Building High Impact Registries:
Nurturing Equity through data, relationships, and technology

September 08 - 11, 2020

About the Event

The National Workforce Registry Alliance is excited to announce that the 2020 National Workforce Registry Alliance Conference will be held virtually from Sept. 8-11, 2020! After careful consideration during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we elected to move this year’s conference to a digital setting to prioritize the health and safety of attendees and minimize the cost to those who might be facing economic hardship at this time. We are also offering a great group rate to make access to the conference feasible for more members of your team, including those who don't have access to a travel budget!

Since 2003, leaders in the early childhood and afterschool field have gathered annually to share ideas and network around workforce registries. The National Workforce Registry Alliance was formally created in 2009 and now each year hosts a conference to bring together policymakers and professionals from across the country who work in early childhood and afterschool care in state and regional registries, institutions of higher education, state education departments, training institutions, and others interested in how early childhood workforce data informs policies and practices serving infants and young children.

Attendees will participate virtually in vital conversations around cultivating equity, data related support of the workforce, standards of quality for workforce data systems, and a strong national voice driving relevant policies and initiatives. To create an engaging experience online, the 2020 Conference will:

As a thank you, individual attendees will receive a National Workforce Registry Alliance swag bag including a tee shirt, pen, journal, socks, and water bottle!

Registration for this event is required and both individual and group rates are available.

To learn more about the National Workforce Registry Alliance and register for the 2020 Conference: https://www.registryalliance.org/index.php

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Why you can’t miss this

Event Highlights

Live Keynote Speakers: Dr. John B. King, Dr. Walter Gilliam, Enrique Feldman

Virtual experience of shared space from the safety of your home, using Live Chats, Scavenger Hunt, Leaderboard, and networking opportunities.

Engagement: special opportunity to allow all participants a seat at the virtual table to talk about what matters most to them

20 sessions with material relevant to your professional growth, advancing equity, and inspiring new state developments

No travel required

Agenda

 

September 01-07 25+ Registry relevant sessions are available in semi-live format and on-demand from our library of sessions.

 

September 08 (Live Day 1)

10:30am ET

Keynote Dr. John B. King will speak to equity and education (EdTrust CEO and Former Secretary of Education)

1:00 pm ET

Town Hall Meeting with Alliance Leadership

2:00 pm ET

Evening Kick Back & Connect



September 09 (Live Day 2)

11:00 am ET

Plenary, "Asking the Right Questions: Improving Data Quality by using an Equity Lens" with Becky Milliard (VT Northern Lights)

12:30-3:45 ET

Keynote Enrique Feldman will present on "Connections Reimagined: The Art of Connecting and how our individual choices can recreate loving communities"

12:30-3:45 ET

Open Space Forum, moderators provided, for maximum engagement opportunity



September 10 (Live Day 3)

11:00 am ET

Plenary, "2020 State of Registries Survey Findings" with Jill Soto (OK) & Denise Mauzy (MO)

12:30-3:45 ET

Keynote Dr. Walter Gilliam (Yale) presenting on the COVID-19 Infection Rates & Mitigation in US Child Care Programs with special emphasis on the contribution of ECE Workforce Registries to research now and in the future

12:30-3:45 ET

Open Space Forum, moderators provided, for maximum engagement opportunity



September 11 (Live Day 4)

12:30-3:45 ET

Plenary, "Path to an Impactful Registry: The Journey is as Important as the Destination" with a panel from Johns Hopkins University

12:30-3:45 ET

Keynote Placeholder

12:30-3:45 ET

Open Space Forum, moderators provided, for maximum engagement opportunity

 

September 12-30 On-demand access to all event sessions. Access to Engagement Sessions Summaries.

National Workforce Registry Alliance Board of Directors

 


Sample Sessions


Keynote Speakers


Dr. John B. King, Jr served in President Barack Obama’s cabinet as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Education. In tapping him to lead the U.S. Department of Education, President Obama called King “an exceptionally talented educator,” citing his commitment to “preparing every child for success” and his lifelong dedication to education as a teacher, principal, and leader of schools and school systems. Dr. King is the President and CEO of the Education Trust. We look forward to hearing Dr. King's thoughts on our work and how we look to partnerships for a stronger future for our youngest citizens. You can read more about his recent work here.


