2017 Partner Summit Updated

November 7-9
Tampa, Florida


The Alliance Partner Summit starts November 7. The best way to get to Saddlebrook Resort from the airport is to book their shuttle service 7 days in advance. We highly recommend all participants do so by following these instructions.

Check out the latest updates for the event below.

This year, we are proud to feature some very special speakers and experts.

Opening Plenary: Dr. Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California

Looking Forward: A Changing America and the Context for Early Childhood Advocacy
The United States is going through rapid demographic, economic, and social change, a combustible stew that has sometimes fed into national division and discord. Part of the shift is generational and racial: an older and whiter electorate is disconnected from a younger and more diverse America. Early childhood advocates are often on the cutting edge of these fault-lines and can be critical players in crafting a broader understanding of our common fate. How does such alliance-building happen? What lessons can state advocates and policymakers learn from metropolitan areas forging new understandings between groups, geographies, and generations? How can we bubble up those lessons to craft a broader consensus that equity and inclusion, particularly of the young, is key to the prosperity and economic stability of states and our nation?

Other Speakers Include...

Ellen Bravo, Family Values @ Work, will be speaking about paid family leave.

Avo Makdessian, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, will be discussing the 2018 gubernatorial elections.

Margie Newman, Intesa Communications Group, will be leading a communications workshop.


DRAFT AGENDA
(Times for breakout sessions are subject to change.)

Tuesday, November 7
11am Registration Begins
7:00pm - 8:30pm Opening Reception
Wednesday, November 8
7:30am - 8:15am Registration Begins
  Breakfast
  New Alliance Partner Breakfast
  Breakfast for Foundation Partners (by invitation only)
  TA Consultation Meetings
8:30am - 10am Opening Plenary – Dr. Manuel Pastor, University of Southern California
Looking Forward: A Changing America and the Context for Early Childhood Advocacy
10am - 10:30am Networking Break
10:30am - 11:45am Breakout Sessions (times subject to change)
  • Continuing the Conversation - Looking Forward: A Changing America and the Context for Early Childhood Advocacy
  • Getting to Root Causes of Suspensions and Expulsions
  • Momentum Building for Paid Family Leave
  • The Opioid Crisis - Who is Speaking for the Children?
12pm - 1:15pm Lunch
  Alliance Investor Lunch (by invitation only)
  TA Consultation Meetings
1:30pm - 2:45pm Breakout Sessions (times subject to change)
  • Assessing Assessments: A Florida Case Study
  • Early Childhood Across the Aisle
  • Early Childhood Advocacy Through an Equity Lens
  • Pathways to an Effective Early Learning Workforce: (Re)Calculating Route…
2:45pm - 3:15pm Networking Break
3:15pm - 4:30pm Breakout Sessions (times subject to change)
  • Go Tell It On (this particular) Mountain: A Communications Workshop
  • Leveraging the Local: A Means to Build Credibility and Expertise
  • Policy and Advocacy Lessons from Efforts to Promote Pre-K Compensation Parity
4:45pm - 5:45pm TA Consultation Meetings/State Team Meetings
6pm Reception
Thursday, November 9
7am – 8:30am Breakfast
7:30am - 10:30am Site Visit to MiraclePlace (Advance Sign-Up Required)
A home base for 250 homeless children and their families, MiraclePlace provides family support by meeting their most basic needs, with an intentional focus on early childhood development.
8am - 9am TA Consultation Meetings/State Team Meetings
9:15am - 10:30am Breakout Sessions (times subject to change)
  • Repairing the Safety Net for Young Children and Families
  • New York Medicaid Spotlights Infants and Toddlers
10:45am - 12:00pm Closing Plenary - The Year of the Governor
12:00pm Partner Summit Adjourns