2021 Virtual MEIC Conference
Monday, May 3 & Tuesday, May 4, 2021
We are excited to announce the 2021 Annual MEIC Conference will be held virtually on Monday, May 3, and Tuesday, May 4. The two-day event will feature three workshops per day, via Zoom.
Please review the 2021 Virtual MEIC Conference Preliminary Agenda . We are excited about these topical sessions and look forward to sharing them with you.
Early Bird Registration will open later this month for one-day or two-day attendance. CEU applications are pending. We will share additional details in the coming weeks.
Although we will be meeting virtually this year, our goals of this important conference remain the same:
- Instill a sense of confidence, energy, and achievement for continued work on behalf of infants and toddlers with special needs, and their families;
- Encourage connections among all early childhood professionals and families;
- Promote interventions that support, challenge, and celebrate individual differences;
- Explore current perspectives, research and trends related to best practice in the field;
- Expand knowledge of issues affecting the development of infants, toddlers, and families.
If you have any questions, or would like to be added to our conference email list to receive updates, please email MEICconference@gmail.com.
We are excited to announce that Emily Perl Kingsley will be our Keynote Speaker for the 2021 Virtual MEIC Conference. Emily worked in television for fifty years, the last 45 as a writer for Sesame Street (a dream job!).
As the parent of a son with Down syndrome, now 46, Emily has myriad stories about surviving the “dark ages” when professionals advised institutionalization and gave little hope for any academic accomplishments whatsoever. Her journey and his achievements make a fascinating story about a lifetime of battles, adventures, and advocacy. Breaking barriers and setting new kinds of expectations, starting with the groundbreaking act of including her son on Sesame Street (followed by the inclusion of dozens and dozens of other individuals with disabilities), has created a wave which has changed the landscape of television.
CALL FOR SUPPORTERS & PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
Please join us as a Supporter for the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. As a conference Supporter, you will help MEIC continue to offer this wonderful learning opportunity virtually to promote the highest quality services for Massachusetts families. Because of the ongoing pandemic, these services are needed more than ever.
As a Supporter, you will receive free registrations for the conference and the opportunity to distribute promotional materials to MEIC’s conference email list (details on this below). Please fill out the Online Supporter and Promotional Materials Application, and mail your check payment with a printed copy of your application to:
MEIC Conference c/o Michelle Cook
Regina Villa Associates
11 Parklands Drive, Unit 1828
Bluffton, SC 29910
All Supporter applications with payment are due by April 9, 2021.
Want us to share promotional materials with our conference email list?
Consider our Promotional Materials option, which is an option in the Online Supporter and Promotional Materials Application. For only $75, we will include a single page promotional material of your choice in the electronic 2021 MEIC Promotional Materials Booklet. This is a great opportunity to get the word out about your organization and/or any children’s activities you offer.
We will distribute the 2021 MEIC Promotional Materials Booklet via email to our entire conference database in mid to late April, which includes 2,000+ subscribers, as well as post it to the conference website after the conference. Your $75 fee includes a randomly assigned space for a coupon sheet, pass, or informational sheet.
All Promotional Material applications with payment are due by April 9, 2021. We also require a sample of your material, which must 8.5 x 11” in PDF format, be emailed to email@example.com by April 9. A final copy of your material is due by April 14.