LIST OF PAST EVENTS


Children´s voices, well being and social justice

Date: August 1 2012 -- August 4 2012
Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sponsored by:
Description: The Research Committee on Sociology of Childhood, International
Sociological Association, calls for session proposals on the topic:
Children´s Voices, Well-Being and Social Justice.
Contact information:Deadlines: Session proposals: June 15, 2011.



On-line abstract submission will be open from August 25 to December 15,
2011.

Event Web Site:http://www.childwatch.uio.no/news/2011/isa-forum-2012

The Global Summit on Childhood

Date: March 28 2012 -- March 31 2012
Place: Washington, D.C., USA
Sponsored by: Association of Childhood Education International
Description: At Association of Childhood Education International's (ACEI) Conference you will have an opportunity to network with educators who have a broad range of perspectives on childhood and education today. ACEI’s conference will challenge you to consider childhood from a GLOBAL POINT OF VIEW and provide you with a forum to come together with educators and advocates who are concerned about providing a positive childhood experience for the youth of the world.

The goals of the Global Summit are to:

• Provide a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue about the experience of childhood.

• Explore the current state of childhood, including issues affecting education and mental and physical well-being, from international, cross-cultural, and cross-disciplinary perspectives.

• Examine specific issues impacting the lives of children today.

• Consider best policies and practices to promote the opportunities that support a positive childhood experience and to address the challenges that threaten childhood.
Contact information:ACEI Conference Department: (301) 570-2111; toll free in the USA and Canada (800) 423-3563; fax (301) 570-2212.
Email:conference@acei.org
Event Web Site:hthttp://acei.org/knowledge/conferences/annual-conference/

International conference on HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS: TWO DECADES OF ADVANCEMENT, WHAT’S NEXT FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH?

Date: October 24 2011 -- October 25 2011
Place: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Sponsored by: UNICEF Dominican Republic and UNDP Domincan Republic
Description: The conference aims at bringing together UNICEF and UNDP experts from country offices as well as researchers in the fields of Human Development and Human Rights Paradigms oriented at analyzing young people and children’s issues.
The Conference will provide a space for the discussion of major benefits and challenges of the integration of Human Rights and Human Development frameworks and their usefulness for designing better policies, programs and projects directed to children and youth. In particular, the debate will focus on children’s and youth participation and agency, examining their relation with inequity reduction.
The conference objectives are thus:

-To gain a better understanding of the conceptual relation between Human Development and the Human Rights paradigm as applied to children and youth, with a focus on the concepts of participation, agency and equity.

-To integrate both paradigms in order to produce better analyses of children wellbeing and translate it in more effective public policies, programs and projects for children and youth.

-To encourage a common space for inter-agency exchange of experiences and knowledge, favoring inter-agency cooperation.

The conference will consist of plenary presentation sessions of papers presented by experts, followed by discussion sessions. Participants will also engage in a workshop aimed at providing a set of public policy recommendations. The conference is also expected to provide useful theoretical and analytical insights for the preparation of the provincial Human Development Reports in the Dominican Republic. Finally, the conference will provide space for active participation of youth and it will seek to foster a process for strengthening a platform for action of local youth networks and organizations.
Full Papers: Individuals are welcome to submit theoretical papers, to present findings from completed research or to present ongoing work that raises methodological or conceptual issues. Full papers will be allocated 30 minutes in total including 25 minutes for presentation. Paper can be submitted either in Spanish or English.

Proposals for full papers should be 250-300 words in length
Final papers are expected to be around @6000 words in length.
Submissions for conference papers and discussion topics should be made by email to michela.darodda@undp.org.
The deadline for registration is Monday 15 September 2011.
Contact information:Please contact Michela Da Rodda
Email:michela.darodda@undp.org
Event Web Site:http://www.unicef.org/republicadominicana/ and http://odh.pnud.org.do

The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban
settings

Date: July 7 2011 -- July 9 2011
Place: Amsterdam
Sponsored by:
Description: The annual meeting of the Research Committee on Sociology of Urban and
Regional Development will focus on The struggle to belong.
Contact information:
Event Web Site:http://www.childwatch.uio.no/events/conferences/the-struggle-to-belong

The 50th anniversary world conference of the International Play Association

Date: July 4 2011 -- July 7 2011
Place: Cardiff, Wales
Sponsored by: International Play Association
Description: How do we create a future where playing is valued and where every country and neighbourhood upholds every child's right to time, freedom and a safe enough environment for playing in their own way?

The 18th conference of the International Play Association offers four days to share evidence, experience and examples of good practice with colleagues from around the world.
Registration – book your place now!
The conference is open to non IPA members
Contact information:+44 (0)2920 486050
Event Web Site:www.ipa2011.org

Inside Child Protection: New developments in research and practice, IPA World Conference 2011

Date: July 4 2011 -- July 7 2011
Place: Cardiff City Hall, Wales
Sponsored by:
Description: The 2011 Annual Conference of the Centre for Research on the Child and
Family will focus on important messages from research on child protection.
Contact information:
Event Web Site:http://www.childwatch.uio.no/events/conferences/uea-2011

Playing into the Future - surviving and thriving, IPA World Conference 2011

Date: July 4 2011 -- July 7 2011
Place: Cardiff City Hall, Wales
Sponsored by:
Description: How do we create a future where playing is valued and where every
country and neighborhood upholds every child's right to time, freedom
and a safe enough environment for playing in their own way?
Contact information:
Event Web Site:http://www.childwatch.uio.no/events/conferences/ipa-2011

The 50th anniversary world conference of the International Play Association

Date: July 4 2011 -- July 7 2011
Place: Cardiff, Wales
Sponsored by: International Play Association
Description: How do we create a future where playing is valued and where every country and neighbourhood upholds every child's right to time, freedom and a safe enough environment for playing in their own way?

The 18th conference of the International Play Association offers four days to share evidence, experience and examples of good practice with colleagues from around the world.
Registration – book your place now!
The conference is open to non IPA members
Contact information:+44 (0)2920 486050
Event Web Site:www.ipa2011.org

Global/Local Youth - New Civic Cultures, Rights and Responsibilities

Date: June 11 2011 -- June 15 2011
Place: University of Turku, Finland
Sponsored by:
Description: The Finnish Youth Research Society announces the 11th NYRIS symposium,
focusing on youth as a global and local construction.
Contact information:
Event Web Site:

Minority Rights & Indigenous Peoples Summer School

Date: June 11 2011 -- June 15 2011
Place: University of Turku, Finland
Sponsored by:
Description: The aim of the course is to provide participants with an overview of the
legal, political and philosophical issues pertaining to international
human rights law and its relationship to minority rights and the rights
of indigenous peoples.
Contact information:
Event Web Site:http://www.childwatch.uio.no/events/courses-and-training/courses/hr-ireland-2011

World Youth Conference 2011

Date: May 4 2011 -- May 4 2011
Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sponsored by: City Youth Players
Description: This conference aims to encourage and motivate today’s youth to take action and responsibility in their communities.
The speakers and charity representatives aim to raise the knowledge of the youth regarding world issues, volunteering, and charities.
The conference strives to have young people motivated to make a change in their own world and community. The focus of the event is also to have kids to encourage their friends and family to create a better world and community to live in.
Contact information:Shane Feldman
Email:WorldYouthConference@ymail.com
Event Web Site:http://pictureproductions.ca/PictureProductions.ca/World_Youth_Conference.html

How to Help Your Child Be a Better Thinker and Learner

Date: February 24 2011 -- February 24 2011
Place: Broomfield, CO, USA
Sponsored by: Broomfield Academy
Description: You are invited to hear Nathan Levy present: "How to Help Your Child Be a Better Thinker and Learner", February 24th, 6:30-8:30pm. The Broomfield Academy Distinguished Speaker Series presents Nathan Levy: "How to Help Your Child Be a Better Thinker and Learner." Learn creative ideas, timesaving strategies and activities. Bring your thinking caps and your sense of humor. Presentation will be at the Broomfield Auditorium. RSVP required.
Contact information:Please visit www.broomfieldacademy.com for more information and to RSVP.
Email:principal@broomfieldacademy.com
Event Web Site:http://www.broomfieldacademy.com

VIII International Congress on the Development of Educational Spaces

Date: November 25 2010 -- November 27 2009
Place: Durango, Mexico
Sponsored by: Instituto Nacional de la Infraestructura Física Educativa (INIFED, Educational Facilities National Institute)
Description: Topics this year will be innovation in learning environments, evaluating and achieving quality, safety and security, and private public partnerships.
Contact information:Carlos Bocanegra
Email:congreso@capfce.gob.mx
Event Web Site:Website: http://www.edfacilities.org/cal/index.cfm

The Many Faces of Advocacy

Date: November 18 2010 -- November 18 2010
Place: Orlando Florida, USA
Sponsored by: NCCCC
Description: 1-4 pm
Helen Blank, Director of Child Care at the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), works to expand support for positive early care and education experiences for children, especially low-income children. She proceeded to lead a largely successful campaign to convince the Bush administration to issue regulations for the new program that will allow states to use the new federal funds in a manner that promotes the best interests of children. She also led an effort to improve the child care provision of the welfare act and developed a guide to assist states in implementing the provisions. She has worked for nearly two decades to ensure that the Head Start program was not only expanded to serve more children, but also maintained its focus on community based, high quality, comprehensive services to children.
Contact information:Contact Information:1-877-736-6222

Email:info@campuschildren.org
Event Web Site:www.campuschildren.org

Making Space 2010

Date: October 7 2010 -- October 8 2010
Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Sponsored by: Children in Scotland
Description: This major conference brings together a range of international experts who will examine issues related to children and space from aspects of how children and young people relate to their environment and its impact on their development to what makes a good learning environment and what we need to focus on in the future. As well as plenary sessions, delegates will be invited to join one of three study tours visiting inspiring and innovative new buildings and projects in Central Scotland and hearing from those directly involved in their design and planning.
Contact information:Ruth Gibb
Children in Scotland
Princes House
Edinburgh EH24RG
Email:rgibb@childreninscotland.org.uk
Event Web Site:www.childreninscotland.org.uk/makingspace

European Youth Energy and Environment Platform

Date: October 5 2010 -- October 5 2010
Place: Brussels, Belgium
Sponsored by: European Parliament
Description: The European Youth Energy and Environment Platform puts under 35's at the heart of the debate on the energy and climate challenge, bringing together young professionals active in the field of EU Energy and Environment policy.

This conference will mark the launch of a new platform and a series of workshops dedicated to stimulating debates and generating ideas on how to appropriately address the energy and climate challenge in the present to preserve the future.

This is a very ambitious initiative focusing on the role of YOUR generation - and hence the leaders of tomorrow - which will be at the forefront of the energy and environment challenge.
Contact information:European Parliament
Room József Antall Building 4Q2
Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels
Email:European Training Institute <eutraining@eutraining.be>
Event Web Site:http://www.eutraining.be/tracking/r.emt?h=www.myewf.eu&t=gid2&e=1ijd&n=myewf

1st Global Conference on Childhood

Date: July 3 2010 -- July 5 2010
Place: Oxford, United Kingdom
Sponsored by: Mansfield College
Description: This inter-diciplinary and multi-diciplinary conference project seeks to investigate and explore all aspects of childhood. The period of life prior to adulthood is one of dramatic change and development of physical, intellectual, psychological, and many other types of characteristics. The nature of childhood and its significance as a separate phase of life, however, is viewed quite differently in different cultures and in different historical eras. This conference will look at all aspects of the experience of childhood as well as the social and cultural perceptions of children and childhood. We encourage submissions on any theme to do with the nature of childhood, including, but not limited to the ones listed below.

