FAQS

 

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 conference@earlychildhood.org.au or 02 6242 1800.

1 General Questions

When is the 2020 Early Childhood Australia Conference being held?

As you’re well aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to limits being imposed on public gatherings and large-scale events are just not possible at this time. The health and safety of our members, delegates, partners and employees is our highest priority. So, ECA has made the decision to postpone the conference to next year. Although this is a big disappointment for us, we are excited about the prospect of making the 2021 conference the first big occasion for early childhood professionals to meet and celebrate our sector.

The new confirmed dates for the 2021 ECA National Conference are Wednesday 21 April 2021 to Saturday 24 April 2021. The location remains the same: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Queensland.

Is it too late to submit an abstract to present at the conference?

Yes, the applications to present submissions closed on 16 December 2019.

Where can I find more information about the conference?

For information about the conference you can visit our conference website at www.ecaconference.com.au/2021/. The website contains the most current information regarding the conference program, details on social functions, awards and more.

How do I subscribe for the conference e-newsletter?

To stay up to date on all conference news, subscribe to the e-newsletter here. Newsletters are sent out approximately once per month.

Is it too late to submit a poster presentation?

Yes, the poster presentation applications closed on 16 December 2019.

Where can I find the conference program?

The program for the 2021 ECA National Conference has not yet been released. To stay up to date on all conference news, subscribe to the e-newsletter here.

2 Registration

What happens if I already registered for the 2020 ECA National Conference?

If you have already registered and paid for your Conference ticket, you have the option of either transferring your registration to the revised date—we will hold your payment and keep your registration—or requesting a full refund for your registration by Friday 26 June 2020..

Can I get a refund if I cancel my registration?

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. A full refund will be made to all current 2020 ECA National Conference registrations that are cancelled by Friday 26 June 2020. Cancellations made after 26 June 2020, but 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 less than thirty (30) days prior to the conference date; however you may nominate a replacement delegate at no charge. The same conditions apply to tickets purchased for social events.

If I cannot attend, can I give my registration to someone else?

If you cannot attend, you may nominate a replacement delegate at no cost, contact ECA Customer Service on 1800 356 900.

3 Exhibitors

I have already secured and paid for my stand at the 2020 ECA National Conference, who do I contact?

If you have already secured and paid for your exhibition stand, you have the option of either transferring your booking to the revised date—we will hold your payment and keep your position on the floorplan—or requesting a full refund for your booking by Friday 26 June 2020

For further enquiries on sponsorship and advertising packages, please contact the Conference Office via email conference@earlychildhood.org.au or phone 02 6242 1800.

4 Sponsorship

I have already secured and paid to be a sponsor of the 2020 ECA National Conference, who do I contact?

If you have already secured and paid to be a sponsor of the 2020 ECA National Conference, you have the option of either transferring your sponsorship to the revised date or requesting a full refund  by Friday 26 June 2020

For further enquiries on sponsorship and advertising packages,please contact the Conference Office via email conference@earlychildhood.org.au or phone 02 6242 1800.