Early Childhood Australia Events

  • 2020 Reconciliation Connect
  • Reconciliation Symposium

Stay up to date with latest events and conference information from ECA by signing up for our Events Newsletter.

2020 ECA Reconciliation Connect

As part of our ongoing commitment to promoting reconciliation in the early years, ECA warmly welcomes you to be part of our new online event: 2020 ECA Reconciliation Connect on Friday 15 May 2020. Attendees of this innovative online event will learn about a culture dating back more than 40 000 years by hearing from engaging keynotes and participating in interactive breakout sessions that will promote dialogue, understanding and engagement between Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants. Click here to find out more.

2020 ECA National Conference

Young Citizens—The right to play, learn and be heard 

The ECA National Conference will be held from 30 September–3 October 2020 in Brisbane.

In 2020 we celebrate young children as citizens with rights. Applications to present are now open or sign up to our newsletter to stay up-to-date.

Find more details about the 2020 ECA National Conference here. And if you are looking for details of the recent 2019 ECA National Conference in Hobart, the 2019 program or 2019 Conference keynote speakers, click here.

2021 ECA Reconciliation Symposium

As a consequence of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Early Childhood Australia made the decision to postpone our 2020 Reconciliation Symposium. We are committed to running it next year as part of our ongoing commitment to acknowledging reconciliation in the early years.  ECA will be hosting the 2021 Reconciliation Symposium at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin, Northern Territory, 14–15 May 2021 to explore reconciliation within the sector. Click here to learn more.

2020 AJEC Research Symposium

The 2020 AJEC Research Symposium was held 13–14 February 2020 in Sydney, New South Wales. Click here for more information and find AJEC-related blogs on The Spoke including the value of embedding research in educator practice, another on disengagement from learning and a blog on supporting children in complex families.

Other conferences and events

Welcome to the calendar of early childhood conferences and events. If you would like to receive the latest early childhood news as well as up-to-date calendar entries, subscribe to WebWatch today. Or stay posted on key ECA Events when you sign up for the ECA Events newsletter.

Events by location

All states and territories

The Australian Women’s Leadership Symposia, 2020, all capital citiesnational series on women leaders in the contemporary workforce. ECA subscribers receive a 25 per cent attendance discount using the code: ANSY20. Multiple dates May to September 2020. Visit www.wla.edu.au for details.

New South Wales

NSW Early Childhood Environmental Education Network (ECEEN), 2020 Conference ‘Celebrate Mother Earth’Naamaroo Convention Centre, Lane Cove National Park in Sydney, Saturday 9 May 2020.


World Association for Infant Mental Health 2020 Congress, 7 – 11 June 2020.


Paediatric Nutrition & Whole Food Basics, 4th March 2020.