1. Definitions of Childhood
~ How has the concept of childhood developed over
time?
~ How is childhood viewed differently across
different cultures and eras?
~ What are the boundaries of childhood? (Are
children made to grow up too fast? Are mature
people infantilized by definitions of the
boundaries of childhood?)
~ Is 'childhood' a singular category or is it
composed of quite distinct multiple categories?

2. Childhood and Development
~ What are the important aspects of physical,
psychological, emotional, intellectual, moral,
social, etc. development in childhood?
~ How do institutions (like schools, medical
centres, and even legal systems) effectively
nurture the unique developmental needs of children?
~ How has our understanding of childhood as a
period of development changed over time? Are there
ways we are still getting it significantly wrong?

3. Children and Relationships
~ What are the dynamics of children's
relationships with their family, peers, and their
community?
~ How are children's social relationships either
experienced positively or negatively?
~ What are the dynamics of children's
relationships with social institutions (like
schools and religious organizations) ?
~ What is the nature of children's relationships
with animals?

4. Perceptions and Depictions of Childhood
~ How do adults perceive children and childhood?
How do they perceive the capabilities,
responsibilities, and privileges of childhood?
~ How do they perceive their own experiences of
childhood? (Nostalgia? Embarrassment? Amusement?)
~ How do children perceive themselves?
~ How are children and childhood depicted in media
such as art, literature, film, television,
advertising, etc.?

5. Other Issues of Childhood
~ Children and education: What issues are the
concerning how children are educated?
~ Children and leisure: How is involvement in
recreational activities (including sports) either
beneficial or harmful to children?
~ Children and the law: Does the criminal justice
system effectively deal with children both as
victims of crime and as perpetrators of crime?
~ Children and rights: What rights do children
have in virtue of being children? To what extent
must the choices of children be respected?
~ Children and gender: How are children socialized
into gender-specific roles? What are the issues and concerns connected
to how children form gender and sexual identities?
~ What is the nature of children's relationship to
the world of work?

The Steering Group welcomes the submission of
pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts
should be submitted by Friday 15th January 2010. If an abstract is accepted for the
conference, a full draft paper should be submitted
by Friday 28th May 2010.

300 word abstracts should be submitted
simultaneously to both Organising Chairs;
abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF
formats with the following information and in this
order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d)
title of abstract, e) body of abstract.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain
from using footnotes and any special formatting,
characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and
answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do
not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it
might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to
look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Joint Organising Chairs:

David White
Department of Philosophy,
University of Calgary,
Canada
E-mail: dmw@inter-disciplin ary.net

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Leader
Inter-Disciplinary. Net
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom
E-mail: child@inter- disciplinary. net

The conference is part of the Probing the
Boundaries programme of research projects. It aims
to bring together people from different areas and
interests to share ideas and explore various
discussions which are innovative and exciting.

All papers accepted for and presented at this
conference will be eligible for publication in an
ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited for development for publication in a themed hard
copy volume(s)
Contact information:For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter- disciplinary. net/probing- the-boundaries/ persons/childhoo d/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter- disciplinary. net/probing- the-boundaries/ persons/childhoo d/call-for- papers/
Event Web Site:

Institute on Creating Sustainable Environments for Children

Date: June 10 2010 -- June 11 2010
Place: Kansas, Missouri
Sponsored by: The White Hutchinson Leisure and Learning Group
Description: The pre-conference day will include visits to sustainable projects, a children's garden and other Kansas City locations. At the conference participants will learn the basic principles of planning child care, early education, Head Start and Early Head Start environments that meet children's needs and protect our environment. Topics include sustainable design practices, green building materials, choosing green suppliers, green cleaning/choosing non-toxic toys, resource on sustainable environments. Participants will learn how to design and renovate the outdoor play environment using nature as the play element. The emphasis will be on creating interesting and high quality outdoor environments. Topics include why children need nature, resources for designing naturalized spaces, CPSC, ADA, and ASTM standards in naturalized spaces, involving teachers and children in the design process, resources on nature.
Contact information:Vicki L. Stoecklin
White Hutchinson Leisure and Learning Group
4036 Baltimore Kansas City, Mo 64111
(816) 931-1040 ext. 102
Event Web Site:www.whitehutchinson.com/children/sustainableinstitute.shtml

2010 School Building Expo

Date: May 10 2010 -- May 13 2010
Place: Chicago Illinois, USA
Sponsored by: American Institute of Architects
Description: The 2010 School Building Expo will offer over 15 concurrent sessions that highlight the top professionals that are shaping the future of education design, build and construction. The sessions should focus on furthering the knowledge of professionals associated with education and educational facilities.
SBX is also open to different, out of the box topics to be presented in sessions. We strongly encourage presentations that have a take home value and are interactive - leaving the attendee with a feeling of something learned from the session.
Contact information:203-371-6322
Email:jenabeth@jdevents.com.
Event Web Site:http://www.schoolbuildingexpo.com/tospeak.asp

UNICEF-GPIA International Conference 2010: Adolescent Girls – Cornerstone of Society: Building Evidence and Policies for Inclusive Societies

Date: April 26 2010 -- April 28 2010
Place: New York, USA
Sponsored by: UNICEF and The New School
Description: WHAT: The aim of the conference is to inform thinking and practices around key issues and trends related to adolescent girls. Recent years have seen a growing interest in the topic of adolescent girls as a strategic group in
addressing poverty alleviation and gender equality. While the experiences gained through years of programmes have provided a growing evidence base, there has not yet been sufficient empirical evidence or knowledge generated to drive effective and innovative policies. The 5th International Conference organized by the
Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School and UNICEF will review current global trends and ideas regarding adolescent girls, explore ways to fill the knowledge gaps and showcase lessons learned and good practices for effective and strategic policymaking.

WHY: Strategic investments in girls’ social protection, health, education, and livelihood skills promote social justice and are essential for achieving internationally agreed upon development goals, human rights norms and other global commitments. Understanding and addressing the needs of adolescent girls is key to ensuring the fulfillment and protection of their rights, as they face the specific challenges of marginalization, inaccessibility to resources, and
invisibility.

Much of the current discussion about adolescent girls revolves around sexual and reproductive health issues such as early marriage, sex trafficking, genital mutilation, early pregnancy, and rape. While these remain critical issues, a
broader conceptual framework is needed that would seek to understand development issues from their perspective:how girls experience these issues, how their lives are lived. A literature review prepared for this conference identified gaps not only in hard evidence and data on the situation of adolescent girls, but also lack of substantive
discussion around key issues of 21 century examining the impact of globalization, economic crises, demographic transitions, technology and innovations, and climate change on their lives. Positioning adolescent girls at a center of research and policy agenda, the conference sets out to fill some of those gaps, while also looking at the underlying causes of gender-differentiated outcomes.

HOW: The Conference will create a space for engaging debates and peer consultation among UNICEF and UN staff, New School faculty and students, academic and research institutions from across the globe, NGO practitioners, and other external experts and partners for consolidating evidence from a number of perspectives and disciplines.

PAST CONFERENCES: The GPIA-UNICEF international conferences, held at The New School since 2004,
covered a wide range of topics researched and presented by more than 200 experts from nearly 50 countries around the world.
Contact information:FOR THE CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline Feb 7th), BACKGROUND PAPER AND MORE
INFORMATION VISIT:www.equityforchildren.org

Contact: Louise Moreira Daniels, Conference Coordinator,adolescentgirlsconference2010@yahoo.com
Email:adolescentgirlsconference2010@yahoo.com
Event Web Site:www.equityforchildren.org

38th Annual NCCCC Conference Innovation Station

Date: April 7 2010 -- April 10 2010
Place: Orlando, Florida USA
Sponsored by: NCCCC
Description: NCCCC workshops focus on innovative early childhood issues. Tracts and topics include, but are not limited to: New and Veteran Director Topics, Campus Child Care Connections or Collaborations to support, Programs, Personnel.
Contact information:Pamela Pallas-352-392-2330, NCCCC-1-877-736-6222
Email:ppallas@ufl.edu
Event Web Site:www.campuschildren.org/conference/2010/rfp.pdf

Safer Schools, Safer Communities: Ensuring Safe and Secure Learning Environments for Children and Youth

Date: January 13 2010 -- January 15 2010
Place: London, England
Sponsored by: OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments and Department for Schools, Children and Families, United Kingdom
Description: The event will examine how teachers, students and parents – together with national, regional and local governments, community groups, local agencies, law enforcement officers, designers, educationalists, and public health and safety officials – can address issues of safety and security. It will consider the three following approaches to prevent crime in schools and communities: crime prevention through environmental design and management of the physical environment; programmers of social intervention including behavior management and pastoral care; and actions of the police and the justice system.
Contact information:BRE Events +44 (0)1923 664800
Event Web Site:http://www.isssc2010.com/

ARCHILD International Architecture and Children

Date: November 18 2009 -- November 21 2009
Place: Ankara, Turkey
Sponsored by:
Description: The Organizing Committee for the ARCHILD International Congress Architecture and Children is pleased to announce that the Congress will be held at Ankara during November 18-21, 2009.

The goal of ARCHILD Congress is sharing the theoretical and practical experiences about city and architectural cultural works.

The congress will include oral and poster presentations of the ARCHILD working groups, in plenary format.
Contact information:Mr. Tolga KOC
Dedekorkut sokak 16/4 Ankara, Turkey
Phone: +903124428845
www.archildworld.org
Email:tolga.koc@archildworld.org
Event Web Site:www.archildworld.org

International Congress Children and Architecture

Date: November 18 2009 -- November 21 2009
Place: Ankara, Turkey
Sponsored by:
Description: The Organizing Committee for the ARCHILD International Congress Architecture and Children is pleased to announce that the Congress will be held at Ankara during November 18-21, 2009. The goal of ARCHILD Congress is sharing the theoretical and practical experiences about city and architectural cultural works. The congress will include oral and poster presentations of the ARCHILD working groups, in plenary format
Contact information:+90 312 442 88 45,
Email:info@archildworld.org
Event Web Site:http://www.archildworld.org/index.php?page=contact&hl=en_US

World Learning Environments Conference

Date: November 11 2009 -- November 12 2009
Place: Knowslep, England
Sponsored by: British Council for School Environments
Description: The World Learning Environments Conference is set to be the most important event in the school design and construction industry's calendar.
The unique two day event will showcase award winning and best practice in school design, share the experience of governments engaged in similar system wide transformation of schools and set the agenda for the year ahead.

