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Call for Proposals

2019 Indiana Early Childhood Conference

Call for Proposals

The Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children invites you to submit a proposal for the 2019 Indiana Early Childhood Conference. We hope that you will submit proposals that demonstrate meaningful, effective, and sustainable collaborations across research, policy, and practice to increase learning opportunities for every child, family, and community through everyday routines and interactions.


Submission Tips

Topic Pick a topic that is timely, relevant, and thought-provoking.


Title Be creative and clear with your title. A good title will invite the attendee to join by making the topic and content distinct and engaging. (12-word limit)


Abstract/Description This should be a brief overview of the workshop/session you are proposing. This description will be used in the conference program. (75-word limit)



Session Types

Pre-Conference Session Pre-Conference sessions occur on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Session are half-day or full-day. Session times are: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m., or 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.


General Conference Session General Conference sessions occur on Friday and Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2019. Sessions last 75 minutes each. The first session of each day begins at 8:00 a.m. and the last session ends at 4:30 p.m.


KnowLunch Knowlunch Sessions occur on Friday and Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2019 from 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Attendees bring their own lunch to these sessions.



Focus of Your Proposal

Age Level Indiana AEYC seeks proposals that address the age range of birth through age eigth. You will be asked to identify the age level addresses: Infant, Toddler, Preschool/Pre-K, or School Age. You may select more than one age group


Target Audience The Indiana Early Childhood Conference attracts a diverse group of attendees. We seek proposals that are targeted to these experience levels:,Level 1 – Beginner/PreCredential, Level 2 – Novice/Credential, Level 3 – Intermediate/Associate Degree, Level 4 – Experienced/Bachelors Degree, and Level 5 – Advanced/Masters Degree or Higher


Core Knowledge Area To ensure a well-rounded program and provide content that appeals to all attendees, each proposal must identify which Core Knowledge Area covered by the training. 1. Child and Youth Growth and Development, 2. Health, Safety and Nutrition, 3. Observation and Assessment, 4. Learning Environment and Curriculum, 5. Family and Community Engagement, 6. Leadership and Professionalism, 7. Organizational Development and Administration


Workshop Tracks Equity and Diversity; Health, Safety, and Nutrition; Family Child Care; Faith Based; Infant; Toddler; Preschool; School Age; Family Engagement; Leadership and Administration; Research; Reggio




Additional Information

  • Proposals Must be submitted online.
  • A valid e-mail address is required. This is how we will communicate with presenters.
  • Submission deadline for all proposals has been extended to October 19, 2018.
  • Up to two presenters for each session will receive complimentary registration to the conference.
  • Presentations must reflect developmentally appropriate practices as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  • Selling or advertising merchandise during sessions is strictly prohibited. NAEYC’s stated policy is that presenters may not use their sessions as a forum for product sales. Presenters selling products may want to consider renting a booth in the Exhibit Hall’s Exhibit section. For more information, e-mail jtonk@iaeyc.org
  • Internet is not provided unless purchased through the Indiana Convention Center.
  • Each room will be equipped with a table and an audio-visual (A/V) cart, screen, and one podium mic. Laptops and projectors will NOT be provided. Any additional equipment is the responsibility of the presenter to provide.
  • Each room will be set theater style and will not have tables.



Submit Your Proposal





Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children staff are pleased to answer your questions and assist you throughout the proposal submission process.,Please contact us if you have any questions about submitting your proposal or our online submission process.
Phone: 1-800-657-7577 Email: Conference@iaeyc.org

2955 N. Meridian St. Suite 120 | Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
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