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Conference Information

Date  |  Monday, June 26, 2017

Registration/Breakfast  |  7:15am - 8:00am (lunch will be provided)

Program  |  8:00am - 3:15pm

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid  |  5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Tickets  |  $75 or purchase a table for $1,000 and get the perks of being a sponsor! Scroll down to register.

The full program is available! Click here to view.

A Sneak Peek into the Conference:

Nick Johnson, Senior Vice President of Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington DC will speak on the federal policy landscape and how it will impact states. presents their report, "The Heart of Gender Justice in New Mexico: Intersectionality, Economic Security, and Health Equity"

NM Voices will host speakers and sessions on unpacking the linkages between women's economic security and the well-being of children in New Mexico.

23rd Annual Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Awards

Amy Biehl, a graduate of Santa Fe High School, understood that she had a duty to give back—to make life better for others who were not so fortunate. To that end, Amy went to South Africa at the age of 26 as a Fulbright Scholar to help that country’s leaders develop a new constitution. While conducting voter registration for South Africa’s first all-race election—the election that would end apartheid—she was killed in a riot.

The Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award was founded by New Mexico Voices for Children in 1993—the year that she passed away. The award honors Amy’s commitment to serve by celebrating young people in New Mexico who have stepped up to bring positive change to their communities and the world at large through community service.

Download the 2017 Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award Application PacketApplication deadline is Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:00pm. For more information on Amy Biehl, the award, and past recipients, click here.

Spirit of Hope Awards

New Mexico Voices for Children bestows several awards every year to fellow New Mexicans who strive to make their communities and worlds a better place. The awards include the Alice King Public Service Award, the Patty Jennings & Polly Arango Citizen Advocacy Award, the Spirit of Hope Award and the Legislative Advocacy Award.

2017 Honorees will be announced soon!  For more information on the awards and past recipients, click here.

Become a Sponsor

See our Sponsorship Packet for many ways to sponsor the conference!

For sponsorship opportunities or for more information, contact Farah Council at or at (505) 244-9505 ext. 111


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Monday June 26
Monday, June 26, 2017
Event registration summary
2017 KIDS COUNT Conference:
Individual Ticket
Table Sponsorship

Presented By:

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Sponsored by:


Veronica C. García, Ed.D.
Fred Harris & Marg Elliston



New Mexico Voices for Children is a proud member of the following networks:
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