Program of Events

The 2022 program will once again include a standout line-up of speakers from all types of backgrounds, excited to present and leave you with valuable and inspiring knowledge to apply into your practice. We are also once again excited to provide workshops for Approved Providers, Nominated Supervisors and all early childhood educators, ensuring that everyone who attends leaves inspired and motivated! 

Friday 3 June 2022

11:00 - 2:00pmApproved Providers Panel Discussion & Lunch sponsored by Childcare Concepts
Jannette Cotterell - Executive Counsel Australia, Paul Mondo - ACA National, Lisa McCoy - ACECQA, Tania Porter - Department of Education
4:30 - 6:30pmConference Registration
7:00 - 9:00pmWelcome Event

Saturday 4 June 2022

7:00 - 8:00amConference Registration & Trade Exhibition
8:10 - 8:15amAcknowledgement of Country
8:15 - 8:30amOfficial Opening by Jae Fraser
8:30 - 8:45amThe Guild Group - Gold Sponsor Presentation
8:45 - 10:00amKeynote Presentation
Change your Brain – Change your Life! (Nathan Wallis)
10:00 - 10:30amMorning Tea and Trade Shopping
10:30 - 12:00pmSupporting People in Moments of Dysregulation (Kimberley Harper)

Approved Provider Workshop:
Sector Update (Tania Porter, Qld DoE)
12:00 - 1:00pmLunch and Trade Shopping
1:00 - 2:30pmThe Accidental Counsellor (Chris Daicos)

Approved Provider Workshop:
The importance of having a (clear) WHY! (Alina Dan)
2:30 - 3:00pmAfternoon Tea and Trade Shopping
3:00 - 4:30pmDear Little Girls - for early years' educators (Maggie Dent)

Approved Provider Workshop:
Creating a culture of success: it starts with us (Karen Schmidt)
4:30 - 5:00pmTrade Shopping
7:30 - 11:30pmWild Wild West Gala Dinner sponsored by HESTA

Sunday 5 June 2022

7:30 - 8:30amConference Registration & Trade Exhibition
8:45 - 9:15amWelcome & Overview of Proceedings Jae Fraser MC
9:15 - 9:25amMTA - Silver Sponsor Presentation
9:30 - 10:30amKeynote Presentation
The one thing that makes or breaks a good play space. (Marc Armitage)
10:30 - 11:00amMorning Tea and Trade Shopping
11:00 - 12:30pmEncouraging and embedding Indigenous cultures into your service (John Briggs)

Approved Provider Workshop:
Interpreting wage levels (Jeaness Muir, Employer Services)
12:30 - 1:30pmLunch and Trade Shopping
1:30 - 3:00pm

3:00 - 4:00pm
Plenary Session
When early education starts with us, then we learn how to fly (Anthony Semann)

Announcement of Prizes and Close of Conference