The 2012 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo
The NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo is the largest gathering of thought leaders, classroom teachers and faculty, administrators, researchers, and other critically important practitioners and contributors in early childhood education. This Annual Conference is your professional development opportunity to:
Explore the latest research and proven best practices.
Connect with other educators and advocates who share your commitment to children, families, and effective teaching and learning.
Network with others from your State or Local Affiliates.
Whether you are a newcomer to the field or an experienced professional, the Conference is a great opportunity to help advance our shared work on behalf of children during their most critical period of development and learning!
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Mem Fox
|Attend Mem Fox’s keynote address, “The Short Road to Happiness and the Long Road to Failure: Why Reading Aloud to Young Children Changes Their Entire Life’s Journey.” Mem Fox retired as an Associate Professor of Literacy Studies from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. She is Australia’s best loved picture-book author. Her first publication, Possum Magic (1983) is the best-selling children’s picture-book ever in Australia and is still the best-selling children’s picture-book every year. She has written many other internationally best-selling books for children, including Time for Bed and Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes; and several non-fiction books for adults, including her renowned book for parents: Reading Magic. She lives in Australia and travels constantly as an advocate for literacy and for the welfare of children.|