30th Annual RIE® Conference


About the 30th Annual RIE® Conference

Resources for Infant Educarers®, (RIE®), is proud to announce its 30th Annual Infant-Toddler Conference for the early childhood/parent field. The 2019 Conference will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This yearly event is open to all those involved in supporting the healthy development of infants and toddlers, including parents, teachers, childcare professionals, doctors, nurses and early interventionists of all types. RIE is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to infants and all those who care for them, founded in 1978 by renowned infant specialist Magda Gerber and pediatric neurologist Tom Forrest, M.D.

The conference will kick off with a keynote address by Dr. Tina Payne Bryson. She is the co-author of The Whole Brain Child and The Yes Brain. Conference attendees will also hear from a number of other notable experts from across the country, including Ruth Anne Hammond, author of Respecting Babies (published by Zero to Three), Jill Getto Lee, Patty Ryan, Linda Hinrichs, Karla Kuester, Liz Memel, Elsa Chahin, Erica Orasco, Simone Demarzi, and more.

Access the Complete Workshop Descriptions Here.

Access the Presenters’ Biographies HERE.

 Conference Details

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Skirball Cultural Center | 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard | Los AngelesCalifornia 90049 (Located in the Sepulveda Pass just off the 405 Freeway, 2.5 miles south of the 101 Freeway).

Friday Evening Welcome Reception: Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Hotel Angeleno, 170 N. Church Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90049 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. All registered guests are invited. Please RSVP when you complete your registration. 

Hilton Garden Inn– Hollywood
2005 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068
RIE® Conference Attendees receive a special rate of $179.00
Book your accommodations online here and use the Group Code: RFIE

Conference Ticket Prices:
Non Member: $269
RIE® Member :$229
Full-Time Student: $180

Access the Conference Schedule Here.

How Do I Register?

Registration is now open online. Start your registration today! If you experience any problems, please call (323) 663-5330 or email conference@rie.org

For Group Registrations with a PO Number- Please Register Here.

Can I Be a Sponsor?

We are so grateful for our sponsors! For information on sponsorship click here and contact reena.carroll@rie.org. 

Thank you to our current 2019 RIE® Conference sponsors!



Past RIE® Conference Keynote Speakers

Sue Bredekamp
Magda Gerber: Poet and Prophet
Dr. Allan Schore
The Development of the Right Brain Across the Lifespan: What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Lou Cozolino
Attachment and Learning Through the Earliest Years
Past Keynote Speakers

2015- Stuart Brown
2014- Dimitri A. Christakis
2013- Deborah J. Leong
2012- Alison Gopnik
2011- Alicia F. Lieberman
2010- Sir Richard Bowlby
2009- J. Ronald Lally

Listen to an excerpt from our 2018 Conference Keynote
Sue Bredekamp and her talk titled “Magda: Poet and Prophet”