Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2019

Booth Subsidy Initiative


Applications have CLOSED for the 2019 ECA National Conference

Early Childhood Australia’s (ECA) National Conference—From vision to action on 25–28 September 2019 brings people together to recognise the impact of high-quality early childhood education on the lives of young children and their families, as well as the importance of investing in ongoing professional development for educators, teachers and sector leaders.

The exhibition space at each conference is a popular part of the conference, attracting a range of exhibitors, many of whom exhibit at every ECA conference.

ECA is committed to supporting the diversity of individuals and organisations working to strengthen the wellbeing of young children. Our National Conference is an important sector development event that provides opportunities for networking, professional development and information sharing.

Following the success of past initiatives, ECA is offering subsidised booths for the 2019 conference as well. ECA recognises that some organisations may find it difficult to participate in the conference because of limited resources and/or long travel distances. To promote participation and reduce barriers, ECA is offering a small number of subsidised exhibition booths to support organisations that otherwise would not be able to exhibit at the 2019 ECA National Conference.

ECA has set aside three (3) single exhibition booths, which are available at a significantly reduced rate.

Eligibility criteria

Preference will be given to not-for-profit organisations, small organisations and volunteer groups.  

Selection criteria

As an eligible applicant, you will be required to:

  1. demonstrate a social purpose related to the rights and wellbeing of young children
  2. outline the potential value of your exhibit to the conference and its delegates
  3. explain why you would be unable to exhibit at the conference without the subsidy. 

Please note: Do not apply for a subsidised booth if you do not meet the selection criteria. Subsidised booths will be granted on merit and at the discretion of ECA. Following the announcement of the decision, ECA will not enter into discussion with unsuccessful applicants to justify the decision. If your application is not successful, you may not be able to exhibit due to the limited number of subsidised booths being available. You cannot purchase a booth at full price whilst submitting an application for a subsidised booth.

Requirements for subsidised booths

On being accepted as a subsidised exhibitor, you must:

  • be prepared to attend the full three days of the conference
  • be available to meet with ECA and have photos taken during the conference, for later inclusion in media and promotion by ECA
  • provide feedback on the conference and the value of the subsidy, following the conference.
How to apply

To apply for this subsidy, complete the application form below and return it to:

Early Childhood Australia

E: conference@earlychildhood.org.au

All applications must be submitted by COB (AEST) Monday 29 April 2019. Any applications received after this date will not be considered.

Applications for a subsidy will be assessed after the closing date and all applicants will be notified of the final decision by COB (AEST) Friday 24 May 2019.

Booth specifications


Two (2) complimentary exhibitor passes, including catering for two people for the duration of the Conference.


3 m x 2 m x 2.5 m (h)


Exhibitor’s choice of one of the following furniture packages*:

  • Option A: 2 x bistro chairs plus 1 x 1.8m trestle table with tablecloth
  • Option B: 3 x bistro chairs and café


2.5m (h) octanorm booth—industry standard white vinyl panel


White vinyl sign with company name in black text—middle of fascia @ 80mm
height, in capital letters (maximum 30 characters)


2 x 50-watt broadwash LED lights, per shell scheme


1 x 4-amp power point (with four outlets)


Basic cleaning will be carried out by the venue

*Please note: Additional furniture options are available through ExpoTas, our recommended supplier. To explore those options, please visit: expotas.com.au.

This initiative is open to any company/organisation who meet the selection criteria.