$50 – $590

AELL 35th National Conference, How Successful Directors Lead

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Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas

221 East Las Colinas Ave

Irving, TX 75039

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Everything is bigger in Texas and our 35th anniversary conference in April 2019 will be no exception!

Come celebrate with us!

"Legacy is not leaving something for people. It's leaving something in people." ~ Peter Strople

In 2019, the Association for Early Learning Leaders will celebrate 35 years of investing in leaders in early care and education from all over the nation and beyond. With a laser focus on developing high quality, equipped and empowered leaders, the Association has become the resource for directors, owners and administrators. The ripple effect of our investment in leaders has been and continues to be far reaching and incredibly important as it ultimately impacts the youngest learners and those who teach and care for them.

We invite you to be part of this very special conference honoring the Association and the leaders we serve! This is a must do on your 2019 Training Calendar.

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  • Register Early and Save $$ and Your Seat! Not only will you save money by registering early, you will receive priority scheduling of your sessions when the full schedule is released in the fall of 2018. Early Bird registrants will have a two week window to select their conference schedule before it is opened to the public.

  • Half Now/Half Later Payment Option: We are happy to accommodate a split payment option of half now and half later. When indicated during the registration process, select "invoice" and follow the instructions provided.

  • Breakout Session Selection: Planning of the full conference schedule is currently underway. Session selection

  • Groups of 4 or More: Click on the promotional code link in the top right corner of the ticket selection window and use the discount code GROUP to receive your 10% discount. Hit the back arrow in the left corner to get back to the ticket selection window and your updated rates.

Special Conference Events

Leader's Night Out!

Wednesday, 4/10, 7:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.

Cost: $139 per person

​Experience 360 degree views of Dallas from the top of Reunion Tower as you dine on mouth-watering offerings from Wolfgang Puck's world renowned restaurant and complimentary wine, beer, and soda. This will be a night to remember as you mingle with friends, new and old! Your Leader's Night Out experience also includes transportation and a complimentary ticket for the GeO Deck.

The cost for this event is $139 per person. Space is limited so reserve your place early!

*Event limited to conference registrants and conference guests

​Pre-Conference: Keys for Successfully Marketing & Branding Your Business

with the Deluxe Team!

Wednesday, 4/10, 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $99 per person with conference registration / $159 per person non-conference registrants

If you are searching for ways to be more of a presence in your community and stand out in the crowd of centers in your neighborhood, this interactive, extended pre-conference session with the small business experts from Deluxe is a must for your conference experience! Bringing the same strategies and resources you've seen on Hulu's hit show, "Small Business Revolution", the Deluxe team will set you on a course to success!


Early Care and Education Directors, Owners, VPs & Managers, Agency Administrators, Education Coordinators, Specialists, Trainers & Consultants, Assistant Directors and Emerging Leaders.


Email us at events@earlylearningleaders.org or call 512-301-5557.


REGISTRATION CANCELLATION: All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to events@earlylearningleaders.org. Cancellations received on or before February 1, 2019 are refundable minus a $40 processing fee. Cancellations received between February 2 - March 10, 2019 are refundable minus a $125 processing fee. No-shows and cancellations received after March 10, 2019 will not be eligible for a refund.

REGISTRATION TRANSFERS: Registration is transferrable without penalty or funds can be applied to another posted AELL training event.


Yes! You can update your registration information at any time. Just email events@earlylearningleaders.org for assistance.


We recommend that you make your lodging reservations early! Our 2018 room block sold out as well as the hotel itself before our room block date expired and many of our campers had to stay at nearby hotels. To make your reservation online visit:

Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, Dallas

Special AELL rates are available now through March 18, 2019.

Additional information coming soon! Stay tuned...

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