learners (learners must complete and pass associated quizzes to obtain CEUs). We encourage individuals to directly contact their state registry to find out if CEUs may be accepted and count toward clock hour requirements.   

This program is also approved by:

the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886838727-6866) for 17 continuing education contact hours. 

The Minesota Board of Psychology (Approval # 202406.408) for up to 17 continuing education contact hours. 

ZERO TO THREE is seeking accreditation from additional organizations. Please check back here for updates. 

Are meals included in my registration cost?

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Meals are on your own. Lunch options will be available for convenient purchase in the Exhibit Hall and nearby the Long Beach Convention Center each day of the conference.

When and where is the ZERO TO THREE LEARN Conference 2024?

The ZERO TO THREE LEARN Conference 2024 will be held July 31—August 1, 2024 at the Long Beach Convention Center located at 300 E Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802.

Optional pre-conference programming will begin on Monday, July 29 and run through Tuesday, July 30, 2024.

Is space limited?

Registration passes for the LEARN Conference will be available for purchase until they are sold out. Space is limited to 2,500, so we recommend registering as soon as possible to secure your spot.

What are the Primary P-5 Competencies?

The ZERO TO THREE Competencies for Prenatal to Age 5 (P-5) Professionals™ (P-5 Competencies) provide a universal set of competencies necessary for all prenatal-5 service providers, supervisors, and managers. The P-5 Competencies frame all of ZERO TO THREE’s professional development offerings, including the LEARN Conference. Each LEARN Conference session is labeled with the primary P-5 Competencies domain.

Its content covers: 

  • Early Childhood Development 
  • Family-Centered Practice 
  • Relationship-Based Practice 
  • Health and Development Risk and Protective Factors 
  • Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness 
  • Leadership to Meet Family Needs and Improve Services and Systems 
  • Professional and Ethical Practices 
  • Service Planning, Coordination, and Collaboration 

How do I register for the LEARN Conference 2024?

Registration requires a ZERO TO THREE account. You can create a free ZERO TO THREE account during the registration process if you don’t already have one. If you do not remember your password, click Reset your password. Click the Register link here to get started.

Does the registration include transportation and hotel accommodations?

All costs for transportation and accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee.

Discounted hotel rates are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for registered attendees. Please visit https://www.zerotothree.org/2024-learn-conference#hotels to view participating hotels and book your stay.

What is the substitution policy?

Registrations may be transferred to another person at any time. The original registrant should submit a transfer notice email including the name of the person to whom the registration is being transferred along with the phone number and email of the substitute.

Send transfer/substitution-related correspondence to learnconference@zerotothree.org

How will my personal registration data be used?

Personal information is collected by ZERO TO THREE and its vendor, Meeting Management Services, during registration. This information includes your name, your company name, address, phone number, email address, and demographic information to help inform the program content and to create an attendee experience suitable for the conference audience. 

Your contact information (phone and email) will be used to communicate event-related information and provide customer service. 

Your information will be stored indefinitely for the purposes of historical reporting and future communications from ZERO TO THREE only. For more information on how your data is stored, please contact the registration manager at learnconference@zerotothree.org.

How do I access my ZERO TO THREE account or change personal information?

After logging in to zerotothree.org, click on your name in the top bar on the page. When the LEARN page opens, hover over the profile icon  in the top right and click on profile in the drop-down menu.

I have completed my registration. When and where can I pick up my badge?

You can pick up your badge at Registration, located in the lobby of the entrance to the convention center during the event days. You may be required to show a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.

What is the cancellation policy?

A $75.00 transaction fee will be applied to all cancellations. Refund requests will be processed within sixty (60) days after the request is received. Registrations can be transferred to another person at any time. To transfer your registration, please send an email including your name and the name of the person to whom the registration should be transferred, along with the phone number and email of your substitute. No refund requests will be processed after June 18, 2024.

Send cancellation/refund related correspondence to learnconference@zerotothree.org

Can I volunteer at the LEARN Conference?

There are no volunteer opportunities available for the conference at this time.

What is the cost for a LEARN Conference registration pass to attend in person?

Single registration fees are as follows while availability lasts:

Early Bird Rates | Available through May 8, 2024

  • Members: $340
  • Regular: $415

Standard Rates | Available May 9—July 29, 2024

  • Members: $440
  • Regular: $515

Walk-up Rates | Available July 29—August 1, 2024

  • Members & Regular: $590

How do I manage my group package purchase?

The group discount of $40 per person is available for groups of 5 or more. You can register your group of up to 9 online and the price will adjust automatically. To register a larger group, please complete this form.

Are scholarships available?

Unfortunately, we do not have scholarship assistance available for the LEARN Conference. Some attendees can arrange for their employer or school to cover the expenses – please download a sample letter here to help you make a case if that’s an option.

How can I pay for the LEARN Conference?

Credit cards (preferred) can be accepted with online registration. Please email learnconference@zerotothree.org with any questions regarding your payment. 

Click here to review the full schedule in more detail.

How can I select my sessions?

All breakout sessions will be available on a first come, first seated basis. Attendees may build a “Personal Agenda” by downloading the LEARN Conference Mobile Whova App and following the instructions in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yby0QZncnWY

What does my experience level need to be for each session?

The LEARN Conference is designed to provide introductory and intermediate-level offerings. Each LEARN Conference session is labeled with its content level:

  • Introductory: session is designed for participants new to this content and interested in an overview and understanding of the content in field context.
  • Intermediate: session is designed for participants familiar with this content and interested in deeper dives into the content topic.

