KIDS COUNT Conference 2019-02-21T15:32:45+00:00

KIDS COUNT Conference


Join us for our 7th annual KIDS COUNT Conference!

It is that time of year again and we’re honored to invite you to the 7th Annual KIDS COUNT Conference – Framing the Future for Families: The Road Ahead. Early bird registration is now open – until April 1, 2019 you can get tickets for $65 ($15 off the regular price)!  REGISTER NOW to get the reduced ticket price.

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 in which the voters have spoken clearly in choosing leaders with a commitment to investing in the well-being of kids and families. With newly elected leadership in the governor’s office, the Legislature, and in many cities, 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 amongst us.

Stay tuned for when we announce this year’s keynote speakers that 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 Presentations this year to honor 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.



Early bird registration is now open – until April 1, 2019 you can get tickets for $65 ($15 off the regular price)!  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 prices is a barrier to attendance, you can contact about discounted pricing. REGISTER HERE now to get the reduced ticket price: (coming soon)



Please consider supporting the 7th Annual KIDS COUNT Conference through several sponsorship options and levels, purchasing an advertisement in the program, or reserving an information table the day of the event (limited tables available, get yours fast). Our community is full of rich resources and this is an opportunity to share more about your efforts and impact with over 400 stakeholders. See the full range of SPONSORSHIP options here: sponsorship packet (20 pages; pdf)


Breakout Sessions

NM Voices for Children has opened a call for proposals for breakout learning sessions for consideration at the 7th Annual New Mexico KIDS COUNT Conference. The conference will invite experts and community leaders to present learning sessions 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. Deadline for proposal submissions is April 1, 2019 by 5PM. Submissions should be emailed to with all required components.  See the Call for Proposals and find and complete the application form online here: LINK