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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Learning Brought to Life event being held?

Due to government social distancing measures during the coronavirus (COVID 19) emergency, the event has been postponed to March 2021. An exact date will be advised in the near future. The event times will remain 8:45am – 5:15pm

Where is the Learning Brought to Life event being held?

Crown Conference Centre, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

How can I stay up-to-date about the event?

You can subscribe to event updates here

Can I submit an abstract to present?

There will not be a call for papers in the 2021 event. You may submit a poster presentation instead.

Can I submit a poster presentation?

Submissions will open later in 2020 and this will be advertised in ELAA publications and social media.  For more information, please visit Posters.

Where can I find the program?

The program for the Learning Brought to Life is being released in stages. See the Program page for updates. To stay up-to-date on all event news, subscribe to event updates here.

How much does it cost to attend?

Registration for the event is currently on hold due to the coronavirus (COVID 19) emergency but will re-open in due course. To view the pricing, please go to Purchase Tickets.

ELAA members receive discounted tickets. The registration process will prompt you to login (with your ELAA member website login details) prior to payment.

Student registration will be available for full-time students and require proof of student status.

How can I register?

Registrations are currently on hold due to the coronavirus (COVID 19 emergency) but will re-open in due course. Once they have re-opened please register online here . Payment can be made via credit card or direct bank transfer.

My service is a member of Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA). Do I receive a discount on my registration?

Yes. If you are an ELAA member, ensure you login to receive membership pricing prior to registering. If you do not have your service’s login details ask an authorised person at your service to register for you.

Can I share a registration?

No. Sharing of registrations is not permitted. That is, one registration may not be utilised by more than one individual.

Do I receive a ticket?

You will receive a ticket via email once payment has been received. You will not require a printout of the ticket as your name badge will be at the registration desk.

Is payment required prior to attending?

Payment must be made in order to receive your tickets. If paying by electronic funds transfer (EFT), payment terms are 14 days and MUST be received prior to the event. Entry will not be granted until payment has been received in full.

Early Bird registrations must be paid in full prior to the Early Bird closing date for the discounted rate to apply. The closing date is currently on hold during the coronavirus (COVID 19) emergency but will be advised in due course.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the event will receive a full refund less 15% admin fee. No refunds will be given after this date; however, the registration may be passed onto another person which can be updated on the form here. All cancellations must be made in writing. If delegates do not attend, full payment of any outstanding registration fee will be required (regardless of attendance). No refunds will be given to ELAA Members who do not login prior to registering.

How can I update a registration?

You can update registrations (name, dietary requirements, sessions etc) by clicking here .

What time does the registration desk open?

Date TBA in March 2021 – 7:30am

Will there be food provided?

Yes. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided to all delegates across the day. Please fill out any dietary requirements you may have when registering.

Will there be free WIFI available at the venue?

Wi-fi will be available during the event. Details will be provided during the event. 

Is there a dress code?

The dress code for the event is smart casual.

Is childcare available at the venue?

There are no childcare facilities available at the venue. A breastfeeding room is available. Please see an ELAA staff member at the information desk for access. 

Is there a prayer room?

A prayer room is available. Please see an ELAA staff member at the information desk for access.

How do I contact ELAA staff?

The best way to contact ELAA staff during the event is to visit us at the information desk near the entrance. You can also chat to our friendly staff (in purple ELAA shirts) or Crown Conference Centre staff.

Do I need to register for sessions?

Yes, you will need to select which sessions you would like to attend by updating existing tickets or purchasing new. After the event, attendance certificates will be provided with APST links.

Will I be able to access the presentations after the event?

Yes, you will. Presentations will be uploaded onto the event website after the event.

Will I receive an attendance certificate?

Yes. After the event, attendance certificates will be emailed to the delegates.  Certificates will include session titles and sessions will be referenced to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).

How do I get to the venue?

For transport and travel options to Crown Conference Centre click here.

Where can I leave my luggage on the day?

Luggage can be left securely at the registration desk on arrival.

How do I apply to exhibit at the event?

You can complete the application form here. Alternatively, for any enquires please contact Julie Thompson on 03 9411 4104.

How can I become an event sponsor/partner?

For event sponsorship, please contact Luci Tassone on 03 9411 4110 or email