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.