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2024 C&K Conference Call for Papers FAQs

When is the conference?

Saturday, 20 July 2024.

Is this conference in-person or online?

The 2024 C&K Conference will be held in person at the Royal International Convention Centre, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Meanjin/Brisbane QLD 4006.

Who can attend?

The 2024 C&K Conference is open to early years professionals (birth to eight years) as well as researchers, academics, thought leaders and policymakers to attend.

Who can present?

At C&K, we value and respect the depth of knowledge, capabilities, and stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and encourage them to apply to present. 

We encourage proposal submissions from all early year’s professionals including educators and teachers working with children, educational or pedagogical leaders in early childhood centres, providers of pre-qualification training and/or ongoing professional development, those involved in quality improvement or regulation/assessment, researchers, academics and thought leaders as well as policymakers and program administrators within government agencies. 

We encourage C&K educators and senior teachers to showcase their exemplary, everyday practices as well as early years professionals who haven’t traditionally seen themselves as conference presenters. 

Will I be paid? 

C&K will pay keynote speakers that we approach to present, however there is no payment for other presentations.  

Will C&K cover associated costs with attending the Conference?

Conference registration, travel, accommodation and any other associated costs remain the responsibility of the presenter.  

Speakers will be able to purchase tickets at a discounted rate.  

When is the deadline for proposals? 

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, 24 March 2024.

When will I be notified of acceptance?  

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of your proposal for presentations no later than Friday, 31 May 2024. 

How do I submit my proposal?

Proposals can only be submitted through the Call for Papers Submission Form (on the C&K website).

How many proposals will be selected? 

We will be finalising the number of presentations after reviewing the proposals. 

Do I need to send in the presentation with the proposal? 

No, you don't have to send us your presentation with the proposal submission. You just have to include a brief description of presentation (maximum of 300 words) in your proposal.

Who is the target audience for the conference?  

Early childhood educators and teachers. 

How many attendees are expected?  

Over 500 delegates attended in 2023 and we expect this to be closer to 600 in 2024. 

How much time would I have for my presentation, and are there any specific guidelines or restrictions on content? 

The Conference framework is yet to be finalised however sessions will be approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour in length.  

Speakers must confirm their presentation is free of commercial interest. Any application that is selling or promoting a particular product or commercial service will not be accepted. 

Speakers must confirm their presentation does not contain anything which is illegal, blasphemous, defamatory, indecent, or which infringes the statutory or common law rights of any third parties including any Intellectual Property Rights.  

Can I promote my presentation to attendees before the conference? 

Yes, we encourage presenters to share the information about presenting at the conference on their social media channels.  

Can I distribute handouts or supplementary materials during my presentation? 

Yes, provided they meet the guidelines on content.  

Are there opportunities for networking or further engagement with attendees beyond my presentation? 

Yes, in 2023 speakers were invited to write a blog for C&K’s Education Hub to share more information about their topic and to link to ways to connect to learn more about the speaker. Some speakers were also contacted to host additional professional development sessions for C&K.  

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