31st Annual RIE® Conference

About the 31st Annual RIE® Conference

Resources for Infant Educarers®, (RIE®), is proud to announce its 31st Annual Infant-Toddler Conference for the early childhood/parent field. The 2020 Conference will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 4, 2020 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.

2020 Keynote Presentation

Learning How Infants Teach us to be Better Adults,  by Judyth O. Weaver, Ph.D.

Judyth O. Weaver, Ph.D. in Reichian Psychology taught at the California Institute of Integral Studies (San Francisco, CA) for 25 years as well as being founding faculty at Naropa Institute, now Naropa University, (Boulder, CO) in the 1970’s, creating it’s T’ai Chi Ch’uan program.  She was also the Co-founder of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and is the creator and founding chair of  it’s Ph.D. Program in Somatic Psychology.

Judyth is certified in Reichian Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, massage, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Pre- and Perinatal Therapy and as a senior teacher of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Rosen Method and Sensory Awareness, which she began studying in 1968. Judyth is honored to have been the Lifetime Achievement Awardee at the 2018 Conference of the U.S. Association of Body Psychotherapy.

See full workshop descriptions for Break Out Sessions Here!

Conference Details

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020
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).

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

Friday Evening Welcome Reception
Friday, April 3, 2020
Hotel Angeleno:  170 N. Church Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90049
*All registered guests are welcome to attend.

Register Now!

All registrations can be placed here, including student, member, nonmember and group registrations. Accepted forms of payment include online payment with a cc, check, and pay by invoice. For any questions on how to register, please email conference@rie.org or call (323) 663-5330.


Hotel Angeleno
170 N. Church Ln. Los Angeles, CA
Special rate of $169.00 for Conference attendees, cut off date is March 13, 2020
Please register through this link or by calling 1 (866) 264-3536

Jamaica Bay Inn
4175 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA
Special rate of $195.00 for conference attendees, must reserve by 2/20/2020
Please register by calling 1 (310) 823-5333

Can I Be a Sponsor?

We are so grateful for our sponsors! Please see our Sponsorship Form if you would like to support the 31st Annual RIE® Conference. For more information, please contact reena.carroll@rie.org 

Past RIE® Conference Keynote Speakers

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
The Yes Brain
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?
Past Keynote Speakers

2016 – Lou Cozolino
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”