Multiplicity: Exploring multiple perspectives, agendas and methodologies in early childhood research

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is pleased to announce the 2019 AJEC Research Symposium, to be held in Melbourne from 14–15 February 2019, in partnership with the Australian Catholic University and La Trobe University.

We invite early childhood practitioners, academics, policy-makers and students to exchange ideas, innovative research methodologies and findings. The symposium will also discuss the latest research and pedagogical practice from the longest-running and most highly regarded academic journal produced by ECA, the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC).

The 2019 AJEC Research Symposium will include:

  • keynote presentations based on the theme of ‘multiplicity’
  • panel discussions providing themed provocations for researchers and interested stakeholders
  • roundtable-style discussions—sharing and debating research evidence, theoretical perspectives and methods
  • flash presentations showcasing innovative and thought-provoking theoretical or methodological perspectives.

The symposium will be held at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. We welcome students, academics, researchers and practitioners at all levels from around the world to participate and come together to share cutting-edge knowledge and forge research networks in Australasia and beyond.

To participate in the symposium, you can apply to be a presenter by submitting an abstract for a roundtable discussion or a flash presentation; or simply come along to engage in discussions and broaden your networks. Details about submissions and the application process can be found below.

Dates & location

Date Location Venue 
14–15 February 2019 Melbourne, Victoria Australian Catholic University, Melbourne

115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065

About AJEC

The Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC) is Australasia’s foremost scholarly journal and the world’s longest-running major journal within the early childhood field. Published quarterly, AJEC offers evidence-based articles that are designed to impart new information and encourage the critical exchange of ideas among early childhood practitioners, academics and students.

ECA provides AJEC to subscribers both in hardcopy and online. An online annex offering even more articles, is also available for subscribers. Click here for more information on AJEC.

Registration Rates

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) members receive a discount. To sign up as a member of ECA click here.

Category Rate Registration
ECA Member $475.00 Register Now!
ECA Non-Member $575.00 Register Now!
Student (Full time only) $225.00 Register Now!

Please Note:

  • All registration fees are inclusive of GST
  • No session passes – full day registration only (Two days).

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Click here to view a blog by AJEC Research Symposium presenter, Dr Tamara Cumming, talking about the benefits of research conferences as professional development opportunities.

Terms and Conditions

Click here to view the AJEC Symposium terms and conditions.