The Early Childhood Voices Conference (ECV2020) is a multidisciplinary international conference providing a platform to share research about innovative methods, theories and partnerships with children, families and practitioners that supports social justice during early childhood or within the early childhood sector.
ECV2020 is organised by the Charles Sturt University Early Childhood Research Group, and is an opportunity to present research in a virtual online space. 2020 has been a challenging year, and COVID-19 has altered the way in which we do many things, including research. Many conferences have been cancelled or postponed. ECV2020 provides researchers with the opportunity to present work that they been unable to present in other forums, research that they have been working on during the year, and/or work that responds to challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We invite researchers and post-graduate students to submit abstracts to share their work on innovations to improve the lives of children, families and practitioners during early childhood (generally birth-8 years) or within the early childhood sector. Please interpret this guidance broadly. Papers employing qualitative and/or quantitative methods, reviews (e.g., scoping and systematic reviews) and scholarly theoretical papers are welcomed. All abstracts will be peer reviewed by the ECV2020 Scientific Committee and authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit online presentations.
ECV2020 will be held entirely online and asynchronously. There is no registration fee and no fees to present or view the presentations. The conference will be held from 16th to 20th November 2020. Presentations will be pre-recorded, and will remain online. The presentations will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License to indicate that adaptations or commercial use of the presentations are not allowed.
Registration is now open.
|Abstract submission closes||Monday 14th September 2020|
|Abstract submission outcome||Wednesday 30th September 2020|
|Pre-recorded presentations due||Friday 30th October 2020|
|Online conference||Monday 16th to Friday 20th November 2020|
PhD, Glykeria Fragkiadaki, PhD, and Prabhat Rai, PhD, Conceptual PlayLab, Monash University, Australia
PhD, Charles Sturt University, and Peridot Education Pty Ltd, Australia
Jacqui Emery, Royal Far West, Australia
Topics relating to innovations to improve the lives of children, families and professionals during early childhood (generally birth-8 years), or within the early childhood sector could include:
- Children’s voices
- Families’ voices
- Professionals’ voices (e.g. education, health, policy, government, community services)
- Indigenous voices
- Rural communities
- Workforce issues
Call for Abstracts – closed
The call for abstracts closed on 14th September 2020. Aspiring presenters were invited to submit a 200-300 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org using the template below for an online 15 minute presentation:
Preparing Online Presentations
Presentations are to be pre-recorded (e.g., voice-over Powerpoint slideshow).
Presentations are due by 30th October and will be made available on the conference website from 16th November 2020.
Presentations will remain online (unless presenters request otherwise). The presentations will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License to indicate that adaptations or commercial use of the presentations are not allowed.
Download the instructions for recording your presentation below:
Chairs: Tamara Cumming, Sharynne McLeod
Scientific review committee: Sharynne McLeod (Chair), Belinda Downey (Chair), Linda Mahony, Sarah Verdon, Laura McFarland, Suzanne C. Hopf, Michelle I. Brown, Van Tran, Helen Logan, Nicole McGill, Kate Margetson, Cen (Audrey) Wang, Andi Salamon, Mandy Cooke, Anna Cronin, Kathryn Crowe, Lena Danaia, James Deehan, Jenny Dwyer, Jessica McLeod, Libbey Murray, Holly McAlister
Organisation committee: Tamara Cumming (Chair), Kathryn Crowe, Sarah Verdon, Jenny Dwyer, Nicola Ivory, Libbey Murray, Robbie Warren
Promotion/Social media committee: Sarah Verdon (Chair), Tamara Cumming (Chair), Belinda Downey, Mandy Cooke, Nicole McGill
Faculty of Arts and Education:
John McDonald (Executive Dean)
Philip Hider (Associate Dean Research)
Nicole Longhurst and Krystal Gleeson (Faculty Operations Team)
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The work of the Early Childhood Research Group supports SDGs 3, 4, 8, 10 (and others). Each presentation will be aligned with relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Photo credit (children): iStock.com/FatCamera