Welcome to the 2022 First Things First Virtual Summit  Registration

This year the 2022 Virtual Summit will be offered via Whova. With Whova you will be able to register for, pay and attend the Summit using your laptop, tablet or phone.

Registration for the First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2022 includes full access to the opening keynote, Lanna Flood Memorial Address speaker, breakout sessions, sponsor booths, exhibitor booths and the exhibitor passport contest, as well as networking opportunities with fellow attendees. You will have access to recordings of all sessions a week after the Summit and up to 60 days to view them.


First Things First understands the impact the pandemic has had on the early childhood workforce in Arizona. We have mindfully set our rates to enable all early childhood enthusiasts to attend our virtual Summit.

Early registration – $45 June 13 – July 24
Regular registration – $55 July 25 – August 7
Late registration – $65 August 8 – August 18

Free Additional Event

First Things First is proud to present Tribal Connections 2022, a separate, free virtual event which takes place on August 23. 
If you would like to attend this free event, make sure you also select the Tribal Connections option when you are registering for the Summit. 

Registration Refund Policy

The last day to cancel your registration and qualify to receive a refund is 5:00 pm MST (AZ time) on July 31, 2022. Refunds will be issued in the payment method used at registration, less processing fees incurred. Please allow 4 – 6 weeks for refund processing. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after August 1, 2022, but substitutions will be accepted. All cancellations and/or substitution requests must be submitted in writing to

Payment Methods

The Whova registration system is set up for credit card payment. Paying by credit card is the easiest, fastest and safest way to pay for your Summit registration. 

If you need to pay by check, please do not register online. Email Dave Ryder with Veer Consulting Conference Management, at for instructions and an invoice. All check payments must be made direct to First Things First. Remittance information will be included on the invoice you’ll receive by email.

Once payment is received, we will manually register your attendees for the Summit.  Please collect the needed registration information (listed below) for each attendee using the Word document or Excel spreadsheet provided in the remittance email.  When you have all the information for each attendee, send the completed Word document or Excel spreadsheet to for processing. 

Information Needed for Registration

Your Email Address

Your email address is the gateway to attending the Summit. The Whova system will only allow one attendee per email address into the Summit. Therefore, it is critical that you do not share your Whova log in and email address with anyone. 

Registering Multiple Attendees?

If you are an administrator registering multiple attendees, make sure you have each individual’s unique email address before you begin the registration process. Do not substitute your own administrator’s email for an individual’s email. Again, the system will not allow multiple people to access the Summit using the same email address. You can register up to ten people at a time.

You will need the following information to complete the Summit registration form for each participant:

  • First/Last Name
  • Email
  • Cell Phone Number
  • Job Title
  • Organization
  • Job Category
  • First Things First Affiliation
  • Returning or First Time Attendee
  • Years of Professional Experience in Early Childhood
  • Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry Number – Don’t remember it? Click here for a 1-minute tutorial
  • Would the Attendee Like More Information About Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry?
  • Would the Attendee Like to Opt-In to First Things First Mailing List?
  • Does the Attendee Need Special Accommodations?

After You Register

The Whova system will automatically send you an email with directions to access the Summit once your registration is complete and payment is received. If you do not receive your registration confirmation email within one hour of registering, check your junk mail. Please note that you will not receive an additional reminder email with access to the Summit.

Registration Questions

If you have any other registration questions, please contact Dave Ryder at or 602.568.6277.

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