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Early childhood knowledges, generations and time

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is pleased to announce the 2023 AJEC Research Symposium, Early childhood knowledges, generations and time, will convene virtually on 9–10 February 2023.

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We invite early childhood practitioners, researchers, leaders, academics 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 2023 AJEC Research Symposium will include:

  • keynote presentations based on the theme of Early childhood knowledges, generations and time
  • panel discussions providing themed provocations for researchers and interested stakeholders
  • roundtable discussions—sharing and debating research evidence, theoretical perspectives and methods
  • two additional presentation formats, namely Symposium presentations and Provocations.

This virtual research symposium theme acknowledges and celebrates how knowledges about young children, their families, communities, educators and allied professionals develop over generations and time, creating opportunities for those involved in the education, care and wellbeing of young children to connect with contributions from those of the past in their present and future work within the following streams:

  • Transforming and transitioning
  • Knowing people, places and things
  • Being, living and learning.

We welcome early childhood researchers and workforce professionals engaging with young children, their families, communities, educators and allied professionals to participate and come together to share cutting-edge knowledge and forge research networks in Australasia and beyond.

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Date Time
9–10 February 2023 10.30 am–5.00 pm AEDT

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 $218.00 Register now
ECA non-member $242.00 Register now

Please note:

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

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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.

Testimonials from 2022 AJEC Research Symposium attendees

‘I have attended every AJEC symposium. I find the events an excellent place to disseminate own research as well as hear from others – I enjoy that it is a spread of HDR, ECR, senior academics and policy makers presenting.’

‘A rich two days of research dissemination and dialogue. The evidence base for high quality education and care continues to grow through meaningful contemporary research.’

‘The provocations were so rich and insightful. It was my favourite part of the symposium.’

Terms and Conditions

Click here to view the AJEC Symposium terms and conditions.