2018 AJEC Research Symposium—now over two days!

Politics, power and agency in early childhood education

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

Previously the symposium was held in conjunction with the ECA National Conference, however due to the popularity and the potential positive impact of this symposium, and its importance as one of the main platforms for early childhood practitioners, the AJEC Research Symposium is now running across two days as a new stand-alone event, ahead of the National Conference, which will be held in Sydney in September 2018.

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 2018 AJEC Research Symposium will include:

  • a keynote presentation surrounding the theme
  • panel discussions providing themed provocations for researchers and interested stakeholders to discuss
  • round table-style discussions, sharing and debating research evidence, theoretical perspectives and methods.

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.

Dates & location

Date Location Venue  Register
16–17 February 2018 Brisbane, Queensland Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Register now! 

QUT Kelvin Grove Campus
Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane QLD 4059


Would you like a symposium registration discount? Sign up for an ECA membership today!

Category Rate
Full time student* $275.00
ECA member $465.00
Non-member $585.00

Please note
Registration fees are inclusive of GST.
No session passes—full day registration only (two days).
* To receive the student discount you must be studying full time and present your student ID at the time of purchase.


Professor Ann Farrell  Queensland University of Technology

Emeritus Professor Helen May  University of Otago










Click here to learn more about the 2018 AJEC Research Symposium speakers.

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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.

Terms and Conditions

Click here to view the AJEC Symposium terms and conditions.