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Omni Los Angeles Hotel 251 South Olive Street Los Angeles , California 90012
Tel: (213) 617-3300
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Young Child Expo & Conference - Los Angeles 2018

Attendees

500

Exhibitors

35

Overview

Welcome to Our West Coast Conference Los Angeles!

We are very excited to bring the Young Child Expo & Conference to LA! It is a unique forum that brings together all early childhood professionals such as teachers, psychologists, special education teachers, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, pediatricians, nurses, educators, academics and students to learn about the latest information, products, services, and resources for early childhood development. The focus of our conference is on the essential topics & innovative approaches that can help all young children learn & grow well.

Our attendees seek practical information that they can use immediately in their work. Topics that will be discussed are social emotional development, literacy, language development, autism, behavior, and other developmental disorders. We strive for a WOWexperience! Are you a fan of our conference? See what attendees have to say.

Other Attendees

We anticipate that at this years Young Child Expo & Conference there will be approximately 80% professionals, 10% parents, 10% students. Professionals are estimated to include 40% teachers (regular & special education), 60% all other early childhood professionals (e.g., social workers, occupational, speech, physical therapists, psychologists, parent educators, etc). Decision makers such as directors/program administrators are estimated to be 40% of the professional attendees representing center and home-based programs serving typically developing and special needs children.

Agenda

Jan 17   

7:00am

Registration Opens

8:30am-9:20am

 

9:30am-10:30am

Presentations

10:45am-11:45am

Presentations

11:45am

Conclude/Lunch

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm-1:50pm

 

2:00pm-3:00pm

Presentations

3:15pm-4:15pm

Presentations

4:15pm

Conclude/Certificate of Attendance Distribution

5:00pm

Walking Tours/Dine Arounds

Jan 18   

7:00am

Registration Opens

8:30am-9:20am

Keynote –Dylan & Derek Volk

9:30am-10:30am

Presentations

10:45am-11:45am

Presentations

11:45am

Conclude/Lunch

 

12:00pm-1:00pm

Lunch

 

1:00pm-1:50pm

Keynote – Gabe Zichermann

2:00pm-3:00pm

Presentations

3:15pm-4:15pm

Presentations

4:15pm

Conclude/Certificate of Attendance Distribution

 

5:00pm

Networking Reception

Jan 19   

7:00am

Registration Opens

8:30am-9:20am

Keynote –Monique Marshall

9:30am-10:30am

Presentations

10:45am-11:45am

Presentations

11:45am

Conclude/Lunch

 

12:00pm-1:00pm

 Lunch

 

1:00pm-1:50pm

Keynote – Nirvan Mullick

2:00pm-3:00pm

Presentations

3:15pm-4:15pm

Presentations

4:15pm

Conclude/Certificate of Attendance Distribution

 

5:00pm

 

Keynote Speakers

Gabe Zichermann

MBA, CEO, Onward, CA

The marriage between games and learning is long, but uneasy. Over the past 30 years, games in education have been alternately lauded as the great savior of a struggling system and a full teacher replacement. After all, if it’s fun enough, why do we need anyone running the classroom at all? But amidst all the hype and confusion, there is a movement taking shape — based on science, practical examples and good fundamentals — that marries the best of educators with the power of games to improve outcomes and critical 21st century skills.  Its name is Gamification — and from the boardroom to the classroom, it’s leveraging the best ideas from games, loyalty programs and behavioral economics to change the world.

And just in time, too. Find out the latest patterns, research and concepts behind gamification from expert and author of “The Gamification Revolution”, Gabe Zichermann. 

Monique Marshall

MS, Elementary Educator, Wildwood School, CA

“Never Too Young” is Monique’s mantra.  She believes in the importance of creating age appropriate learning opportunities around multicultural themes that spring from the naturally inquisitive world of our youngest learners in schools. Monique will invite us to think about how we can support young students’ conversations around race, class, gender and other social issues.  In her presentation Monique will share examples of what this work with young children can look like. She offers a space for dialogue about often silenced topics.  

Monique will share video of young children modeling the impact of intentional multicultural curriculum. She will help participants explore a K-5 instructional model that uses doll stories to help young children normalize the noticing of difference and explore multicultural themes. Drawing from both her own experiences as a child as well as her 30 years of working with children, Monique will discuss the importance of the application of curriculum that invites identity investigation and inclusion into the classrooms of our youngest learners.

Nirvan Mullick

MFA, Filmmaker (Cain’s Arcade) & Founder, Imagination.org, CA

Nirvan Mullick, creator of the viral film Caine’s Arcade, shares the inspiring story of how a community came together to celebrate the creativity of one child, and how that has since sparked Imagination.org, the Global Cardboard Challenge, and a movement to foster the creativity of children worldwide.

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