Framing the Future for Families: The Road Ahead

Join us for our 7th Annual KIDS COUNT Conference!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:30AM – 3:30PM 

Embassy Suites 1000 Woodward Pl NE Albuquerque, NM

We’re honored to invite you to the 7th Annual KIDS COUNT Conference – Framing the Future for Families: The Road Ahead

This year’s conference will focus on possibilities and partnership – how we can work collaboratively to leverage the immense opportunities in front of us to help kids thrive. We have entered a time of rich opportunity – the voters having spoken clearly in choosing leaders with a commitment to investing in the well-being of kids and families. With new leadership in the governor’s office and new members in the state House of Representatives, the time is now to enact evidence-based policy solutions that will benefit not only our children, but all of us throughout the state. This will take partnership, coordination, and persistence. Government, the business community, philanthropic partners, the nonprofit sector, and families must join together to create sustainable solutions to the struggles faced by too many in our state, especially by the youngest among us.

GREAT NEWS! Newly elected Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will be this year’s KEYNOTE Speaker, along with other state and community leaders who will speak to the ways in which their leadership is laying a foundation for the road ahead by investing in kids and families. NM Voices will invite several community leaders to offer Breakout Learning Sessions this year to share and elevate the expertise and passion for improving child well-being that exists throughout the state. And, as always, we’ll honor courageous advocates across New Mexico working on behalf of kids through the NM Voices Spirit of Hope Awards.



Online registration will close at midnight, June 20th . You may be able to register at the door on the day of the conference but there is no guarantee of seat availability

The online registration platform allows you to register as an individual or a group, and will also include options to pre-pay for CEUs (NASW and ECE training credits). If the ticket price ($80) is a barrier to attendance, you can contact about discounted pricing. REGISTER HERE now.


Please consider supporting the 7th Annual KIDS COUNT Conference by selecting one of several sponsorship options and levels, by purchasing an advertisement in the program (deadline for AD submissions is May 7th), or by reserving an information table for the day of the event (a very limited number of tables are still available – get yours fast). Our community is full of rich resources and tabling is an opportunity to share more about your efforts and impact with more than 400 stakeholders. See the full range of SPONSORSHIP options here.


NM Voices for Children will welcome 12 breakout learning sessions at the 7thAnnual New Mexico KIDS COUNT Conference. The learning sessions will include experts and community leaders presenting on thematic areas that are vital to improving child well-being, including but not limited to: equity; advocacy for change; education; culture of health; and family economic security. The application process for submitting proposals is CLOSED.

Thanks to this year’s dedicated sponsors for their contributions so far!