The National Association for the Education conference is an annual conference with over 20,000 attendees and the largest early education gathering in the world.

There are several events that men and women who want more men teaching will meet.

Men in Education (M.E.N.) Network Interest Forum invites men AND women to its annual meeting on Friday, November 9, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center – Room W304C/D. Take the time to learn and share information on a variety of activities for men, fathers, and others who have an impact on the lives of young children. Learn about what’s happening in the USA, and internationally (particularly Germany and Norway).

Find out how to recruit more men to your program, and how to support and retain men you already have. Help set the future agenda for the interest forum, have fun, and make new friends!

Contact Frances Carlson, Rodney L. West Sr., or Bryan G. Nelson

You can find the digital program for the entire conference here: NAEYC 2015 Conference Program

Some of the events are:

Diversity Awards where we will make awards to a man who works directly with children and an individual or organization that has taken leadership in recruiting men teachers.
Please join the National Association for the Education of Young Children at our Leadership Reception, as we celebrate the Power of the Profession and the commitment that you have made to our Association. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and connect with colleagues and friends at this Annual Conference event.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Orange County Convention Center, Room 208
5:15PM – 6:30PM
The Awards ceremony will start at 6PM.

Some of the workshops:

MenVisit – Site visits as professional development for men (and women!)

A man’s place is in the classroom: Addressing the challenges and biases faced by men in early childhood education

Being a male role model in early childhood education

You can also find us at the Interest Forum Networking Center in the Exhibit Hall Booth 262. Come sit with us and enjoy a snack!