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40th Annual Head Start Conference


April 30, 2013 - May 3, 2013

Washington, DC

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In a unique configuration of location and content, the OHS Leadership Institute and NHSA’s 2013 Annual Conference are being held contiguously at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C.

The OHS Institute will support the use of data by Head Start leaders to promote school readiness and inform quality improvement. Presenters from the National Centers and Head Start programs will focus on data and decision-making related to systems and service delivery in all aspects of school readiness. The conference will clarify what is expected of programs in this area.

 

The OHS Institute leads directly into NHSA’s 40th Annual Head Start Conference.

Building on the material in the OHS Institute, the NHSA conference will delve into the 'how' of implementing the expectations that were set in their earlier sessions. The National Centers will expand the breadth and depth of their offerings in dozens of sessions.

  • Special Tracks and day-long sessions will explore current issues of great concern to programs.
  • More than over 100 educational sessions, round-tables, and meetups;
  • Special events such as the Gala and Awards Dinner, Alumni Reception, and the Research Symposium.
Combining the two events in the same place and the same week is an outstanding, efficient opportunity for attendees to both really grasp OHS priorities and to gain a workable knowledge of how to put that understanding into practice.
 
 

Registration is Now Open!

 

Full Conference Schedule

 

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Hotel 

Gaylord NationalGaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

The Gaylord National is full. Please reserve a room from one of our alternate hotel partners.

 

 

 

Overflow Hotels

Residence InnResidence Inn National Harbor

192 Waterfront St
National Harbor, MD 20745
1-301-749-4755

NHSA Room Rates

Studio King Suite $224.00

Reserve by clicking the link above or call the Residence Inn at 1-(888) 236-2427. Reserve by 4/2/2013 to receive special rate and remember to mention the code "NHSNHSA" while making your reservation.


Aloft

Aloft Washington National Harbor

156 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
1-301-749-9000

NHSA Room Rate

$189 plus tax from April 27th thru May 2nd

 

 


Residence Inn Duke Street

Residence Inn Old Town Duke Street

1456 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
1-800-331-3131

Transportation to the Gaylord National is not provided by NHSA. Hotels may elect to shuttle attendees to the Gaylord or attendees may consider the National Harbor Water Taxi.

The Residence Inn is full. Please reserve a room from one of our alternate hotels.

Reserve by clicking the link above or call the Residence Inn sales line at 1-800-331-3131 or 703-548-5474. Be sure to specify the Duke Street Residence Inn and request NHSA group room rate of $224.00 for April 28th thru May 3rd. Reservation Room Rate deadline is April 12, 2013.


Residence Inn Carlyle

Residence Inn Old Town Carlyle

2345 Mill Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
1-800-331-3131

Transportation to the Gaylord National is not provided by NHSA. Hotels may elect to shuttle attendees to the Gaylord or attendees may consider the National Harbor Water Taxi.

To make a reservation, click here. 

Reserve by clicking the link above or call the Residence Inn sales line at 1-800-331-3131 or 703-548-5474. Be sure to specify the Old Towne Carlyle Residence Inn and request NHSA group room rate of $224.00 for April 28th thru May 3rd. Reservation Room Rate deadline is April 12, 2013.

 

Registration and Rates

An individual who is a staff member or parent in a current NHSA program member organization is eligible for the NHSA member rate. Need to Join or Renew your membership?

For assistance with registration please refer to Registration FAQs or contact nhsa@expotracker.net

Full Conference Registration

 Before 3/13/2 - 4/19After 4/20
 NHSA Members $400  $425 $450
 Non-Members $450  $475 $500

Includes access to exhibit hall and all registerable events on all days of conference; does not include ticketed events or special tracks.

1-Day Conference Registration (Can be used either 5/1 or 5/2)

 Before 3/13/2 - 4/19After 4/20
 NHSA Members $180  $200 $210
 Non-Members $200  $220 $230

Includes access to exhibit hall and all registerable events on the one day selected (either 5/1 or 5/2) of conference; does not include ticketed events or special tracks.

Co-Presenter Registration: $150

Continuing Education Units -- $25

NHSA is an authorized provider of IACET CEU. For more information, visit our Continuing Education Credits website. 

Special Events

 Head Start Gala & Awards Dinner $95
 Living Our Legacy Luncheon $75
 27 Million Alumni Reception $50 
 Excellence Breakfast $45 
 Research Luncheon $75 
 Inside Washington Breakfast $45 
 

Schedule-At-A-Glance

Schedule current as of 4/8/2013. Subject to change.


