Third Annual ACEL Early Childhood Conference 2018
  9th - 10th August
Hilton Hotel Sydney

Early childhood leaders and educators will again gather in Sydney for the 3rd annual ACEL Early Childhood Conference in August 2018.

The conference will enable those involved in the early childhood sector, as well as those in the primary and secondary sectors, to discuss, explore, share and experience relevant and contemporary issues in this field.


Early childhood professionals will have the opportunity to hear keynote speakers who are specialists in teaching young children, supporting the development of the whole child considering any unique needs they may have, and preparing them for their transition to primary, secondary school and beyond.

The conference will provide attendees the opportunity to reflect, engage and network with colleagues and mentors on issues such as:

  • developing professional teaching and administrative staff in the early childhood sector
  • understanding and discussing new research in early childhood learning and teaching
  • leading early childhood pedagogy
  • creating positive relationships with children, families, staff, services and local groups
  • guiding and transitioning young children from early childhood to feeder primary schools, secondary schools and other learning communities
  • preparing children for their learning pathway from child to citizen in the contemporary context.

NESA Accreditation

ACEL Early Childhood Conference will contribute 9 hours and 30 minutes of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Date: 9th & 10th August 2018
Time: 8am – 4pm
Location: Hilton Sydney
488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Lunch & Morning Tea Provided Each Day.
Evening Networking Function on Day One included.

Cost: (including GST)
ACEL Member:
$799 Full or $450 one day only
$849 Full or $470 one day only
Group Rate (5 or more): $738 Full
Combine and save: $930 Full

Register today and gain access to:

  • Local & International esteemed Keynote Speakers
  • Keynote speech from Hon Sarah Mitchell – Minister for Early Education, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Assistant Minister for Education on Media and Child Health.
  • Keynote Speech from Leading Australian Children’s Authors, Leigh Hobbs (Day 2) and Beck Stanton (Day 1)
  • Hosted By Sandra Cheeseman
  • Early Childhood – Innovations and Excellence Session
  • In Conversation Session – Early Childhood Leaders Panel Discussion with Q&A
  • Early Childhood Concurrent Sessions
  • Educational Products and Services Exhibitors
  • Keynote Book Signings
  • Official Networking Reception
  • Live Student Performances
  • Daily Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea Provided
  • ACEL Early Childhood Books and Publications store
  • Complimentary Satchel bag and Materials
  • Complimentary e-showbag