Our annual conference is an important training and professional development opportunity for early childhood educators. The event brings together expert and engaging keynote presenters, breakout groups, interactive sessions and other workshops to engage, inspire and educate. The event attracts hundreds of attendees from across the state, country and world each year. 

 WECA anticipates more than 800 attendees from Wisconsin and its neighboring states (including approximately 350 in-person attendees each day and hundreds of additional virtual attendees). The conference draws early childhood teachers, assistant teachers, directors, and family child care owners/providers in addition to representatives from state agencies, higher education institutions, and Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies.

Sponsorship Opportunities

When you support WECA’s Annual Conference, you highlight your dedication to the early childhood workforce and early care and education in Wisconsin, which is the foundation of young children’s future success and a socially and economically thriving state.

WECA’s sponsorship opportunities allow your organization to contribute at a level that meets your marketing and/or corporate social responsibility goals while advancing positive recognition of your brand.

If you have any questions, please contact us at marketing@wisconsinearlychildhood.org.

Keynote Speakers

Judy Jablon

Friday Keynote

Judy is founder and strategic advisor of Leading for Children (LFC), bringing more than 40 years of dedication to the field of early learning. In 2016, Judy founded LFC, a non-profit organization focused on ensuring that all children birth to five grow and learn in thriving communities. Judy developed LFC’s groundbreaking Humanity First Model that focuses on community and the collective wisdom of its members. It centers around the great passion and determination of all the different individuals who dedicate their lives to leading for children.

Dr. Anthony Broughton, “MiSTER B”

Saturday Keynote

Dr. Broughton is an award-winning master educator, educational consultant, and educational leader. He streamlined his talents and experiences as a certified educator, regional pre-K coordinator at the South Carolina Department of Education and an administrator to develop AVA Educational Consulting, LLC. Children around the world affectionately refer to Dr. Broughton as “MiSTER B,” as they engage in his highly energetic and interactive educational videos that have garnered significant following on YouTube. 

We also are planning a full day of higher education-focused sessions on Thursday of the conference, including an exciting keynote. Details on that coming soon!

Save the Date for the 2024 Conference: Oct. 10-12, 2024, at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton, Wis.!

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In Their Words

“The conference was the best thing I’ve ever been to in my life. I was inspired!”

-2023 Attendee

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