2nd - 3rd May
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Date: 2nd - 3rd May 2019
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, 176 Cumberland St
Sydney NSW 2000
Lunch & Morning Tea Provided Each Day.

Cost: (including GST)
ACEL Member:
$770 Full or $445 one day only
$820 Full or $465 one day only
Combine and save: $930 Full

Early childhood education plays an integral role in linking parents, early childhood education services and community and providers to ensure that all children have access to quality learning opportunities.

It is important that we all work together to provide learners in the early years with a sense of belonging, a seamless transition to school, and initiate a lifelong relationship with learning.

This ACEL Conference will focus on the various factors that contribute to the development of the whole learner, from the early years and onwards with a focus on inclusion.

As an educational leader, are you and your centre maximising your critical role in building effective channels between families, schools and communities?

Join us and discover what works for others and how learners can flourish no matter their circumstances!


Tim Maddren was previously most well known to parents and children around the world for being a part of the popular Australian children's television group Hi-5, a role he held from 2009 until 2013. However, since leaving Hi-5, Tim has become an in-demand presenter and Master of Ceremonies around Australia at corporate events ranging from a sit-down dinner for more than a thousand people at the 2015 Australian Small Business Champions Awards to small charity events.

As an example of his growing popularity, Tim was guest speaker at the NSW Child Care Week Awards in 2012. After his speech, Tim was invited to return as the Master of Ceremonies for the inaugural Australian Child Care Week Awards in 2013.



Live Student Performances
Daily Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea Provided
ACEL books and publications store
Complimentary Satchel bag and Materials
Complimentary e-showbag


Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Situated in the historic Rocks district in the heart of the city, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney has breath-taking views of Sydney Harbour encompassing the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Shangri La Comprises 565 spacious and luxurious guest rooms and suites. All rooms have harbour views and are the largest in their class in the city. Business Facilities are available 24 hours in the Lobby Lunge with complimentary high-speed access, email and printing services

Restaurants / Bars

  • Blu Bar on 36, Level 36 - Contemporary Cocktail Bar
  • Altitude Restauant, Level 36 - Modern Australian
  • The Lobby Lounge & Terrace, Ground Level - Refreshments and Drinks
  • In House Restaurant, Level 1 -  All Day Dining