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ZERO TO THREE LEARN Conference 2023

September 19, 2023 - September 20, 2023

Call for Proposals 

Welcome to the ZERO TO THREE LEARN CONFERENCE proposal submission page.

Deadline for Proposals for the LEARN Conference 2023 is February 28, 2023.

All notifications will be made by mid-April 2023.


ZERO TO THREE’s LEARN Conference is the go-to event for professionals from across the early childhood field seeking to advance their knowledge and practice through a range of learning experiences designed to offer them the latest research, promising practices, and policy strategies.

Proposals will be considered for a variety of session types (Baby Talks, Lecture Sessions and Issue Intensives) featuring content relevant to professionals working with children under 5 years old (including those in the prenatal period) and their families, grounded in the domains from the ZERO TO THREE Competencies for Prenatal to Age 5 Professionals™, and focused on addressing and advancing equity.

Each year ZERO TO THREE receives several hundred responses to its Call for Proposals with a limited number of slots available for accepted session proposals. We are pleased to feature the valuable work being done in the early childhood field as much as possible at the ZERO TO THREE LEARN Conference.

Review Process Overview 

ZERO TO THREE uses a two-part review process. In the first part of the review process, proposals are read and scored by ZERO TO THREE staff, HealthySteps National Office staff, fellows, as well as members who are subject matter specialists with specific expertise in the ZERO TO THREE Competencies for Prenatal to Age 5 (P-5) Professionals™ and HealthySteps Specialist Competencies as applicable. Their scores are based on criteria that consider the interest areas and learning levels of the LEARN Conference audience, the relevance of the content to current work in the field, as well as the innovativeness of the work described in the proposal. In part two, a secondary review by the ZERO TO THREE LEARN Signature Events Leadership team is made to ensure that all review processes were followed and that the overall program content is well-balanced and relevant to the LEARN Conference audiences.

Scoring Criteria for Proposals 

  1. Alignment with the ZERO TO THREE Competencies for Prenatal to Age 5 (P-5) Professionals™ domains, (and HealthySteps Specialist Competencies as applicable) (5 points);
  2. Relevance of proposed content to inform field knowledge and enhance practice (5 points); and
  3. Clarity on how the session will include a focus on addressing and advancing equity (5 points).

Presenter Information and Requirements 

To support high-quality interactive programming, each presentation is limited to no more than three (3) presenters. All presenters must agree to participate in the live sessions at assigned dates and times. Any special scheduling requests should be made at the time of acceptance, but we cannot guarantee that all requests can be accommodated.

Guidance to support session planning and orientation to the LEARN Conference are provided, but presenters should carefully reflect on their confidence designing and delivering their session before they offer a proposal.

Presentation Materials: Presenters will be required to upload supporting presentation materials (typically a PowerPoint deck but can include articles or other handouts) to be shared with attendees on the conference platform.


All presenters are required to complete a speaker agreement and pay registration fees for the conference. We are pleased to offer a discounted registration fee of $200 to honor presenter’s contributions to the conference.

Disclosure: All presenters will be required to:

  1. Verify that all reference materials that will be used are current and that all education materials are accurate;
  2. Verify that all the materials to be used, including handout materials, are free of any liens or encumbrances, or that all necessary permissions and/or licenses have been secured for their use; and
  3. Disclose any proprietary interest in products, instruments, devices, services, or materials discussed in the session.

Learner Objectives: At the beginning and end of each session, presenters are required to review session learner objectives. Please note: if your session is selected you will be required to create assessment questions/answers that provide evidence of learner objective achievement.

The programs included here are intended to be educational in nature; sales-based presentations are not permitted. It is the responsibility of the participant to assure that individual programs meet the continuing education requirements and conditions of her/his credentialing body. MPO/MNPQC is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these programs. Utilizing the above links will take you away from the MPO website.