The 2018 Early Childhood Australia National Conference is expected to attract more than 2000 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 four conference themes: Leadership and ethics; Rights and respect; Contemporary practice in teaching and learning or Risk and resilience. 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).
|Submission of application to present||7 December 2017|
|Review by program committee and authors notified of acceptance||22 January–15 February 2017|
|Speaker registration deadline||10 July 2018|
|Submission of the final version of speaker’s PowerPoint/electronic presentation/s and or final paper||15 August 2018|
Applicants to present should identify which of the four conference themes their paper contributes to most directly:
3. Use of a digital augmented reality app
Presenters wishing to display a poster using a digital augmented reality app (such as Aurasma), in addition to meeting the above criteria, are required to include a handout or sign providing instructions for 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. All presenters will receive the Early Childhood Australia (ECA) member discount rate for full conference registration.
Abstracts will be withdrawn from the conference program if registration and payment are not received by 10 July 2018.
All presentations and abstracts will be published on the conference app and website during the conference. Presentations will be converted to PDF format as they are received. Presentations will not be edited.
Some presentations and papers may also be separately published by ECA in the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC) or Every Child magazine. These will be independently decided by the ECA Publications Committee.
The ECA Publications team will approach presenters independently regarding potential publication in Every Child magazine. 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 your presentation will be available in the workshop room from a central location.
You will need to provide us with your full and final electronic presentation by 15 August 2018 to ensure that your presentation is compatible with the system that will be used and loaded onto the Conference USB.
All applications to present will be reviewed by a panel including members of the Conference Program Committee. Members of the Conference Program Committee will review applications according to the following procedure:
Wherever possible, feedback will be given to unsuccessful applicants, depending on the number of applications received.
The selection criteria are outlined below.
Applications will focus on:
Any paper that is selling or promoting a particular product or commercial service will not be accepted.
Research papers should include:
In keeping with our drive to improve environmental sustainability, all abstracts must be submitted online.
Instructions for completion of application:
• Applications must be submitted online no later than 7 December 2017.
• Abstracts must be no more than 300 words.
• Biographies must be no more than 50 words.
• Authors must supply a photo (limit file size to a maximum of 1MB).
• All abstracts and biographies received will undergo editing before being printed in the conference program.
• Applications must address the selection criteria.
• Presenters may submit multiple papers, however only one paper can be accepted to present at the conference.
Applications received in any other way, including hard copy, will not be accepted.