Panama City Event Program

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. Public status or recognition are not required to take on any role at World Forum, nor are any presenters paid for speaking. Instead, we rely on individuals to step forward and share their experiences and insights. All delegates, in-person or attending virtually, on stage and in the audience, share an equal voice. Everyone has something to learn and something to share.

The 2023 World Forum on Early Care and Education Breakout Sessions schedule is LIVE! This year’s program was crafted to build relationships, expand perspectives, and provoke new thinking. Over 250 early childhood professionals from 42 countries have been hard at work finalizing their presentations. Take a peek!

World Forum breakout sessions bring together diverse groups of presenters to share a 90-minute session, which also includes time for audience participation and discussion. In a typical panel, each presenter will have about 10-15 minutes to present. World Forum welcomes first-time presenters alongside experienced ones, people who are comfortable in English and people who are still learning. World Forum participants value authenticity and resilience over performance or polish. For the 2023 World Forum, you may submit a proposal to (a) join a panel of other presenters, (b) create your own panel of diverse presenters, or (c) offer an alternative format for your session, such as hand-on activities. We aim to offer in-person sessions with 3-5 presenters, OR sessions with all virtual presenters. Virtual presenters will pre-record their sessions in advance, and these will be released for viewing, on Sutra only, by in-person and virtual participants according to the program schedule during the event.

2023 Plenary sneak peek coming soon!