Early Childhood Australia Events

  • ECA National Conference
  • Reconciliation Symposium
  • Live Wires Forum

Live Wires Forum 2017

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is pleased to announce the 2017 Live Wires Forum, located in Melbourne from 24–25 November 2017.

The Live Wires Forum is a two-day professional development event connecting the latest thinking in early childhood theory, practice and pedagogy in digital technologies, with hands-on practical sessions. This is your opportunity to connect with other educators and experts. The forum will cover areas of challenges and concerns, current and future directions. For more information, click here.

AJEC Research Symposium 2018

‘Power, politics and agency in early childhood education’ 
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. For more information, click here.

Reconciliation Symposium 2018

The ECA Reconciliation Symposium brings the matter of reconciliation in early childhood into the spotlight and works towards a better future for all Australians.

The symposium will be held in Perth, Western Australia over two days with a highly interactive format. More information is coming soon!

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.  For more information, click here.

Other conferences and events

Welcome to the calendar of early childhood conferences and events. If you would like to receive up-to-date calendar entries as well as the latest early childhood news, subscribe to WebWatch today.

Events by location

South Australia

Re-imagining Childhood 6–8 November 2017


Children’s Media Symposium 24–26 November 2017

FUTUREgen17 5–6 December 2017

ECA AJEC Research Symposium 16–17 February 2018

The 2018 Early Years Conference – Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Future 17–18 May 2018

2018 Early Education and Care Conference 29 June–1 July 2018

Family Day Care Australia 2018 National Conference 6–8 September 2018 (Call for abstracts: The call for abstracts for the FDCA 2018 National Conference is currently open and will close on 31 October 2017. FDCA is seeking a wide range of content relating to both family day care and early childhood education and care more broadly. For more information or to submit an abstract, please visit www.fdcaconference.com.au.)


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

Culturally Responsive Practice workshop 30 November 2017

Engaging the Child in Natural Environments workshop 7 December 2017


Culturally Responsive Practice workshop 16 November 2017

ECA Live Wires Forum 24–25 November 2017

Engaging the Child in Natural Environments workshop 5 December 2017

Western Australia

Code of Ethics Implementation Workshop 2 December 2017