Get individual public session details

Download the Schedule-at-a-Glance (PDF)

 

Monday, April 29, 2013

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
NHSA Board Meeting
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Registration
Exhibit Hall Opening & Reception

 


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration 

Exhibit Hall Open

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Head Start Gala & Awards Dinner**

 


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Opening General Session
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Education Sessions & Special Tracks

12:00 p.m.  - 2:00 p.m.

Living Our Legacy Luncheon**

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Educational Sessions and Special Tracks
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. New Agency/Director Round Table
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Director's Reception
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Education Sessions and Special Tracks
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 27 Million Alumni Reception**

 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

 

Sunrise Sessions

Excellence Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Education Sessions & Special Tracks

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Affiliate Leadership Institute

Research-To-Practice Symposium

(Download the Research Symposium Call for Proposals)

11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.Educational Sessions and Special Tracks
12:00 p.m.-2.00 p.m. Research Luncheon**
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Edicational Sessions and Special Tracks
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Tune-Up
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Educational Sessions and Special Tracks
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Director's Reception
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Region & State Association Meet-ups

Abriendo Puertas Meet-Up 


Friday, May 3, 2013

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Inside Washington Breakfast**
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Closing General Session

 

**Ticket Required

 

 

Exhibitor Information

NHSA offers two ways to register to exhibit at the upcoming 40th Annual Head Start Conference. For those who want to register online, simply click on the Floor Plan link below, select a booth from the floor plan shown, and either create an account for your company or sign in to an existing account. Exhibitors who prefer to work directly with our exhibit representative may contact Litsa Deck at (703) 739-7566 or exhibit@nhsa.org.


Exhibitors: Now you can increase traffic to your booth by reserving your space in the NEW Exhibit Supplement! Download the Supplement Form (PDF) or e-mail Julie Antoniou at julie@nhsa.org for more information.  


Important Show Dates and Times:

Installation

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 & Monday, April 29

Show Hours

7 - 9 p.m. on Monday, April 29

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 & Wednesday, May 1          

Dismantle

3 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 (All exhibitor materials must be removed by 8 p.m.) 


Exhibitor Hotel

Hampton Inn & SuitesHampton Inn & Suites
National Harbor/Alexandria Area


250 Waterfront St
Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745
1-301-567-3531

The Hampton Inn is full. Please reserve a room from one of our alternate hotels.

 

Advertising Information

For additional exposure or for those who might not be able to attend the conference but who still want to reach this important audience of Head Start leaders, we have two terrific print advertising opportunities as well. Print advertising space is available in both the conference program guide and in the premier edition of our “On Location” newsletter. For more information about these advertising opportunities, download the advertising form below or contact Julie Antoniou at (703) 739-7561 or julie@nhsa.org.

New Advertising Opportunity!

Sign up to feature your company in our Exhibit Supplement. Download the Supplement Form (PDF) or e-mail julie@nhsa.org for more information. Space is limited and the April 1st deadline is fast approaching!

 

Sponsorship Information

Is your company interested in gaining recognition for its contribution to and support of the early childhood field? If so, we’d love to help you achieve this goal. NHSA has a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities that will ensure your products and services get the visibility and recognition they deserve. To learn more, contact Litsa Deck at (703) 739-7566 or exhibit@nhsa.org or download the sponsorship form below.

For more information regarding exhibit and marketing opportunities please visit Marketing Opportunities.

 

Volunteer Information

NHSA is currently seeking volunteers for the 40th Annual Conference. Volunteers are needed for pre-conference preparation and assistance with the education sessions and other conference events. In return for 2 days of service, you will receive a complimentary conference registration, which gives you access to 100+ educational workshops on a wide range of topics and other non-ticketed events.

Download and fill out the application (PDF) to become a volunteer.

Questions about volunteering can be sent to Nardos Abebe, nabebe@nhsa.org.

 

Conference Sponsors

 

 

Platinum Sponsors

 

TeachingStrategies

ABC Mouse

 
 

 

 

Gold Sponsors

 

Kaplan

 

PreschoolFirst

 
 

 

Silver Sponsors

 

Discount School Supply

Highscope

Acelero

 

 

 

Special Event Sponsors

 

 

Community Playthings

 

Frog Street

 

Scholastic

 

Penn Foster

 

 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

 

 

Springfield College School of Human Resources
 

Childplus
 
 
 
  
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