Early Years Conference

 5-6 May 2022, Cairns, Australia

The Early Years Conference is generally a bi-annual conference that promotes the wellbeing of children and families by advancing collaboration and evidence-based practice, and provides a platform to reflect multiple perspectives to improve early childhood development. Due to dynamic changes with the COVID-19 situations, amendments to the regular scheduling was made and in 2021, the first Early Years Digital Symposium was held on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th May 2021. The theme was “From theory to practice”.

In 2022, we return to our regular scheduling and hold the Cairns Early Years Conference at the newly upgraded Cairns Convention Centre on the Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May 2022.

Our theme for this conference is “It takes a village to raise a parent” and will be showcasing what is happening across sectors in the early years space.

Check out the keynote and sessional speakers and stay tuned for program information.

Thank you all who attended.

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Click here to download a one-page PDF flyer of the keynote presenters.

UPDATE: Warren Cann, CEO Parenting Research Centre will now present the keynote address in lieu of Dr Mandy Kienhuis

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags

The Early Years Conference acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land on which we work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to all Elders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia.