Complexity and change: Contemporary research in early childhood

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is pleased to announce the 2021 AJEC Research Symposium, Complexity and change: Contemporary research in early childhood, will convene virtually on 11–12 February 2021.

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 2021 AJEC Research Symposium will include:

  • keynote presentations based on the theme of Complexity and change: Contemporary research in early childhood
  • panel discussions providing themed provocations for researchers and interested stakeholders
  • roundtable discussions—sharing and debating research evidence, theoretical perspectives and methods
  • two new presentation formats, namely Symposium presentations and Provocations.

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.


Date Time
11–12 February 2021 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 $189.00 Register is closed
ECA Non-Member $219.00 Register is closed

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.


Click here to view a blog by AJEC Research Symposium presenter, Dr Tamara Cumming, talking about why she finds attending the symposium rewarding.

Terms and Conditions

Click here to view the AJEC Symposium terms and conditions.