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2024 Early Childhood Education Conference 

Friday, and Saturday, April 19 and 20, 2024

The 2024 Early Childhood Education Conference is on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Stout with all the great presentations and exhibitors! Hope you can join us!

Registration is Open!

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What is the Cost of the Conference?

The cost to attend the 2024 Early Childhood Education Conference in person is listed below:

General Participation RatesOne DayTwo Days
Early Bird General Rate to April 1, 2024115.00165.00
Rate after April 1, 2024130.00180.00
Group Rates - 3 or more attendees from the same organization One DayTwo Days
Early Bird Group Rate to April 1, 2024105.00150.00
Rate after April 1, 2024120.00165.00
Student Rates - Any full-time students attending any higher education  instituteOne DayTwo Days
Early Bird Student Rate to April 1, 202445.0060.00
Rate after April 1, 202460.0075.00


2024 At-a-Glance Schedule

2024 At-a-Glance Schedule





7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Registration and Check-in 

Skylight Lounge

7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Time

Ballrooms A and B

9:00 to 10:15 a.m.


Great Hall

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Presenter Sessions

Breakout Rooms

11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Exhibitor Time

Great Hall

1:15 to 2:30 p.m.

Presenter Sessions

Breakout Rooms

2:45 to 4:00 p.m.

Presenter Sessions

Breakout Rooms

4:00 p.m.

CEU Distribution

Skylight Lounge

CEU's (Continuing Education Units)

The 2024 Early Childhood Education Conference has been approved for .5 CEU’s (continuing education units) per day of the conference. For a total of 1. CEU’s for the entire conference.

When Will Registration Close?

Online registration will close on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 12:00 a.m. You may register for the conference at the registration desk in the Memorial Student Center on Friday or Saturday, April 19 and 20, 2024.

Shuttle, Parking and Lodging

Shuttle and Parking for Friday, April 19:

Parking is not available on campus on Friday, April 19. There will be a shuttle bus running continuously from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. from the following motels to the Memorial Student Center: AmericInn by Wyndham, Best Western Plus, Hampton Inn and Suites, Motel 6, and Super 8 by Wyndham, The afternoon shuttle will run from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. from the Memorial Student Center to the AmericInn, Best Western Plus, Hampton Inn and Suites, Motel 6 and Super 8 by Wyndham.

You are welcome to park and leave your car in the parking lots of the hotels even if you do not have a reservation. Only ADA/special needs parking passes are available for on-campus parking on Friday, April 21.

Parking for Saturday, April 20:

Parking is available on the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus on Saturday in the parking lots and on the streets around campus. There is no need to pay at the pay stations on Saturday.

Additional Lodging:

The Cobblestone Inn and Suites are located across the street from the UW-Stout campus, so you can easily walk to the conference.



How do I pay for the Conference?

You can register online and pay immediately for the conference via a credit card, or you can check to pay later and we will invoice you. If you choose to receive an invoice you can either pay online with a link in the invoice or mail in a check payment. 

Our mailing address is:

Continuing Education and Conferences
University of Wisconsin-Stout
221 10th Avenue East, Suite 140
Menomonie, WI 54751

Our email is:




Cancellation Policy

All cancellation notices must be received in writing; email is acceptable. A full refund will be granted through April 1, 2024. Cancellations on or after April 2 and through April 12, 2024, will be granted less a $30.00 processing fee. No refunds will be made on or after April 13. Substitutions may be made at any time before the start of the program.


The Registry of Wisconsin

The 2024 Early Childhood Education Virtual Conference is listed with the Registry Wisconsin.


I can't locate my invoice or paid receipt?

To receive another invoice or paid receipt emailed to you, please contact us at ececonference@uwstout.edu.

No Virtual Option This Year

The conference is completely face-to-face for 2024 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie,

Where do I get up-to-date information on COVID-19

This conference will follow UW-Stout's COVID-19 guidelines, safety requirements, and meeting protocols. See latest updates.