Help us celebrate by joining us at a one day conference on Friday 5th May, 2017, in Melbourne.
We will explore the potential benefits and downsides of media and technology use in early childhood and ask:
Professor Susan Edwards - Director Early Childhood Futures research program, Learning Sciences Institute Australia, Australian Catholic University.
Dr Diana Warren - Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Dr Helen Dixon - Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria.
Professor Leon Straker - John Curtin Distinguished Professor, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Curtin University
Professor Sarah Blunden - Clinical Psychologist, Head of Paediatric Sleep research
Director Clinical Masters in Psychology Program, Central Queensland University
Dr Justin Coulson - Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Positive Psychology in the Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.
Associate Professor Jordy Kaufman - Director of the Swinburne Babylab, Swinburne University of Technology
Dr Kate Highfield - Senior Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology
Jonathan Anstock - Founding member Protecting Childhood advocacy group, PrivateTherapist Noosa Therapy Studio, Private PD provider Queensland Teacher Professional Development
Panel members include: Jenny Buckland (ACTF); Harriet Hiscock (Paediatrician); Clare McHugh (ECA), Lisa Mundy (MCRI) and Phillip Spratt, (ACSSO)
This conference will be of interest to early childhood educators, academics, health professionals, parent organisations and policy makers.
Join us at a cocktail reception at 5:30pm (optional - additional cost)
There are limited spaces available so please book early!
Conference delegates will receive a 10% discount at Punthill Little Bourke St. For the discount code please contact ACCM.
Presented by Australian Council on Children and the Media in partnership
with Children and Families Research Centre at Macquarie University
Monday 18 July 2016
9am - 4.45pm
Parliament of New South Wales
Macquarie St, Sydney
This one-day conference focuses on:
The Chairperson for the day is Professor Alan Hayes AM, Distinguished Professor of Family Studies and Director, Family Action Centre, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle.
The opening address will be given by Andrew P Scipione AO, APM, Commissioner, NSW Police Force
The conference line-up features a range of international scholars:
Download a list of speakers' topics and abstracts
Final panellists include Prof Graham Vimpani AM, Noni Hazlehurst AM and Sally Sara AM, Journalist ABC Foreign Correspondent.
This conference will be of specific interest to those whose work or interests fall in several key areas: those working with children (educators, counsellors, psychologists, paediatricians, GPs, community workers etc), those working with victims of violence or domestic violence, or with an interest in the status of women, policy makers and journalists.
There is metered parking on Macquarie Street and Hospital Road or covered parking in Sydney Hospital car park.
For more information contact ACCM
This conference took place on Friday November 20, 2015
at the Telstra Customer Insight Centre, 400 George St, Sydney (Map)
It was attended by a varied audience of education, health, law and
business professionalswith an interest in children's rights, children
as consumers and the process of marketing to children.
The principal speakers (with papers linked if received) were:
Care and education in childhood
Adelaide July 8th 2014, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Venue: Salvation Army Ingle Farm, cnr Bridge Rd and Maxwell Rd, Ingle Farm
Keynote speakers: Dr Kate Highfield, Professor Margaret Sims and Dr C Glenn Cupit
This event is being held in conjunction with Children Communities Connections Learning Network
For more information about this conference, contact ACCM
Fourth Australian Conference on Children and the Media
Sydney October 2013
Keynote speaker: Baroness Susan Greenfield: 'New media and young brains'
Chair: Prof Elizabeth Handsley Guest facilitator: Lynne Malcolm (ABC Radio National All in the Mind)
This event was sponsored by the Hon. Greg Donnelly MLC from the Parliament of New South Wales and was a joint venture between the Children and Families Research Centre at Macquarie University and the Australian Council for Children and the Media.
Parents want their children to have a healthy lifestyle with healthy food, exercise and a wide range of valuable experiences, but often forget that healthy neural development must take into account screen time and the impacts on the wiring of developing brains in response. This conference will offer cutting edge research and information on neural development and the way that media can play a role in both positive and negative brain development. It features prominent researchers and clinicians including:
Where: Parliament of NSW Theatrette, 6 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW
When: Friday 4 October 2013
Please see seminars for more events.