50th anniversary logoGAYC’s Together for Children Conference brings together more than 1,200 early childhood professionals from around the state for professional development, learning, and networking. Come help us celebrate 50 years of GAYC!

Conference date

The 2016 conference will be held September 23 – 24, 2016 at Gwinnett Technical College. Same place, more space! 


Registration for the 2016 GAYC conference is now available online. Don’t miss the fun and learning — go to the conference registration page to sign up. Every 50th registered 2-day conference attendee will receive a conference t-shirt for free! For more information about registration, check out the registration information flyer.

Conference schedule at a glance

Want to know what time things are happening during the conference? Check out this handy schedule at a glance.

Call for student poster proposals

Are you a college or university student? The GAYC conference is seeking proposals for interactive student poster sessions. This is an excellent opportunity to continue your development as an upcoming ECE professional by sharing your work and having conversation with conference participants about ECE issues that interest you. Student poster submissions are due August 26th. To submit a student poster proposal, go to the submission link.

The deadline to submit regular workshop proposals for the 2016 GAYC conference has passed. Notification of proposal status will be made in August.

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Be a student volunteer

Attending the conference is a bargain for students at Georgia colleges and universities. Register at the reduced student rate to save money, or volunteer as a conference session host/hostess and attend some sessions for free. Volunteers may host sessions, help out in the exhibit hall, or fill in other places as needed. If you’re interested in being a student volunteer, fill out a student volunteer application online.

2015 conference program