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HighScope International Conference

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Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center • 400 Renaissance Drive • Detroit, Michigan

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How to Download the Conference App

Attendees can access their personal itinerary, connect with other attendees, and learn about other features of the conference — all from a smartphone or tablet (available through the Apple or Google Play app stores).




Conference Program

This program, which will be distributed in hard copy format to conference attendees, includes information on the event schedule, session details, and everything else you need to know for the 2016 International Conference.


KeyNote Events



9AM, Tuesday, May 10, 2016

How 123 Black Children Forever Changed the Way I See Educational Opportunity

Walter S. Gilliam, PhD.

Director, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy; Assoc. Professor, Yale University School of Medicine



12PM, Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Roots & Wings Celebration Series - Leading By Example

An inaugural panel conversation with legendary makers of change in the field of early childhood education

Legends: Evelyn Moore, Barbara Bowman

Discussant: Jacqueline Jones

Moderator: Cheryl Polk



Research Symposium page

Monday, May 9, 2016

An in-depth look at the opportunity gap facing children today. This full-day symposium, hosted by HighScope's Center for Early Education Evaluation (CEEE), features presentations by and discussions with leaders in the field of early education research.

Registration is still open for the Research Symposium! Click on the yellow button above.


Special Events

Silent Auction
Each year, participants donate items and win fantastic prizes! The proceeds benefit the HighScope Demonstration Preschool, which serves the Ypsilanti community and provides a space for continued development of HighScope methods.

Click here to read the Silent Auction Invitation

Sign Up to Be a Donor

Luncheon Entertainment

Urban Stringz, a youth ensemble from Detroit, will be providing musical entertainment during Wednesday's luncheon. Urban Stringz' goal is to "transform children's lives one note at a time" - a perfect accompaniment to this year's conference!

More Info About Urban Stringz






Renaissance Center Area Map & Info

Parking is available close to the Renaissance Center. Please see the link below for parking locations and rates.

Parking Locations & Rates


Continuing Education Credit

We are pleased to announce that participants can earn continuing education credit while attending the conference! Click on the link above to find out how.

Bookstore & Exhibitors

See our bookstore hours and the full list of excellent exhibitors, including Discount School Supply, Environments, and many more!



Reserve your hotel room

Special rate at Detroit Marriott ends on April 18!

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Dr
Detroit, MI 48243



Transportation to/from the airport and hotel is available through SKOOT shuttle. Visit their website to reserve a ride and use promo code "HSERFDET16" to  receive a special discounted rate!

Visit RideSKOOT.com




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