Conferences

Leadership Education and Development Summit

Leadership Education and Development Summit (LEADS) prepares Head Start and Early Head Start programs to be innovative. The summit will take place virtually June 25-27, 2024.


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. The 2024 summit will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah from August 5 to August 7.


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. The Institute will take place September 23-26, 2024 in Washington D.C.


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. The 2024 Parent Conference will be held December 16 through December 19 in San Diego, California.


Winter Leadership Institute

The National Head Start Association’s 2025 Winter Leadership Institute will take place in Washington, D.C., January 27-30.


National Head Start Conference

NHSA’s annual National Conference & Expo brings our community together for a week of sharing, networking, learning, and celebrating. The 2024 Conference will take place in Portland, Oregon from April 15-18.


Exhibit and Engage the NHSA Network

There’s no substitute for face-to-face when you want to acquire new customers, effectively convey what makes your company, products, and services special, and understand what the Head Start workforce wants and needs.

Reserve your exhibit space and additional marketing opportunities for Head Start's largest events of the year.

Save the Dates

National Conference & Expo
May 19-22, 2025
Columbus, OH

Fall Leadership Institute
September 15-18, 2025
Washington, D.C.

Parent & Family Engagement Conference
December 8-11, 2025
Orlando, FL

Winter Leadership Institute
January 26-29, 2026
Washington, D.C.

National Conference & Expo
May 4-7, 2026
Minneapolis, MN

Parent & Family Engagement Conference
December 14-18, 2026
Nashville, TN

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