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!

 

REGISTRATION BONUS IN JANUARY!
Register for the 2019 World Forum by January 31 and earn
your choice of a free Centers Tour or a Macao Heritage Tour 

Meet the Presenters
Introducing just a few of the more than 400 presenters and moderators confirmed for the 2019 World Forum:

Family Engagement
Peter Dixon
New Zealand

Human Movement
Zarlasht Halaimzai
Greece

Designing Environments
Ken Jaffe
USA

Rohingya Refugees
Manjusree Mitra
Bangladesh

 

Music and Culture
Driton Berisha
Kosovo

Workforce Innovations
Damon Carson
United States

 

Sustaining Organizations
Dhirendra Lamsal
Nepal

Impact of Poverty
Linda Bierstecker
South Africa

Economics of ECD
Sheldon Shaeffer
Bangladesh

Human Movement
Maysoun Chehab
Lebanon

Child Rights
Ana Marcilio
Brazil

Mindfulness
Deborah Young
United States

Play in Fragile Settings
Nishat Fatima Rahman
Bangladesh

Play as Curriculum
Barbara Easton
United States

Sustaining Organizations
Ivan Galindo
Mexico

Play in Fragile Settings
Ferdousi Khanom
Bangladesh

Mobile Creches
Amrita Jain
India

3-Minute Videos
Temesia Tuicauma
Fiji

Professional Development
Adefunke Ekine
Nigeria

Strengthening Resilience
Elsa Chahin
USA

Professional Development
Valora Washington
United States

Connecting with Nature
Claire Warden
Scotland

Play as Curriculum
Patrick Makokoro
Canada

Peacebuilding
Martha Llanos
Peru

Workforce Challenges
Rhian Evans
United States

Power of Play
Margaret Akinware
Nigeria

Sustainable Development
Mahmuda Akhter
Bangladesh

Strengthening Resilience
Kishor Shrestha
Nepal

Social Media
Karma Gayleg
Bhutan

Promoting Inclusion
Elsa Tsang
Hong Kong

Workforce Challenges
Swati Popat Vats
India

Social Media Advocacy
Maria Thereza Marcilio
Brazil

Developing Leaders
Elanna Yalow
United States

Innovations in ECD
Nazarkhudo Dastambuev
Tajikistan

Global Trends
Joe Waters
United States

Making Inclusion Happen
Masarrat Tavawalla
India

Sustaining Organizations
Warren Bright
Australia

Male Involvement
David Wright
England

Global Trends
Nicole Biondi
South Africa

Indigenous Childen
Sinisa-Senad Music
Croatia

Brain Development
Jan Sanderson
Canada

Male Involvement
Kenny Spence
Scotland

Child Rights
Vashima Goyal
Singapore

 

Family Engagement
Wahida Banu Shapna
Bangladesh

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


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