Speaker Proposal Guide

Read the Guide below for all information about proposal submission. Then click the copywrite & requirements links for details prior to submitting your proposal online.


“I was totally impressed! I can’t wait to come back next year with more of my teaching staff. The professional level of your presenters was unbelievable – across the board. I love having the handouts available online. Thank you for a very well-run, organized, professional and engaging conference.”
– Conference Attendee


Our goal is to provide an outstanding conference experience to attendees with great professional development from top experts in the field. We seek WOW presenters who not only convey useful information but who also do so in an engaging way which results in high attendee ratings. We are very proud of the many compliments we receive like the one above. It will give you a sense of what we aim to achieve.

Getting Your Proposal Accepted   We receive a large volume of proposals and are not able to accept all submissions. To increase the likelihood of having your proposal accepted please follow all of the guidelines below. It also saves us all time when you are responsive to emails or phone calls, and ensure that your references complete the reference request.

Conference Description  The Young Child Expo & Conference is a unique forum that brings together all early childhood professionals to learn about the latest information, products, services, and resources for early childhood development. The focus of our conference is on the essential topics & innovative approaches that can help all young children learn & grow well. Our attendees seek practical information that they can use immediately in their work. About half of the conference program will include topics affecting all children (e.g., social emotional development, literacy, language development), and half of the program will include special needs topics such as autism, speech, motor, behavior, and other developmental disorders. 

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New York City 2020 Requirements for Online Proposal Submission:

Click here when you are ready to submit your proposal online:


NYC Conference Presenter Proposal Guide:

Themes & Topic Suggestions


Conference Tracks


  • Autism/Special Needs

  • Behavior & Social/Emotional Development

  • Mindfulness

  • Music

    You May Submit Other Topics as well - see below:

  • ADHD

  • Art Education & Therapy

  • Autism Assessment & Treatment

  • Behavior Management

  • Bilingual Language Development/Issues

  • Bullying

  • Cognitive Assessment

  • Curriculum

    • Common Core

    • Creative Curriculum

    • High Scope

    • Reggio Emilia

  • Developmental Discipline

  • Discipline Strategies

  • Divorce Impact & Legal

  • Early Diagnosis

  • Early Literacy

  • Early Math Skills

  • Educational Policy

  • Emotional Intelligence & Literacy

  • Feeding Issues

  • Gifted/Talented

  • Infancy

  • Immigrant Issues

  • Innovative Programs/Approaches

  • International Approaches

  • Leadership in Early ChildhoodMental Health

  • Motor Development

  • Movement Activities

  • Multicultural Issues

  • Music, Learning, Movement

  • Nutrition

  • Parent-Professional Partnerships

  • Play Based-Approaches

  • Positive Parenting

  • Preschool Special Education

  • Resiliency Development

  • Selective Mutism

  • Sensory Integration/Issues

  • Sleep Issues

  • Social/Emotional Skills Development

  • Speech/Language Issues


  • Technology Innovations (e.g. – New Mobile & PC Applications & iPad)

  • Transition to Kindergarten

  • Trauma

  • TV and Young Children

  • Yoga & Holistic Integrative Approaches

April 28-May 1, 2020 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM each day

Wyndham New Yorker Hotel in New York City

481 8th Avenue @ 34th Street, NY, NY 10001

(1 block from Penn Station/Madison Square Garden)

Professionals ~ 90% (teachers, special education teachers, administrators, directors, teacher assistants, social workers, speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists)

Parents ~ 5%

Students ~ 5%

Expected Attendance:
Over 1000

Expected Vendors:

No. of Sessions:
About 100

Typical Session Size:
Regular sessions typically attract 25 – 150 attendees, and keynotes usually attract 300-600 attendees

Room Set-Up:
Theatre Style

Presentations need to provide useful & practical information to practitioners on essential topics in early childhood development. See the topic list above for a list of topics sought. Feel free to submit a different topic that is not on this list if you feel it would be essential and relevant for early childhood professionals.

We seek presenters who are experts in their field & who are authors or authorities on their topic. We seek presenters who have a proven ability to deliver highly rated presentations.

