FCCPSD 14th Annual Child Care Conference

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Family Child Care Professionals of South Dakota, Inc. is excited to announce it is holding its fourteenth annual child care providers' and parents’ conference, Initiative, April 26–27, 2019, at the Watertown Event Center with Kirk Weisler, Chief Moral Officer and Author.

Kirk Weisler, president of Team Dynamics, has over 18 years of experience with executive coaching, speaking, and research in building strong workplace cultures. Kirk’s perspective is simple and unpretentious and his suggestions are applicable and undiluted.  IT Professionals have awarded Kirk with “The Speaker of Highest Merit Award” and organizations tweet him as the “People Whisperer” for his exceptional way of connecting with people individually and collectively. Kirk is known for his ability to share personal life stories, converse with his audience, and offer coaching that builds trust and inspires action.

 

 

125 Attendees

Obviously, we think this opportunity should attract a large crowd! It isn't often we can engage a speaker of Kirk's experience and expertise. You can help us out by advertising this event to your contact list, encouraging your customers to come. We are offering a Friday evening only ticket so those who want to hear Kirk, but aren't in the child care field, can take part in that evening's program.

This is a great opportunity to introduce your products and services to over 200 attendees. Many of our providers look forward to shopping at the conference, purchasing items for the day cares, and also taking time during this annual event to indulge themselves in personal products and items for their homes and family. We appreciate the fun you add to our event since time to shop is difficult to find during our regular work week. This year hope to reach a wider audience by presenting topics that are of interest to parents as well as providers.

Tables and Space

Each table is 6 feet and will be covered and (not skirted) with approximately 3 feet behind it. You will have two chairs per table. Breaks will be frequent and long, assuring time for vendor shopping. Classroom traffic will pass your booth.

No Duplication

Please no used goods or food vendors. We do not duplicate product lines. If we have a makeup vendor, there will only be one makeup vendor. If you sell clothing, the items must be significantly different from another clothing vendor.

Space Is Limited

Reserve and pay early to guarantee your table at our conference.

Advertising Addition

For an additional $50, you can get the Advertising Bundle valued at $750. If you want only the advertising package without a table, it is available for $125.

Lunches

Lunch IS included this year. Minerva's restaurant is our convention caterer. If you would like to purchase additional lunches, this is an option at $20 each.
No outside food or beverages allowed, of course, according to the Event Center rules. The lunch will be available to you to eat in the Ballroom or take to your booth. More information will be in your welcome letter as menu plans are finalized.

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SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

  7:45–9:30     Welcome and Keynote Session
  9:30–10:00   Vendor Break                    
10:00–11:30   Session 2   
11:30–12:00   Vendor Break                    
12:00–1:30     Lunch and Learn Session 3                 
  1:30–2:00     Vendor Break                  
  2:00–3:30     Session 4
  3:30–4:00     Vendor Break    
  4:00–5:30     Session 5  
  5:30–7:00     Dinner On Your Own or Insider Banquet                   
  7:00–8:45     Keynote 6    The Dog Poop Initiative              

SATURDAY  

  7:30–9:30    FCCPSD Annual Meeting and Keynote Session 7              
  9:30–10:00   Vendor Break                    
10:00–11:30   Session 8   
11:30–12:00   Vendor Break, 50/50 Drawing               
12:00–1:30     Session 9 Lunch and Learn            
  1:30–2:00     Vendor Break; Silent Auction Finale                    
  2:00–3:30     Session 10 
  3:30–4:00     Vendor Break  
  4:00–5:30     Session 11 

When can I set up?

We have the event center on Thursday evening. You can also come at 6 AM Friday and Saturday.

How many attendees do you think will attend this event?

Historically we have 150. Each year is different but we anticipate 125 attendees.

Is the general public welcomed to this event?

Everyone is invited to attend this educational conference since the topics are useful for anyone who has contact and concern for young children. Our business leader training is expected to attract a Friday evening audience outside of our usual attendee group.

How is your event advertised?

We mail brochures to our target audience; we have website covereage, we have partners who advertise to their constituents, we have a Face Book event and we have a strong base of providers who repeatedly come. You are welcome to share this event with your mailing list since it is a conference with appeal to not only providers, but parents of young children as well and those looking to hone their leadership skills.

Are there any items I cannot sell at this event?

Food and used items.

If I can't make it to the event because something comes up and I already paid.... can I be refunded?

In the event you have to withdraw, we will refund the amount you paid, less a $20 administration fee and use of ad space on the website (for an ad bundle), until April 1.

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