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Learning Brought to Life 2020 has been cancelled but more good things are on the way

Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID 19) emergency, and to align with Australian and Victorian Government directives relating to mass gatherings, ELAA has decided to cancel our 2020 Learning Brought to Life event . We had hoped to reschedule the event to March 2021 but the ongoing COVID-19 situation in Victoria and logistical considerations now makes this impractical. However, we are currently working on plans for a series of online professional development events for the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector for late 2020 through to the middle of 2021. This series will be delivered under the Learning Brought to Life banner and promises to be inspiring, practical, easy to access and affordable. More details will be provided over the next couple of months. We’re also hoping to return to a large scale ‘face-to-face’ event in 2022.
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Learning Brought to Life is for ...

teachers, educators, parent committee volunteers, organisation leaders, and allied professionals who want to shine the light of learning on the issues, skills, people, and processes that make early childhood education and care stronger.

Previously known as the ELAA Early Childhood Education Conference, Learning Brought to Life puts the focus squarely on practical skills for education practice and service management. This is a day for the people who jump in ‘boots and all’ to do their best for every child in their care … every single day, no matter what. 

Learning Brought to Life is also about progress – we want early childhood education in Australia to be recognised as the best in the world and resourced appropriately. 

With local and internationally renowned speakers, Learning Brought to Life is the learning event for the early years sector in 2021.

New ideas. New skills. New inspiration

Watch this space for updates on our speaker program


Human Rights Advocate and Filmmaker

Vaccinating against violence through social and emotional learning

Second keynote speaker to be announced


Director – Branch Into Music

‘Five Branches’ Framework for music in the early years

Snr Advisor – Alannah & Madeline Foundation

Children & digital technology / online safety

Snr Project Coordinator – CCCH & MCRI

Using data in early learning

Full speaker program to be announced soon


The Best Way to Pack a Whole Lot of Learning in to One Day

Whether you’re a teacher, educator, parent committee volunteer, organisation leader or allied professional, Learning Brought to Life will give you the inspiration, insights, tools, and resources you’ll need. It’s the best way to pack a whole lot of learning into one day.

Poster Exhibition

Call for Posters

Learning Brought to Life 2021 will feature an extensive Poster Exhibition outside the main plenary area.

Interested in submitting a poster?

Trade Exhibition

Learning Brought Life has one of the biggest early learning trade exhibitions in Australia. From educational toys and learning aids to essential management services like superannuation and insurance, you will find a great deal for your service at the Trade Exhibition.

Crown Conference Centre – Melbourne

Purchase Tickets

Standard Registration


ELAA member $345
Non-member $445

Early Bird Registration


Limited time only
ELAA member $295
Non member $395

Student Registration


*fulltime students only. Proof required.

Committee of Management Registration


ELAA member $135*
Non-member $155*
*Price per committee member.


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