Dr. Walter Gilliam joins us from Yale University's Child Study Center, where he is the Director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. He is President of the Board for Child Care Aware of America; a member of the board of directors for ZERO TO THREE, the Irving Harris Foundation, All Our Kin, and First Children's Finance; a research fellow of the National Institute for Early Education Research; and former Senior Advisor to the NAEYC. In the spring of 2020, Dr. Gilliam worked closely with the Alliance and workforce registries on the following national study "COVID-19 Infection Rates & Mitigation in US Child Care Programs: A Natural Experiment of Critical Implications for Reopening Child Care & Schools." Dr. Gilliam will share the study results and discuss the critical role registries will play in future research. You can learn more about the study here.


Enrique Feldman joins the Alliance as an artist, educator, and public speaker. Enrique is an executive board member for Fight Cancer Global, an Advisory Board Member for CCLAC (Intergenerational Learning), and a past board member for SAZAEYC, (Southern AZ Assoc. for the Education of Young Children). Some of his accomplishments include: Founder and Director of Education, Global Learning Foundation, Co-Author of the children’s book series Sam the Ant®, Creator, iBG®, Intellectual Brainwave Games, Author of “Living Like a Child," 2-Time Grammy Nominated Composer and Artist, Co-writer of Arizona First Things First Early Childhood Standards, Original Council Member for First Things First Early Childhood Initiative. Enrique will join us as Keynote exploring: "Connections Reimagined" The Art of Connection: how our individual choices can recreate loving communities. You can learn more about Enrique here.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/enrique-hank-feldman-a95a9b9/

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, registration through our Whova App is required for each attendee. You can register to attend here.
The event is uniquely designed to provide opportunities for professional growth and information on systems development to leadership and staff who operate ECE Workforce Registries. Stakeholder groups such as National Training Organizations, Registry Software Vendors, National Non-Profits, Field Leadership, Policy Makers, Thought Partners, Researchers, State Administrators, and Systems Developers are encouraged to attend.This conference is known for valuing engagement and collaborative opportunities for harvesting collective wisdom.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet. You can access using a mobile device, computer, or tablet.
No. It is, however, preferred for the live days during the breakout engagements.
The Alliance is a national, non-profit (501c3), membership organization that works directory in a collaborative and supporting role with 43 states workforce registries. In that capacity, the Alliance sets national standards for data collection, and best practices for registries. In 2019, there were 16 states who met eligibility requirements for the national data pull and 14 who participated in that report. In 2021, we anticipate the inclusion of 18 states in our data pool. In addition to producing the national data set, the Alliance serves as the unifying, national voice for ECE Workforce Registries. To support registry development we host quarterly directors’ roundtables, represent registries in monthly ECE community of practice calls, and hold an annual conference bringing together leaders and staff from across the country. Alliance members benefit from access to the listserv, publications, shared resources, Training Organization Recognition, and peer mentoring and support.
Absolutely! Your entire state team is welcome to this event. We thrive on the collaboration and the connections we make. As well as valuing our diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives, the Alliance is committed to making space at the table for stakeholder voices to be shared. This year we are offering a great group rate to make it possible for more teams to come together, sharing in the experience as an investment for the whole state, not just a few.
The live sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the event after they occur, making them available for viewing later in the month. All semi-live sessions are recorded in advance and accessible throughout the month.
Yes. All semi-live sessions are recorded in advance and accessible throughout the month. Live Sessions will be recorded and uploaded for viewing later.
You can contact a conference representative at contact@registryalliance.org
  • INVITATION: Complete your registration ahead of time.
  • ACCESS: Ensure that your computer or smartphone are capable of accessing the program. Be sure to consider your bandwidth access for optimal engagement.
  • ENGAGING: If you plan to use a webcam: face good lighting, use a plain background, and find a set of earbuds with a microphone. In addition to relaxed professional attire, you may also want to plan where you’ll be attending the virtual conference from. A quiet location is ideal—and camera capabilities mean that you’ll want to ensure it's distraction-free for co-workers.
  • PREPARE: Come prepared to the live days by tuning into sessions in advance to gather recent information, formulate good questions, and find people with shared interests.
  • LIVE DAYS: To better understand the dynamics of and ground rules for the virtual Open Space forum, you can attend the session available Sept 01-07. That session introduces the concept, helps unpack the elements to success, and will break down the activity into steps to help you know what to expect.
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Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event, once you register.
You will be able to chat with attendees, presenters, and sponsors during designated times. For any questions, contact your Event Manager.
Yes. Only the person you are chatting with will be able to see your messages.