All sessions are intended to help us reflect together on the opportunities to advance social and economic justice, particularly for Black and Brown babies and their families; all sessions will include linkages to short- and long-term equity goals.

Is the LEARN Conference schedule final?

Our schedule may change all the way up to the LEARN Conference. We aim to make final changes a couple of weeks before the LEARN Conference; however, sometimes unforeseen circumstances can necessitate a last-minute time change or cancellation.

What are the 2024 LEARN Conference Hotels?

Special discounted rates are available on a first come, first serve basis for attendees of the LEARN Conference at the following hotels:

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

Courtyard Long Beach Downtown

What airports serve the Long Beach area?

  • Los Angeles International Airport | 21.8 miles (34-minutes) from the Long Beach Convention Center
  • Long Beach Airport | 10.4 miles (14-minutes) from the Long Beach Convention Center
  • John Wayne (Orange County) Airport | 30.9 miles (37-minutes) from the Long Beach Convention Center

How do I get from the airport to my hotel?

There are many different transportation options from all airports that can be arranged at your own expense. These include shuttle buses, taxis, ride-share, car rentals and limousine services.

Where can I find information about the Long Beach area?

Information about Long Beach attractions and weather can be found at https://www.visitlongbeach.com

Is parking available at the hotels?

The Westin Long Beach

  • Self Parking: $38 / Day
  • Valet: $42 / Day

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

  • Self Parking: $38 / Day

Courtyard Long Beach Downtown

  • Self Parking: $34 / Day
  • Valet: $38 / Day

Hyatt Regency Long Beach

  • Self Parking: $40 / Overnight
  • Valet: $45 / Overnight

What health and safety measures will you have in place at the LEARN Institute?

Effective June 1, 2023, ZERO TO THREE will no longer require proof of vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test result to attend an in-person meeting or event. Mask-wearing at meetings and events is encouraged but will be optional.

Instead, ZERO TO THREE expects attendees to take responsibility themselves for following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on measures to reduce infection from COVID-19 and to protect against severe complications. ZERO TO THREE urges all attendees to follow the CDC’s recommendation that everyone over age 12 receive the updated bivalent vaccine as soon as they are eligible to do so (e.g., 2 months past their last shot). 

For more information, please review the guidelines at:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html

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Is there a chance I’ll be photographed or recorded?

As a condition of enrollment and participation in any ZERO TO THREE event, participants and attendees of majority age grant irrevocable and perpetual permission to record and use their name, voice, likeness, and/or picture in connection with their participation and attendance in such events, in any medium now known or hereafter invented, without further compensation to participants for this purpose. All photographs, audiotapes, videotapes, digital recordings, broadcasts, and other embodiments created by ZERO TO THREE, which may include participants’ names, voices, likeness, and/or pictures, shall be property of ZERO TO THREE, and Participants waive any claims that they may have with respect to such uses including, without limitation, claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, or infringement of rights of publicity, copyright, trademark, or moral rights.

What is the ZERO TO THREE Events Anti-Harassment Policy?
ZERO TO THREE is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all who attend ZERO TO THREE events regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

This Anti-Harassment Policy outlines our expectations for all those who participate in ZERO TO THREE events as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. 

We expect all participants in ZERO TO THREE events to create safe and positive experiences for everyone. 

“Participant” in this policy refers to anyone present at a ZERO TO THREE event, including but not limited to, staff, contractors, vendors, exhibitors, sponsors, venue staff, members, and all attendees.

Expected Behavior

We expect all participants at ZERO TO THREE events to abide by this Anti-Harassment Policy in all venues at ZERO TO THREE events, including ancillary events and official and unofficial social gatherings. 

  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech. 
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.
  • Alert ZERO TO THREE event staff if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Anti-Harassment Policy, even if they seem inconsequential. 

‏Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to, 

  • intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in the ZERO TO THREE event, at all related events and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of the ZERO TO THREE event; 
  • harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, appearance, or other personal characteristics;
  • inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); 
  • deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; 
  • harassing photography or recording; 
  • sustained disruption of talks or other events; 
  • unwelcome and uninvited attention or contact;
  • physical assault (including unwelcome touch or groping);
  • real or implied threat of physical harm; and
  • real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior from any participant at a ZERO TO THREE event will not be tolerated.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, ZERO TO THREE may take any action they deem appropriate, including removal from the ZERO TO THREE event (without refund). 

Reporting Unacceptable Behavior

If you are harassed, or witness someone else being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the ZERO TO THREE event staff team immediately. Staff can be identified by a ribbon attached to their name badge indicating they are Staff.

All reports will be kept confidential to the extent possible, but confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.

If possible, provide the following information, preferably in writing: 

  1. Identifying information (name/badge number, role at the conference) of the alleged harasser.
  2. The behavior that was in violation.
  3. The approximate time of the behavior (if different than the time the report was made).
  4. The circumstances surrounding the incident.
  5. Other people involved in or witnessing the incident.

If needed or requested, staff will help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the ZERO TO THREE event.

Join us for LEARN Conference 2024

Whether you’re interested in uncovering some new concepts or ready for a deeper dive into familiar content, this is your moment to LEARN about the latest research, discuss innovations in the field and share your insights on where we’re heading. 

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