2018 Annual Conference

Powering our Profession: LEadership & LEarning

Impulsando Nuestra ProfesiÓn : Liderazgo & aprendizaje


Thank You to our generous 2018 sponsors!


Dean Bruce Johnson and the College of Education 

Turquoise Level

Kaplan Early Learning Company

Copper Level

Discount School Supplies

Lakeshore Learning Materials 


Saturday, November 3, 2018

7:30am-3:30pm Student Union Memorial Center, North Ballroom, Level 3
1303 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719


Click HERE for Session Handouts


  • Registration / Networking / Exhibitor Hall 7:30 – 8:15 am
  • Buffet Breakfast / Welcome / Speakers 8:00 – 9:15 am
  • Morning Sessions 9:30 – 11:00 am
  • Mid-morning Sessions 11:15 am – 12:45 pm
  • Lunch / Special Members Event 12:45 – 1:45 pm
  • Afternoon Sessions 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Important Information

1) Registration opens at 7:30 A.M. in the Grand Ballroom of the University of Arizona Student Union. The conference will conclude at 3:30 P.M.

2) A buffet breakfast will be served in the Grand Ballroom beginning at 8:00 A.M. The Exhibitor Hall will be open during the registration period. Lunch is from 12:45-1:45PM., also in the Grand Ballroom.

3) You may want to bring some cash for the raffles and the Exhibitor’s tables. We have some nice themed gift baskets to raffle off ($2 per ticket or 3 for $5), plus the exhibitors sell lots of interesting items related to children and ECE.

4. Parking: Parking in the Second Street Garage will incur a fee. Street parking and surface lot parking is free on weekends. For more information, please click HERE or click here for the 2018 SAZAEYC Conference Parking Map

5) Certificates of attendance will be available at the end of the day when you turn in your badge holders and evaluations. Not everyone provided an email address (or one that works), so please make sure your colleagues and co-workers also have this information!


The SAZAEYC Annual Conference is an excellent opportunity to:

  • Share the knowledge and best practices that you use
  • Contribute to early childhood educators’ professional learning – beyond the mandated professional development
  • Build your own and your colleagues’ sense of professionalism and commitment to young children
  • Network with fellow professionals in the early childhood community



The rates outlined below include:

  1. A full 8 hours of professional development
  2. A hot buffet breakfast
  3. A boxed lunch with a choice of bottled water or soft drink (diet available)


Student*: $55
Standard/Comprehensive Members: $65
Entry-level Members: $95
Non-Members (consider membership for $30)   See Below $125
On-Site Registration Add $10 to listed amount
*Student must provide A current identification number. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in nine or more credit hours, graduate students in six or more credit hours, during the Fall 2018 semester to be eligible for the student rate.

A limited number of scholarships for this conference may be available to current SAZAEYC members.


The benefits of membership are endless, including discounts to all SAZAEYC events and this conference. By joining as an entry member today, you can benefit from a reduced conference rate.  Your membership marks the true professional you are by being a part of this premier early childhood education organization.

NEW NAEYC Membership Rates
Entry level $30
Family $35

To become a member, sign up online at www.naeyc.org/membership/join.
Be sure to check the “affiliate” box, and enter SAZAEYC so you can enjoy all the benefits of membership with your local affiliate.

For more information on membership email Kelly Ann Larkin at sazaeyced@gmail.com.

SAZAEYC wishes to thank Dean Bruce Johnson as well as the faculty and staff from the University of Arizona’s College of Education for their continued support and sponsorship of our annual conference. 

For a full description of sessions offered please click here.