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Envisioning a Bright Present and Future for Infants and Young Children

In Collaboration with the Global Educator Conference 0-3 in China

For $15.00 you will have access to our Fourth Annual Conference and you will receive a unique access code within 48 hours.

“We are raising the future, and our presence, our love and joy, will have a lasting effect in our children’s development. This, I believe, will provide us with a more loving and more respectful world.”

– Elsa Chahin, Pikler/Lóczy USA President and CEO

Dr. Emmi Pikler’s groundbreaking work has shown us that a more peaceful, more respectful world is possible. This way of treating others, this way of being, can start from the very first day of life. Our interactions with young children can profoundly impact the future. We truly believe, as our tagline states, that Peace Begins with Babies®.

Whether you want to deepen your knowledge of the Pikler Pedagogy, strengthen your early childhood skills as a parent or educator, or learn more about a respectful approach to caregiving, this conference is for you.

We have 22 pre-recorded keynotes from world-renowned experts, available to watch via Vimeo at your own pace. Once purchased, you’ll have six months to view the presentations. 100% of the proceeds go to our scholarship fund and to supporting the Pikler House.

We hope you will join us!

Sponsored by Community Playthings, Etonkids, Exchange Press, World Forum Foundation

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Keynote Speakers


Alberto Adalid, PhD

Psychoanalyst, Group Psychoanalyst

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Gabrielle Anwar

Actress, Writer, Painter, Filmmaker


Stuart Brown, MD

Founder of the National Institute for Play, Best-selling Author, Professor at Stanford University

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Holly Elissa Bruno, MA, JD

Best-selling Author, International Keynote Speaker, Attorney, and Radio Host


Katherine Bussey, PhD

Chair of Infant Toddler Advocacy Network Australia (ITANA), Member of the Scientific Committee of Pikler/Lóczy USA

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Elsa Chahin

President of Pikler/Lóczy USA, RIE® Associate, and Author

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Vicky Chen

Founder of Little Flower and Little Land in Beijing, Chair and Founder of the Global Educator Conference in China


David Copperfield

Emmy®-winning Illusionist

Tracy Epps, PhD

Founder of Montessori Coaching, Advisory Board Member Pikler/Lóczy USA

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Mary Jane Maguire Fong, MS

Best-selling Author, Professor of Early Childhood Education

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Janet Gonzalez-Mena, MA

Best-selling Author, Honorary Board of Experts Pikler/Lóczy USA


Hari Grebler

RIE® Associate, Founder of Hari’s Studio


Paola Guraieb, MD

Neurologist, Neurophysiologist, and Member of the Scientific Committee Pikler/Lóczy USA


Ruth Anne Hammond

Author, RIE® Associate, and Mentor


Natasha Khazanov, PhD

Neuropsychologist, Creator of the SMARTT™ Parenting Program, Advisory Board Member Pikler/Lóczy USA


Peter Mangione, PhD

Senior Managing Director at WestEd, Co-founder of the Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC), Advisory Board Member Pikler/Lóczy USA

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Anna Ruth Myers

Founder of The Nurtured Child, RIE® Associate


Bonnie Neugebauer

Co-Founder of World Forum Foundation, Global Impact Engineer, Co-creator of Exchange Magazine


Oleg Palmov, PhD

Department of Psychology, St. Petersburg State University


Octavio Pescador, PhD

Political Analyst, Senior Research Associate at Juarez & Associates, Founding Research Associate of the UCLA Paulo Freire Institute, Advisory Board Member Pikler/Lóczy USA


Joshua Sparrow, MD

Director of Brazelton Touchpoints Center


Ute Strub

Physiotherapist, Master Pikler® Trainer


Agnes Szanto-Feder, PhD

Psychologist, Author, Board Member Pikler/Lóczy USA


Anna Tardos

Psychologist, Author, Director Emerita of the Pikler® House


Angyal Till

Former Caregiver at the Pikler House, Mentor at Catholic Charities Head Start