The Missouri Early Learning Conference is an annual conference designed specifically to inspire pre-K to third-grade teachers with new and innovative teaching strategies. The conference generally consists of educational speakers, vendor and educational exhibits, and breakout sessions to discuss teaching topics. The 2016 conference took place from Nov. 10-11, 2016.
Held in Osage Beach, Missouri, the 2016 Missouri Early Learning Conference featured leaders in the field of early education, including keynote speaker Dr. Danny Brassell; renowned math blogger Donna Boucher; early childhood education authorities Vanessa Levin and Kathy Griffin; and entertainer Bob Kann, whose focus is on injecting humor and storytelling into the classroom. The event also featured more than 50 breakout sessions and a reception with children’s author Michael Shoulders.