Conference Highlights
• Global speakers, industry leaders and cutting edge practitioners
• What's next for primary, secondary and academy capital programmes post election
• Site visits to children's centres, schools and colleges across the north of England
• Learning Environments Live: sharing best practice and innovation across the UK
• Take away new ideas, networks, contacts and suppliers
Contact information:Beth Gladstone, Head of Events 020 7785 6286
Email:beth@bcse.uk.net
Event Web Site:http://www.bcse.uk.net/menu.asp?id=417&pid=5

All About Food Gardens

Date: November 10 2009 -- November 10 2009
Place: East vancouver, Canada
Sponsored by: Evergreen Learning Grounds
Description: Join us to discover the benefits of green school grounds and early learning centers and be inspired by other greening projects and learn how to get started at your school or daycare. These interactive workshops are perfect for teachers, parents, students, administrators and other members of the greening team. Snacks provided.
From planning to composting, watering to weeding, start growing your feast this year! Guest "chef gone gardener" Ian Lai will share his experiences, answer questions on what to plant and when to plant it, in order to develop a year-round garden program
Contact information:Dolores Altin: 604-990-1599
Email:altin@evergreen.ca
Event Web Site:www.evergreen.ca/en/involved/events/month.php

Designing Learning Environments to Rebuild Urban America

Date: October 23 2009 -- October 25 2009
Place: New York City, USA
Sponsored by: American Institute of Architects
Description: Designing Learning Environments to Rebuild Urban America will explore the best opportunity in generations to strengthen educational facilities—with architects at the forefront. Lectures and conferences around the subjects of: "Building Schools and School Systems for a New Century?" by Eric Nadelstern, Chief Schools Officer NYC BOE, Art and Architecture of NYC Public Schools: A Historical Perspective by Dr. Michele Cohen, SCA / Art Historian, “Current Trends in the NYCSCA“ by Sharon Greenberger, President CEO, NYSCA, along with various informative workshops and discussions. To find the detailed list of events and speakers, go to http://www.aia.org/groups/aia/documents/pdf/aiab080031.pdf
Contact information:800-AIA-3837 or 202-626-7300
Email:infocentral@aia.org
Event Web Site:http://www.aia.org/conferences/index.htm

World Youth Democracy Day

Date: October 17 2009 -- October 18 2009
Place: Sri Sumangalaramaya, Madurawela, Anguruwathota, Sri Lanka
Sponsored by: SUNFO (Sri Lanka-United Nations Friendship Organisation)
Description: Human Rights, Legal aids and Counseling sessions will be held.Dr.Hasitha Chandrasekera and Adv.Nandana Abeyrathna will be resource persons.SUNFO Branch Leader for Madurawela Rev.Bahathiyawela Chandrananda Thero is organizing the event.
Contact information:Dr.Deshapriya S. Wijetunge
Director General-SUNFO
20, Maha Vihara Road,
Lakshapathiya, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Email:sunfo@sunfo.org
Event Web Site:www.sunfo.org

World Youth Democracy Day

Date: October 17 2009 -- October 18 2009
Place: Sri Sumangalaramaya, Madurawela, Anguruwathota, Sri Lanka
Sponsored by: SUNFO (Sri Lanka-United Nations Friendship Organisation)
Description: Human Rights, Legal aids and Counseling sessions will be held.Dr.Hasitha Chandrasekera and Adv.Nandana Abeyrathna will be resource persons.SUNFO Branch Leader for Madurawela Rev.Bahathiyawela Chandrananda Thero is organizing the event.
Contact information:Dr.Deshapriya S. Wijetunge
Director General-SUNFO
20, Maha Vihara Road,
Lakshapathiya, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Email:sunfo@sunfo.org
Event Web Site:www.sunfo.org

NAEYC’s 18th National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development

Date: June 14 2009 -- June 17 2009
Place: Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Sponsored by:
Description: NAEYC’s National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development is designed for teacher educators, program administrators, and others who provide professional preparation and ongoing professional development experiences for the early childhood workforce: center- and school-based teaching staff, family child care providers, and other direct service specialists. The goal of the Institute is to deepen participants’ understanding of the expanding early childhood knowledge base, develop skills that improve professional preparation and practice, and sharpen their ability to use effective, active learning approaches for adults.
Contact information:1313 L St. N.W. Suite 500, Washington DC 20005 (202) 232-8777 || (800) 424-2460
Email:webmaster@naeyc.org
Event Web Site:http://www.naeyc.org/conferences/institute.asp

Institute on Creating Sustainable Environments for Young Children

Date: June 10 2009 -- January 12 2008
Place: Kansas City Missouri USA
Sponsored by: White Hutchinson Learning Group
Description: This Institute provides a place where practitioners and designers can find out more about creating sustainable environments for children. Topics include green building, naturalized outdoor spaces, toxic toys, selecting appropriate furniture, green cleaning and more
Contact information:Vicki Stoecklin
4036 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City MO
64111 816-931-1040 Ext 102
Email:vickiwhllg@aol.com
Event Web Site:http://www.whitehutchinson.com/children/sustainableinstitute.shtml

WHO Third International Conference on Children's Health and the Environment

Date: June 7 2009 -- June 10 2009
Place: Busan, South Korea
Sponsored by: Ministry of Environment in Korea
Description: The event aims at extending the recognition of children's environmental health (CEH) needs, providing a platform for the exchange of scientific experiences, for learning about research efforts and promoting protective and preventatives "policies". It will also enable us to work out why existing global efforts have not progressed more rapidly and what needs to be done, both in developing and industrialized countries.
* What are the international commitments for reducing mercury exposure?

* How to lower the blood lead levels of concern in children?

* Do nanoparticles represent an emerging risk?

* How to move towards a safer use of radiation in pediatrics?

* What are the roles of CEH specialized centers?

* Will long term studies, collaborative research, training and other tools accelerate progress on CEH?

* How can we influence and develop healthier policies?



These and many other issues will be addressed by health and environment professionals including researchers, scientists, policy-makers and government representatives, mainly from the surrounding Western Pacific and South-East Asian countries and many other Member States, as well as organizations around the world concerned about children and the environment that will be at BEXCO, in Busan, from 7 to 10 June 2009.
Contact information:
Email:HECANET@WHO.INT
Event Web Site:www.ceh2009.org

31st annual Early Childhood Education Conference

Date: April 23 2009 -- April 25 2009
Place: University of Wisconsin-Stout
Sponsored by: University of Wisconsin-Stout
Description: We hope you will join us for our 31st annual Early Childhood Education Conference, April 23-35, 2009. Historically, the University of Wisconsin-Stout has provided a program that has included a wealth of developmentally appropriate curriculum ideas for children from birth to eight years of age. Thursday’s all-day Preconference Workshops provide opportunities for in-depth study in specific areas. The Thursday evening Early Bird sessions allow participants an opportunity to maximize their time at the conference; while the individual sessions provided on Friday and Saturday allow participants an opportunity to choose from a wide variety of early childhood related topics.
Contact information:140 Voc Rehab Bldg University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie WI 54751 Phone: 715/232-2793
Event Web Site:http://www.uwstout.edu/outreach/conf/ece/ececonf_intro.htm

2009 NCCCC Annual Conference

Date: April 22 2009 -- April 25 2009
Place: Phoenix, AZ
Sponsored by:
Description: NCCCC believes:

Campus child care should be provided as an integral part of higher education systems.
Campus child care programs provide a variety of models designed to meet the educational research and service needs of the institution and the community at large.
Child care and developmentally appropriate practices are inseparable in all quality programs for young children.
Resources must be made available in every community to guarantee a safe, healthy and developmentally sound program for all children.
Campus early care and early childhood education serve as models and set standards for the larger community regarding quality care for children.
The diversity reflected in our membership, our programs, and our beliefs enhance the understanding of issues related to children and families.
Members of NCCCC must be leaders in the field of Early Childhood Education and must represent the interests of children and families in the educational and social arena.
Contact information:National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers
University of Northern Iowa
Price Laboratory School #114E
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-3593
Phone: (800) 813-8207; (319) 273-3113
Email:ncccc@uni.edu
Event Web Site:http://www.campuschildren.org/conference.html

KEEP KIDS ACTIVE Workshop

Date: April 16 2009 -- April 17 2009
Place: Ankara/Turkey
Sponsored by: Ankara University
Description: This workshop intends to provide new opportunities with a potential impact on developments in the field of children and their environments. To this aim, we will bring together experts across disciplines and nations to discuss the complexity of the relationship between spatial characteristics of outdoor environments and physical activity behavior, which will be structured to guide future research, design and policy.
Contact information:Dr.Aydin Ozdemir, Ankara University Dept. of Landscape Architecture
Email:aozdemir@agri.ankara.edu.tr
Event Web Site:

Society for Research in Child Development

Date: April 2 2009 -- April 4 2009
Place: Denver, CO
Sponsored by:
Description: The Society is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association with a membership of approximately 5,500 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals from over 50 countries.

The purposes of the Society are to promote multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals of various disciplines, and to encourage applications of research findings. Our goals are pursued through a variety of programs with the cooperation and service of our governing council, standing committees, and members.

Contact information:Society for Research in Child Development

2950 S. State Street, Suite 401
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: (734) 926-0600
Fax: (734) 926-0601
Questions? Contact Birgit Swanson at (734) 926-0610
Email:info@srcd.org, biennialmeeting@srcd.org.
Event Web Site:http://www.srcd.org/biennial.html

2009 National Conference- American Camp Association

Date: February 17 2009 -- February 20 2009
Place: Orlando, FL
Sponsored by: Camp Minder, Markel Insurance Company
Description: The American Camp Association (formerly known as the American Camping Association) is a community of camp professionals who, for nearly 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of our diverse 7,000 plus membership and our exceptional programs, children and adults have the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living — lessons that can be learned nowhere else.

As a leading authority in child development, ACA works to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience. Our association is committed to helping our members and all camps provide:

Contact information:765-342-8456 ext. 515.
American Camp Association
5000 State Road 67 North
Martinsville, IN 46151-7902
Email:akatzenberger@ACAcamps.org
Event Web Site:http://www.acacamps.org/conference/

American Montessori Society 2008 Fall Conference

Date: November 13 2008 -- November 16 2008
Place: Garden Grove, California
Sponsored by:
Description: Since its formation in 1960, the American Montessori Society has grown to be the largest Montessori organization in the world. AMS is a non-profit, non-discriminatory service organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting the use of the Montessori teaching approach in private and public schools. Member-supported, its funding comes mainly from Montessori-credentialed teachers, schools, administrators, teacher education programs, parents of Montessori schoolchildren, and interested friends. Ten thousand members strong, they are committed to furthering Montessori philosophy, making it a growing educational alternative, and promoting better education for all children regardless of age, socioeconomic status, or geographical location.

Contact information:AMERICAN MONTESSORI SOCIETY
281 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010-6102
212-358-1250 F: 212-358-1256
Email:leslie@amshq.org <leslie@amshq.org>
Event Web Site:http://www.amshq.org/#

All Hands in the Dirt: A Forum on the Design of Children’s Outdoor Spaces

Date: November 13 2008 -- November 15 2008
Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sponsored by: Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds
Description: Connect with designers, researchers and educators in a lively exchange of knowledge that concentrates on daycare sites and school grounds that meet the challenges of safety and sustainability. Presenters include Robin Moore, Director of the Natural Learning Institute and Cam Collyer, Director of the Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds program.
Contact information:Sarah Deller, Learning Grounds Administrator
Telephone: 416-596-1495 x247
Toll Free: 1-888-426-3138 x247 (outside Toronto)
Fax: 416-596-1443
Email:sdeller@evergreen.ca
Event Web Site:http://www.evergreen.ca/en/lg/allhands2008.html

All Hands in the Dirt: A Forum on the Design of Children’s Outdoor Spaces

Date: November 13 2008 -- November 15 2008
Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sponsored by: Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds
Description: Connect with designers, researchers and educators in a lively exchange of knowledge that concentrates on daycare sites and school grounds that meet the challenges of safety and sustainability. Presenters include Robin Moore, Director of the Natural Learning Institute and Cam Collyer, Director of the Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds program.
Contact information:Sarah Deller, Learning Grounds Administrator
Telephone: 416-596-1495 x247
Toll Free: 1-888-426-3138 x247 (outside Toronto)
Fax: 416-596-1443
Email:sdeller@evergreen.ca
Event Web Site:http://www.evergreen.ca/en/lg/allhands2008.html

Healthy Communities * Healthy Youth Conference

Date: November 6 2008 -- November 8 2008
Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Sponsored by: Search Institute
Description: This conference is an opportunity for leaders from all sectors of society to come together to learn, connect, and renew their efforts to create healthy communities for children and adolescents. It builds around Search Institute's work on 40 developmental assets that young people need to thrive. Workshops and plenary sessions address specific topics for community builders and organization leaders in all sectors of community life, including schools, youth organizations, government, congregations, and other settings.
Contact information:Liz Brekke
Search Institute
615 First Ave. Northeast, Suite 125
Minneapolis, MN 55413
800-888-7828
Email:lizb@search-institute.org
Event Web Site:http://www.search-institute.org/hchy/

The NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo

Date: November 5 2008 -- November 8 2008
Place: Dallas, Texas
Sponsored by:
Description: Your Community. Your Opportunity. Your Conference.

