June 24 - 27

2018 ECMMA Convention
Buffalo, NY

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Watch, Listen, Play, Create The convention theme, Watch, Listen, Play, Create, celebrates the many ways young children can engage in music and movement expression and the numerous ways adults can honor those expressive moments. The convention will feature thought-provoking guest speakers, engaging workshops that bridge research and practice, demonstration classes with children, and interactive creative arts performances.

Schedule

Site Information

Buffalo State College is the largest comprehensive college in the State University of New York system and is located in Buffalo, New York, the second largest city in the state. The campus, located on a 125-acre parcel in the heart of Buffalo’s cultural corridor, boasts the college’s own Burchfield Penney Art Center and is adjacent to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo History Museum, and Delaware Park. The college is surrounded by a vibrant mix of cafés, restaurants, shops, and Victorian-style homes.

SUNY Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222


Rockwell Hall

 
 

Housing Information

Hotel Henry

Historic Hotel Henry

Comforts of Home

Spacious Rooms


Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center is located at the Corner of Rockwell Road & Cleveland Circle, Buffalo, NY 14213. Hotel Henry has extended conference attendees a special price of $104** per night.

Moore Complex is on the Buffalo State College campus with single to quad occupancy options and rates starting at $32/night per person.

 

 

 

Convention Registration Reserve your spot for the 2018 ECMMA Convention and take advantage of great early bird rates by registering now.

  • Dynamic and internationally recognized keynote speakers
  • The Buffalo State Day of Play: ○ The June 26th convention day will focus on the benefits of children’s play, especially in the performing arts. Special events will be offered for early childhood educators, children, families, and convention attendees.CLICK HERE for more information
  • Concerts featuring local and nationally-recognized music groups, including the Buffalo Niagara Youth Chorus and NoiseLab

 

ECMMA MEMBER
Early Bird
 

$175
Fees increase after Early Bird Deadline: May 20, 2018
Full access to all sessions at convention
Opening Reception/Concert
Includes Tuesday evening banquet
Closing Concert

Non-MEMBER
Early Bird
 

$275
Fees increase after Early Bird Deadline: May 20, 2018
Full access to all sessions at convention
Opening Reception/Concert
Includes Tuesday evening banquet
Closing Concert

Student/Senior MEMBER
Early Bird

$100
Fees increase after Early Bird Deadline: May 20, 2018
Full access to all sessions at convention
Opening Reception/Concert
Includes Tuesday evening banquet
Closing Concert

Student/Senior Non-MEMBER
Early Bird

$125
Fees increase after Early Bird Deadline: May 20, 2018
Full access to all sessions at convention
Opening Reception/Concert
Includes Tuesday evening banquet
Closing Concert

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT

  • All convention participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
  • Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit is available for New York State teachers. Forms will be available during the convention. For more information, please contact krenzoni@ecmma.org.
  • Graduate credit is available through the University at Buffalo. For more information, please contact betopio@ecmma.org.

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Cimunelli Hall

Day of Play The Day of Play features events for convention participants, area early childhood educators, and area families with children ages 3 to 8! All events will be held at SUNY Buffalo State - Rockwell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222

 

  • Presentation by Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play
  • Music and movement workshops specifically for general practitioners presented by Lili Levinowitz
  • Ukulele on the Lawn
  • Interactive play-based music and movement centers Get ideas for creating centers in your classroom!
  • Family music concert with Noise Lab
  • Research and best practice poster session
  • Buffet Banquet with Local Entertainment Access to all other Tuesday convention events!

 


 

 

FREE! Families must register - Click HERE to register
2:00 - 4:00pm

  • Interactive play-based music and movement centers for children ages 3 to 8 years old from 2-3 pm
  • Music and movement workshops specifically for general practitioners presented by Lili Levinowitz

This event is co-sponsored by SUNY Buffalo State and the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. The Buffalo State Day of Play is part of the 2018 Early Childhood Music and Movement Association International Convention, being held at Buffalo State from June 24-27.

 

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