Powering Up Early Childhood Conference 2022

The Louisiana Department of Education is excited to host the inaugural Early Childhood Conference – Powering Up Early Childhood in July 2022! The conference will take place from July 22-24, 2022, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC).

The conference will provide opportunities for education and training for child care providers, teachers, and families in all aspects of Early Childhood. The content and breakout sessions will support the following LDOE Believe to Achieve educational priorities:

  • Provide the highest quality teaching and learning environment.
  • Remove barriers and create equitable, inclusive learning experiences for all children.
  • Cultivate high-impact systems, structures, and partnerships.
  • Enhance Communication and guidance for family engagement and support.

Registered attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 12 Louisiana Pathways approved hours.

Free CPR certification is offered as a pre-conference add-on option. Morning and afternoon CPR sessions are available.


Educational Sessions and Training Opportunities for:

Directors

Family Home Providers

Teachers & Staff

Families


Tentative Conference Schedule

Tentative Conference Schedule
EC Conference Sold Out

Registration and Scheduling

Registration is now closed as the conference is sold out. To join the conference registration waiting list, please email ccapevents@la.gov.

Registered attendees should download Whova, the conference app, for session scheduling and up-to-date information.

Lodging

The conference host hotel is the Hilton Riverside, near the Convention Center.

Reduced-rate rooms are available for attendees.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, La 70130
504-561-0500
$136/night

Booking Link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50274688
Rooms must be booked by June 15, 2022


Additional hotels in the area of the Convention Center

Omni Riverfront (.4 miles from Convention Center)

Reservation Link

701 Convention Center Blvd

New Orleans, LA 70130

504-524-8200

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Hyatt Place New Orleans Convention Center (.4 miles from Convention Center)

Reservation Link

881 Convention Center Boulevard

New Orleans, LA 70130

504-524-1881

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Hampton Inn New Orleans Convention Center (.3 miles from Convention Center)

Reservation Link

1201 Convention Center Boulevard

New Orleans, LA 70130

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Hilton Garden Inn Convention Center

(.16 miles from Convention Center)

1001 S Peters Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

504-525-0044

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Springhill Suites Downtown

(.2 miles from Convention Center)

301 St. Joseph Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

504-522-3100

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Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans

(.3 miles from Convention Center)

345 St. Joseph Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

504-522-1300

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Renaissance New Orleans Arts

Warehouse District Hotel

(.5 miles from Convention Center)

700 Tchoupitoulas Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

504-613-2330

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Courtyard New Orleans

Downtown/Convention Center

(.3 miles from Convention Center)

300 Julia Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

504-598-9898

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Loews New Orleans

(.5 miles from Convention Center)

300 Poydras Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

504-595-3300

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DoubleTree by Hilton

(.7 miles from Convention Center)

300 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

504-581-1300

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Sheraton New Orleans

(.8 miles from Convention Center)

500 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

504-525-2500

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Hilton New Orleans

(.9 miles from Convention Center)

333 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70130

504-378-2800

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JW Marriott

(.9 miles from Convention Center)

614 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

504-525-6500


Presenter Application

Thank you for applying to present at the inaugural Early Childhood Conference, Powering Up Early Childhood. The application process is currently closed. If you have any questions, please email ccapevents@la.gov.

Vendor Application

The Powering Up Early Childhood Conference vendor fair will connect early childhood providers, teachers, and families with resources and supports from external partners.

The vendor fair schedule is as follows:

  • Vendor Fair: Friday, July 22nd 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Vendor Fair: Saturday, July 23rd 8:30am – 5:00pm

If you have any questions, please email ccapevents@la.gov.


Please contact CCAPEvents@la.gov with questions.