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Get ready to SHINE! with ZERO TO THREE

Jun 12, 2017

Registration is now open for ZERO TO THREE’s Annual Conference.

For 40 years, ZERO TO THREE has been dedicated to helping early childhood professionals create bright futures for all babies and toddlers. There is no better example of this commitment than our Annual Conference which year-after-year provides an opportunity for professionals to truly SHINE! and grow in their work.

The 2017 ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference will be held November 29 through December 1 in San Diego, California. Once again early childhood professionals will come together to learn from top experts in the field, connect with all-star colleagues from around the world, and leave inspired and energized to give their best to babies, toddlers and their families.

The first ZERO TO THREE conference was held in 1985 as the National Training Institute. Since its launch, this world-class event has helped connect and educate more than 45,000 childhood professionals from across the U.S. and around the world. Those who helped create the conference more than 30 years ago had no idea how important it would become or how much it would grow.

“If we threw a party, would anybody come? That was the concern,” said Kyle Pruett, M.D., one of ZERO TO THREE’s founders, describing a concern that was raised as the organization began discussing the creation of the first conference.

“I’d never found before a home like this,” said Sam Meisels, Ph.D., another of ZERO TO THREE’s founders, describing both the organization and the conference. “These people were passionate; they were selfless; they were not going to ever give up. They had an idea. They were going to fight to the end for the idea.”

That idea was twofold and still persists today – making sure all babies get a strong start in life and providing early childhood professionals with the resources and training they need to serve families at the highest level. That’s the inspiration behind and the mission of the Annual Conference.

Last year’s event in New Orleans was our largest conference to date, with nearly 3,000 attendees from around the world. On-Demand recordings from most popular 2016 Annual Conference sessions are available.

Registration is Open Now!

The upcoming 2017 Annual Conference will feature over 90 informative sessions, 200 plus top-notch speakers and presenters, dozens of exhibitors and more. Full program details will be released in August, but there’s no need to wait.

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