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    Inspiring New Perspectives Summit
    Conversations of Hope and Inspiration for the Early Childhood Field

    A 4-Day Online Conference
    August 26 – 29, 2020
    With a Full-Year Access Option

Join Us to Reflect, Refocus, and Recharge!

Moving forward during these challenging times requires us to embrace new ideas, shift our thinking, and take positive actions.

Meet Your Speakers

Susan MacDonald has brought together an amazing group of inspirational speakers to share messages of hope and empowerment.

Susan MacDonald

Shining Bright - Bringing Passion, Intentionality, and Engagement into all Aspects of our Work

International Speaker, Author and Coach. Live Session on Saturday, August 29, 2020

Jon Gordon

The Power of Positivity

Best Selling Author, and Keynote Speaker

Cathy Topal ◆ Lella Gandini

Exploring Beautiful Stuff from Nature

Cathy, Author and International Speaker

Lella, Associate editor of the journal Innovations in Education: The International Reggio Exchange, Author, and Visiting Scholar at Lesley University

Steve Gross

The Healing Power of Optimism

Chief Playmaker at Life is Good Kids Foundation

Holly Elissa Bruno

Happiness is Running Through the Streets to Find You

Award-Winning Author, and International Keynote Speaker

Alan Seale

Listen to Your Vision, It will Show You the Way

Author, Speaker, Transformation Catalyst Director of The Center for Transformational Presence

Cassandra O’Neill ◆ Monica Brinkerhoff

The Power of Collective Leadership in Early Childhood Education Systems

Cassandra, Founder of Leadership Alchemy.
Monica, Employee Development Director at Child-Parent Centers

Maurice Sykes

Leadership in a Time of Twin Pandemics

Author, and Executive Director of the Early Childhood Leadership Institute

Amy O’Leary

WE Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Leadership in Early Education and Care

Director of Early Education for All, Past President of NAEYC

Andy Fleming

Everyone Here Grows Together: Creating a 21st Century Growth Culture for Teachers, Staff, and Students

CEO of The Developmental Edge, Author, and Consultant

Constant Hine

Transform Stress: Busting Attitude Barriers to Empower Yourself and Others

Early Childhood Consultant, Adult Educator, Coach

Valora Washington

Overcoming Goliath: What We Can Do Now To Advance Early Childhood Education

President, The CAYL Institute, Former CEO, Council for Professional Recognition

Elise Foster

Curiosity: Could it Be Your Superpower?

Leadership Coach, and Author

Toni Christie

Rituals: Making Everyday Extraordinary

Childspace Early Childhood Institute,
New Zealand

Sandra Duncan

Finding More Space: Ideas for Classroom Design

International Consultant, Author, and Designer of Preschool Furniture

Our Speakers are Authors of these Insightful Books.

An online bookstore will be available to participants during the Summit

Who Will Benefit from this Summit

  • School Leaders, Directors, and Administrators
  • Coaches and Mentors
  • Preschool Educators
  • Infant Toddler Educators
  • Family Childcare Providers
  • Advocates and Policymakers
  • Parents of Young Children
  • Professional Development Providers
  • Early Childhood Consultants and Authors

How does the Summit work?

Purchase Your Ticket
On each morning of the Summit you will receive an email link to all of that day's sessions. You will have 24 hours to access that day's sessions.

HOW TO REGISTER

EVENT ONLY PASS

$27

Attend the Summit during the 4 days
Including a Live Virtual Retreat With Susan.

  • 14 Inspirational 30 Minute Conversations With Thought Leaders
  • A Live Interactive Vision Focus Virtual Retreat with Susan MacDonald
  • Resources and Guiding Questions to Deepen Your Learning
  • Certificate of Attendance – 10 Hours
  • Virtual Book Store
Buy

YEAR LONG PASS

$77

Busy? With the Full Year Access Pass you can revisit the sessions as often as you wish.

  • 14 Inspirational 30 Minute Conversations With Thought Leaders
  • A Live Interactive Vision Focus Virtual Retreat with Susan MacDonald
  • Resources and Guiding Questions to Deepen Your Learning
  • Certificate of Attendance – 10 Hours
  • Virtual Book Store
  • BONUS: Follow-up Session with Susan - Inspiring Professional Growth - Weaving New Ideas and Strategies into our Daily Work!
  • A full year of access!
Buy

WATCH FROM ANYWHERE

No travel costs, nor travel time! Watch from the comfort of your own home, in your own time zone, set your own schedule.

LEARN FROM AMAZING THOUGHT LEADERS

We have gathered together an amazing group of speakers to inspire and empower us with timely, relevant, and actionable strategies for early childhood leaders and educators.

Meet Your Host and Collaborator

Susan MacDonald is passionate about inspiring positive change in the early childhood field. Her expertise is reflected in her professional speaking, coaching, and her books, Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership and Inspiring Professional Growth. She has designed this summit with the intent of inspiring hope and possibility during the multiple challenges facing the early childhood community. Susan will bring leaders and authors who have influenced her own work together to share new insights, impactful strategies, and timely resources.

Sally Haughey is the founder and CEO of Fairy Dust Teaching. She is collaborating with Susan to bring this Summit to a global audience. Sally has been developing online learning communities and Summits for the early childhood community since 2011. She is the author of several books, including The Wonder Art Workshop. Recently, Paris became Sally's home base for traveling the world to share Wonder Based Education through keynotes, trainings, and workshops.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


On each morning of the Summit you will receive an email link to all of that day's sessions. You will have 24 hours to access that day's sessions. Watch the sessions at the time of day that is best for your schedule. If you decide you would like a longer time to revisit, reflect and engage with the sessions for an additional cost you can upgrade to the four-day pass to a one-year access package. Click here to upgrade.

Absolutely! Just complete your registration and then you will receive an email every day of the summit with that day's speaker lineup and all the links. Your access will be aligned with your time zone.

Yes. If you want a longer time to revisit, reflect, and engage with the sessions of the Summit, you can purchase the one-year access pass.