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NHSA Event
2019 National Head Start Conference
April 29th - May 2nd, 2019


The 2019 National Head Start Conference and Expo will be held at the San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.


Unless attending a pre-conference event, attendees should plan to arrive on Sunday, April 28th, and leave on Friday, May 3rd.

Reserve your spot!

Head Start’s Largest Annual Gathering

Head Start’s can’t-miss event of the year is here.

As the largest national conference devoted to all things Head Start, the 46th annual National Head Start Conference and Expo will bring everyone together for a week of sharing knowledge, networking with peers, and celebrating achievements. Whether you’re a Director, Administrator, Manager, Teacher, Policy Council Member, Parent, Community Partner, Board Member, or serve Head Start in another role, this conference is for you!


Why is the National Head Start Conference such an important event?

The Head Start community is driven like none other to provide opportunities for success in the lives of our nation's most vulnerable children and families. It’s important that our community gathers together every year to refresh our commitment to Head Start’s vital mission, and discuss the latest developments, innovations, and obstacles in early childhood. Only by stepping away from our day-to-day work can we look at the big picture and help propel Head Start to even greater heights.


What can you expect at the national conference?

Check out this year’s slate of more than 150 sessions for an idea of the breadth and depth of content that you can look forward to. In addition to sessions and panels, we will offer networking opportunities, fun after-hours events, and the nation’s largest exhibit hall dedicated to Head Start, complete with raffles, freebies, and souvenirs.

To make sure there’s something for everyone, we’ve organized all of the conference sessions into our nine communities of practice. Check them out at the link above, as well as sample sessions from each category.


Registration schedule

Super Early Bird

1/1 - 2/8

Member: $509
Non-Member: $829

Early Bird

2/9 - 3/15

Member: $569
Non-Member: $829


3/16 - 4/28

Member: $639
Non-Member: $829


4/29 - 5/2

Member: $729
Non-Member: $829

    Register now!