Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2018


Issue 1 - September 2015

Issue 1 – September 2015

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

Welcome to the first issue of ECA Conference News for 2015

Thank you to all who have already shown enthusiasm and support for the next ECA National Conference—This is childhood: Pedagogy and practice in the early years—set to take place in Darwin 5–8 October 2016.

The 2016 Conference promises to be influential in thinking, cutting edge in delivery and a time to remember. These ECA Conference News updates will keep you abreast of developments and special opportunities, so keep an eye out for future editions!

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President’s greeting

As many education and care professionals can testify the Early Childhood Australia Conference is an event not to be missed. The 2016 Conference in Darwin promises to offer everything that previous events have provided and much more. With attendances over 1500 and growing, it is an opportunity for practitioners, professionals, academics and policy makers who work to support young children with improved education, health and wellbeing outcomes to immerse themselves in discussion, debate and network with peers from Australia and beyond.

I hope you will be part of this premier conference!

Ros Cornish, ECA President

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Introducing the concept underpinning the 2016 conference

This is childhood celebrates the capability, strengths and joy of children and childhood in Australia.

At the 2016 ECA National Conference share a vision that places childhood at the centre of practice and pedagogy for the early years. This is childhood in Australia. The thriving, complex, beautiful Top End has the highest proportion of children in the population than in any other part of Australia. Come and learn in the place that fuses diverse Australian childhoods, where capital city and urban meet remote and regional. Venture into new territory that brings culturally diverse perspectives, evidence-based practice, traditions and new thinking together. Connect with colleagues, share and consider early childhood teaching and learning through practical, theoretical and reflective lenses.

Conference themes:

  • Inspirebe inspired to reach beyond quality
  • Imaginethe future
  • Createstrong communities
  • Discoveryour potential

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Call for papers

Your opportunity to present at the ECA Conference is here!

Applications to present at this conference are now open under the four conference themes: Inspire, Imagine, Create or Discover. Presentations can be either a stand-alone oral presentation or a traditional poster presentation.

To have the opportunity to join esteemed sector colleagues and present your chosen topic, simply submit your abstract online here.

All applications must be received by 5.00 pm 7 December 2015.

For additional information about the call for papers click here. For all other ECA conference information please visit: 2019.ecaconference.com.au.

Key dates

22 September 2015 Call for papers open
7 December 2015 Call for papers closes

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Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

Sponsorship of the ECA Conference is a great way to promote your organisation/business to the early childhood sector.

Exhibition booths and sponsorship opportunities SOLD OUT for the 2012 and 2014 conferences. To ensure you reserve your position at this important sector event, visit here.

To download the Sponsorship and exhibition prospectus click here.

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, ECA is offering a small number of subsidised exhibition booths, sponsored by Early Childhood Australia, to support organisations that otherwise would not be able to exhibit at the ECA Conference.

For more information, please click here.

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Why attend?

The conference provides the opportunity for participants to:

  • reflect on their own practice with young children
  • be challenged and affirmed
  • hear new ideas from our own experts as well as those from other countries
  • discuss their own and others’ work and to grow as a professional network
  • have fun—our conference dinner will be bigger and better in 2016, get your dancing shoes ready …

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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 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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