The inaugural Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC) in April, 2011, was a resounding success. With well over 2,000 attendees participating in some 200 sessions on topics ranging from everything from early childhood pedagogy to early childhood policy, the four convening organizations – the Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC), the Colorado Head Start Association (CHSA), the Denver Preschool Program (DPP), and the Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado (ECEAC) – could not have been happier with how the event turned out.
But big successes such as this create big precedents, and in order to ensure that the next Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference is at least as successful as the first, we have decided to forgo the 2012 calendar year and instead target early 2013 for the next RMECC event. Specifically, the next Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference will take place from February 28th to March 2nd, 2013, at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. While this seems like quite a ways away, it will be here before we know it, so please mark your calendars, make plans to join us in Denver in early 2013, and be sure to check back with us frequently at our website (ecconference.com) for ongoing conference updates.
Since RMECC will not be taking place in 2012, three of the four partnering organizations will be hosting individual conferences of their own much as they did prior to the creation of the joint conference. CAEYC, CHSA, & ECEAC all will be holding separate conferences sometime during 2012, and your attendance at these events is highly encouraged. Beginning in 2013, however, our four organizations have committed to making RMECC an annual event, so you can anticipate that the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference will be an annual fixture on the spring calendar every year thereafter.
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to gathering with you in Denver for the second convening of RMECC in 2013. And in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you might have.