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C&K Conference


On Saturday 20 July 2024, join us at the Royal International Convention Centre in Meanjin, Brisbane for the C&K Conference - Everyday Matters: For Every Child, For You, For Impact. 

This is a day to connect with other early years educators and listen to teachers, policymakers, facilitators, academics, and researchers about what really matters in the lives of children and those who teach and care for them.  

More than 600 attendees are expected to attend and connect, exchange ideas and learn from some of Australia’s premier early childhood education and care experts.

A range of interesting ideas, research, projects and stories of practice will be shared on topics including reconciliation, gender identity and diversity, social justice and trauma-informed practice. Delegates can attend workshops, interactive roundtable discussions and presentations to explore the conference themes in more depth. The program is being developed, so check back for regular updates.

The event will be hosted by Catharine Hydon, a passionate early childhood advocate, with extensive experience across the sector. Catharine will draw on her unique experience to motivate and inspire attendees to explore excellence in early childhood service provision. 

With a sold-out attendance of over 500 delegates in 2023, this conference promises to be a dynamic gathering of minds dedicated to shaping the future of early childhood education. 

Registrations to attend the 2024 C&K Conference

Registrations are now open! Secure your ticket to attend the 2024 C&K Conference on Saturday, 20 July.

If you have any questions about the 2024 C&K Conference, please contact our Events Team via email.



Submit your abstract - NOW CLOSED

Submissions to present at the C&K Conference 2024 have now closed. Abstract reviews are now taking place and presenters will be notified of outcomes by Friday, 8 May. We look forward to sharing the conference program Friday, 17 May.

Key Dates

Item Deadline
Application to present opens Friday, 16 February 2024
Application to present closes  Monday, 22 April 2024
Abstract reviews completed and presenters notified of outcomes (first round) Friday, 8 May 2024
Program at a glance published on the C&K website Friday, 31 May 2024

* Please note, dates are subject to change.

Click here to download the 2024 C&K Conference Call for Papers information sheet to learn more about the conference theme and threads.

Click here for the 2024 C&K Conference Call for Papers FAQs.

Click here to read the 2024 C&K Conference Call for Papers Terms and Conditions.

Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at the 2024 C&K Conference?

By partnering with us as a sponsor, you will not only have the opportunity to enhance your brand’s visibility but also help to shape the future of ECEC. Your support is vital for C&K to share innovative practices, cutting-edge research, and collaborative opportunities that promise to elevate education standards for our youngest members of society.

We have a range of sponsorship packages available, that allow you to choose the level of visibility and type of engagement that aligns with your strategic objectives. Please contact our Events Team to view our Sponsorship Prospectus.