The early childhood education community is gathering in Dallas! More than 20,000 early childhood professionals from around the world attend the NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo to discuss the everyday issues of our work with young children and families.
Contact information:Conference sessions will be held at the Dallas Convention Center located at 650 S. Griffin St. Dallas, Texas 75202.

National Association for the Education of Young Children —Promoting excellence in early childhood education
1313 L St. N.W. Suite 500, Washington DC 20005
(202) 232-8777 || (800) 424-2460 || webmaster@naeyc.org
Email:webmaster@naeyc.org
Event Web Site:http://www.annualconference.naeyc.org/

2008 NAEYC Annual Conference

Date: November 5 2008 -- November 8 2008
Place: Dallas, Texas
Sponsored by: National Association for the Education of Young Children
Description: The NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo is widely recognized as one of the most valuable professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators working in programs for young children and for people who prepare early childhood educators. Participants get wonderful opportunities to connect with fellow educators who share their commitment to young children and quality education. Many say that the opportunity to meet others going through similar experiences is the top reason to attend NAEYC’s Conference! The Conference is filled with sessions designed to provide practical information to take home and use immediately. You will reflect on new research and its potential to improve teaching, learn about team building and staff retention, and explore new strategies for preparing early childhood professionals. This is a great opportunity to strengthen your knowledge of the best approaches to high-quality early childhood education. Renowned experts will cover a wide range of issues, including early literacy, social and emotional development, infant care, support for families, and school readiness. Many sessions will explore issues related to the 10 new NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards-the foundation for the reinvented NAEYC Accreditation system for programs for young children.
Contact information:
Email:conference@naeyc.org
Event Web Site:http://www.annualconference.naeyc.org/

The NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo

Date: November 5 2008 -- November 8 2008
Place: Dallas, TX
Sponsored by:
Description: NAEYC conferences bring together early childhood educators representing many roles -- teaching staff, program administrators, students, researchers and teacher educators -- to discuss the latest ideas and learn from one another. The NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo is the largest early childhood education conference in the world, where tens of thousands of educators choose from hundreds of presentations and exhibits.
Contact information:202-232-8777
1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Email:naeyc@naeyc.org
Event Web Site:http://annualconference.naeyc.org/

2008 Annual Conference & Expo for NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children

Date: November 5 2008 -- November 8 2008
Place: Dallas, TX
Sponsored by: NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children
Description: The early childhood education community is gathering in Dallas! More than 20,000 early childhood professionals from around the world attend the NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo to discuss the everyday issues of our work with young children and families.
Contact information:NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children
1313 L St. N.W. Suite 500
Washington DC 20005
Email:webmaster@naeyc.org
Event Web Site:http://www.annualconference.naeyc.org/

Annual Association for Play Therapy

Date: October 14 2008 -- October 19 2008
Place: Addison, Texas
Sponsored by: Association for Play Therapy
Description: For Social Workers,Family Therapists,Child Life Specialists, Psychologists,Psychiatrists,Counselors,Nurses,Educators,and Graduate Students.

* Hear Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, an internationally-recognized authority on children in crisis
* Observe prominent guest researchers discuss the role of play in their evidence-based modalities during a Foundation-sponsored roundtable
* Choose from 62 workshops to earn 40.5 hours of continuing education
* Shop at the world's largest play therapy books and games expo
* Tour interesting sites with your family and friends
* Connect with colleagues in your new Connections Lounge and at Morning Mixers
* Dine nightly on Restaurant Row - just around the corner from the hotel
* Have fun at the Lone Star Casino & Dinner!


Contact information:Main: Telephone: 559·294·2128 / Fax: 559·294·2129


Garry Landreth, EdD, LPC, RPT-S
UNC Charlotte Health & Human Services Building
Phone: (704) 687-8801
http://education.uncc.edu/oeo/pt
Email:info@a4pt.org
Event Web Site:http://www.a4pt.org/

CEFPI's (Council of Educational Facility Planners International) 85th Annual International Conference & Trade Show

Date: September 29 2008 -- October 2 2008
Place: San Diego, California
Sponsored by:
Description: If you are involved in creating environments that foster individualized instruction while maintaining safe and healthy spaces, join us in San Diego to learn from and network with international experts in planning, designing and building high performance facilities. Our trade show features industry leaders showcasing their most innovative products and services.
Contact information:
Event Web Site:www.cefpi.org/sandiego2008

CEFPI's (Council of Educational Facility Planners International) 85th Annual International Conference & Trade Show

Date: September 29 2008 -- October 2 2008
Place: San Diego, California
Sponsored by:
Description: If you are involved in creating environments that foster individualized instruction while maintaining safe and healthy spaces, join us in San Diego to learn from and network with international experts in planning, designing and building high performance facilities. Our trade show features industry leaders showcasing their most innovative products and services.
Contact information:
Event Web Site:www.cefpi.org/sandiego2008

Just released: New research evidence showing benefits of nature for children.

Date: September 5 2008 -- March 1 2009
Place:
Sponsored by:
Description: Article just published (August 25th) in the Journal of Attention Disorders, see http://jad.sagepub.com/pap.dtl

Title: "Children with Attention Deficits Concentrate Better After Walk in the Park."

Authors: Andrea Faber Taylor and Frances E. Kuo.

Currently only available on-line, but will be published in paper form March, 2009.
Contact information:Andrea Faber Taylor, PhD
Child Environment & Behavior Researcher
Landscape and Human Health Laboratory
University of Illinois
Email:afabrtay@illinois.edu
Event Web Site:http://jad.sagepub.com/pap.dtl

6th Annual Design Institute - Design for Children IN Nature

Date: August 7 2008 -- August 9 2008
Place: Raleigh, NC, USA
Sponsored by: The Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, North Carolina State University
Description: The aim of the Design Institute is to assist you and your organization in designing environments that will bring children in closer contact with nature. The Natural Learning Initiative promotes the importance of the natural environment in the daily experience of all children and families through environmental design, action research, education, and dissemination of information.
Contact information:Shirley Varela
The Natural Learning Inititiative, College of Design, NC State University
Tel 919-515-8345
Leazar Hall 101, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Email:shirley_varela@ncsu.edu
Event Web Site:www.naturalearning.org OR http://naturalearning.org/Training/august08Institute/announcement.pdf

Annual NACAC Conference

Date: July 31 2008 -- August 2 2008
Place: Ottawa, Ontario
Sponsored by:
Description: Brief Description: Workshop tracks will include recruiting permanent families, adoption support and preservation, permanency options, international adoption, parenting children with challenges, advocacy and public policy, and more…
Contact information:North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114
phone: 651-644-3036
fax: 651-644-9848
Email:info@nacac.org
Event Web Site:http://www.nacac.org/conference/conference.html

FFTA 22nd Annual Conference on Treatment Foster Care

Date: July 13 2008 -- July 16 2008
Place: The Woodlands® Resort & Conference Center
Sponsored by: Elite Sponsor – Sponsored by ResCare
Description: Join over 750 treatment foster care professionals and foster parents who attend the FFTA Annual Conference on Treatment Foster Care each year. The only North American-based conference developed by, and for, treatment foster care professionals and parents, the three-day event features in-depth, pre-conference institutes; senior management workshops; nationally recognized keynote speakers; and 60 diverse and multi-level workshops. Learn from experts about the best practices being applied in the field, and network with leaders and innovators in Treatment Foster Care. Celebrate your achievements with us! Set amongst acres of magnificent, wooded forests and peaceful lakes with comfortable temperatures, The Woodlands Resort provides an abundance of tranquil wildlife in a setting where natural beauty meets high-tech convenience. The Resort boasts two championship golf courses, 21 tennis courts (4 indoors), and 120 miles of hiking, biking, and running trails. If you prefer to relax after a long day of workshops, the “forest oasis waterscape” pool provides stunning waterfalls, dazzling water slides, and poolside dining. In addition, the spa features saunas, steam rooms, massages, and a full menu of top-notch services.
Contact information:Foster Family-based Treatment Association
294 Union Street
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
Phone: (800) 414-FFTA (3382)
Fax: (201) 489-6719
Email:shorowitz@ffta.org
Event Web Site:http://www.ffta.org/conference/

22st FFTA Annual Conference on Treatment Foster Care

Date: July 13 2008 -- July 16 2008
Place: Woodlands, Texas, USA
Sponsored by: Foster Family-based Treatment Association (FFTA)
Description: Each year the conference brings together over 700 administrators, professional staff, senior managers, policy makers, researchers, educators, and treatment foster parents to improve competency and stimulate an exchange of information, best practices, and techniques that are being used in the field of Treatment Foster Care and related family-based services.
Contact information:FFTA 2007 Conference
294 Union Street
Hackensack
NJ 07601 USA
Email:shorowitz@ffta.org
Event Web Site:http://www.ffta.org/conference/

The Fifth Annual Urban Service-Learning Institute

Date: June 26 2008 -- June 27 2008
Place: Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul
Sponsored by:
Description: What are the issues and opportunities that educators and students face in urban areas?

This two-day event focuses on applying the principles of service-learning in urban environments. Join us as we bring together community voices to discuss service-learning outreach and application techniques that help students achieve academic excellence and become strong community leaders. This event is also a remarkable opportunity to connect with other professionals working in urban settings and help shape this developing area of service-learning.

Introducing The First Annual Urban Service-Learning Symposium
This year’s Urban Institute includes The First Annual Urban Service-Learning Symposium: Practices and Research on Service-Learning in the Urban Context. This optional, daylong session covers the latest trends in urban service-learning with panel discussions, papers, and presentations.

Contact information:for more information, contact
Pam Siebert
NYLC
1667 Snelling Avenue North
Suite D300
Saint Paul, MN 55108

phone: (651) 999-7377
fax: (651) 631-2955
Event Web Site:http://www.nylc.org/happening_event.cfm?oid=5848

National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development

Date: June 8 2008 -- June 11 2008
Place: New Orleans, LA
Sponsored by: NAEYC
Description: NAEYC also hosts the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, a smaller gathering designed for professionals who prepare, mentor and train early childhood professionals. Participants explore the expanding early childhood knowledge base, develop skills that improve professional preparation and practice, and discuss effective, active learning approaches for adults.
Contact information:1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
202-232-8777
Email:naeyc@naeyc.org
Event Web Site:http://www.naeyc.org/conferences/institute.asp

EDRA39 in Veracruz

Date: May 28 2008 -- June 1 2008
Place: Universidad Veracruzana in Boca del Rio, Veracruz, México
Sponsored by:
Description: The conference theme, Linking Differences—Defining Actions, reveals that although we are aware of our contrasts, we are also concerned with how to bridge those differences in order to begin defining actions with a shared responsibility. At this EDRA conference we will come together to explore how environmental design can be used to collaboratively solve common challenges and help link different subcultures through devising effective local strategies and implementation.
The Environmental Design Research Association advances and disseminates behavior and design research toward improving understanding of the relationships between people and their environments.

