The World Forum on Early Care and Education is unlike any other gathering. The program is crafted to build relationships, expand perspectives, and provoke new thinking. World Forum does not bring in celebrity speakers and does not pay presenters. Program participants are delegates who step forward to share their ideas and insights. All delegates are equal – everyone has something to learn and something to share.
Topics for 2019 World Forum
This is an initial list of potential topics that will be explored at the 2019 World Forum. It is based on feedback we received at the Annual Meeting at the 2017 World Forum as well as from comments in the official evaluation of the 2017 World Forum. It will be updated based on interests expressed by World Forum leaders and delegates for the 2019 World Forum.
Language and Culture * Homeless, Stateless, Street Children * Public Policy *
Play * Family Engagement * Current Research and Applications
* Organizational Management * Leadership * Funding Models * Workforce Issues * Advocacy * Refugee Crisis * Brain Development * Teacher Training
* Program Management * Nature * Poverty * Physical Health * Children’s Rights * Empathy * Gender Issues * Indigenous Children * Environment and Design
* Inequities * Future Think * Inclusion * Joy * Trauma and Resilience
Call for Program Participants
You are invited to submit a proposal to present on a panel, moderate a panel, or provide a performance at a plenary. To apply for consideration, please complete the Program Participant Application by July 1, 2018. Decisions will be announced by September 1, 2018. Presenters selected will be organized into panels on specific topics. Each panel will be convened in a Zoom call to plan the session. Sessions will last 90 minutes and will include time for each presenter to share points agreed upon in the Zoom call and allow time for discussion.
Program participants must support their own attendance – pay for their own transportation, lodging and registration fee. Individuals from communities with limited financial resources are invited to apply for financial support through the World Forum Fellowship Fund by filling out a Fellowship Fund Application by July 1, 2018.
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