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Event Registration - Illinois Head Start Association
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Region 5 Head Start Association Conference
10/04/2022 - 10/07/2022

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When and what time is the R5HSA Conference taking place?

  • Pre conference events begin Monday, October 3rd, 2022 thru Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
  • Regular conference events begins Tuesday, October 4th - Friday, October 7th, 2022

Is R5HSA Conference an In-Person Event?  

As the nation navigates safely reopening, R5HSA is hosting the Conference as an in-person event in Chicago, Illinois.  This Conference is an excellent professional development and networking event for Head Start and Early Head Start Professionals and other early childhood educators and administrators. R5HSA commits to delivering high-quality, high-energy conference experiences and our commitment to that standard remains unchanged.

Conference Tracks Include:

  • Program Management
  • Program Governance
  • Financial Management
  • Enrollment, Recruitment, Selection, Eligibility and Attendance, (ERSEA) 
  • Early Education and Child Development Childhood Program Services
  • Health Program Services (Mental Health, Trauma, Resiliency, Disability Services, Nutrition, Oral Health)
  • Family and Community Engagement Program Services
  • Leadership
  • Workforce/HR 
Attention: EXHIBITORS VENDORS SPONSORS - here is your SIGN-UP form. Questions? Contact:  

Here is a copy of the W-9 form.

Click here to learn more about the conference sessions and itinerary

Click here to learn more about our in person events COVID-19 guidelines.

$350.00 USD

Pre-conference Registration for the Region 5 Head Start Association Conference include:

  • Pre-conference registration includes all pre-conference sessions
  • grab and go lunch on October 3rd, continental breakfast on October 4th, and beverage break

Learn More about the Pre-Conference Here

Conference Rates and Deadlines .. lucky YOU 🍀 regular rates extended to Sunday, Sept 18 🍀

Region 5 conference rates
​Registration Fee Includes (based on individual registered): 
  • Access to sessions
  • 2-3 field trips on Wednesday & Thursday
  • Keynote addresses
  • Grab and Go Lunches*
    • ​For individuals registered for All Conference Pass, Wednesday, and Thursday

Group* Registration Rate Available:

Receive a discount of 20% for each attendee registered.  This discount applies to not only the regular registration rate but also for the pre-conference sessions. To receive the discount, enter the following code when you register: #Journey2R5

*Must register all members at the same time and all members must be from the same program/agency.



Presenters - Vendors - Exhibitors - Sponsors:

We offer the opportunity for those who would like to take a break from presenting, connecting and networking to purchase lunch and attend the lunch keynote sessions and/or the welcome reception. To purchase these passes, you must register with a valid e-mail address by clicking the "register here" button above. Complete the subsequent required registration information fields and the following screen will ask you to choose for the following option(s):
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2022 - Welcome Reception: $80.00
  • Wednesday, October 4,2022 - Grab and Go lunch and Keynote Session: $80.00
  • Thursday, October 5, 2022 - Grab and Go lunch and Keynote Session:$80.00
Thank you to our presenters, sponsors, vendors,and exhibitors for continuing to support our Head Start and Early Head Start professionals as they continue to dedicate themselves to being resilient individuals, responsive to our communities, and focused on rebuilding and even transforming into the new normal together. "What a Journey: Don't Stop Believing!"