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R5 HSA CONFERENCE / Keynote Speakers and Week At-A-Glance

Excitement is in the air as the Region 5 Head Start Association (R5HSA) welcomes you back in person at our 2022 Annual Regional Head Start Association happening in-person in Downtown, Chicago, IL. Our theme this year is ''What a Journey: Don't Stop Believing!'' We recognize how challenging that last several years have been. The journey throughout the historic pandemic has been eye opening and has left an impact on each and everyone of us. The same goes for the children and families we serve. ''What a journey!'' it has certainly been and continue to be for all our Head Start/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. Believing in the Head Start mission grounds us in the work ahead. The conference content is rich and balanced for every type of adult learner. We'll host dynamic keynote speakers, networking opportunities, hands on learning and varied sessions targeting varied facets of Early Head Start and Head start programming. For our R5HSA Conference, we are offering learning formats to support deep learning and connections among attendees: 3-hour Deep Dive Sessions: include both learning and practice time for attendees 1.5-hour Breakout Sessions: introduce concepts and strategies, panels, and discussions 30-minute Small Talk Sessions: single topic offerings, including video site tours, curriculum presentations and more We are also excited to offer back our exhibitors and sponsors space for table displays, networking time and opportunities to connect with you. Click title link above to learn more about the conference (matrix of breakout sessions and "build-your-personal-itinerary" coming soon). QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONFERENCE?  IHSA Executive Director Lauri Morrison-Frichtl / lfrichtl@ilheadstart.org   IHSA Director of Learning Cathy Welsh /cwelsh@ilheadstart.org Chicago Logistics: contact: linda.wang.j@gmail.com Exhibitors/Vendors/Sponsors: contact: mwood@ilheadstart.org Presenters/Proposals: contact tlawrence@ilheadstart.org