Early Educators Leadership Conference

Leading Career Pathways to Equity

OCTOBER 5 – 8, 2022 | ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Congratulations to all who registered for this year’s Early Educators Leadership Conference. Our conference is at full capacity and registration is now closed. Thank you for your continued commitment to your field and we look forward to welcoming you in Orlando.

New Event Alert: ECE Practitioner Day: October 8, 2022, Orlando, FL

ECE Practitioner Day will give you the opportunity to discuss strategies for creating equitable practices in your program, learn approaches to wellness and self-care, network with colleagues, and hear from Council leadership and experts in the field.

The event will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, and information about the hotel is available on the registration page. The Council has secured a special rate for October 7-8 if you are interested in making a reservation with the host hotel to extend your stay. Rooms are going fast, so we encourage you to register today!

Need another reason to attend? If you register with five or more of your colleagues, you will receive a 10% group discount. This is a great cost-effective opportunity for professional development geared just to you.

This Year's EELC Checks All the Boxes...

Fun, Sun and Professional Development!

This year’s conference will focus on advancing equity in early learning, through advocacy for young children, families and the educators who serve them.

We will take an in-depth look at building systems, policies and career pathways that place our industry on the right track towards equity in the classroom and the workplace. The 2022 EELC will provide you with an opportunity to discuss with industry leading experts the obstacles that affect equitable wages, and the support and recognition our field is worthy of.

Our retreat-style conference offers nearly 30 sessions tailored to your interests. You will be inspired and gain valuable information to improve your daily work with children, families, and colleagues. EELC’s unique blend of sessions targeting self-care and visionary methods of elevating the ECE community remain an integral part of the conference design.

The time to lead the charge for change and recognition in the early childhood education field is now! Join us at the 2022 Early Educators Leadership Conference as we explore the theme Leading Career Pathways to Equity. Be the change you wish to see in the world!

Who Attends EELC?

EELC brings together national and international leaders, policymakers, early childhood professionals, higher education institutions and early childhood training organizations all under one roof. Gain a unique opportunity to explore your full career potential as a professional in early childhood education through specialized ECE knowledge in each conference session.

Hotel & Accommodations

YOUR MAJESTIC ADVENTURE AWAITS AT THE RENAISSANCE ORLANDO AT SEAWORLD! Discover a unique experience at a prime location that combines the excitement of Orlando with its own imaginative style, making it the perfect conference destination.

Come solo or turn this into a family vacation as you explore our modern conference setting, featuring self-care sessions, wellness breaks and resort amenities. Take in views of the sparkling pool and lush, tropical grounds from your spacious guest room.

Down time can be as simple as relaxing in one of the comfortable lounge chairs surrounding the tropical pool area, an impromptu networking session in one of the bars or restaurants or take in all the action while connecting with colleagues in the atrium lobby.

Get energized at the Fitness Center, where Peloton Bikes are a star of the show. Be pampered at the full-service spa or escape for a walk or run on well-lighted paths around the SeaWorld Resort area. The resort is within walking distance of SeaWorld® Orlando and the Aquatica water park; International Drive and Disney Theme Parks are also close by.

Three nights’ accommodations are included in your registration with check in on October 5, 2022 and check out on October 8, 2022.

An All-Inclusive Conference Experience

The Council is known for its all-inclusive conference design which allows registered attendees to enjoy meals, snacks, deluxe hotel accommodations, health and wellness and professional development sessions for one price.

The 2022 all-inclusive conference registration includes:

  • Nearly 30 conference sessions that include health & wellness, general sessions, and networking opportunities.
  • All Meals (3 breakfast, 2 lunch, 2 dinners and Refreshment Breaks)
  • Special Events (Starry Night Welcome Reception, Health & Wellness Expo, ​Caribbean Nights Dance Party and Disney Springs)
  • 3 nights deluxe hotel accommodations (October 5th, 6th and 7th)
  • Daily scheduled shuttle service to: Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs and Universal Studios
  • Daily enhanced wireless internet in guest room
  • Resort beverage: Two coupons per room, per stay (beer/wine)
  • Daily basic wireless internet in convention & meeting spaces

We have negotiated an excellent rate of $159 per night plus tax and a reduced resort fee rate, to allow you to come early or extend your time over the holiday weekend.