Early Childhood Australia Events

  • ECA National Conference
  • Reconciliation Symposium
  • Live Wires Forum

ECA National Conference 2018

‘Be the difference for children and families’
Save the date! The ECA National Conference will be held from 19–22 September 2018 at the Sydney ICC. Join over 2000 early childhood education and care professionals to hear from the leaders within our sector.  Keep an eye out, more information coming soon!

AJEC Research Symposium 2018

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is pleased to announce the 2018 AJEC Research Symposium, an interactive event located in Brisbane from 16–17 February 2018, in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Due to the popularity of this symposium and its importance as one of the main platforms for early childhood practitioners, the AJEC Symposium has grown from being part of the ECA National Conference and to now running across two days as a new stand-alone event.

Other conferences and events

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ECA members receive a 20% discount on these online seminars offered by the Hanen Centre! Simply contact membership@earlychildhood.org.au for the special code before registering.
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Coaching Parents in How to Play Online Seminar TBA/On demand
Starting Early: Red Flags and Treatment Tips for Toddlers on the Autism Spectrum Online Seminar TBA/On demand
Make Words Sparkle for Preschoolers and Kindergarten Children: Bring Vocabulary to Life During Book Reading and Daily Interactions Online Seminar On demand
Making Book Reading a Time for Interaction and Conversation Online Seminar On demand

Events by location


Australian Capital Territory

7th SNAICC National Conference 12–14 September 2017


ACEL 2017 Early Childhood Conference 2–3 August 2017


ECA Tasmania Forum 2017 – The Future is in our Hands 18 November 2017


Excellence in ECEC Conference Series 18–19 August 2017

New South Wales

Voices in action: Empowering young people for positive change 10–12 August 2017

Play Therapy Conference 13–15 August 2017


Reggio Children’s the Hundred Languages of Children Exhibition will be on display in Melbourne from February to July 2017

2018 AIFS Conference 25–27 July 2018

South Australia

Re-imagining Childhood 6-8 November 2017. International Keynote Speakers from the Foundation Reggio Children – Centro Loris Malaguzzi Scientific Committee including, Professor Carla Rinaldi, Professor Peter Moss and Professor Gunilla Dahlberg will be presenting.


Promoting Healthy Eating in Early Childhood (Brisbane) 3 July 2017

Paediatric Nutrition & Whole Food Basics for Early Childhood Cooks (Gold Coast) 4 July 2017

Promoting Healthy Eating in Early Childhood (Gold Coast) 4 July 2017

Western Australia

Pedagogical Documentation in early years education 8 July 2017

Play date at Lockridge Primary School 8 July 2017

Code of Ethics at ECU Mount Lawley 3 August 2017

NaturePlay – Take Childhood Back at Murdoch University 11 August 2017

New Zealand

The 54th ECNZ Annual Conference and AGM 14–15 July 2017


Conference of the International Society of Child Indicators (Montreal) 28–30 June 2017