2019 Event

World Forum on Early Care and Education

April 8–11, 2019 | Macao, China


Join early childhood professionals and advocates from around the world who will assemble in Macao to engage in work and dialogue to impact the futures of young children and their families. As a UNESCO World Heritage site where east meets  west, Macao is the perfect setting for this international gathering.


Make plans now to participate in this life changing experience!


A Life Changing Experience

The World Forum is unique – unlike any conference you have attended – with these special features:
  1. Provocative Plenaries – Highlighting the first 1000 days, future trends, technology, indigenous culture, children rights, resilience, empathy
  2. Amazing Diversity – Interact with early childhood professionals from 80 countries
  3. Focus on Traumatic Conditions – Children impacted by HIV-AIDS, stunting, conflict, displacement, homelessness, poverty
  4. International Dance – Get down with hot dance music from around the world
  5. WoFo University – Assessment and strategies to the major issues impacting children around the world
  6. Macao Center tours – Tour two early childhood centers and enjoy Macanese dining at the top of Macao Tower (Learn more)
  7. 45-minute Refreshment Breaks – Plenty of time to get to know your fellow delegates
  8. Focus on Innovation – Creative approaches to family engagement, marketing, advocacy, education, and technology
  9. Community Breakfasts – All delegates staying at the Sheraton can enjoy complimentary breakfast together in the conference area
  1. Travel Opportunities – Use Macao as a jumping off place for add-on tours in Beijing, Shanghai, Kathmandu, Bali, Mumbai (Learn more)
  2. Gala Welcome Reception – Meet your fellow delegates in a sumptuous and festive opening gathering
  3. Macao Heritage Tour – Experience the multi-cultures of Macao in a guided walking tour (Learn more)
  4. 52 Breakout Sessions – Presentations on a wide range of global early childhood topicsby presenters from over 60 countries
  5. No Host Lunches and Dinners – Sign up to dine with your fellow delegates in a variety of Macao restaurants
  6. Focus on Multi-Site Organizations – Management sessions and dining experiences for leaders of organizations serving children in multiple locations
  7. Pop Ups – Enjoy lively 24-minute skill building sessions
  8. Focus on advocacy – Strategies for advocating for improved policies and funding and for achievement of Sustainable Development Goals
  9. Closing Luncheon – The grand finale – enjoy Macanese cuisine while saying goodbye to all your new global friends
  10. Global Perspective – Through the overall World Forum experience garner a greater understanding of global issues impacting young children
  11. 20th Anniversary Celebration – Help the World Forum Foundation celebrate its 20 years in service to the early childhood profession

View Walking Tour of Macao

Interested in Becoming a World Forum Foundation Sponsor? 

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits, or contact us at [email protected].

If you would like to make an individual gift to the World Forum Foundation, visit our Donation page.