What: Illinois AEYC Growing Futures 2016 Conference

When: September 22-24, 2016

Where: Prairie Capitol Convention Center, Springfield, IL

 Hotel Room Block: The Hotel room block at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel is full so we have booked an overflow block across the street.  We have an available block a the Wyndham Springfield City Center (formerly known as the Hilton Downtown) directly across the street. We have rooms available for the nights of 9/21, 9/22 and 9/23. To reserve a room, just call 217-789-1530 and let them know you would like to book in the Illinois AEYC Conference Room Block.  The rate is $124.00 plus 12% tax. Parking is additional in the garage.  This block is being held until it is full or September 6th, whichever comes first.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN: On-line registration is open and early bird rates are in effect until July 31, 2016.  Register today @

Conference Session Schedule 8-22-16.pdf

Prospectus- This includes the exhibit application, sponsorship application and advertisement application.

Session Handouts:

Thank you to the 2016 Exhibitors (click on their name to directly link to their website).

Illinois Early Learning Project

Gateways to Opportunity

ChildCare Careers

St. Louis District Dairy Council

Kaplan Early Learning Company

Smart Starters/Discovery Kids Puterbugs

Discount School Supply

Illinois StarNET

Teaching Strategies

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

St. Ambrose University Early Childhood Education

Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children

ExceleRate Illinois

Illinois Resource Center Early Childhood

Technology Center for Teaching and Learning

2016 Conference Sponsors

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