2021 International Conference


Together Tomorrow

Live in Chicago: October 8-10, 2021
Virtual: October 3-10

We are excited to share our plans for CMN’s 2021 conference “Together Tomorrow” with you! Right now, for the weekend of Oct 8-10, we’re booked into the lovely Embassy Suites Hotel, just 10 minutes from the O’Hare Airport (ORD) in Chicago. You don’t need to rent a car, get a cab – there’s a free hotel shuttle!

COVID19 concern? Should it become necessary for the health & safety of conferees, the conference will switch to an all-virtual conference. That decision will be made no later than July 1, 2021. Please do not make non-refundable plane reservations before you hear from CMN. Also, when you do make reservations, be sure you’re flying to ORD. Anything you might save by going to Midway airport will be negated by ground transportation fees and an hour or more (on a Friday) to get to the hotel.

What’s the conference schedule look like? We learned about virtual accessibility in 2020 – it was a huge success. And at the same time, there is no replacement for in-person interactions. Let’s have both!


Photo: Pierce Freelon
Keynote Speaker
Pierce Freelon
Photo: Daniel Henry and Jean Hendricks
Magic Penny Award
Daniel J. Henry Jr. and Jean N. Hendricks

Our CMN annual conference is now over 30 years old!! Every year it gets bigger and better, creating many opportunities for performers, educators, song­writers, librarians, and families—all those who love music for children—to gather. Together, we connect and reconnect and fill our hearts with laughter and song by sharing songs, ideas, resources and information.

Looking forward to seeing you in 2021, #cannotwait!