Join 800 early childhood professionals from over 80 nations for a life changing experience at the 2017 World Forum in Auckland, New Zealand.  The theme of the event is Sustainability – sustaining childhoods, families, organizations, the planet, each other and ourselves!

By attending you will benefit from….

  • Networking on critical issues with peers from around the world with different backgrounds and perspectives;
  • Being stimulated by four thought provoking plenaries and over 70 choices of practical and inspirational workshops;
  • Touring early childhood centers in Auckland;
  • Developing and celebrating new friendships at the popular International Dance, in no-host lunches, in the 45-minute breaks, and in the spectacular opening reception and closing luncheon.

See you in New Zealand!

Heartfelt thanks to our Lead Sponsor, Primrose Schools. Learn more.



Register today and receive the special Early Bird Rate! Learn More.


Preliminary Schedule

What activities are planned for the 2017 World Forum? Learn More.



Be prepared for international travel! Learn More.


Optional Center Tours

Enjoy educational and cultural highlights by registering for an optional tour on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Learn More.



Hotel reservations must be made separately from registration for the event. Learn More.



Book your flights to Auckland and help the World Forum Foundation earn travel points. Learn More.


Event General Info

This section is designed to help you prepare for this participative experience and to be sure you take advantage of all the opportunities that are offered. Learn More.

Location Features

About New Zealand and FAQ

Want to know more or have other questions? Auckland has a lot to offer. Learn More.

Promotional Materials

Promotional Materials

Resources are available to help you promote 2017 World Forum. Learn More.

Past EventsPast Events

Over 4,000 early childhood professionals from 95 countries have participated in past World Forum events. Learn More.

Will We See You at the 2017 World Forum?

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What is the World Forum?

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View the video above to learn more about a time to gather as global early childhood professionals, working with great determination and creativity, to improve the life chances of the young children of the world.

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