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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 6242 1800.
21 -24 April 2021.
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane.
Yes, the applications to present submissions closed on 16 December 2019.
For information about the conference you can visit our conference website at www.ecaconference.com.au/2021/. The website contains the most current information including the conference program, details on social functions, awards and more.
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Yes, the poster presentation applications closed on 16 December 2019.
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.
Conference registration is now open. Early bird registration will close 29 January 2021 at 23.59 pm AEDT. Tickets are now fully flexible and can be switched up to 14 days prior to the event. Virtual passes can be upgraded to in-person tickets*, and vice versa.
*Capacity restraints may affect availability. Currently, we can accommodate 1900 delegates at the venue, but this may increase or decrease depending on government restrictions. Terms and conditions apply.To view conference rates, please visit https://www.ecaconference.com.au/2021/register/.
** Concession registration will be 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 opened 1 June 2020. 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 28 February 2021. Registrations after 28 February will 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 been not notified.
Switch from in-person to virtual delegate registration will be accommodated up to and including Monday 5 April 2021, no cancellation or changes will be facilitated after Monday 11.59 pm 5 April 2021 (13 working days prior the event). Refunds will incur a $75 admin charge per registration, and will be facilitated within 30 days of request.
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.
Fully flexible in-person registrations are subject to capacity restraints, currently we can accommodate 1,900 delegates but this may increase or decrease depending on government restrictions.
Refunds of accommodation deposits are not included in the fully flexible conditions and are at the discretion of the accommodation venue. No refunds whatsoever are available in the event a delegate registers but fails to attend the conference.
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 at $90.00 each.
Tickets to the HESTA Early Childhood Education & Care Awards Dinner are $110.00 each. 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 will be available soon.
Centre Tours run on Day Zero, Wednesday 21 April 2021 between 8:30 am-4.30pm and do not conflict with any presentations. More information on centre tours will be available soon.
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 on sponsorship and advertising packages, please contact the Conference Office via email email@example.com 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 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 via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 6242 1800.
No. InHouse Event Solutions have been appointed as the official Accommodation Management Company for the ECA 2021 National Conference. Accommodation has been secured at competitive rates at a range of hotels and apartments close to the venue, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. 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 Friday 19 March 2021 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.
Accommodation and travel arrangements are not included in the fully flexible conditions and need to be negotiated directly with the hotel and airline.
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 Friday 19 March 2021 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 email@example.com.
Please place the name ECA 2021 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put ECA 2021 Conference in the subject line.
The 2021 ECA National Conference App is not yet available in the Google play and Apple App store.
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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.
Virtual delegate passes will include streaming access to:
Yes, please click here to complete your registration.
To view the live webcasts, you will require:
It is very important that you check your IT equipment and internet connection before day one (Thursday 22 April 2021) of the ECA Conference. We recommend you test your equipment as early as possible prior to the start of the ECA Conference. We will email your invitation to the live stream page prior to the conference, please log in to test and view it. If you experience any problems and would like assistance, please email us at email@example.com.
The Live stream program is not yet available. To stay up to date on all conference news, subscribe to the e-newsletter here.
After the ECA National Conference has concluded, all the live streamed presentations will be uploaded to an on-demand library, where it will be available for 60 days post conference. Use your same login details as during the conference to access it.