2019 National Smart Start Conference
 
 
2019 National Smart Start Conference April 29th - May 2nd

The National Smart Start Conference is the nation’s largest conference devoted to early education systems and strategies. The conference provides advanced professional development for early education leaders committed to improving the quality of and access to early childhood services for all children ages birth to five. It is intended for professionals who support families, for professionals who support those who work with children, and professionals engaging in early care and education systems change.

Although we greatly value our early childhood workforce, content is not designed for those working directly with children. The 2019 Conference features a full day of preconference sessions followed by three days of workshops and networking opportunities. Workshop focus areas include Early Care and Education; Early Childhood Health and Development; Family Support and Engagement; Public Engagement, Fundraising, and Nonprofit Management; and Early Childhood Systems and Leadership. The conference also includes an opening keynote presentation, a flex block session, and a closing keynote and luncheon.

Hotel Reservations

Smart Start has put together a room block for your convenience.

To book a room at the Sheraton at our discounted rate, please book here.

The room block deadline is April 5, 2019 at 5pm.

If you have any questions, please contact conference@smartstart.org.

Smart Start Conference Registration Types and Fees

Conference admission is based on both your admission items and the date that you register. Please see the information below to determine your conference registration cost:

  • 4 Day (Full Conference + Pre-conference -
    • Early Bird Registration (February 11, 2019 - March 22 at 11:59pm)- $345
    • Standard Registration (March 23 to April 12 at 11:59pm)- $435
    • Late Registration (April 13 to May 2nd)- $525
  • 3-Day Conference Admission (Full Conference, No Pre-conference)
    • Early Bird Registration (February 11, 2019 - March 22 at 11:59pm)- $295
    • Standard Registration (March 23 to April 12 at 11:59pm)- $385
    • Late Registration (April 13 to May 2nd)- $475
  • Pre-Conference Only
    • Early Bird Registration (February 11, 2019 - March 22 at 11:59pm - $175
    • Standard Registration (March 23 to April 12 at 11:59pm)- $175
    • Late Registration (April 13 to May 2nd)- $175
For any questions about the 2019 National Smart Start conference, please contact Communications Specialist, Jessica Carter at jcarter@smartstart.org. For any sponsorship inquiries, contact yhuntley@smartstart.org