SHIFT Happened

Hundreds of childcare business owners and directors from more than 31 states across the US gathered in Austin, TX last week for the 2019 SHIFT Childcare Leaders Conference.  

For three days, attendees learned from, engaged with and collaborated alongside fellow providers as well as people from the private equity community, industry experts, real estate investors and lenders. They heard from owners with interesting operation niches, industry experts with insights on staff retention, branding, marketing and enrollment, and past owners who have either sold their schools or passed them down to a second generation. 

And the event extras were not to be missed! SHIFT featured morning yoga, lunchtime massages, virtual reality, a locally-designed graffiti wall, unique promo items, evening social hours, a mobile app and the list goes on… 

But don’t take our word for it. Hear from some of our attendees:

“You all are amazing. I've never attended such a well-organized conference. Each touch was greatly appreciated. The speakers brought tremendous value. For brokers, y’all know what you're doing.”

“Thank you so much for all the work that goes into putting this conference on. You have literally changed my world. Absolutely grateful to everyone at HINGE.”

“This is the best industry conference I’ve attended… Thanks for putting the customer experience above cost.”

“The app made a huge difference in the experience. I love that SHIFT is moving towards paperless. The venue and care you took in the details were terrific. Money well spent. So nice to be around like-minded people.”

“Thank you for a world class conference with much attention to detail and the well-being of the participants. Loved the conference, food, yoga, hotel, pool, social events... can’t wait till next year. You guys rock!!”

Thanks, friends. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year at the Eden Roc hotel on Miami Beach, FL from February 18-21, 2020!

Meredith Martin