It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 41st annual UW-Whitewater Early Childhood Conference! I have been involved in the conference for several years and like so many early childhood educators, I feel like this is a special time for us to gather, share, and grow together. This year, I am excited to serve in the role of coordinator and am beyond grateful to Robin Fox and the other coordinators who served before me to make this conference what it is today.
We are also excited to announce that we will kick-off the conference on Saturday with Keynote Speaker Ann Terrell, author of the recent publication “Graceful Leadership in Early Childhood Education”. During the keynote Ann will share some of the lessons learned on her leadership journey to becoming an award winning, effective, and inspiring leader. That’s just a sneak peak of some of the AMAZING presenters who will be with us this year. We will also have vendors and a silent auction. Please check our website for updates along with our Facebook page (UW-Whitewater Early Childhood Conference). Thank you for all that you do for children and families and for “Leading the Way”! I can’t wait to see you in April and I’m honored to be a part of this amazing conference.
Kristen Linzmeier, Conference Coordinator
We will review your submitted proposal and email you by November 9, 2018.
We will email you your contract and payroll information. We are using WorkBright software to collect your information. Keep an eye out for this. This must be completed before you will be paid.
All cancellation requests must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org; provide your name and indicate you submitted a proposal for Early Childhood Conference and your need to cancel your proposal.
By agreeing to be a presenter for an event, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. Please review your contact for details.
We are offering pick up from the Madison airport. Please book your flight to land in Madison and contact email@example.com if you need pick up.
Presenters should plan on arriving approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of there session for check-in at the Early Childhood Conference Headquarters in the University Center. You will be provided with a name badge and materials.
If your session is being recorded our Tech Department will provide you with details on how they will record the session. You can identify our Tech staff by the t-shirt labled "Tech". Please wear clothing that a lavaliere microphone can be easily connected/clipped to. Please wear solid color clothing. Bright stripes are ok, but solids show better on the screens. If you have any other questions about pre or post production, please contact Tapan Shah directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each session will have the following:
Call University Center help desk at 262-472-1175.
The presenter's lounge will be in the University Center Room 259. Please wear your name badge that will identify you as a presenter. Feel free to use this lounge during your break.
Snacks and Lunch will be served:
We are offering transportation to and from hotels in Whitewater. The schedule TBA soon. Meet at Early Childhood Conference Headquarters. Be prompt. You may store your belonging at Headquarters while waiting for pickup. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays. You will only need to purchase a parking pass for Friday, if you decide to arrive early. You will not need on Saturday during your session. More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.
You will not need to check out after your session. Please make sure all surveys are turned into Headquarters. Presenters are welcome to attend after conference gathering. Gathering location will be listed in the materials you picked up at check-in.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.
If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.
Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events. You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.
Stay tuned for more information! Call for proposals for 2020 will be available June 1, 2019.