Annual Conference 2016 —Building Powerful Connections

ZERO TO THREE’s annual multidisciplinary education and networking event (formerly the National Training Institute—NTI) for early childhood professionals is taking place December 7–9 in New Orleans.


Our connections have power: the power to calm, the power to heal, the power to transform. Join ZERO TO THREE this December in New Orleans as we help you Build the Powerful Connections you need to support young children and their families in reaching their full potential.

ZERO TO THREE’s Annual Conference is your one-of-a-kind opportunity to be informed by the experts and inspired by your colleagues—make plans to attend today.

Support Our Conference

Registration Fees

Registration Period For Members For Non-Members
Early Bird
until September 15
$430 $505
from September 16-October 31
$480 $555
begins November 1
$530 $605

Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Contact us at or 855-868-1192 for more information.

Pre-Conference Forums

Attend our Pre-Conference forums for an additional $225.

Formerly known as Pre-Institutes, these comprehensive, full-day sessions allow you to take a deep dive into a specific topic relevant to your interests and professional needs. Pre-Conference Forums take place Wednesday, December 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Learn more about the sessions.

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Contact Us

For more information email or call 855-868-1192.


  • Bessel van der Kolk, MD

    Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA

    Opening Plenary

    Wednesday, December 7 – 4:00 pm

  • Sarah Watamura, PhD

    University of Denver, Denver, CO

    Science Plenary

    Thursday, December 8 – 8:15 am

  • Cynthia Garcia Coll, PhD

    Carlos Albizu University, San Juan, PR

    Practice Plenary

    Thursday, December 8 – 1:30 pm

  • Paul Schmitz, CEO

    Leading Inside Out, Milwaukee, WI

    Policy Plenary

    Friday, December 9 – 8:15 am

  • Bryan Stevenson, JD

    Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, AL

    Keynote Plenary

    Friday, December 9 – 1:00 pm

  • Eric Rasmussen, PhD

    Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    Closing Plenary

    Friday, December 9 – 5:45 pm


The Hilton New Orleans Riverside will host the 2016 Annual Conference. Rooms are now available at our special discounted rate of $199 per night. Click here to reserve your room today.

For your traveling convenience, you may also schedule a shuttle to and from the hotel.

About New Orleans

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