Contact information:Environmental Design Research Association
PO Box 7146 • Edmond, OK 73083-7146 • 405.330.4863
Email:edra@edra.org
Event Web Site:http://edra.org/

Association of Children's Museums-InterActivity 2008

Date: April 24 2008 -- April 26 2008
Place: Adams Mark Denver, CO
Sponsored by: The Children's Museum of Denver
Description: InterActivity 2008 will explore the serious (and not-so-serious) business of play. Program sessions will present the latest research on play and innovative play-based practices in museums, including techniques for creating playful programs and environments, motivating teamwork among staff, encouraging parents to become active playmates, serving as a community resource and advocate for play and making the case for play and learning to funders and the media. Most importantly, as we embrace the playful spirit of our field, this year's mile high program reminds us of why play is the foundation of all children's museums: Because it's fun!
Contact information:
Email:acm@ChildrensMuseums.org
Event Web Site:http://www.childrensmuseums.org/conferences/inter_2008.htm

Early Childhood Education Conference

Date: April 24 2008 -- April 26 2008
Place: University of Wisconsin-Stout
Sponsored by:
Description: Historically, the University of Wisconsin-Stout has provided a program that has included a wealth of developmentally appropriate curriculum ideas for children from birth to eight years of age. Thursday’s all-day Preconference Workshops provide opportunities for in-depth study in specific areas. The Thursday evening Early Bird sessions allow participants an opportunity to maximize their time at the conference; while the individual sessions provided on Friday and Saturday allow participants an opportunity to choose from a wide variety of early childhood related topics. We invite you to the conference to renew acquaintances, network, and to keep abreast of what is happening in early childhood education. Participation will help you update your knowledge, solve problems, exchange information, and revitalize your commitment to the education of young children. Sessions address the issues faced by infant and toddler caregivers, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, primary teachers, curriculum specialists, administrators, and parents. Exhibits of the latest educational resources, materials, and innovative equipment will also be a valuable part of the conference.
Contact information:Outreach Services • Conferences and Workshops
140 Voc Rehab Bldg
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie WI 54751
Phone: 715/232-2793
Email:conferences-workshops@uwstout.edu
Event Web Site:http://www.uwstout.edu/outreach/conf/ece/ececonf_intro.htm

Children and Migration: identities, mobilities and belonging(s)

Date: April 9 2008 -- April 11 2008
Place: University College Cork, Ireland
Sponsored by:
Description: While a wealth of research exists in the broad area of migration and
childhood from a variety of perspectives and disciplinary backgrounds, there
are few opportunities to bring this together in an integrated forum. This
conference aims to provide such a forum by focusing on the intersection of
these research and policy areas, focusing on children's own experiences and
perspectives of migration, diaspora and transnationalism. One of the main
aims of the event is to facilitate a dialogue between academic, practitioner
and policy-maker perspectives. It is hoped the conference will also be an
opportunity to bring together related but distinct areas of research/policy,
for example national dynamics of integration with transnational processes,
and, children's experiences of migration with the experiences of children
and youth in ethnic minorities.
Contact information:
Event Web Site:http://migration. ucc.ie/children

Children and the City: A Child- and Youth-friendly Community Development Forum

Date: February 13 2008 -- February 14 2008
Place: Chandigarh, India
Sponsored by: University College of the Fraser Valley (Canada) and the Panjab University (India)
Description: UCFV and the Panjab University are proud to present this collaborative forum to bring together child-friendly community experts from both Canada and India with academics, business, government and non-governmental leaders in the Punjab. The objective? To learn about and assess the potential for child-friendly development in the city of Chandigarh and greater Punjab.
Contact information:
Email:For more information or to register please email: childrenandthecity@ucfv.ca
Event Web Site:http://www.ucfv.ca/CICS/Events/ChildrenAndTheCity.htm

Seminary “youth, , policies of youth and scientific research: For a new synergy!

Date: January 15 2008 -- January 17 2008
Place: Rabat, Morocco
Sponsored by: Academic Institute of the Scientific Research (University Mohamed V - Souissi, Rabat)/ Ministry of Youth and Sports, UNESCO, ISESCO & UNFPA
Description: With the advent of one" new youth" in new economic conditions, policies, cultural and socio-historic (ex. globalization) and where the society fails to know and of know-how to meet their needs and expectations; the policies put in work don't manage to control these mutations better. Morocco doesn't constitute the exception.
This seminary aims to examine the particular role of research in the development of new policies in favor of youth with the involvement of different actors working with the young including these last.
Contact information:Prof. Abdelfattah EZZINE
IURS P.O.Box 6287 Rabat-Instituts, Morocco

Phone: 0021272167571
Email:azine1@hotmail.com
Event Web Site:http://www.iurs.ac.ma

VIIIth International Conference on Asian Youth and Childhoods

Date: November 22 2007 -- November 24 2007
Place: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sponsored by: Research Committee on Sociology of Youth (RC:34)
Description: The major goals of the Conference include:
-Disseminating the information on youth and childhood research, theory, methodology, practice and policy practice
-Facilitating the exchange of information across disciplines and among individuals, groups and institutions
-Reaching out to develop collaboration through strengthen the networks and research groups
-Highlighting the positive contribution of youth and childhood research to policy and practice
Contact information:Circle for Child and Youth Research Cooperation in India
C-6 L-Road Mahanagar Extension
Lucknow – 226006 Uttar Pradesh
INDIA
Email:info@ayc2007.com, ayc2007@rediffmail.com
Event Web Site:http://ayc2007.com/index.htm

2007 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo

Date: November 7 2007 -- November 10 2007
Place: Chicago, Illinois
Sponsored by:
Description: NAEYC conferences are highly attended events that allow scholars and practitioners, experts and interns, participants in every aspect of the Early Childhood Education field to gather and learn from one another. The Annual Conference and Expo is one of the largest early childhood education conferences in the world.

In mid-December, please visit this Web site for details on submitting a proposal for the 2007 Annual Conference. Proposals are accepted online only. The submission deadline is Friday, January 26, 2007.
Contact information:
Event Web Site:http://www.annualconference.naeyc.org/

69th National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference

Date: November 7 2007 -- November 10 2007
Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Sponsored by: Patricia Hyjer Dyk, University of Kentucky
Description: The theme encourages examination of families and diverse issues encompassing physical, emotional, spiritual, health-related, financial and professional dimensions in community, national and global contexts.
Contact information:National Council on Family Relations
3989 Central Ave., NE, #550
Minneapolis, MN 55421
Email:cindy@ncfr.org, info@ncfr.org
Event Web Site:http://www.ncfr.org/

2007 Conference on Children, Disability and Community Care from 1850 to the Present Day

Date: October 24 2007 -- October 25 2007
Place: Swansea, UK
Sponsored by: The School of Health Science, Swansea University
Description: Papers will be presented on...
-Locate services for children within debates about institutional and community care (framed by the adult experience) over a much longer time-frame.
-Extend analysis to a range of physical and sensory disabilities alongside, and in comparison to, provision for children with mental health problems and/or learning difficulties.
-Contrast evolving institutional and community-based services for children with disabilities with statutory and voluntary sector provision for children in care because of family breakdown and/or childhood delinquency.
-Re-examine and integrate the now extensive literature on infanticide, child abuse and "mercy" killings, in relation to childhood disability issues.
-Evaluate midwifery and obstetric services, including the development of pre-natal screening and special care for premature babies.
-Assess the role the medical profession played in the diagnosis of childhood disability and the control of specialist services. Here special attention will be paid to the relationship between knowledge and practice.
-Develop an understanding of the relationship between knowledge and practice for nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.
-Emphasise the role community-based services play in leading people into, as well as out of, residential care.
-Draw together ideas about children in need to link efforts to maximise the opportunities available to children disadvantaged by poverty and/or disability, through an evaluation of the SureStart scheme.
-Acknowledge the contribution of the voluntary sector and self-help initiatives.
-Involve researchers and practitioners from a range of disciplines.
-Develop an international dimension to this research by inviting participants from abroad.
-Develop opportunities for the publication of selected conference papers.
Contact information:
Email:Pamela.L.Dale@exeter.ac.uk
Event Web Site:http://www.centres.ex.ac.uk/medhist/children%20and%20disabil...

4th National Dyspraxia Conference

Date: October 5 2007 -- October 7 2007
Place: Christchurch, New Zealand
Sponsored by: The Dyspraxia Support Group of N.Z. (Inc.)
Description: The focus of this conference will be:
-To understand and address the needs of a child who has Dyspraxia, at preschool, childhood and adolescent
-To empower parents, therapists, teachers and other professionals to use and develop tools and strategies for teaching both skills for learning and skills for life to the child who has Dyspraxia
-To stress the practical aspects of caring for and teaching the child with Dyspraxia
Contact information:The Conference Team
PO Box 20 051
Christchurch
New Zealand
Email:joanne@conferenceteam.co.nz, praxisnz@xtra.co.nz
Event Web Site:http://www.dyspraxia.org.nz/

2007 Conference on Early Childhood

Date: September 23 2007 -- September 28 2007
Place: Rotorua, New Zealand
Sponsored by: Te Runanga Maori
Description: Pakiwaitara opens up themes or strands for Early Childhood Education to be broadened and strengthened. Strands for the theme will include Early Childhood Education curriculum, Tertiary Education, Special Education. Maori and Pacifica will be imbedded throughout.
Contact information:
Email:debbie@rotoruanz.com
Event Web Site:http://www.theorganiser.co.nz/2007EarlyChildhoodConvention/g...

XI International Congress of Auxology

Date: September 9 2007 -- September 12 2007
Place: Tokyo, Japan
Sponsored by: The Japanese Association of Human Auxology
Description: In our world so many children have suffered from natural disasters, wars and environmental degradation bought on by adults. Even apart from these actualities, it is our duty to continue to develop this field of study, auxology, working and hoping for a better life for children all over the world and offered as our contribution toward their future.
You will be able to attend, on the occasion of this Congress, presentations on the latest progress of different branches of research on the growth of children relating to environmental, social, psychological and pathological factors. Moreover, up-to-date information on analytic methodologies and advances in genetics will be made available.
Contact information:
Email:auxology2007@congre.co.jp
Event Web Site:http://www.auxology.jp/

The 7th Annual National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute

Date: July 31 2007 -- August 2 2007
Place: Chapel Hill, NC
Sponsored by: FPG Child Development Institute
Description: The 7th Annual Early Childhood Inclusion Institute will be held July 31 through August 2 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Attendees will learn the latest research findings and resources to guide inclusive policy, professional development and practice; develop collaborative relationships to support early childhood inclusion; and learn strategies and models to support inclusive services.

The Institute, sponsored by FPG Child Development Institute and the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, is the premiere professional development opportunity for anyone working with young children in inclusive environments, including state and local administrators, teachers, early interventionists, allied health professionals, inclusion specialists, technical assistance providers, and parents.
Contact information:Cathy Festa
919-962-0035
Email:cathy_festa@unc.edu
Event Web Site:www.nectac.org/~meetings/InclusionMtg2007/mtghomepage.asp

21st FFTA Annual Conference on Treatment Foster Care

Date: July 29 2007 -- August 1 2007
Place: Orlando, Florida, USA
Sponsored by: Foster Family-based Treatment Association (FFTA)
Description: Each year the conference brings together over 700 administrators, professional staff, senior managers, policy makers, researchers, educators, and treatment foster parents to improve competency and stimulate an exchange of information, best practices, and techniques that are being used in the field of Treatment Foster Care and related family-based services.
Contact information:FFTA 2007 Conference
294 Union Street
Hackensack
NJ 07601 USA
Email:shorowitz@ffta.org
Event Web Site:http://www.ffta.org/conference/

33rd Annual Conference of the North American Council on Adoptable Children

Date: July 26 2007 -- July 28 2007
Place: Tampa, Florida, USA
Sponsored by: North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
Description: The conference is open to everyone interested in the welfare of children and families, including adoptive, foster and birth parents, kinship care providers, child welfare professionals and other child advocates.
Contact information:NACAC Conference
970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106
St. Paul, MN 55114-1149
Email:info@nacac.org
Event Web Site:http://www.nacac.org/conference.html

Infusing Cultural, Linguistic and Ability Diversity in Preservice Education

Date: July 25 2007 -- July 28 2007
Place: Asheville, North Carolina
Sponsored by: FPG Development Institute
Description: Come to the mountains of North Carolina for the latest information on providing field experiences, coursework, and programs that prepare personnel to work with culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse children and their families.

