Conferences

National Head Start Conference

The largest national conference devoted to all things Head Start, NHSA’s annual conference brings our community together for a week of sharing, networking, learning, and celebrating. This year’s National Conference & Expo will take place in Phoenix, Arizona from May 8-11, 2023.


Leadership Education and Development Summit

Leadership Education and Development Summit (LEADS) prepares Head Start and Early Head Start programs to be innovative. This year’s summit will take place virtually from June 20-22, 2023.


Fall Leadership Institute

NHSA’s Fall Leadership Institute is a four-day deep dive into the policy and advocacy issues that will impact Head Start for years to come. This year’s Institute will take place in Crystal City, Virginia from September 18-21, 2023.


Early Childhood Innovation Summit

The Early Childhood Innovation Summit serves as forum for early childhood education thinkers and activists to network, explore, and accelerate practitioner-based innovation. Join the waitlist for the 2023 Summit!


Parent and Family Engagement Conference

NHSA’s annual Parent and Family Engagement Conference is the only national event that focuses on how Head Start parents, families, and staff can best partner to promote both family engagement and children’s development. This year’s Parent Conference will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from December 4-7, 2023.


Winter Leadership Institute

Explore meaningful policies, the role of Head Start in our country’s recovery, and meet with lawmakers to help provide a level of stability that will make all the difference. This year’s Winter Leadership Institute will take place in Crystal City, Virginia from January 22-25, 2023.


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Save the Dates

Winter Leadership Institute
January 22-25, 2024
Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, VA

National Conference & Expo
April 15-18, 2024
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR

Leadership Education and Development Summit (LEADS)
June TBD

Fall Leadership Institute
September 23-26, 2024
Capital Hilton, Washington, DC

Parent & Family Engagement Conference
December 16-19, 2024
Hilton Bayfront, San Diego, CA

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