Powering Up Early Childhood Conference 2022

The Louisiana Department of Education is excited to host the inaugural Early Childhood Conference – Powering Up Early Childhood in July 2022! The conference will take place from July 22-24, 2022, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC).

The conference will provide opportunities for education and training for child care providers, teachers, and families in all aspects of Early Childhood. The content and breakout sessions will support the following LDOE Believe to Achieve educational priorities:

  • Provide the highest quality teaching and learning environment.
  • Remove barriers and create equitable, inclusive learning experiences for all children.
  • Cultivate high-impact systems, structures, and partnerships.
  • Enhance Communication and guidance for family engagement and support.

Registered attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 12 Louisiana Pathways approved hours.

Free CPR certification is offered as a pre-conference add-on option. Morning and afternoon CPR sessions are available.

Educational Sessions and Training Opportunities for:


Family Home Providers

Teachers & Staff


Tentative Conference Schedule

Tentative Conference Schedule

Registration and Scheduling

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Regular Registration: May 1, 2022 through June 30, 2022
Full Conference Registration $75.00

There will be no onsite registration. All registration must be completed in advance of arriving at the event.

Session scheduling will be done via the Whova app. Early bird registrants will gain access on June 6. Regular registration ticket holders will gain access on June 8.

*A processing fee will be applied during checkout.

If you are registering more than 4 employees and would like to register a family member of a child in your center free of charge, please email CCAPEvents@la.gov.


The conference host hotel is the Hilton Riverside, near the Convention Center. Reduced-rate rooms are available for attendees.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, La 70130

Booking Link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50274688
Rooms must be booked by June 15, 2022

Presenter Application

Thank you for applying to present at the inaugural Early Childhood Conference, Powering Up Early Childhood. The application process is currently closed. All approved presenter information will be added to the Whova event app in June. If you have any questions, please email ccapevents@la.gov.

Vendor Application

The Powering Up Early Childhood Conference vendor fair will connect early childhood providers, teachers, and families with resources and supports from external partners.

The vendor fair schedule is as follows:

  • Vendor Fair: Friday, July 22nd 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Vendor Fair: Saturday, July 23rd 8:30am – 5:00pm

All vendor information will be added to the Whova app in June. If you have any questions, please email ccapevents@la.gov.

Please contact CCAPEvents@la.gov with questions.