Live Wires Digital technology forum, 23 June 2023, Brisbane

2023 Live Wires Digital Technology Forum

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

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is pleased to announce the 2023 Live Wires Digital Technology Forum, to be held in Brisbane on 27 June. This event will be run in partnership with the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child.

The 2023 Live Wires Digital Technology Forum is a unique, one-day professional development opportunity designed for early childhood educators, educational leaders, and developers and researchers of young children’s digital learning experiences.

This is your opportunity to connect with other educators and experts and discuss the latest thinking in early childhood theory, practice and pedagogy in digital technologies, with hands-on practical sessions. The forum will cover areas of challenges and concerns as well as current and future directions.

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

You will discover:

  •  keynote speakers on new directions 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, and hands-on technology sessions
  • a panel of experts and a Q&A forum
  • a ‘tech play room’ where you can explore the latest technology, apps and tech tips
  • networking opportunities.

The 2023 Live Wires Digital Technology Forum has everything you need to know about young children, child development and interactive technology.

Dates, location and registration

Date Location Venue Registration
27 June 2023 Brisbane, Queensland QUT Kelvin Grove Register now

Education Building (E Block)
QUT Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD, 4059

Registration rates

Category Rate Registration
ECA member $320.00 Register now
Non-member $375.00 Register now

Please note: all registration fees are inclusive of GST.

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Dr Jo Bird

Jo Bird

Dr Jo Bird

Dr Jo Bird, a Senior Lecturer in early childhood at UNE. Researching technology in children’s play, and educators’ use of technologies in their teaching role, she has published many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She was an invited keynote speaker at the national EduTech conference and conducts educator technology workshops.




Laure Hislop

Laure Hislop

Laure Hislop

Laure Hislop is a Practice Facilitator with KU Children’s Services. She has a special interest in STEM and enjoys working alongside educators to carefully use technology to make children’s thinking visible.




Liu Ziying (Bei Bei)

Ziying (Bei Bei) Liu

Ziying (Bei Bei) Liu

Ziying (Bei Bei) Liu is a preschool educator at KU Bradfield Park in NSW. She is inspired by Ann Pelo’s “Thinking Lens”, which sparks passion in inquiry based learning as Pedagogical Practice. She believes in promoting children’s capacity to integrate their big questions and ideas through critical and imaginative reflection.




Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

The 2023 Live Wires Digital Technology Forum is an exciting opportunity for your organisation to show support for the early childhood education and care 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 forum, please email

Event partner

QUT - Queensland University of Technology