Virtual Experience

Elevate your career from the comfort of home with our LEARN Conference 2024 virtual experience!

ZERO TO THREE is thrilled to invite you to experience the keynote and main plenary sessions at LEARN Conference 2024—the premier professional development event for early childhood professionals. This exclusive opportunity allows you to dive into the latest advancements in early childhood development and connect with peers nationwide—all from your preferred space. All times PDT: 

July 31

9:00 AM | Practice Plenary: Creating Space for Healing—Lessons From The Friendship Bench

4:00 PM | Research/Science Plenary: The Health, Mental Health, and General Wellbeing of Our Early Childhood Education Professionals

Aug. 1

9:00 AM | Policy Plenary: Why is Raising a Baby in the United States So Hard? And what we can do.

4:00 PM | Keynote: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma

Why choose the virtual experience?

👨‍👨‍👧‍👧  Dynamic live sessions: Immerse yourself in four electrifying keynote and plenary sessions broadcast live to your device, ensuring you’re at the forefront of field innovations – and inspirations. 

💭 Interactive experience: Participate actively through real-time facilitated chat with fellow virtual attendees. Share insights, swap ideas and forge valuable connections with like-minded professionals. 

💡 Continuing education: Earn up to four contact hours. Keep your credentials current, meet continuing education requirements, and showcase your dedication to excellence in early childhood practice. 

💻 Flexibility: Can’t participate live? Recordings are available for 30 days, making it easier than ever to balance professional development with personal commitments. 

This is not just a viewing experience—it’s a participatory event where you can actively engage, LEARN and grow. Secure your spot now to transform your professional practice, extend your professional network and contribute to the discussions shaping the future of our field. 

Join the virtual experience.

Need help with your registration? 
Get in touch by sending an email to or calling us at (202) 624-1754.
We would be happy to assist you. 

Meet our 2024 LEARN Conference plenary speakers

We pride ourselves on having one of the best, most diverse lineups of any early childhood conference — and our roster is setting up to be one for the books! From early childhood’s everyday heroes to the familiar faces you know and love, this year’s virtual experience speaker lineup showcases some of early childhood’s most inspiring thinkers, leaders, researchers and doers.

Mariel Buqué, PhD

Keynote Speaker

Dixon Chibanda, MD

Practice Plenary Speaker

Walter Gilliam, PhD

Science Plenary Speaker

Miriam Calderón

Policy Plenary Speaker

Jackie Thu-Huong Wong

Policy Plenary Speaker

Elizabeth Zamudio

Policy Plenary Speaker

Connect with wonderful people.

Nothing allows for our growth as much as leaving our day-to-day to engage in fulfilling conversations. Whether you are an administrator, teacher, clinician, adult educator, researcher or involved in shaping policy and programs, our early childhood conference invites you to join in on these important conversations about the work you do and the critical role you play—now and in the future—to build a global, diverse and inclusive community where people connect and empower each other. 


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So! You’d love to come to LEARN Conference. And we’d love to host you. There’s just one thing left to do: Convince your boss! Get your 'yes' by downloading our Justification Letter and show them that LEARN Conference 2024 is a worthwhile investment for your organization, and most importantly, your own personal development.
Covering the latest in early childhood mental health. education. welfare. intervention. research.

With sincerest thanks to the valued members of the LEARN Conference 2024 Host Committee

Michael Olenick, Chair
Child Care Resource Center
Los Angeles 

Mayra Alvarez
The Children’s Partnership
Los Angeles  

Laura Andrade
LA County DCFS Young Children in Care Initiative
Los Angeles  

Ginger “Virginia” Bial Cox
Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady’s Children’s Hospital San Diego
San Diego  

Parker Blackman
Los Angeles Partnership for Early Childhood Investment/Funder Collaborative
Los Angeles

 Joanna Campos
Department of Health & Human Services
Long Beach

Lauri Halderman
CASA of Los Angeles
Los Angeles  

Pradeep Gidwani
San Diego American Academy of Pediatrics
San Diego  

Meghan Korey Lukasik
Rady Children’s Hospital
San Diego  

Stacy Hae Lim Lee
Children Now

Monica Mathur-Kalluri

Christina Nigrelli
Long Beach    

Mike Sherman
Los Angeles  

Gene Stein
Tikun Olam Foundation
Los Angeles  

Jackie Thu-Huong Wong
First 5 California

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