2024 Annual Conference
Monday & Tuesday, May 6 & 7, 2024
Similar to 2023, the 2024 Annual MEIC Conference will be held both in-person and virtually this year.
On Monday, May 6, the conference will be held at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough, MA. In addition to returning to in-person workshops, we will also be offering sponsors and exhibitors space at the event. Our attendees have consistently reported that the exhibits are among their favorite part of the conference.
On Tuesday, May 7, the sessions will be held virtually. Like last year’s experience, the online platform will allow all participants additional tools to deepen the virtual experience, including live chat, moderated Q&A, and polls during workshops, as well as a virtual community where attendees can better connect with each other through chat and one-on-one appointments with other attendees.
MEIC will continue to provide a program that meets our goals to:
- 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.
The Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium (MEIC) is excited to announce that Dr. Dione Christy, Ph.D. will be our Keynote Speaker for the 2024 Annual MEIC Conference. Dr. Christy is highly regarded as a consultant and keynote speaker who is ready to respectfully challenge the status quo and take leaders to the next level. She has delivered keynotes, briefings, workshops, webinars, and podcasts to thousands of leaders globally on live and virtual stages. Drawing from proven early intervention experiences, she’ll reveal what it takes for varied stakeholders to create an adaptive mindset shift and a culturally humble stance as partners to uncover your “why” and visualize your influence to make a difference.
As Senior Vice President to Senior Advisor with the Human Services Management Corporation, Dr. Christy advises executives and leads the HSMC-B: CEID Office with the responsibility of designing and delivering a comprehensive suite of professional consulting services and customized interventions. She also partners closely to grow client relationships that are focused on creating the optimal solutions based on service development goals.
Dr. Christy’s compilation of work has also been featured in the United States Department of Education’s PROGRESS in Education, the United States Department of State, Education Week, and other national publications with award-winning transformation and turnaround innovations as a lead early Interventionist and board-certified clinical competent speech-language pathologist, founder of an early intervention and special education systems model, federal and state departments’ consultant, systems district administrator, national nonprofit senior executive, national accreditation corporation senior consultant, and for-profit corporation senior executive. Widely recognized for inclusive leadership intersection of people, culture, and business, she received the Chamber of Commerce’s International ATHENA Leadership Award, the Economic Council’s DWYER Award for Excellence in Special Education, Presidential Award for Excellence in Education, National Executive Women Honoree, and other recognition honors. Additionally, Dr. Christy was chosen as one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices, SHRM Voice of Work expert, and Forbes Most Recognized Leaders twice.
CALL FOR SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS!
We are pleased to offer the opportunity for supporters and welcome you to join us!
Please Join Us as a Sponsor or Exhibitor of the 2024 Annual Conference!
As a conference sponsor, you will help MEIC continue to offer this wonderful learning opportunity to promote the highest quality services for Massachusetts families. MEIC is dedicated to its mission to serve as a statewide nonprofit educational and advocacy organization within the EI community. As we work to address the EI staffing crisis and focus efforts on hiring and retention of staff, we hope EI Workforce Recovery Funding can allow you to invest in your employees’ training by sponsoring the conference and sending many of them to attend in May 2024.
Based on your sponsorship level, you may receive a number of discounted registrations for the conference as well as the opportunity to host an exhibitor booth and be featured in our Exhibitor Booklet, which will be distributed electronically to MEIC’s conference email list. Details about the sponsorship levels, including costs and what is included, can be found in the Sponsorship Details handout. Discounts are based on registration cost at the time of registration. A single discount code cannot be shared with multiple registrants.
Please register here to be a sponsor. Commitments must be received with payment by March 31, 2024 and will be confirmed by email. Sponsor payments are check-only. Instructions about how to submit payment are located in the registration form.
Apply to be a Conference Exhibitor
On May 6, exhibitors will have the opportunity to interact with attendees through our in-person exhibit option.
Want us to share your materials electronically with our attendees?
Consider our Exhibitor Booklet option, in which we will include one 8.5” x 11” page (one-side only), in PDF format, in our conference Exhibitor Booklet for only $100. This is a great opportunity to get the word out about your organization. Your fee includes space in our Exhibitor Booklet, which will be distributed via email to our entire conference database (more than 2,000 contacts) and posted on the conference website. The Booklet will also be shared via chat throughout the conference with our attendees.
All exhibitor applications (including in-person booths and Exhibitor Booklet) and payments are due by March 31, 2024 and will be confirmed by email. Exhibitors may pay by check or with credit card. More details about exhibitor pricing and features can be found on the 2024 Exhibitor Handout.
For those applying to be part of the Exhibitor Booklet, we will also require a sample of your material, which must 8.5″ x 11” in PDF format, to be emailed to email@example.com by April 5, 2024.
Please apply here to be an exhibitor.
You will be asked to submit your payment via check or credit card via the link in the application form.
If you have any questions or would like to be added to our conference email list to receive updates, please email MEICconference@gmail.com.