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2023 International Conference Heads to New Orleans; registration opens

Registration for the Parents as Teachers 2023 International Conference, which is headed south to the Big Easy – New Orleans, is underway and the enthusiasm is quickly growing! Located in New Orleans Central Business District, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans will play host to the conference from October 16 – 19, 2023, under the theme Unmasking Potential. The beautiful 4-star Hyatt Regency is within a 10-minute walk of Caesars Superdome and Smoothie King Center, and a short cab ride to Lafayette Square and Bourbon Street.

As usual, the conference abounds with informative workshops, plenary panel discussions, a host of resplendent speakers, and fun-filled networking opportunities. More than 1,200 early childhood professionals will gather for four days of astonishing professional development opportunities focusing on helping professionals interested in using technology and the latest trends in early childhood home visiting to enhance the learning experiences they provide to their constituents.

“This year’s conference will cover a wide range of topics related to parenting engagement, including research-informed techniques for strengthening families and collaborating with community partners,” said Bart Holland, Parents as Teachers’ director of Marketing Communications and Events.

“It bears the theme Unmasking Potential as a declaration of the enormous opportunities Parents as Teachers has to provide even greater services to its customers. Helping to unmask the potential, for the first time this year’s conference speakers are being announced early,” he said.

Featured speakers for the Parents as Teachers 2023 International Conference

Captivating audiences as the conference Opening Keynoter will be Janai Norman, weekend anchor on ABC’s Good Morning America television broadcast. She is a big advocate for advancing maternal health.

Breakfast Plenary speakers will include New York Times Reporter Erica Green and a panel of Show Me Strong Families doulas, sharing all about Maternal Mortality and how important doulas are to supporting mothers’ birthing experience.

Dr. Ron Ferguson from Harvard University and The Basics, and David Jacobsen from the Education Development Center, will speak on “How Parents as Teachers Can Help Drive Community-wide Change: Two Complementary Approaches.”

Rounding out the conference as the Closing Keynoter will be a moderated talk with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, renowned pediatrician and person responsible for exposing the Flynt Water Crisis.

Click here to read biographies for all keynote speakers.

With more than 80 workshops covering a plethora of early childhood and home-visiting topics, this professional development gathering will be replete with presenters and keynote speakers famous for delivering thought-provoking talks. And networking opportunities will reach new heights in the southern comfort of New Orleans’ rich culture.

Attending this learning and development conference can be a valuable investment for one’s personal and professional growth and a fantastic way to learn about best practices in the field and gain well-regarded insights and skills.

For all the latest information, pricing, and detailed descriptions of in-person and virtual options, visit the Parents as Teachers 2023 International Conference website: https://www.parentsasteachersconference.org/

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