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NCEA Convention

Come to the NCEA Convention at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 23-25, and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park!

The National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo (NCEA 2019) taking place April 23 -25 at McCormick Place-West in Chicago, is the largest private education association gathering in the world, held in fellowship with the Archdiocese of Chicago. NCEA invites you to join us for this one-of-a-kind event that brings together Catholic and other religious educators from across the United States, Canada and other countries to exchange ideas and debut cutting-edge research and technologies related to education.

Those participating represent all aspects of Catholic and faith-based education from preschool, elementary, secondary, adult education, colleges and universities to local parish pastors, priests, parish volunteers and more. Enjoy more than 200 professional development sessions, beautiful liturgies, and special events. Be sure to save time to visit the Expo Hall to get the latest in educational technology, products, and services.

2019 NCEA Visions for Excellence Early Childhood Education Seminar. A Seminar within the Convention! The 2019 Visions for Excellence Early Childhood Education Seminar will provide top-level education to early childhood teachers, elementary school leaders, early childhood center leaders and diocesan leaders on how high-quality early learning programs can positively impact the young child’s faith formation and academic success from the very beginning of their Catholic school journey. Attendees will learn how sophisticated early learning programs incorporate developmentally appropriate practice, support mission, promote innovation, build enrollment, engage the parents and develop community. This conference is designed to be collaborative and provide for sharing information and best practices.  The seminar consists of professional development sessions, an inspirational keynote and networking opportunities. A continental breakfast and lunch are included.

McCormick Place is located at 2301 South King Drive. For tickets to the NCEA Convention and a full schedule of events, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your NCEA Convention experience even more enjoyable by staying at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.