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“Every Child Needs a Champion!”

January 31 – February 2, 2019

Conference Chair:  Fedrick Cohens

Featuring: Don Monopoli, Kimberly Johnson and Kyle Greene


Greenville Convention Center
One Exposition Drive
Greenville, SC 29607


Thursday, January 31, 2019 is Pre-conference Day. There will be 2, 3 and 5 hour sessions and tours for you to choose from. Each session/tour costs $10/hour so a two hour session costs $20.00 and a three hour session costs $30.00 . There will be two 5 hour sessions which are seminars for the Childcare Center Directors' and the Public/Private School Administrators. The sessions are for 5 hours credit and will include a soup and salad lunch. The cost for the 5 hour seminars and lunch is $60.00 and these sessions will run from 8:00 AM – 1:30PM.

The regular part of the conference will begin at 5:00PM on Thursday night. SCECA will offer several one and two hour sessions leading up to the fantastic opening ceremony featuring the incomparable Don Monopoli of the Learning Station from 7:30-8:30. The Exhibitors will be open from 5:00-7:30 for you to shop, see the latest educational products, or find a special something for yourself.

Don Monopoli - Learning Station - Performing at SCECA Conference 2019


Friday, February 1, 2019 is the first full day of the conference. We will be offering at least 11 sessions each hour beginning at 7:00AM. Registration will be at the lower level entrance. Be sure to come early and pick up your packets so you can get to your first class. Be sure to eat at your hotel because there will not be a breakfast at the Convention Center. Friday's keynote speaker is Kimberly P. Johnson.


BTW, there is a marvelous Krispy Kreme at the stoplight on Pleasantburg Drive right where you turn to come to the Convention Center.


Saturday, February 2, 2019 will be the finale to an exciting conference. The keynote speaker is another South Carolinian who will fire you up! Challenges are an inevitable part of life, and Kyle A. Greene will show you how to overcome those challenges and become successful in your school, community, relationships, and career.