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

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

Welcome! SPARK 2017 is a two-day graduate student-run conference that seeks to bring 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).  

This conference offers 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 will consist of concurrent sessions, workshops, and poster presentations, and will include Dr. Peter Moss as our invited keynote speaker and opening expert panel presentation.

This year’s conference theme is

Coming together: Celebrating Diversity Around Young Children.”

(All attendees who require Professional Development hours will receive a Certificate of Attendance.)