The 2019 Early Childhood Australia National Conference is expected to attract over 1000 in-person delegates, as well as over 500 additional virtual delegates via the live stream—these numbers include practitioners, academics, professionals and policy-makers in the field of early years education and care. Applications to present at this conference are now open under the five conference themes: Speak up for children, Build social capital, Quality early education, Professional learning and Inspiring leadership and effective governance. Presentations can be either a stand-alone Oral Presentation or a Poster Presentation.
To have the opportunity to join these esteemed sector colleagues and present your chosen topic, simply submit your abstract online (which must be no more than 300 words and be accompanied with a 50 word bio & author details).
|Closing date for submission of your application to present||
23 January 2019
Extended to Tuesday 29 January 2019 (5 pm AEDT)
|Review of applications by Conference Program Committee and notification to applicants of outcomes||Between 30 January and 28 February 2019|
|Draft program published on conference website||31 March 2019|
|Closing date for successful applicants to register||25 July 2019|
|Submission of the final PowerPoint presentation||15 August 2019|
Applicants to present should identify which of the five conference themes their paper contributes to most directly:
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1. Oral presentation
Oral presentations will last 45 minutes, including time for attendees to ask questions in a discussion with the presenter(s). ECA encourages presenters to deliver their presentation in an interactive way. There will be a 10-minute room change opportunity between sessions.
Presenters may be asked to present twice during the conference if their session proves to be very popular.
2. Poster presentation
A designated 15 minute time slot will be determined during the conference for authors to present their posters. A template to assist with your preparation of the poster design is available here or click the template button below.Criteria for the poster is:
Dimensions and layout
Suggestions to consider
Use of a digital augmented reality app
Poster presenters are encouraged to display a poster and use digital augmentation software as part of their presentation. ECA recommends using HP Reveal, which can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store.
Presenters opting to use the app will be required to display signage (A4) or hand out instructions to conference attendees on how to use their smartphones or devices to interact with the poster.
A condition of being able to present is that all presenters must register for the day on which they are presenting at the conference. If presenters wish to stay for the whole conference, payment needs to be made for the full three days. A maximum of three (3) presenters per paper will be allowed to register and participate at the ECA member discounted rate for full registration.
If registration confirmation and payment are not received by 25 July 2019, abstracts will be withdrawn from the conference program.
All selected abstracts will be published on the 2019 ECA Conference App and website, and presentations will be published on the conference website only. Presentations will not be edited and will be converted directly to PDF from their submitted format.
Some presentations and papers may also be separately published in other ECA publications. These will be independently decided by the ECA Publications Advisory Committee. The ECA Publications team will approach presenters independently regarding potential publication. This may involve presenters summarising their paper or presentation for a magazine format. Further instructions will be provided by the ECA Publications team, as required.
PowerPoint facilities (data projectors, computers and screens), along with internet access, will be available for presenters. The conference will be networked, which means that presentations will be available in the workshop room from a central location.
Presentations must be in a PowerPoint format. The full and final electronic presentation must be submitted by 15 August 2019 to ensure compatibility with the system that will be used.
All applications to present will be reviewed by a panel that includes members of the Conference Program Committee. Members of the Conference Program Committee will:
Wherever possible, feedback will be given to unsuccessful applicants, depending on the number of applications received.
The selection criteria are outlined below.
Applications must focus on:
Applicants must confirm that their papers are free of commercial interest. Any paper that is selling or promoting a particular product or commercial service will not be accepted.
Applicants must ensure that their research papers
In keeping with ECA’s drive to improve environmental sustainability, all abstracts must be submitted online.
Instructions for completion of application
Step 1: Read all instructions carefully.
Step 2: Complete an application to present, which is made with a submission of a 300-word abstract.
Step 3: Ensure your application addresses the selection criteria.
Step 4: Submit your abstract-no more than 300 words-online, no later than Tuesday 29 January 2019 (5 pm AEDT).
Step 5: Ensure presenter biographies are no more than 50 words in total.
Step 6: Supply at least one presenter photograph with the application (limit file size to a maximum of 1MB).
|Before you submit online, please ensure that you have read and understood this information.
If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Office for more information:
T: 02 6242 1800