“Welcome to our conference” from 4-year-old Frankie

Early Childhood Voices Conference 2022 welcome message by Dr Shukla Sikder and Prof Sharynne McLeod

Early Childhood Voices Conference 2022 welcome message by Dr Shukla Sikder and Prof Sharynne McLeod

Acknowledgment of Country

The children at Towri MACS Centre in Bathurst, NSW Australia have shared their acknowledgment of country with us and have given permission to use it for ECV2022: https://youtu.be/cEg2ga0VYus

Welcome

The Early Childhood Voices Conference 2022 (ECV2022) 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.

ECV2022 is organised by the Charles Sturt University Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Research Group, and is an opportunity to present research in a virtual online space.

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 ECV2022 Scientific Committee and authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit online presentations.

ECV2022 will be held entirely online and asynchronously. There is no registration fee and no fees to present or view the presentations due to Charles Sturt University’s motto “For the public good”. The conference will be held from 5th to 9th December 2022. Presentations will be pre-recorded, and will remain online via YouTube. 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.

Call for Abstracts – closed

The call for abstracts closed on 19th September 2022. Aspiring presenters were invited to submit a 200-300 word abstract to ecv2022@csu.edu.au using the template below for an online 10-15 minute presentation. The abstract submission outcome is Friday 7th October, 2022.

Registration

Registration open.

Important Dates

Abstract submission closesMonday 19th September 2022 – closed
Abstract submission outcomeFriday 7th October 2022
Pre-recorded presentations dueMonday 7th November 2022
Online conferenceMonday 5th to Friday 9th December 2022

Download flyer: https://earlychildhoodresearch.csu.domains/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/CSU-ECV2022-flyer-220816-1.pdf

Keynote Speakers

Topics

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
  • Communication
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Rural communities
  • Well-being
  • Workforce issues
  • Children draw talking
  • International children’s speech development

Preparing Online Presentations

Presentations are to be pre-recorded (e.g., voice-over Powerpoint slideshow).

Presentations are due by 7th November 2022 and will be made available on the conference website (via YouTube) from 5th December 2022.

Presentations 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.

Organising Committee

Chairs: Sharynne McLeod, Shukla Sikder
Conference Secretary: Carolyn Gregoric

Scientific review committee: Sharynne McLeod (chair), Josephine Ohenewa Bampoe, Michelle Brown, Kathryn Crowe, Jessamy Davies, Lysa Dealtry, Cheree Dean, Belinda Downey, Sheena Elwick, Leanne Gibbs, Julian Grant, Laura Hoffman, Suzanne Hopf, Marie Ireland, Nicole Ivory, Olebeng Mahura, Linda Mahony, Kate Margetson, Holly McAlister, Nicole McGill, Anne McLeod, Elizabeth Murray, Andi Salmon, Shukla Sikder, Natalie Thompson, Kelly Tribolet, Van Tran, Sarah Verdon, Audrey (Cen) Wang, Cherie Zischke

Organisation committee: Shukla Sikder (chair), Jessamy Davies, Cheree Dean, Nicole Longhurst, Sharynne McLeod, Andi Salmon

Promotion/Social media committee: Nicole Longhurst (chair), Josephine Ohenewa Bampoe, Leanne Gibbs, Anne McLeod, Katie Piper, Sarah Verdon

Children’s voices committee: Sharynne McLeod (chair), Belinda Downey, Lysa Dealtry, Jenny Dwyer, Julian Grant, Elizabeth Murray, Azizur Rahman, Shukla Sikder

Faculty of Arts and Education:
John McDonald (Executive Dean)
Brendon Hyndman (Associate Dean Research)
Nicole Longhurst (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

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