2017 National Meeting

2017 QRIS National Meeting

The BUILD Initiative and the QRIS National Learning Network are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2017 QRIS National Meeting Expanding Reach, Enhancing Impact, Advancing Equity from June 27-29 in Dallas, Texas. This meeting will share the latest research, effective practices, innovations and big ideas in the development, implementation and revision of quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). The structure of the meeting will be designed to foster cross-state discussion and peer exchange. Click here to see the program and resources from last year's meeting.


Registration: Registration will be on a first-come-first served basis. Take advantage of the early-bird special and register by March 15. Listed below are registration fees and registration deadlines. Your registration fee will include several meals and receptions and all meeting materials.

  • Early-Bird Registration:     $350/person - Ends March 15
  • Early-Bird+Pre-Conference:     $400/person – Ends March 15
  • Regular Registration:     $500/person - Ends May 15
  • Regular+Pre-Conference:     $575/person – Ends May 15
  • Late Registration:     $750/person - Ends June 15
  • Late Registration+Pre-Conference:     $800/person – Ends June 15

BUILD State Discount: Participants from the BUILD states (DC, GA, IL, MI, OH, PA, SC, WA) will receive a $100 discount off the early-bird registration fee and should contact their BUILD state leads for more information or email gcobb@buildinitiative.org.


Pre-Conference Sessions: We will be offering these sessions as part of the pre-conference in 2017. If you would like to participate in any of these, make sure you include this in your conference registration. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn the latest research and innovations related to quality rating and improvement systems and share ideas and strategies with your peers around the country! Register by March 15 to take advantage of the Early-Bird Registration Fee!

Breakout Session Topics (2/21/17): This is an initial list of breakout session topics for the QRIS National Meeting. This list is a work in progress and will be regularly updated with new session topics and additional details in the upcoming weeks. Keep checking back for the latest details!

Click here to register for the meeting.

Full Program Agenda
application/pdf iconAgenda at a Glance.pdf

We would like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors:

Featured: Teachstone

5-Star: Branagh Information Group, TCC Software Solutions

3-Star: CCA Global Partners, Child's Play, Connect for Learning, Kaplan Early Learning, New World Now, Teachers College Press, Teaching Strategies, Zero to Three

2-Star: Council on Accreditation, Lakeshore Learning, NAEYCPublic Consulting Group

1-Star: Becker's School Supplies

Sponsorship Opportunities: If you’d like information on opportunities to be a sponsor of the QRIS National Meeting, please email gcobb@buildinitiative.org.