Great Beginnings, Great Families Conference

Out of an abundance of caution and best practices in minimizing the spread of COVID-19, the 9th Annual Great Beginnings, Great Families Conference (GBGF) will be provided in a virtual format Tuesday & Wednesday, August 17-18, 2021.  The format will include a two-hour live session each day and additional recorded presentations will be released to view at the attendee's convenience.

Join maternal, child and adolescent professionals, advocates, support staff, and providers in coming together for this innovative virtual conference to improve the health and well-being of Montanans by increasing the efficacy of maternal, early childhood and youth programs throughout our state.  

Target Audience: 
Parent Educators, Liaisons, and Advocates ● Family Support Specialists ● Home Visitors ● Public Health Nurses ● Registered Dietitians ● Early Childhood Providers and Educators ● Head Start Program Staff ● Social Workers and Professional Counselors ● WIC Management, Clinical and/or Support Staff ● Health Care Providers (MD, PA, NP, IBCLC, RN, LPN) ● Students ● Other Service Providers working with families, young children or women of reproductive age

Registration will be FREE and open on July 1st. Please check back.  Due to the virtual format, registration fees have been waived.  In order to receive the conference & presentation recording links, all participants MUST REGISTER!  

Continuing Education:
Applications will be submitted for approval. Continue to watch the website for updates.

Call for Proposals

The conference committee invites all interested parties to submit a presentation proposal for the upcoming virtual conference.  Possible session tracks may include: Family Wellness & Support, Healthy Children and Youth, Nutrition, Quality Improvement & Leadership, and Data Quality.

Based on topic relevance and committee approval, all presentations will be recorded as "breakout" sessions. Click here for more information, or to submit a proposal.

Call for Exhibitors

The 2021 GBGF conference continues to provide an excellent opportunity for exhibitors to virtually showcase the “latest and greatest” in the industry.  The upcoming virtual exhibitor opportunity includes:

The Virtual Exhibitor Showcase

  • Virtual Showcase Placement on Conference Website (company logo & link, mission or bio statement, and contact information)
  • Opportunity to Promote New Products and Services
  • Showcase Promoted in Registrant Emails and Publications

All for the amazingly low fee of $100! Checks & most credit cards accepted. 

If you are interested in exhibiting on the website during this innovative event, please complete the Exhibitor Questionnaire no later than Friday, August 6, 2021.

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