Among the topics to be discussed at the three day meeting are how to prepare your students to support young English language learners; how to collaborate with culturally and linguistically diverse family and community partners as part of coursework and practica; how picture to use instructional dilemmas to explore issues of culture; approaches for using state and here national standards as a framework for increasing the emphasis on diversity, and more.
Contact information:Camille Catlett
FPG Child Development Institute
CB #8185
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8185
Phone (919) 966-6635
Email:catlett@mail.fpg.unc.edu
Event Web Site:http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~scpp/crosswalks/pages/nationalinstitute.cfm

2007 Inaugural International Conference on Children and Young People as Key Stakeholders: Values, Vision and Innovation

Date: July 23 2007 -- July 25 2007
Place: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Sponsored by: CAYPAKS Conference Secretariat
Description: This inaugural, international conference addresses the area of children and young people as key stakeholders in their world experience - now and in the future.
Contact information:CAYPAKS Conference Secretariat
PO Box 90
Palmyra WA 6957
Australia
Email:cindy@caypaks.com
Event Web Site:http://www.caypaks.com//

NIOST Summer Seminars 2007 For Afterschool Professionals

Date: July 9 2007 -- July 13 2007
Place: Boston, MA
Sponsored by: NIOST (National Institute on Out-of-School Time) at Wellesley College
Description: NIOST's Annual Summer Seminars for Afterschool Professionals is fast approaching!
Register today at www.NIOST.org.


Conference Location: Boston, MA, John Hancock Conference Center
Dates: 2 & 1 day trainings available, July 9 - July 13, 2007

Attend 1, 2, or 3 of the following seminars:

A. Intensive Seminar for System Builders
Monday-Tuesday, July 9-10, 2007, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructors: Ellen Gannett & Susan O'Connor

Work with leaders from around the country to identify trends in the afterschool field and explore effective strategies for building a comprehensive system for out-of-school time

You Will Learn To:
*Clarify the role and outcomes of out-of-school
time in support of best practices.
*Create a professional development system to increase recruitment and retainment of a skilled workforce.
*Build a coalition to advance the out-of-school time field through increased public awareness, advocacy, and resource development.
*Increase sustainability through efforts in data collection,financing and continuous program improvement.

B. Links to Learning for Middle School Programs
Monday-Tuesday, July 9-10, 2007, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Instructors: Dishon Mills & Tony Streit

Learn how to imbed academics and life skills into dynamic, experiential afterschool programs that can captivate the attention of middle school age adolescents and increase their success in school.

You Will Learn:
*The framework of afterschool programs and how it supports resiliency
and building blocks of healthy childhood development.
*How to increase youth motivation and plan learning enrichment
activities linked to state standards
*How to effectively coordinate and communicate with schools.
*How to evaluate and improve homework centers.
*Ways to increase family involvement and support.
*Project based learning as an effective way to motivate middle school youth


C. Organizational Development Tools for Strategic Thinking and Planning
Wednesday-Thursday, July 11-12, 2007, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructors: Ellen Clippinger & Ora Grodsky

In this interactive and experiential course you will increase your capacity to think
and act strategically as you lead an organization. You will learn tools and concepts
from the field of Organizational Development within a supportive learning community of
afterschool directors.

You Will Learn To: Develop and implement the components of strategic planning – including mission, vision, values and goals. Utilize tools and best practices for organizational assessment.Create inclusive and participatory planning. Assess the current organizational culture and our leadership
roles in influencing this culture processes. Govern and develop board/executive relationships

D. Quality Advisor Training
Wednesday-Thursday, July 11-12, 2007, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructors: Ellen Gannett & Marta Gredler

This training will prepare you to provide technical assistance to afterschool programs
working on quality improvement. You will learn the skills of observation, analysis, and
problem-solving to assess and counsel programs using a variety of tools including ASQ
(Assessing School Age Quality) and APT (Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool).

You Will Learn To:
*Assess a program based on their strengths and areas for growth, and to create an improvement
plan tailored to a particular program’s needs
*Coach, mentor and advise afterschool staff in order to promote organizational change and
strengthen an afterschool program
*Apply program observation tools during a practice session at a local afterschool program
*Guide a program on the path to national accreditation


E. Learning How to Use SAYO: The Survey of Afterschool Youth Outcomes
Friday, July 13, 2007, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructors: Dishon Mills & Wendy Surr

Who Should Attend:
Afterschool professionals looking for a concentrated learning experience led by nationally recognized trainers. Our summer trainings are unique, in-depth, research-based events that will empower you with the vital tools necessary to elevate your afterschool program. In addition, our seminars provide networking opportunities and an optional evening dinner.

This year we offer our popular Quality Advisor and Links to Learning trainings and three new
trainings for those who are seeking new methods for managing or leading afterschool programs,
are looking for ways to build a coalition or support system or are interested in learning how
evaluation systems can be easy to use.

Prerequisites:
Prior experience in evaluation, including: data collection, program and/or youth outcome assessment

Important:
To make sure this course is right for you please contact us at [ mailto:niost@wellesley.edu ] niost@wellesley.edu.

This workshop will prepare you to use the Survey of Afterschool Youth Outcomes (SAYO), a research-based and tested tool. SAYO measures outcomes believed to contribute to later success in school and life – and are realistic to expect from afterschool.

What You Will Learn:
*How to utilize this user-friendly and flexible research-based tool designed
for afterschool staff and/or classroom teachers
*How the SAYO can help you capture positive changes in ways that are realistic
and appropriate for your program and the youth you serve
*Key steps, procedures and tips for customizing the SAYO and successfully collecting data on youth

Participants that successfully complete this session will be granted a “User Agreement” and access to the SAYO for data collection.



Go to WWW.NIOST.ORG for pricing and registration.


Contact information:Go to www.NIOST.org, or call (781) 283-2547.
Email:NIOST@wellesley.edu
Event Web Site:www.NIOST.org

Fourth Biennial Conference of the Society for History of Children and Youth

Date: June 27 2007 -- June 30 2007
Place: Norrköping, Sweden
Sponsored by: Department of Child Studies, Linköping University (LiU)
Description:
Contact information:
Email:shcy2007@tema.liu.se
Event Web Site:http://www.liu.se/shcy2007/home

1st Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators

Date: June 26 2007 -- June 28 2007
Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sponsored by: International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI)
Description: A specific goal of this conference is, first, to develop a network dedicated to improving measures and data resources, rigorous analysis of the data, exploration of theoretical issues, presentation of information, and the dissemination of information about the status of children. A second goal is to enhance the capacity of the field, especially for countries that are in the initial stages of producing child well-being indicators. Third, organizer's seek to identify and develop ways to facilitate the dissemination and application of indicators to policy and practice.
The conference theme seeks to explore how child indicators can be used to improve the development and well-being of the world’s children. The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for all participants to discuss relevant issues, make networks, share resources and collaborate in an effort to promote the well-being of all children using child indicators.
Contact information:Institute on Family & Neighborhood Life
Clemson University
158 Poole Agricultural Center
Clemson, SC 29634-0132, USA
Email:abenari@clemson.edu, social_policy@savion.huji.ac.il
Event Web Site:http://www.aracy.org.au/pdf/events/2006_Conference_Call_For%...

2007 Conference on Work with Young People - Advancing Theory, Policy and Practice

Date: June 14 2007 -- June 15 2007
Place: Leicester, UK
Sponsored by: De Montfort University
Description: This international conference aims to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for critically examining some key areas of debate, including:
-What constitutes our knowledge and understanding of 'youth' and youth issues.
-For what reasons do we need, or desire to intervene into the lives of young people? And to what intended effect?
-What key policy and practice developments have occurred, and will occur, that influence work with young people?
Contact information:Margaret Barton
Short Course & Conference Co-ordinator
De Montfort Expertise Ltd
Innovation Centre
49 Oxford Street
Leicester
Le1 5XY
Email:dmccc@dmu.ac.uk
Event Web Site:http://www.dmu.ac.uk/partnerships/consultancy/innovation_cen...

NAEYC's 16th National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development

Date: June 10 2007 -- June 13 2007
Place: Pittsburgh, PA.
Sponsored by: NAEYC
Description: The National Institute is designed to deepen understanding of the expanding early childhood knowledge base, develop skills that improve professional preparation and practice, and sharpen abilities to use effective, active learning approaches for adults. The next Institute takes place June 10- 13, 2007 in Pittsburgh, PA
his year’s Institute theme is “Intentionality in Early Childhood Education.” Intentionality: Being planful and deliberate. Knowing what you’re doing and why, and being able to explain it to others. Having a vision—as educators, as administrators, as a profession.

Intentionality can be seen in many aspects of early childhood education—in programs serving infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and 1st through 3rd graders.
Proposals now being accepted until Dec 31st!
Contact information:
Event Web Site:http://www.naeyc.org/conferences/institute.asp

Institute on Creating Sustainable Environments for Young Children

Date: June 7 2007 -- June 8 2007
Place: Nebraska City, Nebraska, USA
Sponsored by: Vicki L. Stoecklin, White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group, Inc.
Description: This Institute provides a place where designers and early childhood educators
can learn about how to create high quality environments that meet children's
needs and protect Mother Earth. Learn how to select green materials, green
furniture and create outdoor environments based on nature.
Contact information:
Event Web Site:http://www.whitehut chinson.com/ children/ sustainableinsti tute.shtml

6th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children

Date: June 6 2007 -- June 8 2007
Place: Aalborg, Denmark
Sponsored by: Mikael B. Skov (Aalborg University)
Description: Emerging technologies for children (e.g., innovative educational simulations, online games, accessible fabrication devices, mobile communications devices, wireless embedded technologies, sensors and actuators, "smart" materials, authoring/programming tools)
The impact these technologies can have on children's lives (e.g., in schools, at home, in public spaces)
New research methods which give children a voice in the design, development, and evaluation processes (e.g., participatory design methods, usability testing, etc.)
Contact information:
Email:idc2007@cs.aau.dk
Event Web Site:http://idc2007.cs.aau.dk/index.html

Environmental Design Research Association 38th Conference

Date: May 30 2007 -- June 3 2007
Place: Sacramento, CA
Sponsored by: EDRA
Description: The 38th annual meeting of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) provides a range of opportunities to share recent research and design projects, exchange ideas and share knowledge, critique work, provide feedback and suggestions, network, and collaborate. Planned sessions and events include:
Contact information:Janet Singer, Executive Director, edra
Email:edra@edra.org
Event Web Site:http://www.edra38.com/

Ninth European Conference on Citizenship Education in Society

Date: May 23 2007 -- May 24 2007
Place: Montpellier, France
Sponsored by: Children's Identity and Citizenship in Europe
Description: This Conference particularly seeks to welcome representatives of organisations ~ governmental and others who have an interest in working with higher education institutions in developing citizenship in young people and developing identities in Europe. Organizers also welcome all lecturers and researchers in universities and other higher education institutions with an interest in our themes.
Contact information:
Event Web Site:http://cice.londonmet.ac.uk/members/cconf.htm

25th Annual Conference of The New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community

