The AECA Conference Committee recently sent out a survey to get some feedback on our October conference and how everyone is feeling right now about travel and COVID-19. We wanted to share with you the results of that survey:

🔵 52% of people are still very or extremely worried about the impact of coronavirus on their programs

🔵 Only 28% of those surveyed say they have returned to a physical work place in some form.

🔵 Most importantly, 39% of you stated you would not attend a physical conference this year due to concerns about COVID-19. This is a greater number than those who said they would attend.

Taking into consideration your feedback plus not knowing if programs will allow staff to travel and what type of social distancing recommendations will be in place at the Wyndham Hotel, the Conference Committee has made the sad but necessary decision to cancel the face-to-face conference this year in North Little Rock.

Almost 90% of you responded you would either participate or might participate in a virtual online conference depending on the content.

Therefore, the conference committee will begin work on this idea and see what options we can present to you for a virtual Teamwork Makes the Dream Work event this October on Tuesday 10/13 through Friday 10/16.

If you have already submitted a proposal for the conference, we will be reaching out to you to see if you are interested in presenting your topic in an online forum.  

Thank you for all your support of AECA and we look forward to continuing to work together in trying to find a way forward with everything happening in our world right now. Please keep a lookout for more information on this page, our social media and our membership emails. 

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Registration

Registration for our virtual conference will be open soon. This is a great time to join AECA! If you are a current member, please make sure your membership is up to date so you can receive the member rate when registering online. You can login to our membership site here.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers are currently being scheduled and we will announce them as soon as we receive confirmation.

 

Proposals
AECA is now accepting proposals for presentations for our virtual Conference on October 13-16, 2020. Please visit this link for our proposal invitation that has all the information you need. The deadline for proposals is Wednesday July 15 2020 at 5 p.m.  Please then visit this link for your application formThose who have already submitted a proposal will be contacted to see if they wish to change their presentation to a virtual format.

Vendors
Vendor information will be available soon. Please use the email address below for any queries. 

 

If you have any other conference questions please email our Conference Chair Lindsey Wilkerson or Program Chair Paul Lazenby at conference@arkansasearlychildhood.org

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