The 2019 Sharing A Vision Early Childhood Conference will be held October 2, 3, and 4, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in East Peoria, Illinois.  The conference will again include Showcasing, which is an opportunity for participants to present unique features about their programs, innovative ideas or techniques, or share the results of research and evaluation efforts.

Showcasing sessions are scheduled for Thursday, October 3 from 11:30 AM until 12:50 PM and Friday October 4 from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM. This event is a wonderful opportunity for networking and exchanging ideas! Showcasing will be located in the Exhibit Hall at the conference.

You are invited to submit the included Showcasing application form for consideration. There will be one free conference registration per approved Showcasing project. Please do not be shy! Share your ideas. Please carefully review the attached guidelines for Showcasing to insure you have a full understanding of your participation in this event.

A diverse representation of practices will be chosen to Showcase. If your application is selected, you will display and discuss your ideas or practices during one of the scheduled blocks of time that you have selected on your application form. Attendees will have an opportunity to view Showcasing displays, hear ideas, and talk with the presenter(s) in an interactive format which does not involve a formal presentation or workshop. A six foot booth in the Exhibit Hall will be available for your display and materials. It is the responsibility of the Showcase participant to provide his or her own AV equipment, if needed.

In order to apply for Showcasing, complete the enclosed application form. Along with the application, submit a one-page typed description of your idea, a concise (50-75) word description of the content of your project and mail or fax these items to the address listed below by April 30, 2019. You will be notified the middle of May, 2019 if your application is accepted.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me as Chairperson of the Showcasing Committee.


Kathy Slattery
Showcasing Chairperson
STAR NET Region II/The Center
2626 S. Clearbrook Drive
Arlington Heights, Il 60005

For more information, or to help spread the word about our Showcasing opportunities, please download and print the forms below!

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