Conferences

WECAN hosts an annual conference each February in Spring Valley, New York, and sponsors regional conferences throughout North America.


2015 Conference

The 2015 WECAN Early Childhood Educators Conference: Nurturing the Sense of Life and Wellbeing in Children and the Adults Who Care for Them will take place on February 6-8. To register, click here.

Thank you to all who made the 2014
WECAN East Coast Conference possible!

Each year, the WECAN February conference held in Spring Valley, NY draws over 300 Waldorf early childhood educators to further their professional development, strengthen connections with colleagues, deepen the anthroposophical basis of the Waldorf early childhood work, and find artistic and social refreshment. Threefold Educational Center and Green Meadow Waldorf School provide the facilities for the annual conference.


Recent conference keynote speakers and themes:

2013 Renate Long-Breipohl: The Education of Feeling
2012 Susan Weber and Philipp Reubke: Offering Support for the Incarnation Process
2011 Nancy Blanning, Laurie Clark, Jane Swain: Movement — A Path Toward Freedom
2010 Dr. Gerald Karnow: Deepening Our Capacities to Meet the Children in Our Care

We are grateful to our sponsors and individual donors for their support.
Benefactor- and Supporter-level sponsors of the 2013 conference were:
Mercurius USA/Stockmar
Sunbridge Institute
W.S. Badger Company
AWSNA (Association of Waldorf Schools of North America)
Waldorf Publications
Hungry Hollow Co-op
Green Meadow Waldorf School
Uriel Pharmacy


Regional Conferences

Major upcoming regional events will be listed below as information becomes available. Please see our online calendar for more.

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