North Carolina Head Start Association

NCHSA Annual Conference

May 2 - 4, 2023 | Durham, NC


NCHSA Annual Conference 2023

May 2 – 4, 2023 | Durham, NC


NCHSA’s annual conference is devoted to all things Head Start, the annual North Carolina Head Start Conference brings the Head Start community together for a week of sharing knowledge, networking with peers, and celebrating achievements.

Please join us for  “Recharging,  Recommitting, and Reconnecting”  

This event is the premier professional development gathering for the HS/EHS community, with more than 500 conference attendees are expected each year. The conference features more than 60 educational sessions, exhibit marketplace showcasing resources and products from some of the leading companies in their industry, banquet honoring scholarship and award winners from around the state, and plenty of collaboration time. This training experience is ideal for executive and mid-level management, members of governing bodies, direct service staff, as well as parents and community partners.


Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park

4700 Emperor Blvd, I-40 at Exit 282 (Page Road) Durham, NC 27703
Book by 04/01/2023 | Rate Available: 05/01/2023 to 05/04/2023

Call for Papers

The North Carolina Head Start Association (NCHSA) invites you to submit a proposal for presentation at our 2023 annual conference. Our conferences provide the perfect opportunity to connect with colleagues and gain insight from noted speakers and knowledgeable presenters addressing key issues, quality initiatives, and best practices. Our training conferences are uniquely designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of the Head Start community.

Deadline for submission is March 15th, 2023

Selection of proposals will be made by our T&TA team. Once a proposal has been approved, the Lead Presenter will receive notification of our decision by March 31st, 2023.

 Training categories include:

Sponsorships and Exhibitors

The North Carolina Head Start Association (NCHSA) invites you to submit an application for sponsorship for our annual conference. Becoming a corporate sponsor shows a vested interest in NCHSA and our member programs. As a corporate sponsor, your company is doing more than establishing or strengthening its connection to our member network, but you’re also joining a community of professionals, parents and partners dedicated to making a difference.

The sponsorship year is valid from FebruaryNovember of each year. Our corporate sponsorship program is a powerful tool to expand and strengthen customer service networks to support quality, advocacy, and professional development. These areas are key to enhancing our programs each day.