Conference Description:

All of us do the work that we do because we want to make a difference. The elements of who we are creates a lens through which we see and interact with the world. As professionals, it’s important to reflect on how this lens impacts our beliefs, our practice and even the tools we use in our work with children and families. The year 2017 is the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom and this year’s Alberta Early Years Conference will focus on how to effectively protect the rights of all children and families by examining, understanding and deconstructing our individual and collective lens.

Profile of Attendees:

This two-day conference is primarily for front line staff, administrators, volunteers and policy makers who work with children from birth to six years of age. These professionals include, but are not limited to, early intervention workers, social workers, program administrators, speech and language professionals, child care educators, family literacy programs, early head start and head start programs and community health workers.

Over the two-day conference, held at the Fantasyland Hotel, we anticipate approximately 300 participants.

Conference Schedule:

Conference registrants will have the opportunity to access vendor tables during breaks listed below:

Monday, October 16, 2017
8:00am – 10:00am     Vendor Set Up
10:00 – 10:30am  & 12:00 – 1:00pm     Participants visit trade show

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
10:00 – 10:30am; 12 – 1:00pm & 2:30 – 2:45pm  Participants visit trade show
2:45pm – Vendor Take Down

Vendor Information:

We look forward to collaborating with various vendors through this exciting opportunity and hope to offer a variety goods and services to enhance the experience conference registrants.

Each vendor will be provided with:

  • One 6’30” skirted table set up and located in the main hall
  • Two chairs per table

Additional Tables/Chairs:

  • Available for an additional cost

Each vendor will be responsible for:

  • Set-up and take-down of their own product(s) and display(s)
  • Donating a minimum of one product or service as a door prize to be drawn during the conference

Vendor Fee:

  • Accepted vendors will be charged a vendor fee of $300.00 + GST.
  • Additional Tables and chairs will be $100.00
  • This amount is to be paid in full to Alberta Early Years upon acceptance of application

Sponsorship Opportunity:

Vendors can sponsor a break for $500 for additional recognition at the conference, including:

  • Name and logo on our website as a sponsor
  • Signage during the coffee break acknowledging you as a break sponsor
  • Verbal acknowledgment during the conference

For more information, please contact
Krista Wennerstrom
Alberta Early Years
kwennerstrom@gritprogram.ca

Vendors Application


  • Vendor spaces are limited and vendors will be notified upon acceptance
 

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