The Administration for Children and Families presents NRCEC 2018, National Research Conference on Early Childhood. June 25 - 27, 2018 at Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA.
June 25 - 27, 2018, Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA

Frequently Asked Questions

Conference Logistics

When and where is NRCEC 2018?

NRCEC 2018 will be held June 25 - 27, 2018 at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, VA.

The conference will take place in Arlington, Virginia at the Marriott Crystal Gateway, located at 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway. To make hotel reservations, participants can contact the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel by phone at (888) 236-2427. Use the group name "NRCEC18” when making your reservations to receive the discounted room rate. See Conference Accommodations below for more information.

Will food and beverages be provided at the conference?

Due to federal restrictions, complimentary food and beverages will not be provided for attendees. Please plan accordingly.

How can I receive updates about the conference?

You can receive updates by requesting to be added to the conference email list.
Subscribe using our Email Updates form.

Can I earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending the conference?

CEUs are not offered at NRCEC 2018.

Registration

When will registration open?

Registration will open in February 2018.

Is there a registration fee for the conference?

Registration for this event is free and open to the public.

Is there a registration deadline, or can I register the day of the event?

Online registration will be open through early June. Space permitting, participants can register onsite the day of the event.

NRCEC 2018 registration and information desk will be open during the following times:

Sunday,June 245:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday,June 257:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday,June 267:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday,June 277:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Is there a way to participate virtually in the conference?

Those unable to attend the conference in-person can still participate via the conference livestream. Selected conference sessions will be streamed live on the Internet. The schedule for sessions that will be made available on the live stream and information about how to register to view these sessions will be made available closer to the conference date.

Conference Accommodations

Are there hotel rooms available for conference attendees?

For your convenience‚ a block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate for attendees of NRCEC 2018. The discounted room rate at the hotel is $242 per night (single or double occupancy)‚ plus applicable state and local taxes which are currently 13%. To receive this discounted rate, attendees must make reservations with the hotel by Wednesday‚ June 1‚ 2018. After June 1‚ reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and may be at a significantly higher rate.

Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 920-3230

To make hotel reservations, participants can contact the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel by phone at (888) 236-2427. Use the group name "NRCEC18” when making your reservations to receive the discounted room rate. Additionally, reservations can be made through the hotel’s online reservation system. The group code for the discounted conference room rate automatically will be applied when you make your reservation online through the link provided above.

Conference Content

What topics are discussed at the conference?

Updates on confirmed conference sessions and speakers will be posted to the website regularly and the complete conference program will be available online in June. Please continue to check the website for updates.