The FAQ page has been developed to assist with questions in relation to all aspects of the conference, please see below as your first point of call. Alternatively, if the answer to your question is not listed below, please contact the Conference Office via email on email@example.com or 02 6242 1800.
19–22 September 2018.
Sydney International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney, Australia.
Yes, the Call for Papers closed on 7 December 2017.
For information about the conference you can visit our conference website at www.ecaconference.com.au. The website contains the most current information including the conference program, details on social functions, awards and more.
Yes, poster presentation submissions closed on 7 December 2017.
To view the conference program, please visit the Program tab. (The program is still in development).
Conference registration is now open. Early bird registration will close 30 June 2018. To view conference rates, please visit www.ecaconference.com.au/register/.
* Concession registration is available to full-time students, pensioners and health care cardholders. Please upload a copy of your concession card during the registration process.
All participants are required to officially register to attend the Early Childhood Australia National Conference. Online Registrations open December 2017. Online registration is the preferred method of registration. Credit Card payment (Visa or MasterCard) and PayPal is accepted via our secure network. EFT payments are also available via the online process. Please note this facility will only be open until 31 July 2018. Registrations after 31 July require full payment by credit card. Please contact the conference office if you are unable to register online and they will be happy to assist you further.
T: 02 6242 1800
Institution members are eligible to receive a discount for 5 people, Service/School members are eligible to receive a discount for 3 people, and Professional and Concession members receive a discount for themselves. Please note: To receive a discount you must be a current member of ECA and your member number must be entered into the online system upon registration. If you are unsure of the type of membership you hold, please contact the ECA National Office on 1800 356 900
Contact the ECA Customer Service team on 1800 356 900.
Yes. Full payment of conference registration fees must accompany your registration.
No. The only way to receive a discount is to become a member. Click here for more information on ECA membership.
No. You must register online. We cannot accept any verbal registrations.
The online system will allow you to register and indicate payment by EFT issuing you with an invoice and giving you seven (7) days to pay. Please note if your payment is not received within 7 days your registration will be cancelled.
Registration terms & conditions – Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the event organiser. If the notification is not received by the conference office, the cancellation is deemed to have not been notified. Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days prior to the conference date will be refunded less 15% of the registration fee to cover administration costs. No registration refunds will be made after this date; however you may nominate a replacement delegate at no charge. The same conditions apply to tickets purchased for social events.
If you cannot attend, you may nominate a replacement delegate at no cost, contact ECA Customer Service on 1800 356 900.
One (1) ticket is included in the full delegate & concession registration. Additional tickets can be purchased for $90.00.
Tickets to the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards Dinner are $110. Tickets can be purchased online during the registration process, the ticket includes dinner, drinks and entertainment.
There are centre tours available to suit a range of budgets. More information on centre tours is available here.
Centre Tours run on Day Zero, Wednesday 19 September 2018 between 8:30 am-4.30pm and do not conflict with any presentations. For more information please click here.
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The Exhibition will provide delegates and exhibitors with excellent opportunities to network in a favourable environment that provides a central and energised meeting place for all participants.
For further enquiries please contact the Conference Office who will be pleased to provide you with details of the best marketing package for your needs and budget. Alternatively you can also download a copy of the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus. For more information on sponsorship and advertising packages, please contact the Conference Office via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 6242 1800.
There are many attractive and high value sponsorship and advertising opportunities available to ensure that your organisation stands out at this premier event, which will be attended by your target market.
For more information on sponsorship and advertising packages, please contact the Conference Office via email email@example.com or phone 02 6242 1800.
No. InHouse Event Solutions have been appointed as the official Accommodation Management Company for the ECA 2018 National Conference. Accommodation has been secured at competitive rates at a range of hotels and apartments close to the venue, the International Convention Centre Sydney. It is recommended that you book your accommodation whilst completing your registration to ensure you secure these negotiated rates while they last.
The capacity of the room, and the options for room configurations, are noted in the description of each hotel during the booking process. Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee which varies slightly from hotel to hotel.
You can amend your booking in one of two ways. Log back into your booking and complete the change through the online booking tool or by contacting the Accommodation Managers to do so. Please do not go directly to the hotel. Please ensure any changes are made by the Wednesday 15 August 2018 to avoid fees that may be charged by the Hotel. If a change needs to be made after this date, please contact the Accommodation Managers directly.
You can cancel your booking in one of two ways. By either logging back into your booking and completing the cancellation online or by contacting the Accommodation Managers. Cancellation fees will apply if you cancel your booking after 15 August 2018 or if you do not arrive at the hotel on your check in date. The fee will differ according to the individual hotel’s cancellation policy. For bookings that have been paid in full, please note, if you do not arrive at the hotel on your confirmed arrival date, the hotel will hold and charge for the room for each night booked. For cancellations please contact the Accommodation Managers on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please place the name ECA 2018 Conference in the subject line of the email.
In most cases hotels will allow a name change, however, please do check the terms and conditions for your specific hotel before making the change online.
You can make a group booking if you are booking for more than one person. Details are provided within the booking area to guide you through how to book for two or more persons, whether you are attending the conference or booking on someone else’s behalf.
You will need to provide a credit card to guarantee your reservation during the initial booking process but this card will not be utilised if payment is subsequently made by another method. Once your receive your confirmation email please contact the Accommodation Managers to request an invoice for EFT or for a third party credit card form to be sent to you. Please note that if the hotel does not have the required paperwork and/or the payment by your Accounts team has not gone through, you will be required to settle your account at check in. Please allow sufficient time for payments to be made to the hotel. You will still be asked to provide a credit card or cash deposit upon arrival at the hotel to cover any incidental costs.
Please contact the Accommodation Managers who will confirm availability and rates with your selected property.
You will need to book and pay for the night prior to your arrival to guarantee an early check in. If you do not wish to pay for the night before you can request an early check in the “special requirements” box during the booking process. Please note that although the hotel will note this request they cannot guarantee a room will be available for you. In most instances you will be able to leave your luggage at the hotel until check in time.
Each property has a check out time, normally mid-morning. You may ask the hotel for a late check out on arrival at the hotel however their answer will be based on availability and hotel policy. Please note fees may apply.
Please contact the Accommodation Managers, InHouse Event Solutions on email@example.com. Please put ECA 2018 Conference in the subject line.
The 2018 ECA National Conference App is available in the Google play and Apple App store.
Search for ECA National Conference and install the app.
Providing us with your consent to share your information via the conference app will allow your profile to be viewed by other attendees at the conference.
You can withdraw your consent at any time by opening the ‘Conference App Permissions’ and selecting ‘I do not consent’ .
You will need to be logged in to use the functions and features in the app.
To login please enter your email address which you registered with and your App Pin or Password.
If you can’t remember your App Pin or password, select Reset Password and it will send you an email with your pin.
You can plan your time during the conference and pick the presentations you are interested in attending.
The session will then be added to your personal agenda to make it easy for you to know where to go and at what time.
Nominating your sessions does not mean this will book you a seat in the room.
If you select the note icon on the top of the session information page, you can take notes during the presentation and then later, export these notes via your email.
You need to be logged in, in order to view and post on the social stream.
Upon opening the social stream you will be able to see the conference stream.
To post, select ‘Add to the EventStream’ at the top of the page.
After writing your post, submit by hitting the ‘Post’ button.
Your post will then be submitted to our conference team for review and to be posted on the stream.
Please note: If you have opted to not provide us with consent to share your information, you will not be able to post on the social stream.