The conference committee will review all proposals on an ongoing basis during July, August and September and will make announcements about accepted proposals to the speakers during October 2019. Speakers need to confirm their attendance and register by October 31st, 2019 (see below). The conference program will be released to the public in November.

Registration Fees

Please note that speakers are required to register at our conference and are given a discount at 50% of the regular attendee registration rate. Speaker fees are as follows: $122.50 for 1 day (regular rate is $235), $172.50 for 2 days (regular rate is $335), $222.50 for 3 days (regular rate is $435). You also have the option to add on any pre-conference workshops at the same 50% discount of the regular attendee registration. To register please go to our conference website www.youngchildexpo.com. If you have any questions feel free to call 212-787-9700 x 333 or email expo@losninos.com

Video Recording:

In order to reach a wider audience some sessions will be recorded and made available on the Young Child Expo & Conference Website after the conference. Should your presentation be selected for recording, and should you agree to have it recorded, then all of your registration fees for the conference itself will be waived. Fee waivers do not apply to hotel, food, travel or other fees.

Meeting Sessions:
Meeting sessions begin at 8:30am on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and end at about 4:30pm. Almost all sessions are 1 hour, although it may be possible to be approved for a 2 hour, half day or full day preconference workshop. Attendance size at any specific session cannot be predicted.

Audio Visual Materials Provided to Presenters

The following audio visual equipment will be provided standard to all presenters without charge:

  • LCD Projector and Screen

  • Computer

  • Laser Pointer/Wireless Mouse

  • Microphone

  • Speakers

Please advise us if you require additional audio visual equipment. We strongly encourage you to bring BOTH your own LAPTOP and USB drive with your presentation on each. This will help us avoid technology issues.

Proposal Deadline and Acceptance Notification

Proposal deadline – 7/19/19 First Deadline

Notification – October 2019

Notification of receipt of your submission – 1 business day. If you do not receive notification of receipt then please email or call us. Emails can get caught in a spam filter. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about a proposed presentation.


We are green!

Handouts are required for all presenters as attendees expect and greatly value handouts. The Young Child Expo & Conference has gone green and we are being environmentally conscious. Thus handouts are electronic. Once your presentation proposal is accepted please email your PowerPoint presentation or handouts to expo@losninos.com by 3/24/20. We will post your PowerPoint or other handouts online only for attendees to access just prior to the conference so that attendees can print the handouts if they wish. The guiding principal for your handouts and/or presentation is that it will be useful to participants. PowerPoint of your presentation is ideal. Alternatively, if you do not have a PowerPoint presentation then please provide a summary of major points and a resource and/or reference list for attendees.

No Promotion of Your Service or Product

We accept speaker proposals from individuals as well as from companies who also wish to exhibit and/or sponsor. It is acceptable for any presenter to make a small mention of your product or service during your talk. However, attendees rate presenters negatively when they are perceived to be “selling their product” instead of providing useful information. The purpose of the conference sessions is to educate and not to sell. Exhibit booths, sponsors and advertising is the best way to reach your audience about your product or service. Thus, please keep any remarks about any product or service that you might offer only to a brief mention. Feel free to consult with us about any questions you may have. The conference presentations are primarily to provide useful information and education, and the exhibits are the space to actively promote or sell products or services. If we receive complaints that your presentation includes too much selling of your product or service then we will not be able to invite you back as a future speaker. The exception to this policy is when a conference session or workshop is clearly announced as a description of a program, product or service.

Exhibits & Sponsorship

40 organizations and companies who provide services or offer products and resources for young children will participate at the 2020 Young Child Expo and Conference. The conference provides a great opportunity to connect early childhood educators, professionals and parents with the latest resources and information to help young children develop, grow and prosper. Please contact us right away if your organization is interested in sponsorship or reserving an exhibitor table since space is very limited and we sell out early. Go to our website for our Prospectus which includes all info needed for Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Advertisers.

For Further Information 

Webiste:  www.youngchildexpo.com
Email: expo@losninos.com 
Phone: 212.787.9700 x 333

On behalf of the conference committee we thank you for your interest in our conference.

Scott Mesh, PhD
Los Niños Training, Director

Nancy Evangelista, MSW
Conference Coordinator, Los Niños Training