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Opening Minds Newsroom

Opening Minds News Room is a place where you can find all the related news, information and press releases about the conference. Check it out to find the lastest updates.

Early Care and Education 2014 Final Program

What do you need to achieve instructional excellence? A plan, and the opportunity to learn from the best. Opening Minds is your professional resource. It is not only informative but also transformative: 65% of professionals change their practice and become more effective in their job after attending Opening Minds. This means better outcomes for young children.

21st Century Learning

Welcome to the information age. As we advance children's ability to process and respond to information they take in through all their senses plus one more source, technology, we need to also preserve time, space and thought for the mind to wander, create and innovate.

Continuing Education for All

Opening Minds is the gathering place for all industries serving young children and families. Credit Hours are available for educators as well as allied professionals.


Opening Minds Expo is a showcase for innovation as well as tried and true products and services for schools, programs, libraries, park districts and homes. Everything you need to design and create the best learning environments for young children. Expo only passes available, too.


GROUP EARLY REGISTRATION (no longer available)  
LATE REGISTRATION. After Friday, January 17, 2014 $170
*Registration is open to the public  


Hotel Accommodation

Enjoy the luxury of Hyatt Regency McCormick Place at a Special Opening Minds Conference discount!

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