Preschool Conference



Save the Date!

The Promoting Positive Outcomes preschool conference will be held April 19-20, 2022 at the Monroe Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana. This year's theme will be Shaping a Better Future Through Effective Inclusion, Collaboration, and Transition.

Adiba Nelson - Keynote Speaker

Adiba Nelson is an author, screenwriter, performer, disability rights advocate, and most recently, subject of the Emmy winning documentary, The Full Nelson.

She wrote and self-published her first children’s book, Meet ClaraBelle in 2013, after not being able to find a children’s book that adequately and appropriately represented her daughter (disabled, Black). Since then she has led numerous workshops and given keynote addresses around the country for parents, educators and education professionals/paraprofessionals, focusing on disability inclusion and empowerment.

Bethany Van Delft - Keynote Speaker

Bethany Van Delft’s comedy has garnered her a multitude of awards and opportunities to perform at prestigious festivals. She is a mother of two and a fierce advocate for her daughter who was born with Down syndrome. This led her to complete leadership and advocacy trainings and informs much of her work as both performer and host with National Public Radio’s Moth Radio Hour StorySlams and GrandSlams. She is currently hosting iHeart Radio’s kids news podcast, The Ten News and co-hosting a digital series by NOVA/PBS, “Parentalogic” along side Dr. Alok Patel. She speaks on the importance of storytelling in family engagement and advocacy at conferences across the country
On her web bio she adds that “She manages to do these things while somehow keeping her kids and husband alive, and not very unhappy. She also bakes pretty good.”

Call for Proposals

The Early Childhood Special Education Conference is seeking proposals focused on the topics of inclusion, collaboration, and transition.

We encourage infusing family and community considerations into your proposals. We also invite other related topics, as applicable to the conference theme. We aim to have both researchers and practitioners as presenters, and especially encourage practitioners as presenters.

Please note:
All presentation proposals are due by December 1, 2021.
The lead presenter will have the conference registration fee waived.

How to submit your proposal:
Fill out all sections of this survey and click submit.