THE CHILDHOOD SUMMIT

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The bigger picture is a healthy and balanced childhood.

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STREAMS

Who is this for?

What you will get:

  • Teachers

  • Principals

  • Early Childhood Educators

  • Centre Coordinators

  • Researchers

  • P&C

  • Playgroup and Family Daycare Workers

  • Homeschoolers

  • Forest Learning Educators

  • Outside School Hour Care Educators

  • Education Policy Advisor

  • Students

  • Keynote - ‘Saving Childhood’ - Maggie Dent – Author, Educator, Parenting & Resilience Specialist

  • Keynote Student Centered Learning - Jason Smith - Principal of Mount Tamborine State School. 2018 State School of the Year

  • KeynoteBush Kinder, Growth & Potential - Doug Fargher- Founder of Westgarth Bush Kinder

  • Childhood In Action Tour Early Childhood with Sandi Phoenix - Phoenix Support and Founder of the CUPS Theory

  • Childhood In Action TourPrimary School with Vicki Hyne from Education Queensland & Anya Perkins – Forest Learning Teacher & Education Coordinator for Nature Play QLD

  • Childhood In Action TourOutside School Hours Care with Todd Ada & Izzy Tueta from Camphill Outside School Hours Care.

  • Walk-shop – Telling Stories in Nature - Doug Fargher 

  • Walk-shop The Future of STEAM is Outdoors - with Vicki Hyne & Anya Perkins 

  • Walk-shop - Adventurous Workshop on Play - Lukas Ritson from Wearthy & Angus Gorrie from Camphill Outside School Hours Care 

  • Pediatricians

  • Nutritionist

  • Physios

  • Speech and Hearing Pathologists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Child Psychologists

  • Child Health Nurses

  • Midwives

  • Public Health Workers

  • GPs

  • Health Administrators

  • Social Workers

  • Youth Mental Health Workers

  • Health Policy Advisor

  • Behavioural Therapists

  • Students

  • Keynote - ‘Back to Nature – The Other Side of the Techno Eclipse’ - Dr. Mari Swingle (Canada) – Practicing Therapist, Educator, Researcher & Author of iMinds

  • Keynote - ‘The Origin Project – Understanding of the early environment for children’s’ long-term health and wellbeing’Prof. Desiree Silva – Head of Pediatrics at University of Western Australia, Researcher & Pediatrician

  • Workshop – ‘No play before school & other rules that are harming our children - the modern construct of childhood and its impact on development’Madeline Avci – Occupational Therapist & Director of Jump-Up for Kids

  • Thought Leader ForumSupporting parents to achieve technology integration and avoid interruption - Facilitated by Dr. Mari Swingle, joined by panel of experts

  • Environmental Engineers

  • Conservationists

  • Environmental Planners

  • Park Rangers

  • Parks Managers

  • Environmental Educators

  • Eco Tourism Operators

  • National Parks & Wildlife

  • Environment Policy Advisor

  • Students

  • Parents / Grandparents / Guardians

  • Local Council

  • Neighbourhood Watch

  • Community Development Professionals

  • Community Not for profit organisations

  • Child Centred Peak Bodies

  • Children and Family Commission

  • Child Safety Workers

  • Department of Communities

  • Neighbourhood Centres

  • Librarians

  • Activity Providers

  • Community Groups

  • Police

  • Youth Group Facilitators

  • Social Researchers

  • Community Policy Advisor

  • Students

  • Keynote - ‘The Children’s Fire’ - Mac Macartney (UK) - Change-Maker, Author, International Speaker and Director for Embercombe

  • Keynote - ‘What do we mean by ‘Voice’? Rethinking what it means to collaborate with children about their play spaces’ - Dr. Bruce Hurst –Educator, Researcher, Thought Leader, University of Melbourne

  • Keynote - ‘State of Outdoor Play across Australia’ - Griffin Longley – Award winning Journalist, Founder of Nature Play in Australia & CEO of Nature Play Western Australia

  • Keynote‘Childhood Summit Vision’ - Hyahno Moser – Father, Outdoor Educator & Program Manager for Nature Play QLD

  • Keynote'Foundational Community Factors for Early Childhood Development: what is it about where you live that makes a difference for children?' - Sharon Goldfeld - Deputy Director at Centre of Community Child Health

  • Keynote ‘Tread Softly Children at Play’ - Robyn Monro-Miller – President of International Play Association   

  • Thought Leader Forum – Facilitated by Hyahno Moser, joined by panel of experts

  • Hot-Button Discussion‘Evolution & Childhood - How can we ensure outdoor play remains?’ – Co-facilitated by Maggie DentDr. Rachael Sharman - Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Psychology, Event MC

  • Workshop‘Neighbourhood Play’ - Mirada Mason – Educator, Community Champion, Change-Maker & Mother

  • Symposium on Play Policy – Co-facilitated by Robyn Monro-Miller & Griffin Longley

  • Playground Architects / Designers

  • Urban Planners

  • LGA

  • Road & Transport

  • State Development

  • Major Work Planners

  • Land Developers

  • Playground Certifiers

  • Workplace Health & Safety

  • Infrastructure Policy Advisor

  • Students

  • Keynote - ‘Play Space Creation - Focusing on the child from consultation to creation’ - Marcus Veerman - Global Change-Agent, Childhood Champion, Educator, Outdoor Leader & Founder of Playground Ideas

  • Keynote - ‘Urban Infrastructure for Social Inclusion’Gregor Mews – Internationally renowned Urban Planner & Designer and Founder of Urban Synergies

  • Walk-shop - ‘Adventurous Workshop on Play’ - Lukas Ritson – Educator, Play Space Designer, Builder & Certifier, Father

  • Childhood-In-Action Tour Nature Play Spaces with Angela Wright – Nature Play Space Coordinator for Nature Play QLD

This Occupations list is not an exhausted list of Childhood Supporters.

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