Early Childhood Education Conference

September 13-14, 2022
Chicago, IL

Early Childhood Education


There are many challenges and opportunities in the Planning & Design for Early Childhood Educational spaces. Two years ago, educators, designers, and researchers collaborated in Austin to rethink early childhood environments to enhance learning. This year we are gathering to explore how neurodevelopment and the physical environment collide to promote brain-targeted teaching models for the future. We are looking for your knowledge, expertise, and experience to bring together resources from across the nation in this call for presenters! Categories of topics include Community Impact and planning for equity, Physical Environment and design for experience, Neuroscience and Early Learning and planning for the whole child, and Funding & Policy for resources and implementation.

Submit Your Proposal!

Deadline: June 13, 2022


Join members of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), Learning By Design magazine for two interactive days focused on new ideas to engage and stimulate young learners.

  • The ECE 2022 will examine early childhood learning through the lens of the built environment, as participants consider the ways in which school design can support both developmental and academic goals
  • Speakers will offer insights from the fields of youth development, mind-brain education and play-based learning. Practitioner and industry leaders will connect theory to on-the-ground practice, with activities designed to leverage the collective knowledge of participants to consider design solutions.
  • The event will conclude with a tour of an Early Childhood campus with innovative early childhood learning environments to offer inspiration and design ideas for future schools.


Subject to change | *times shown in EST

DAY 1 – TUESDAY | SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 – 8:30 AM–7:00 PM
8:30 AM Opening Session / Welcome
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
12:45 PM Lunch with Speaker
1:30 – 5:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
6:00 PM Networking Reception
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY | SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 – 8:30 AM–12:30 PM
8:30 AM Opening Session / Welcome
9:45 – 11 :45 AM Facilitate Talks
11 :45 AM Show and Tell (15 min Project Story Boards)


The Early Childhood Education Conference is where leaders from across the country will come together to share their best early childhood environments design and planning strategies – leading the way to a path of student success in future education. We want you to be part of it!

All sponsors will receive the following (each sponsor type includes additional benefits):
  • Acknowledgement as event sponsor in website and onsite signage
  • Sponsor badge identifier

Become a Sponsor / Exhibitor!

Innovation Sponsor – $15,000

Connect, network, and share in conversations with the people that matter most for your growth and exposure.
  • Logo on all pre and post conference email campaigns
  • Logo on each education session start preview slide
  • Four (4) complimentary full-conference registrations
  • Pre-conference attendee list (2 weeks-out)
  • Verbal thank you from podium
  • Opportunity to introduce one Concurrent Session Speaker
  • Branding attendee give-away opportunities
  • Take-one table literature opportunity
  • Full post-conference attendee list
  • Table-top exhibit space (as permitted)

Explorer Sponsor – $7,500

Build meaningful and long-lasting community relationships.
  • Three (3) complimentary full-conference registrations
  • Pre-conference attendee list (2 weeks-out)
  • Opportunity to introduce one Concurrent Session Speaker
  • Take-one table literature opportunity
  • Full post-conference attendee list
  • Table-top exhibit space (as permitted)

Developer Sponsor – $3,500

Develop inspiring strong connections, share bold ideas, and, ultimately, an enriched your business future.
  • Two (2) complimentary full-conference registrations
  • Take-one table literature opportunity
  • Full post-conference attendee list

Creator Sponsor – $1,750

Identify your brand as to having expertise as a creator of Early Childhood Environments.
  • One (1) complimentary full-conference registrations
  • Full post-conference attendee list


LPA Perkins Will VS America


Commercial Member: $400
Commercial Non-Member: $650
School District Member: $150
School District Non-Member: $275
Student: $50

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Payment/Cancellation Policy
All registration payments will be required by the start of the event. Cancellation requests must be made in writing to [email protected]. There is a $50 processing fee for all cancellations, no refunds will be issued for registrations cancelled after July 11, 2022.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations will be available soon.

The health and safety of all visitors to A4LE conferences remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring government mandates and policy changes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and public health advancements. As information pertaining to the virus continues to develop, we will adjust our approach as needed and keep you up to date with new developments to ensure a coordinated effort and a safe environment for all conference attendees.
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