Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2018


Issue 5 - February 2016

Issue 5 – February 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!

Early bird registration is open—Register for the 2016 ECA National Conference online today!

The 2016 ECA Conference registration brochure is now available on the conference website. To download the registration brochure please click here or the image below:



Make sure you register before 30 June 2016 in order to access the discounted early bird price.

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Program at a glance

To view the 2016 conference program overview, please click here. The program overview includes times of keynote addresses, concurrent sessions, tours, social events and much more!

The full conference program will be available soon.

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Early childhood awards open for application …

Apply today! Nominations will be closing soon for the 2016 awards; don’t miss your chance to submit your application! Information about each award and how to apply are available for the following:

Early Childhood Australia Doctoral Thesis Award

The Barbara Creaser Memorial Lecture

The Barbara Creaser Young Advocate Award

For more information about these awards, please click here.

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Travel scholarship

Is the service you work in located in a rural or remote area, supporting disadvantaged or at-risk children and/or are you a volunteer?

If the answer is yes, you may be eligible for a $1000 (incl. GST) travel scholarship to aid you in attending the conference. Conference subsidies can be used to pay a proportion of travel, accommodation or registration costs at the discretion of the individual or their employer.

ECA is committed to supporting the diversity of individuals and organisations working to strengthen the wellbeing of young children.

For more information and to apply for a subsidy, please visit 2019.ecaconference.com.au/travel-scholarship/.

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

‘Whose knowledge is it anyway? Pushing the evidence base in early childhood research’

The AJEC Research Symposium is scheduled the day before the conference and all interested participants are encouraged to attend the symposium for opportunities to share innovative research methodologies and findings with cutting edge partnerships and collaborations.

The Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC) is Australasia’s foremost scholarly journal and the world’s longest-running major journal within the early childhood field. Published quarterly, AJEC offers research-based articles that are designed to impart new information and encourage the critical exchange of ideas among early childhood practitioners, academics and students.

The research symposium will be interactive and includes:

  • an invited panel of researchers who will offer provocations for researchers and interested stakeholders to discuss and question the theme
  • round tables of three research papers per session for sharing, discussing, and debating research evidence, theoretical perspectives and methods
  • a Q&A forum to bring together the diversity of discussion, and to develop a directed action agenda

We welcome participants including postgraduate students, academics, researchers and practitioners at all levels from around the world to come together to share cutting-edge knowledge and forge research networks in Australasia and beyond.

Cost: $95 per person
Venue: Charles Darwin University
Room: Mal Nairn Auditorium
Time: 8.00 am–4.00 pm

Please note: Tickets can be purchased online during the conference registration process.

For further information visit: 2019.ecaconference.com.au/ajec-research-symposium.

Presented by:

ECA Logo CDU Logo

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Sponsorship and exhibition

Due to popular demand, we have added more exhibition booths. These won’t last long, secure yours today!

We have had an amazing response from sponsors and exhibitors so far, who have already signed on for This is childhood. Be sure to organise your role in the conference now, before your preferred sponsorship avenue or exhibitor’s booth location is no longer available. Things are moving very quickly.

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.

Subsidised booth initiative

ECA understands that exhibiting at the conference is prohibitive for some organisations. We recognise that some organisations may find it difficult to participate in the conference because of limited resources and/or long travel distances. To provide an opportunity and reduce barriers to participate at the 2016 Conference, we are offering a small number of subsidised exhibition booths, sponsored by ECA, to support organisations that otherwise would not be able to exhibit at the conference.

For more information, please click here.

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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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Next edition

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