Become a better educator with real-world advice, best practices and practical takeaways at the 2019 Early Childhood Australia (ECA) National Conference.
Join leading experts from Australia and overseas and learn the latest in early childhood. With sessions on everything from learning environments, sustainability and educator wellbeing to leadership and reconciliation, and more, you’ll leave with dozens of ideas to improve your practice and advance your career.
Attendance at the ECA National Conference ensures that no matter how long you have been in the early childhood sector, your capabilities keep pace with current standards and you maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills you need to deliver the best education and care for young children.
Our conference will open you up to new possibilities; new knowledge and new skills areas. We look forward to welcoming past and new attendees to Australia’s most comprehensive early childhood event.
Attending the 2019 ECA National Conference will inspire ideas that can help boost your practice and the services that you offer to children and your community. The conference is the largest early childhood conference in Australia and it offers a wide range of options for educators, directors and executives that cover every aspect of the sector. The sessions at the ECA conference dive deep into theories and practice, with speakers presenting cutting edge research. The end result is that attendees will take home with them, or take back to their service, the latest ideas for improving their practice.
‘I have found that my attendance at the conference has reignited my desire to build my professional knowledge and extend myself further in the field of early childhood. The presentations and classes on offer at the conference match the journey I have mapped out for myself within the sector. The support, knowledge sharing and opportunities that stem from the conference are endless and inspiring.‘—2018 ECA National Conference attendee.
The 2019 ECA National Conference is taking place in Hobart, Tasmania. Although we still feel that you cannot replace or underestimate the value of an in-person experience, like getting to meet other sector professionals or network directly with conference speakers and have the opportunity to ask targeted questions, we do realise that various factors like the limited number of tickets available and a slightly higher cost might restrict attendance. However, in 2019, for the first time, you won’t just have to watch similar content in webinars online, but you will be able to view the actual content of the ECA National Conference online, via a virtual pass! We are also hard at work to provide additional benefits to the 2019 ECA National Conference virtual delegates when compared to other webinars.
The ECA National Conference is open to anyone working in the early childhood sector. Every session is packed with useful advice applicable to every team—it is not only for ECA members.
By dedicating time to experience the ECA National Conference, you will be able to focus and fully immerse yourself in ‘learning mode’, which will allow you to execute what you learn faster and give you new ideas. When you return from the event, you can deliver a presentation on what you’ve have learnt and how it can be applied in your workplace or service.