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 virtually on Tuesday & Wednesday, August 17-18, 2021. The conference format includes LIVE Keynote Sessions each day and additional recorded Breakout Sessions for later viewing. The recorded sessions will be posted on August 17 and remain available through Friday, September 3, 2021. More Agenda & Breakout Session information.

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.  

Conference Goals: 
Connect programs, providers, and partners in early childhood and maternal, child and adolescent health (MCAH) systems ● Promote sustainability of MCAH and early childhood programming ● Provide quality professional development to the MCAH and early childhood workforce ● Enhance and promote strengths-based services for families ● Improve the social, emotional, mental, nutritional, economic, and cultural health of Montana’s families ● promote preventative and comprehensive care and programming

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 (LIVE SESSIONS ONLY). Continue to watch the website for updates.

Virtual Showcase:
The 2021 GBGF conference continues to provide an excellent opportunity for exhibitors to virtually showcase the “latest and greatest” in the industry.  Check out our 2021 Virtual Exhibitor Showcase!

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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