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Sharing A Vision Biennial Conference

Inclusion, Equity and Diversity:  Celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of the DEC/NAEYC Position Statement

This exceptional conference is planned to meet the needs of early childhood professionals and families in the state and is coordinated by the Illinois Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, in collaboration with the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Conference Guide Now Available!

Printed guides will not be provided onsite as SAV 2019 has a conference app. If you would like a printed copy of the sessions, please download and print this file prior to coming to the conference.

To download the 2019 Sharing A Vision Conference Guide, right click the image or link and choose “Save link as…” or similar (may vary depending on browser).

Dr. Rosemarie Allen

General Session Speaker:
Dr. Rosemarie Allen

Dr. Rosemarie Allen is a national expert on implicit bias and culturally responsive practices and respected speaker on challenging behaviors and inclusive practices.

For more information visit
or click here to view her TedTalk.

Highlighted Speaker:
Jim Gill

Jim Gill is an author, musician, and child development specialist who truly understands the benefits of play and movement for all children. Come sing and dance with Jim at SAV 2019! 

Check out his website at


Important Dates!


Early Bird Registration!
Register before August 21, 2019 to receive discount pricing!


Conference Begins!
The 2019 Sharing A Vision biennial conference runs from October 2-4!