Annual RIE® Infant/Toddler Conference

The Annual RIE Conference For Parents and Professionals is held each Spring and includes a full spectrum of speakers to inspire adults building relationships with very young children to carry on both enlivened and fulfilled. 

Our 2023 Annual Conference will be held March 11, 2023.  This years conference includes a full day of live online workshops, along with recorded sessions and our Introduction to Educaring course. Watch for more details soon!

2023 Keynote 


Dr. Terry Marks-Tarlow

Guided from the Inside Out: Fostering Children’s Intuition

Dr. Marks-Tarlow, who is a prolific author, psychologist, developmental theorist, artist and mom, will discuss the critical importance of supporting intuition in young children and how to do that. She will offer a neurobiological model for how intuition provides a lifelong framework for moving from the inside out.

Terry Marks-Tarlow has a B.A. in psychology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA.  She has written countless articles and authored eleven books as well as being an accomplished artist.  For over a decade, she has been studying interpersonal neurobiology and regulation theory with Dr. Allan Schore and has taught developmental neurobiology at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and at Reiss Davis Child Studies Center. 

Dr. Marks-Tarlow is currently an Adjunct Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute and at California Institute of Integral Studies and is Core Teaching Faculty at the Insight Center, Los Angeles, where she regularly conducts continuing education workshops and classes.


Past RIE® Conference Keynote Speakers


Dana Suskind

Dr. Iheoma Iruka  
2021 Keynote
Dana Suskind, M.D
Unlocking Every Child’s Potential: Educaring to Build a Parent Nation
Dr. Iheoma U. Iruka
Justice in the First 1,000 Days: Attending to the 3Ps of Protecting, Promoting, and Preserving
Dr. Junlei Li  
Judyth O. Weaver, Ph.D.
Knowing Ourselves More; Growing our Babies Better
Dr. Junlei Li
The Many Ways of Caring That Make a Difference, Here and Now
Past Keynote Speakers

2019 – Dr Tina Payne Bryson
2018 – Sue Bredekamp
2017 – Dr. Allan Schore
2016 – Lou Cozolino
2015- Stuart Brown
2014- Dimitri A. Christakis
2013- Deborah J. Leong
2012- Alison Gopnik
2011- Alicia F. Lieberman
2010- Sir Richard Bowlby
2009- J. Ronald Lally

Listen to an excerpt from our 2018 Conference Keynote
Sue Bredekamp and her talk titled “Magda: Poet and Prophet”

Or checkout the 2020 Closing Keynote from Dr. Junele Li