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ECC Conference 2024:

SUCCESS THROUGH WELLBEING

9 - 10 August, Te Pae Convention Centre

Ōtautahi / Christchurch

EVENT OVERVIEW

Bringing you the best and most exciting keynote speakers from Aotearoa / New Zealand. 

7 Keynote Speakers

Workshops for everyone, no matter what your role in ECE is, or what goals you have.

15 Workshops

Explore all the products and services you need to run a great centre all in one room!

25+ Exhibitors

An opportunity for ECC Members to connect over lunch, with a special guest speaker.

Networking Event

Take a tour across some of the finest early learning centres in Ōtautahi / Christchurch.

Centre Tours

Enjoy a three course dinner, drinks and a live band. Award categories to be announced.

Gala Dinner

Bringing you the best and most exciting keynote speakers from Aotearoa / New Zealand. 

6 Keynote Speakers

Workshops for everyone, no matter what your role in ECE is, or what goals you have.

16 Workshops

Explore all the products and services you need to run a great centre all in one room!

15+ Exhibitors

An opportunity for ECC Members to connect over lunch, with a special guest speaker.

Networking Event

Take a tour across some of the finest early learning centres in Ōtautahi / Christchurch.

Centre Tours

Enjoy a three course dinner, drinks and a live band. Award categories to be announced.

Gala Dinner

Bringing you the best and most exciting keynote speakers from Aotearoa / New Zealand. 

6 Keynote Speakers

Workshops for everyone, no matter what your role in ECE is, or what goals you have.

16 Workshops

Explore all the products and services you need to run a great centre all in one room!

15+ Exhibitors

An opportunity for ECC Members to connect over lunch, with a special guest speaker.

Networking Event

Take a tour across some of the finest early learning centres in Ōtautahi / Christchurch.

Centre Tours

Enjoy a three course dinner, drinks and a live band. Award categories to be announced.

Gala Dinner

Early Childhood Council Conference

ABOUT THE EVENT

The Early Childhood Council conference is New Zealand's premier gathering of ECE professionals. As the largest of its kind in the country, we bring together passionate leaders, teachers and experts from across the sector.

What can I expect?

The conference offers all attendees with the opportunity to learn, collaborate and inspire over the course of two days. We organise a diverse range of keynote speakers, engaging workshops and an exhibition hall. There are endless networking and professional development opportunities at the event which you can't get anywhere else.

Who should attend?

The conference is suited to all roles within the ECE sector (owners, managers, teachers and consultants), our content is relevant for both privately-owned and community-based centres. We welcome delegates from all over New Zealand.

Our keynote speakers

PROGRAMME

After drawing the curtain on her stellar hockey career, three-time Olympian Gemma McCaw is dedicated to sharing her skills and knowledge in the field of health and wellness.

Gemma McCaw

Dr Jin Russell is a community and developmental paediatrician in Auckland, and a PhD student in life-course epidemiology at the University of Auckland.

Dr. Jin Russell

Shamubeel Eaqub is an experienced economist who makes economics easy. He is also an author, media commentator and a thought leading public speaker.

Shamubeel Eaqub

Anton is a pāpā, husband, and chief hustler at Hustle Group. A champion for normalising te reo Māori and building generational wealth for his people.

Anton Matthews

Dr Lucy Hone is a director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, a research associate at AUT University, a published academic researcher and a best-selling author.

Dr. Lucy Hone

Matt Brown is an internationally acclaimed barber and hair artist, author, husband, and father of three known for ‘giving great cuts’ and ‘inspiring great men.’

Matt Brown

David Seymour is the leader of ACT New Zealand and the Member of Parliament for Epsom. He currently serves as the Associate Minister of Education, amongst other portfolios.

Hon. David Seymour
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Always great to come together as a sector; meet new people, have time to connect with your own team, gather new information or affirm existing knowledge; lots of fun and positivity; very refreshing!

Julie K. (2023)

Both days were so positive and invigorating with lots of actions to take away and implement. The time really flew and I could have done another day - the two days were so inspiring!

Bridget G. (2023)

Loved it all - the centre tours were extremely beneficial. I loved the keynote speakers and got even more than I expected. Fabulous panel discussion and all the workshops had benefits for me. 

Tracey L. (2022)

Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

  • When do standard sales end?
    Standard registration pricing ends at midnight on Monday 29 July 2024. Make sure you book your ticket to avoid paying last minute prices.
  • How do I become an ECC Member?
    Click here to find out more about becoming a member of ECC. If you are unsure if your centre is a member of ECC, please contact admin@ecc.org.nz to find out.
  • Is this a catered event?
    Yes, the ECC Conference is fully catered, providing you with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on both days. There is coffee and tea available. The venue can cater to most dietary requirements.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    You can view our cancellation policy here.
  • How do I get to the venue?
    The Centre is located on the corner of Armagh Street and Oxford Terrace, opening up into Cathedral Square, in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch. The Centre features multiple access points which can be reached by foot, car, taxi, bike or e scooter. Vehicle drop off and pick up for guests is available on Oxford Terrace and Armagh Street. Christchurch International Airport is 10km from the city centre, with an average drive time of 15-20 minutes.

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