Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2018


Issue 4 - January 2016

Issue 4 – January 2016

Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2016: This is childhood-Pedagogy and practice in the early years, 5-8 October 2016 in Darwin, Northern Territory

Register today to attend the Early Childhood Australia National Conference

It’s 2016 and if you haven’t already done so, now is the time to register for Australia’s premier early childhood education and care conference. ECA’s National Conference This is childhood in Darwin, Northern Territory from 5–8 October is the place to be! Join friends and colleagues who are equally committed to working to advance the educational outcomes and wellbeing of young children for shared professional learning, networking discussion and debate.

Take advantage of the early bird registration fee and save!

Everyone at the Northern Territory Branch of ECA, and indeed ECA nationally, is looking forward to a great conference and to seeing you there!

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Register for the conference …

To register for the conference online, please click here, or visit: 2019.ecaconference.com.au/register/.
Early bird registration is available—make sure you register before 30 June 2016 in order to access the discounted price.

Register today!

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Find somewhere to stay …

Have you booked your accommodation for the conference?

Accommodation has been secured at competitive and flexible rates at a range of hotels and apartments in Darwin. You will be given the opportunity to secure a reservation booking during the conference registration process. We strongly suggest you take advantage of this opportunity as the special rates are only available for a limited time.

If you have any questions at all regarding the above information we welcome you to contact us on our dedicated email address: conferences@inhouseeventsolutions.com.

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Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
 (AJEC) Research Symposium, 5 October 2016

The abstract submission deadline has been extended!

The next AJEC Research Symposium, Whose knowledge is it anyway? Pushing the evidence base in early childhood research, will be held on 5 October 2016. In line with this theme, a special edition of AJEC is to be published that will feature peer-reviewed papers from symposium round tables and selected papers from the ECA conference.If you’re interested, abstracts are to be submitted to publishing@earlychildhood.org.au no later than 22 January 2016.

Acceptance notification: before 12 February 2016
Full paper due: 12 April 2016
Journal published: late 2016

Authors must be aware that there is a tight timeframe from acceptance to publication. For further information visit: 2019.ecaconference.com.au/ajec-research-symposium.

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Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference or would like more information about our sponsorship packages, please contact the conference office on 02 6242 1800 or download the Sponsorship and exhibition prospectus.

Hurry—only 11 exhibition booths remain; book now to secure a booth before they run out!

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Early childhood awards

Early Childhood Australia’s prestigious awards are highly recognised within the early childhood education and care sector, acknowledging the valuable role that professional educators play in promoting and enhancing the delivery of early years learning. The award recipients are announced during the Early Childhood Australia National Conference, which attracts over 1200 educators and academics from the sector.

Early Childhood Australia Doctoral Thesis Award

The aim of the Doctoral Thesis Award is to:
  1. encourage early childhood research
  2. recognise the excellence of the early childhood research undertaken by doctoral students.

Applications close 31 March 2016.

To download the Early Childhood Australia Doctoral Thesis Award application form, click here.

Barbara Creaser Memorial Lecture

The Barbara Creaser Memorial Lecture is awarded to a well-recognised and respected early childhood professional. The winner is invited to deliver a 30-minute lecture or presentation at ECA’s National Conference to the full conference delegation (typically around 1200 delegates).

Nominations close 31 March 2016.

Nominations must be completed and submitted electronically via the online form—accessed here.

Barbara Creaser Young Advocate Award

The purpose of this award is to support the development of a young early childhood advocate and to encourage them to participate in ECA’s advocacy work.

Nominations close 31 March 2016.

Nominations must be completed and submitted electronically via the online form—accessed here.

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Next edition

This newsletter will be delivered monthly in the lead up to the event. The next edition will include information on keynote speakers, our sponsors and exhibitors, the conference program and other exciting updates.

Join the Conference News mailing list to receive updates and other information about the conference as it becomes available.

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Contact information

Conference Office
E: conference@earlychildhood.org.au
T: 02 6242 1800

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