Supporting Practice, Advocacy, Research, and Knowledge: The Early Years

April 28-29th, 2017 | Ponderosa Commons, UBC, Vancouver

Welcome! SPARK 2017 was a two-day graduate student-run conference that brought together people interested in early childhood education and care to contribute to a wider discussion around the challenges, understandings, experiences, and insights in the field of early childhood (birth to 8 years old).  

With more than 140 participants, this conference offered graduate students, early childhood educators, advocates, researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders and professionals an open space to share, discuss and build upon, the current challenges, accomplishments, and promising practices in the early years.

The conference consisted of concurrent sessions, workshops, and poster presentations, and had the honour of having Dr. Peter Moss as our invited keynote speaker and opening expert panel presenter.

The conference theme was

Coming together: Celebrating Diversity Around Young Children.”

(All attendees who required Professional Development hours will received a Certificate of Attendance.)