Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2019

Booth Subsidy Initiative


Applications have CLOSED for the 2018 ECA National Conference

Early Childhood Australia’s (ECA) National Conference—Be the difference for children and families on 19–22 September 2018 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 conference attracts over 2000 delegates, with up to 2200 delegates expected at the 2018 conference. 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.

ECA does, however, understand 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 2018 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.

ECA has set aside five (5) single exhibition booths available at a significantly reduced rate.

Eligibility criteria

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

Selection criteria
  1. Demonstrate a social purpose related to the rights and wellbeing of young children.
  2. Outline the potential value to the conference and its delegates of your exhibit.
  3. Explain why you would be unable to exhibit at the conference without the subsidy. 

All suitable applicants will be eligible for consideration for the reduced cost exhibition booth for a chance to exhibit at the 2018 ECA National Conference.


You must be prepared to attend the full three days of the conference, be available to meet with ECA and have photos taken for later inclusion in media and promotion by ECA, and 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

The form must be received no later than COB AEST Friday 27 April 2018. Any applications 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 18 May 2018. The decision to provide a subsidy is at the discretion of ECA and following announcement of the decision ECA will not enter into discussion with unsuccessful applicants to justify the decision.

Booth specifications


Two (2) complimentary exhibitor passes, including catering for two people for the duration of the Conference.  Additional passes can be purchased for $375 pp.


3 m x 3 m x 2.4 m (h)


2 x Bistro chairs plus 1 x 1.8m trestle table with cloth


2.4m (h) matte anodized aluminium frame with white laminated infill


Matt anodised aluminium frame 380mm (h) with white laminated infill


Digitally printed board containing exhibitors name, stand number & generic event logo (max. 25 characters)


2 x 23 watts spotlights on track, per shell scheme


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


Basic cleaning will be carried out by ICC

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