Together Around the Child: Embracing the Collaborative Community

Together Around the Child: Embracing the Collaborative Community

March 8-11, 2018

Portland, OR


Parents, teachers, and administrators must find common ground and a need for optimal conversations when working with children. This is a conference of effective collaboration methods for bringing adults together in working with children. The conference will explore the roles and relationships of all those who contribute to the children's community and will offer practical methods and realistic scenarios for enriching the parent-school dialogue. Keynotes will be presented by Connie Black, Mary Lou Cobb, Sharon Parks, and Paula Lillard Preschlack, and participants can choose from 8 breakout sessions. 

This conference is approved for Oregon Registry credits and Washington State STARS credits.


  • View our online brochure containing all presentation and breakout descriptions, speaker bios, pricing, registration, and accomodation details. Registration can be faxed or mailed in. 
  • Online registration is open to both NAMTA members and non-members. Online registration is quick and secure, and payments can be mailed, faxed, or paid by credit card via PayPal. A registration form can be also be printed from the brochure and faxed or mailed in. 
  • Conference and accommodations to be at the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center: call 503-233-2401.
Contact NAMTA about the Portland conference: or 216-721-3773.



Dear NAMTA Members and Followers,

Our operations are currently being moved to Seattle from Ohio. During this rather untimely transition, we appreciate your graciousness.

Our membership requests are currently backlogged, but will be processed once we return from Dallas. If you are purchasing a ticket for Dallas and desire the member rate, we still have the ability to verify existing and new memberships.

All ad requests will also be addressed post-conference.

Store order fulfillment will also be delayed as we set up our new store. We anticipate our store re-opening in December. If you have submitted an order in the past two weeks, that you need right away, please contact us for a refund. If you are able to wait until December, we would be happy to send your order at that time. We understand that this is a less than ideal situation and apologize for the inconvenience.

And if you are still interested in coming to Dallas, but have not yet purchased your ticket -- we are offering a special discount. 3 tickets for the price of 2! This is a $330 savings! To take advantage of this discount please go to:

If you have any questions in the meantime, please reach us at or 206-919-6349

Hope to see you all in Dallas!