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Grow – Change – Thrive

The 2023 Early Childhood Learning & Development Conference was held on Saturday 18 March 2023 at the Optus Stadium, Perth WA. With topics focusing on the theme, “Grow, Change and Thrive”, the Conference provided an opportunity for educators, academics, policy makers and communities to work collaboratively to improve children’s learning and development. 

Abstract Key Dates

Abstracts OpenMonday 12 September 2022
Abstracts CloseFriday 21 October 2022
Acceptance NotificationsThursday 17 November 2022

Presentation Format

We are looking for presentations that are innovative, interactive and at the forefront of current practice and research related to the education and care sector from birth to 12 years.

  • Abstracts are to be submitted as a 45-minute workshop/presentation.
  • All presentations should allow time for 5 minutes of questions either during or at the end.
  • Abstracts are to be submitted with a title, in MS Word format and in English to a maximum of 500 words.
  • Ensure you indicate the presenting author for the Abstract and include a brief biography of no more than 100 words.
  • Choose the most relevant abstract theme (Innovations, Findings & Trends; Challenge & Crisis Management; Leadership & Workforce Development; Emotional Wellbeing – Being Our Best; Working Together – Collaborative Partnerships).


  • Each Abstract will be assessed according to the following criteria: relevance to the Conference; relevance to the professional context of delegates; potential to contribute to the body of knowledge.
  • Successful Abstracts must be presented by the author/s or a nominated co-author.
  • The presenting author will receive 1 x complimentary registration to the Conference if chosen to present.
  • Audience attendance may reach 100 delegates. Audience numbers are not guaranteed – presentations will run simultaneously with other sessions.
  • Submission of Abstracts implies the author’s agreement to publish the Abstract in all Conference publications inc. website.
  • Acceptance of Abstracts will be done by e-mail.
  • Acceptance does not imply any payment from the Organising Committee. Authors must arrange and pay for their own accommodation, travel etc. to attend the Conference.
  • Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Organising Committee whose decision is final.
  • Submission deadline may be extended at the discretion of the Organising Committee

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Do you have a question about the Early Childhood Learning & Development Conference 2025? Want to get involved? We would like to hear from you!