Opening Minds is the Place where the Top People in all Professions Educating Young Children, Gather to Learn, Side-By-Side, Together!

Online Registration Now Closed.

Walk Ins Welcome on Site.

Wednesday January 29 through Saturday February 1, 2020

Come Join Us:

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel

200 N. Columbus Drive

Chicago, Illinois

 Registration Types  Group Rate  Individual Rate
 Early Bird Rate (Ends Saturday, September 18th) $135 $165
 Regular Registration Rate (Ends Saturday, December 14th) $145 $185
 Late Registration Rate (Ends Friday, January 17th, 2020) $225
 Walk-in Rate (Cash or Credit Card Only) $325

“In the nearly 25 years that I’ve been in the field of early childhood education, I have yet to experience the dynamics and wealth of information that your conference offers attendees.”

-National Leader in Early Childhood Education Profession

“It was an incredible experience. I loved knowing that so many States were represented in each room – it’s like I can see the lightbulb moments that are now spread across a map!”

– Presenter

If you have a group of 25 or more, or would like to pay with a Purchase Order, please call us at 312-427- 5399, or email us at

  • Schedule Subject to Change.
  • Opening Minds is a Gateways Registry Verified Conference.
  • By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, or any other purpose by Opening Minds. By entering the premises, you waive all rights you may have claims for payment or royalties.
  • The Opening Minds Conference is about children not for children. For safety reasons, we cannot allow children at the conference.
  • Your wristband must remain on your wrist for all four days of the conference. It is okay to get them wet. If your wristband is removed or tampered with, you will be required to purchase another wristband for $325.
  • No Refunds