Educational Leaders Conference in February

Limited seats and online streaming are available for the free Best Start, Best Life 2023 Educational Leaders Conference on 15 February 2023.

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Leading journalist Ellen Fanning will moderate the inaugural Best Start, Best Life 2023 Educational Leaders Conference, on Wednesday 15 February 2023 in Melbourne and live streamed.

The conference is an exciting opportunity for Educational Leaders to hear from internationally renowned experts and leaders in the field about practical, evidence-based approaches to early childhood education.

The conference program is available on the conference website. The day will include a presentation from Professor Marilyn Fleer and a panel of Educational Leaders about putting evidence into practice, along with keynote presentations from international experts:

  • Professor Iram Siraj, Professor of Child Development and Education, University of Oxford
  • Professor Jane Bertrand, Program Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation
  • Sir Kevan Collins, Board Member, Goodstart Early Learning and Board Member, Australian Educational Research Organisation.

One Educational Leader per funded Victorian kindergarten service (including long day care and sessional services) is eligible to attend the conference, virtually or in person.

Backfill and travel contributions

To support attendance, employers of Educational Leaders attending the conference in-person or online may be eligible to claim a contribution towards backfill for that day.

Employers of Educational Leaders undertaking long-distance travel to attend the conference in-person may also be eligible for a travel contribution.

More information and forms to claim these contributions are available on the conference website.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 15 February 2023
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Platform: in person and online
Venue (in person): Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: no charge.

To register for either in person or online attendance, refer to Best Start, Best Life 2023 Educational Leaders Conference.

Find out more

For more information about the conference, refer to Best Start, Best Life 2023 Educational Leaders Conference.

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