Engaging panel discussion at Little People Big Dreams
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Expert panel members a starring feature in the lead up event of the Little People, Big Dreams Conference 2023

by Freya Lucas

September 08, 2023

Excitement is building ahead of the Little People, Big Dreams conference, to be held in Darwin on the 23rd of September. 


Along with the dedicated breakout streams for both Early Childhood (EC) and Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) educators, the pre conference event will feature a thought-provoking panel discussion, where esteemed voices from both the Northern Territory and national early childhood community will discuss the topic of Reimagining the Early Years. 


Scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, September 22, the “Reimagining the Early Years – Panel Discussion” seeks to establish a collective vision for prioritising children’s early years throughout the Territory. This event will convene a diverse group of early childhood experts, representatives from the Territory Government, key stakeholders, and esteemed guests. The primary objective is to foster vital dialogues, deep reflection, and an exploration of evolving societal values that offer a fresh perspective on the pivotal early years of a child’s life.Given the Commonwealth Government’s steadfast commitment to developing an Early Years Strategy and the imperative to address critical Closing the Gap targets for our First Nations children, these discussions hold immense significance and have never been timelier.


Hosted by the Doubletree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin, the event will see panel member experts share their own thoughts, reflections, advocacy positions, and more. They will also address the ‘burning questions’ attendees have about the future of early learning in the Territory.


SNAICC CEO Catherine Liddle will join Samantha Page, CEO of Early Childhood Australia, Donna Ah Chee , CEO of Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, Karen Weston, CEO, NT Department of Education in a robust and visionary exploration of the potential for the early years. To book tickets for the Panel discussion, click here.


Designed for all professionals working with children in their early years, including allied health, educators, school leaders, academics, researchers, and for all those who support children and their families, the panel is the ideal entree to a conference program which has been planned with precision and care to address the unique needs of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in the Northern Territory context. 


“If you are passionate about the future of our youngest generation, this event promises to ignite your imagination, challenge your assumptions, and inspire action. Join us as we embark on a collective journey of reimagining the early years and discover the transformative potential that lies within our grasp,” said Tina Holtom, CEO of Child Australia. 


Extremely limited tickets remain for the Little People Big Dreams conference. For more information about the conference, visit the dedicated website, here


To book tickets for the Panel discussion or conference, please see here. Follow the event on Facebook here.  

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