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Experience three full days of professional development with more than 150 workshops, evening special events, and our expo hall full of valuable and enriching resources with you in mind. We will offer early care educators an array of workshops covering topics such as child development, curriculum, environment, advocacy and more!

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CAEYC proudly thanks its sponsors in recognition of their generous financial support and other donations that contribute greatly to the success of this event.

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We are excited to host this year’s event in Ontario, California at the Ontario Convention Center located at 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764.

CAEYC is excited to introduce our 2017 Conference Keynote Speakers

Leadership Day, Thursday, March 23

Garry Golden
Garry Golden is an academically trained Futurist who speaks and consults on issues shaping business and society in the 21st century. He has consulted on wide range of projects related to the future of libraries, museums and schools.

Garry received his Masters degree from the University of Houston Futures Studies program (M.S.), and is a past member on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Garry lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Ann and young sons Noah and Lucas.

General Session, Friday, March 24

Amanda Messer
Amanda is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at "because I said I would." At a young age she learned the affect that promises broken have on a relationships. Due to his struggles with addiction, her father was not good with his promises. This often left her worried and disappointed. Amanda was drawn to helping start this movement because she knows that there are other kids out there going through what she went through. In November of 2013, Amanda became our first full-time employee after over a year of volunteering her time to the cause. Prior to joining us, she worked at Hyland Software with because I said I would‘s Founder, Alex Sheen.

Amanda is the youngest of five children and grew up in Lorain, OH. She graduated from DeVry University with a degree in Electronics and Computer Technology in 2006 and has worked in the technology field for all of her career. Amanda has also served as the Vice President for the Cleveland User Experience Professionals Association. She currently resides in Lakewood, OH with her son, Trent, and her dog, Miska (pronounced Meesh-ka).

Call for Presentation Information

Thank you for submitting a workshop proposal for the CAEYC 2017 Annual Conference and Expo, March 23-March 25, 2017. The Call for Presentations is now closed and we are no longer accepting additional proposals. By mid-October, presenters will be notified about the status of their workshop proposal submissions.

Please direct any questions to Brandie Delaney, Administrative and Meetings Associate, at or (916) 486-7750.

Proposal Process Timeline*

*With the exception of the actual event dates, the process timeline is subject to adjustment.

August 2016

Deadline to Submit Proposal

October 2016

Proposal Review and Selection

November 15, 2016

Notification Sent to Submitters (Accept or Decline)

December 2016

Presentation Date and Time Determined

February 15, 2017

Registration fee is due for all presenters

March 23-25, 2017

Annual Conference & Expo in Ontario, CA