The Opening Minds Early Education Conference is the only event in the nation where people of all professions educating or caring for young children gather to learn, side-by-side, together.

Meet the top people in the field of early education from all industries: education, administration, health & wellness, medicine, nursing, justice, social service, policy, government, parks & recreation, tech, business, library science, and more.

Some of Our SPEAKERS

Dr. Stephen Nowicki
Kathleen Baltman, MA, E-IV®
Dr. Danette Bonillo
Tami Meer
Mark Rogers
Tiffany Tafe
Dr. Daniela Foerch
Dr. Andrea Adelman
Angela Esposito
Rachel Terlop
Tessa Baden
Alison Guadiano
Vanessa Jones
Sunny Park-Johnson, Ph.D
Cori Paulsrud
Debrah Clark
Jessica-Christine Gunia
Kristin Lems
Carole Stephens
Jessica McCrory Calarco
Caroline Jens
Katari Coleman
Kelly Durov
Nancy Bruski
Molly Gerrish
Morgan Beidleman




Content Areas




Big Welcome Party
“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.”
“Opening Minds is the best early education conference in the nation.”

This is just a preview of what’s planned.

More sessions, descriptions, and presenters will be added, regularly. Follow us on Facebook, to get updates in real time. The full schedule of listings will be available in January.


Our Teaching Objectives

We make learning easy for anyone working or caring for young children birth to 3rd grade.
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What is an Unconference?

Professionals come together, set the agenda, and problem-solve issues.
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Schedule Overview

4 days of action packed learning
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Credit Hours

Credit Hours are available for educators as well as allied professionals.
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Take a day to refuel and learn something new!

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