Date: May 18 2007 -- May 19 2007
Place: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Sponsored by: The New Jersey Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community
Description: Council of Schools and Agencies for Autistic Children (COSAC) is a nonprofit agency providing information and advocacy, services, family and professional education, and consultation. This council encourages responsible basic and applied research that may lessen the effects of, and potentially prevent, autism. This council is dedicated to ensuring that all people with autism receive appropriate, effective services to maximize their growth potential and to enhancing the general public's overall awareness of autism.
Contact information:
Email:apryl.roach@njcosac.org, madelyn.schiering@njcosac.org
Event Web Site:http://www.njcosac.org/cosac2/COSACannualconference

3rd International Conference on Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

Date: May 9 2007 -- May 11 2007
Place: London, Ontario, Canada
Sponsored by: Karen Rhiger, Centre for Children & Families in the Justice System
Description: Papers will be presented on...
-Domestic Violence & Child Custody Disputes
-Mothering After Domestic Violence: New Hands-on Activities for Intervening with Abused Women
-Developing Innovative & Sustainable School
Prevention Programs
-Violence in the Lives of Girls in Canada: Using Knowledge to Create Action and Change
-School-based Strategies for Preventing Violence and Promoting Healthy Relationships with Aboriginal Youth
-The Role of Mental Health Practitioners in Two Forensic Areas:
--What are the Elements of a Helpful Parenting Capacity Assessment When Domestic Violence May be an Issue?
--When Should Children Testify in Domestic Violence Court?
Contact information:Karen Rhiger (Conference Co-ordinator)
Centre for Children & Families in the Justice System
254 Pall Mall Street, 2nd Floor
London, Ontario
Canada N6A 5P6
Email:karen.rhiger@lfcc.on.ca
Event Web Site:http://www.lfcc.on.ca/

29th annual Early Childhood Education Conference

Date: April 26 2007 -- April 28 2007
Place: Menomonie, Wisconsin USA
Sponsored by: University of Wisconsin-Stout
Description: We hope you will join us for our 29th annual Early Childhood Education Conference, April 26 - 28, 2007. Historically, the University of Wisconsin-Stout has provided a program that has included a wealth of developmentally appropriate curriculum ideas for children from birth to eight years of age. Thursday’s all-day Preconference Workshops provide opportunities for in-depth study in specific areas. The Thursday evening Early Bird sessions allow participants an opportunity to maximize their time at the conference; while the individual sessions provided on Friday and Saturday allow participants an opportunity to choose from a wide variety of early childhood related topics.

We invite you to the conference to renew acquaintances, network, and to keep abreast of what is happening in early childhood education. Participation will help you update your knowledge, solve problems, exchange information, and revitalize your commitment to the education of young children.

Sessions address the issues faced by infant and toddler caregivers, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, primary teachers, curriculum specialists, administrators, and parents. Exhibits of the latest educational resources, materials, and innovative equipment will also be a valuable part of the conference.
Contact information:
Event Web Site:http://www.uwstout.edu/outreach/conf/ece/ececonf_intro.htm

The Association for the Study of Play...TASP (33rd Annual Conference) International Play Conference

Date: April 25 2007 -- April 28 2007
Place: Rochester, New York, USA
Sponsored by: American Association for the Child’s Right to Play (IPA/USA)
Description: The International Play Association/USA and The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) are pleased to announce a joint conference on play at the Strong National Museum of Play on April 25-28, 2007, in Rochester, New York. The theme of the 2007 conference is “Play Matters.” Proposals for theoretical and research sessions, discussion panels, workshops, and posters can reflect the following interest areas: Animal play Play Advocacy , Cross-cultural studies , Sociodramatic play, Play with all age groups Forms of play Play across the life span Gender issues , Play deprivation , Play environments, Intergenerational play , Play leadership Play across the lifespan , Physical play , Play and art, Sports Play and technology , Play as therapeutic intervention , Play with diverse populations, Play and learning/development, Play in informal settings/museum, Play in today’s world, Play and health issues/obesity , Theoretical frameworks for understanding play Governmental/educational policies concerning play, Social issue
Contact information:Marcy Guddemi
mguddemi@sbcglobal.net
Event Web Site:http://www.ipaworld.org/pro_conferences.html

2nd International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health

Date: April 20 2007 -- April 22 2007
Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sponsored by: Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)
Description: The theme of this conference is "Solutions, Not Problems", and the goal will be to have much of the conference's educational program focused on model programs, research in indigenous communities, and skills-building. This Call for Presentations is designed to discover the innovative programs that have been implemented and found to be successful at improving the health of indigenous children in the US or Canada. Proposal submissions will be accepted from any individual working with indigenous children and youth, and is not limited to medical providers.
Contact information:First Nations and Inuit Health Committee
Canadian Paediatric Society 2305 St. Laurent Blvd Ottawa ON K1G 4J8
Email:education@cps.ca, indianhealth@aap.org
Event Web Site:http://www.cps.ca/english/prodev/IMICH07.htm

Association of American Geographers 2007 Conference

Date: April 17 2007 -- April 21 2007
Place: San Francisco, CA , USA
Sponsored by: AAG
Description: Convenors: Tracey Skelton, Loughborough University, UK
& Caitlin Cahill, University of Utah, USA

These two sessions are designed to bring together geographers and social
scientists who have a focus on children/ young people, and
environmental/social justice. The central aim is to consider the various
ways in which processes of social and environmental justice have either
marginalised children and young people, or directly engaged with this
particular social grouping. However, even where children are included in
campaigns, activities, developments and/or initiatives related to the
environment and/or social justice, such 'inclusion' is often done from an
adultist perspective. What does a youth perspective contribute to social and
environmental justice movements? These concerns are critical to our
understanding of young people's role in broader debates around activism,
participation, and globalization.
Contact information:Caitlin Cahill
caitlin.cahill@csbs.utah.edu
Event Web Site:http://www.aag.org/

3rd Tri-annual 21st Century Families Conference: From Research to Reality

Date: April 17 2007 -- April 20 2007
Place: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Sponsored by: Dr. James P. Marshall
Description: The conference is designed to:
-Provide research-based knowledge and skills to professionals working with and making decisions related to children, youth and families.
-To enhance the skill of professionals in using research to benefit children, youth and families.
-Strengthen the educational programs and support services being delivered to children, youth and families.
Contact information:Dr. James P. Marshall
University of Arkansas
Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
2301 South University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
USA
Email:jpmarshall@uaex.edu
Event Web Site:http://www.arfamilies.org/21st_century/

16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Date: April 16 2007 -- April 21 2007
Place: Portland, Oregon, USA
Sponsored by: The Children's Bureau's Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families
Description: The goals of the conference include:
-Disseminating State-of-the-art information on research, practice, policy, and system reform
-Facilitating The exchange of information across disciplines and among individuals, groups, and institutions
-Reaching out To strengthen and sustain collaboration
-Highlighting The positive contribution of research to practice.
Contact information:
Email:kamos@pal-tech.com
Event Web Site:http://www.pal-tech.com/web/callforpapers/

2007 International Scholarly Symposium on Visualizing the Child in Children

Date: April 11 2007 -- April 13 2007
Place: Lviv, Ukraine
Sponsored by: Ivan Franko National University in LVIV
Description: Papers will be presented on...
-The historical development of fiction for children and youth
-Folktales and fairy tales for children
-Autobiography and fiction for children and youth
-Social and political aspects of fiction for children and youth
-Child psychology in fiction
-The place of books for children and adolescents in the literary system
-Literary theory and fiction for children
-Translating fiction for children
Contact information:
Email:ulyana@dzyga.lviv.ua, symposium_child@yahoo.com, olga.bandrovska@gmail.com
Event Web Site:http://www.irscl.ac.uk/callforpapers/lviv.htm

2007 Parents as Teachers Conference

Date: April 2 2007 -- April 5 2007
Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Sponsored by: Parents as Teachers National Center, St. Louis, USA
Description: Papers will be presented on...
-Parent involvement
-Child mental health issues
-School readiness
-Diverse populations
-Innovative interventions and service delivery strategies
-Outcomes measurement and demonstration of impact for children and families
Contact information:Janet Hinrichs
Special Events Specialist
Parents as Teachers National Center
2228 Ball Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146
Email:Janet.Hinrichs@ParentsAsTeachers.org
Event Web Site:http://www.parentsasteachers.org/atf/cf/%7B00812ECA-A71B-4C2...

2007 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development

Date: March 29 2007 -- April 1 2007
Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Sponsored by: Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
Description: Papers will be presented on...
-Empirical, theoretical, historical and methodological submissions related to child development are welcome. All methodologies appropriate to the discipline, the data and the topic of study (including small-sample, single-subject, descriptive and clinical research designs) are acceptable.
Contact information:Society for Research in Child Development
3131 S. State Street - Suite 302
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
Email:tetucker@srcd.org
Event Web Site:http://www.srcd.org/biennial.html

7th Biennial Conference on Modern Critical Approaches to Children's Literature

Date: March 29 2007 -- March 31 2007
Place: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Sponsored by: Department of Englsh, Middle Tennessee State University
Description: Papers will be presented on...
-Organizer's invite abstracts for papers treating scholarly, critical,or theoretical (rather than pedagogical) concerns in children's literature.
Contact information:
Email:edonovan@mtsu.edu, mhixon@mtsu.edu
Event Web Site:http://www.mtsu.edu/%7Eenglish2/mcac.htm

ACSP Administrators' Conference and New Chairs' School (EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS AS CREATIVE LEADERS)

Date: March 22 2007 -- March 24 2007
Place: San Luis Obispo, California
Sponsored by: ACSP
Description: Subtopics: Resource Development, Faculty Buy-In, Program Learning Outcomes, Curricular Flexibility, and more.

If you have a special topic or meeting to propose, please contact us.

Great Speakers Include: Mark Baldessare, Director of Research for the Public Policy Institute of California; Alan Kreditor, Senior Vice President for University Advancement, University of Southern California

Venue: Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo is the host university. The Vice Provost for Academic Programs; the Executive Vice Provost for Institutional Planning; and Head of the City and Regional Planning Department invite you to participate in this special professional conference and enjoy the spectacular California Central Coast.
Contact information:David Conn, Vice Provost for Academic Programs, dconn@calpoly.edu;
Linda Dalton, Executive Vice Provost for Institutional Planning, ldalton@calpoly.edu; or
Bill Siembieda, Department Head, City and Regional Planning. wsiembieda@calpoly.edu
Event Web Site:http://www.acsp.org/events/ACSP_Conference_Admin_NewChair.htm

2007 Joint Conference of the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and BABCP Child, Adolescent and Family Special Interest Branch

Date: March 21 2007 -- March 23 2007
Place: Oxford, UK
Sponsored by: Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)
Description: Papers will be presented on...
-Depression
-Anxiety disorders
-Psychosis
-Behavioural problems
-Eating disorders
-Suicide and self-harm
-Parenting
-Working with families
-Working with schools
-Developmental disorders
-Learning disabilities
-Creative approaches to CBT
Contact information:
Email:charlotte.wilson@uea.ac.uk, sam.cartwright-hatton@manchester.ac.uk
Event Web Site:http://www.acpp.org.uk/pooled/articles/BF_EVENTART/view.asp?...

