Early Years Conference 2020

Early Years 2022:

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you, due to circumstances beyond our control, Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) is winding down all operations.

We want to acknowledge and thank everyone who has been involved with IPCE initiatives over the years for their efforts and commitment to IPCE and the communities they served beyond UBC. This includes committee members, exhibitors, financial contributors and attendees; thank you all for your support of our initiatives over the years. It has been a privilege to serve you, and your communities, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

The next Early Years Conference will be virtual and take place in the spring of 2022. You will automatically receive updates as they become available if you attended a conference in the last three years. If you did not attend our conferences but would like to receive updates please fill out this form.

Early Years 2020:

Listen Together, Learn Together, Act Together

January 30, 31 & February 1, 2020


Conference Description

The Early Years Conference 2020 continues to lead the field of professional development in early childhood development, early childhood intervention, and family support. Join us as we explore the complex factors impacting children’s development and highlight many of the considerations and practices in our work with young children and their families. This year’s theme – Listen Together, Learn Together, Act Together – is a call to action. It is a reminder that families and communities are central to the healthy development of young children. When Listening Together, Learning Together and Acting Together, we can create relationships that will best optimize the well-being and resilience of children.

Learning Objectives

During the Early Years 2020 Conference, participants can expect to:

  • Explore collaborative approaches
  • Consider the significance of relationships in the context of children, families and the communities they are part of
  • Review the latest evidence-based research and practice related to child development, early childhood intervention, and family support
  • Be inspired to Listen Together, Learn Together and Act Together in all aspects of service and support of children, their families and their communities

Who Should Attend

This conference will be of interest to many groups of professionals who work with young children, including:

Aboriginal/ Indigenous Early Childhood Development Professionals, Administrators/Managers, Advocacy Organizations, Behavioural Therapists, Counsellors, Dietitians and Nutritionists, Early Childhood Educators, Education Assistants, Families, Family Development Workers, Family Resource Program Staff, Government Representatives, Infant Development Consultants, Infant Mental Health Professionals, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Oral Health Professionals, Parent Educators, Physicians, Physiotherapists, Policy Makers, Pregnancy Outreach Groups, Program Facilitators, Psychologists, Recreation Therapists, Researchers, School Administrators, Social Workers, Speech Therapists, Students, Support Workers, Supported Child Development Consultants, Teachers, and  all those who work with young children and their families!