2017 Live Wires Forum

Digital technology: smart tools and devices, artificial intelligence, apps, the internet of things—it’s here and in the hands of very young children.  Today’s technology is transforming young children’s experiences at home and in early education settings.

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.

Be intentional as young children navigate being, belonging and becoming in a technology-rich world.

We invite you to join your sector colleagues from across Australia in this forum that brings together early childhood educators, leaders and contemporary technology practice.

The 2017 Live Wires Forum will include:

  • international keynote—UK Professor Lydia Plowman—on new directions, smart toys, the internet of things and what they mean for children’s play experiences and learning now, and into the future
  • Australian early education and technology experts
  • presentations, practice tips, masterclasses and hands-on sessions
  • panel of experts and Q&A forum
  • networking opportunities.

Dates and location

Date Location Venue  Registration
24–25 November 2017 Melbourne, Victoria Moonee Valley Racing Club Register now! 

Address:
Moonee Valley Racing Club
1 McPherson St
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039


Registration

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

Two ticket promotion

ECA is offering a two ticket promotion to delegates attending the Live Wires Forum! There are limited registrations available, so act quickly.

To purchase the two ticket promotion, please call ECA Customer Service on 02 6242 1800.

Two ticket promotion Rate Registration
Two ticket promotion member rate* $970.00 Please call ECA Customer Service on 02 6242 1800 to redeem this offer
Two ticket promotion non-member rate* $1100.00

Please Note
*The two ticket promotion is only valid until Friday 1 September 2017 or until registrations sell out.

Registration rates

Category Rate Registration
ECA member $510.00 Register now
Non-member $585.00 Register now

Please Note
All registration fees are inclusive of GST.
No session passes—full day registration only (two days).


Speakers

Professor Lydia Plowman—international keynote

Professor Lydia Plowman is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in the United Kingdom and Dean of Research in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She has been conducting research that focuses on children and digital media for more than 20 years and enjoys exploring ways for young children to be active participants in research.

More speakers coming soon!

 

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Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

2017 Live Wires Forum is an exciting opportunity for your organisation to show support for the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, promote your services and be part of a leading event on technology in early education.

We have a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for a variety of budget sizes and needs. If you are interested in sponsoring the Live Wires Forum, please email events@earlychildhood.org.au.


Terms and conditions

Click here to view the Live Wires Forum terms and conditions.