2007 International Conference on the Rights of the Child

Date: March 15 2007 -- March 17 2007
Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Sponsored by: Ms. Verónica B. Piñero, Human Rights Research and Education Center, Ottawa, Canada
Description: This Conference is interested in leading an academic dialogue about the different issues regulated by this legal instrument. In addition, this conference attempts to become an 'open forum' to discuss the strengths and address the weaknesses of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Finally, this three day meeting is interested in exploring how Canada and other state-parties have implemented this legal text within their national legal systems and whether those experiences have proven to be effective in promoting the best interests of the child.
Contact information:Ms. Verónica B. Piñero
Human Rights Research and Education Center
57 Louis-Pasteur (550)
Ottawa ON (K1N 6N5)
Canada
Email:confcdp@uottawa.ca
Event Web Site:http://www.uottawa.ca/hrrec/conferences/

2007 Conference on Children's Cultures: Universality and Diversity

Date: March 15 2007 -- March 17 2007
Place: Nantes, France
Sponsored by: Andy Arleo
Description: This conference aims to bring together researchers who seek to listen to the voices of 'the people in the playground' (Iona Opie). The focus of the conference will be on how children’s cultures relate to universality and diversity, a particularly timely topic in an increasingly connected world. Papers will deal mainly with the cultural processes and production of children aged roughly four to twelve.
Contact information:Andy Arleo
Colloque Cultures enfantines Centre
International des Langues
Chemin de la Censive du Tertre
BP 81227
44312 Nantes
Cedex France
Email:andy.arleo@wanadoo.fr, jdelalande@atol.fr
Event Web Site:

35th Annual Conference of the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers

Date: March 14 2007 -- March 17 2007
Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Sponsored by: National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers (NCCCC)
Description: Papers will be presented on...
-Advocacy
-Effective advocacy techniques
-Assessment / Standards
-Using program assessments meet state standards
-Research on standards
-Administration
-Designing programs, policies and procedures for lab schools or campus care centers
-Models/techniques for effective administration
-Facility management / security
-Facility management / security
-Behavior Management
-Guidance principles for staff & practicum students
-Models of positive family-teacher partnerships
-Campus Politics
-Models of successful campus partnerships & collaborations
-Integrating campus centers into the campus community
-Curriculum
-Documentation / Models
-Language & literacy Session Formats
-Diversity
-Culturally relevant practices
-Evaluating a program’s approach to diversity
-Financial Management
-Business management / Sound financial practices
-Fundraising & grant writing
-Infant / Toddler Programs
-Addressing the need for care
-Appropriate environments & Continuity of care
-Leadership
-Teambuilding
-Learning to lead at local, state and national levels
-Program
-Flexible scheduling
-Parent involvement
-Supervision
-Integrating supervision of staff and college students
-Coaching & mentoring models
-Technology
Contact information:
Email:deborah.jones@mcckc.edu
Event Web Site:http://www.campuschildren.org/conference/2007conf_rfp.pdf

1st International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Date: March 8 2007 -- March 10 2007
Place: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Sponsored by: UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
Description: The conference goal is to provide participants with the means to use international research and practice to provide direction in the forming and shaping of policy development. Participants can expect to:
-Hear about current research from around the world
-Establish links and international networks with those working in similar fields
-Develop a framework to gauge where their own community is in the process of understanding FASD
-Learn about the principles by which effective interventions can be designed and implemented
-Have an opportunity to form international partnerships to develop research questions and agendas in areas currently under- or unexamined
Contact information:
Email:ipconf@interchange.ubc.ca
Event Web Site:http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/Adv-call_FASD_2007.pdf

3rd Conference on Emerging Adulthood

Date: February 15 2007 -- February 16 2007
Place: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Sponsored by: Jeffrey J. Arnett
Description: The main focus of the conference remains consistent with the mission of the first two conferences, to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of theory, research, and policy relevant to the age period 18 to 29, emerging adulthood. The goal of the conference is to bring together a multidisciplinary and internationally diverse network of scholars to advance the study of emerging adulthood (including ages 18-29).
Contact information:
Email:info@ssea.org
Event Web Site:http://www.ssea.org/

2007 National Conference of the American Camp Association

Date: February 13 2007 -- February 16 2007
Place: Austin, Texas, USA
Sponsored by: American Camp Association (ACA)
Description: Papers will be presented on...
-Youth Development for Campers and Staff
-Human Resources and Staff Training
-Business Operations
-Widening the Circle
Contact information:
Email:akatzenberger@ACAcamps.org, confreg@ACAcamps.org
Event Web Site:http://www.acacamps.org/conference/

3rd Global Conference on Creative Engagements

Date: February 9 2007 -- February 11 2007
Place: Sydney, Australia
Sponsored by: Phil Fitzsimmons, The University of Woollongong, Australia
Description: The project aims to explore multi- and inter-disciplinary perspectives on creatively engaging with children. Assessing the complex issues which surround the notion of creative engagement in the context of education, the project will also examine how creative engagement can be located in institutional pedagogy and the curriculum, explore the implications and impact of the 'philosophy for children' movement, and look at how children can develop social and life skills whilst also encouraging autonomy and independence. The main themes to be developed within this research project are presently collected together under four main headings:
-Creativity, Engagement and Education
-Creativity, Pedagogy and Curriculum
-Philosophy, Critical and Cultural Thinking and Children
-Engagement, Skills and Life Issues
The conference aims to bring together people from different areas, disciplines, professions and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.
Contact information:Dr Rob Fisher (Joint Chair)
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Priory House, 149B Wroslyn Road,
Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
Email:philfitz@uow.edu.au, ce3@inter-disciplinary.net
Event Web Site:http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/ati/education/cp/pchome.ht...

Second International Conference of the Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education (CECDE).

Date: February 8 2007 -- February 10 2007
Place: Dublin, Ireland
Sponsored by: CECDE
Description: Hosted by the Irish Department of Education and Science, this event will again benefit from the historical and beautiful setting of Dublin Castle.

This time we chose the theme ‘Vision into Practice – Making Quality a Reality in the Lives of Young Children’. Policies and practice frameworks are important but achieve nothing without commitment and implementation. This conference will look at policies and practice as agents for change and their impact on the lives of young children.


Keynote Speakers

* Jacquie Roberts is Chief Executive of the Scottish Care Commission which regulates and inspects all care standards in Scotland.
* Päivi Lindberg is a Senior Planning Officer at the STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health in Finland. STAKES conducts research on living conditions among children, the prerequisites for children's development, the position of families with children, and family policy.
* Brenda Taggart is Principal Investigator and Research Coordinator for the Effective Preschool and Primary Education 3-11 (EPPE 3-11) project, based in the Institute of Education in the University of London. The EPPE Project is a longitudinal study funded by the DfES investigating the effectiveness and long-term impact of preschool provision.
* Prof. John Coolahan, educationalist, author and former Professor of Education at NUI Maynooth, has been extensively involved in the development of educational policy in Ireland.
* Dr. John Bennett who led the Starting Strong II team, wil report on the second round of OECD country reviews.
Contact information:
Event Web Site:http://www.cecde.ie/english/conference_2007.php

The Annual Australian Research in Early Childhood Education Conference

Date: January 23 2007 -- January 25 2007
Place: Monash University, Peninsula Campus, Frankston, Australia.
Sponsored by:
Description: The Australian Research in Early Childhood Education Conference (ARECE) originally started at the University of Canberra in 1993. The original conference convenor was Marilyn Fleer; the conference is still under the leadership of Marilyn. The vision of the conference was to build a community of practise and research among peers in early childhood professions. It was also created to provide a space in which to share our research endeavours. ARECE aims to promote existing, ongoing and future research.

The intent of the conference is also to promote students taking on an active professional role within the conference. The purpose is also mentoring, so students may imagine themselves as presenters in the future. The conference also aims to give students the opportunity to present their studies at the conference.
Contact information:
Email:arece@education.monash.edu.au
Event Web Site:http://www.education.monash.edu.au/research/arece/

44th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Date: January 15 2007 -- February 2 2007
Place: Geneva, Switzerland
Sponsored by: Child Rights Information Network
Description: The Committee will examine reports from Chile, Honduras, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Suriname. It will also examine reports on the implementation of the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography (OPSC) and the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (OPAC) for Costa Rica, Kyrgyzstan.
Contact information:Tel: +41 22 917 9000
Event Web Site:www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/6/crc/

Connecting the Teacher Pipeline: Understanding and Using Candidate Assessment in Early Childhood Teacher Preparation

Date: December 5 2006 -- December 7 2006
Place: online
Sponsored by: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Description: his conference will provide a virtual intersection for early childhood education faculty, assessment and accreditation coordinators, and others to learn to develop and use effective candidate assessment tools.

Topics will include

* using appropriate candidate assessment practices
* developing quality assessment instruments
* developing rubrics
* implications for accreditation and articulation
* implications for student learning and program quality

A mix of prerecorded and live presentations will be delivered in an online format. Listen and participate from your own computer and on your own schedule. Presenters will interact with conference participants by responding to online postings and questions, providing resources, and participating in online chats.
Contact information:Mary Harrill-McClellan,
Email:MHarrill-McClellan@aacte.org
Event Web Site:http://www.aacte.org/Events/web_conferences.aspx

Policy and practice for social inclusion of children and young people - The role of non-formal & informal learning

Date: November 14 2006 -- November 16 2006
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsored by: Child and Youth Welfare Association in Germany and Eurochild AISBL
Description: The conference will bring together 3 key areas of the EU’s political agenda: the fight against child poverty and social exclusion, cooperation in the field of youth policy and implementation of the European Youth Pact. The conference will focus on exploring the inter-linkages between participation, learning and social integration.
Contact information:Eurochild AISBL
Rue de la Concorde 53
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Email:contact@eurochild.org
Event Web Site:www.eurochild.org

The 35th Annual North American Association for Environmental Education Conference

Date: October 10 2006 -- October 14 2006
Place: St. Paul ,Minnesota, USA
Sponsored by: North American Association for Environmental Education
Description: Connecting EE and Society....Making Waves and a Real Difference

The 2006 conference will seek to examine the best of what EE has to offer in meeting those challenges and how we integrate environmental education concepts into all aspects of society, instead of staying just on the water's edge. It is time to make not only ripples but some real waves.

The conference will have 5 or 6 strands to help cluster relevant presentations. These may be expressed in the form of questions that a given presentation proposal should address, such as:

How does EE help achieve excellence in education?
How can EE better serve and connect with diverse/underserved audiences?
How can EE engage the business community and promote sustainability practices?
What is the EE community doing to mentor young people in conservation careers?
How can EE contribute to effective resolution of environmental controversies?
What does EE and community-based social marketing have in common?
How can EE institutions become stronger and more financially stable?


Contact information:North American Association for Environmental Education
2000 P Street NW, Suite 540 Washington DC 20036
Tel: (202) 419-0412 ~ Fax: (202) 419-0415
Event Web Site:http://naaee.org/pages/conferences/index.html

17th World Congress of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates

Date: August 27 2006 -- September 1 2006
Place: Belfast, Ireland
Sponsored by: International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates
Description: The theme of the Congress is Issues touching on the administration of justice as it affects the main influences on children and youth – family, community, society and youth justice will be considered within the context of a set of themes that reflect the rights enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and other relevant international instruments.

Papers will be presented on...
The Child in the Family - A Child’s Right to Family life

The meaning of “family life” in a diverse early 21st Century

What is the meaning of “abuse”?

Children as parents

Recent developments in the law of international abduction and access

Parental responsibilities within the family

A Child in the Community - A Child’s right to Survival and Development

How are we to hear the voice of the child?

Rights of child refugees

A child’s right to marry

Discrimination against children worldwide

The menace of the Internet

Children in Conflict with the Law

Child soldiers – children in war zones

The right to protection against trafficking and child prostitution

Restorative justice – a fair alternative?

The right to a fair trial

Children in custody
Contact information:Susan Kirk (Professional Congress Organiser)
Ovation Group
Portside Business Park
Airport Road West
Belfast
BT3 9ED
Tel: +44 2890 456 451
Fax: +44 2890 450 534
Email: susan@ovation-ni.com

or

Northern Ireland Court Service
Head of Secretariat
Gerry McLaughlin
Tel: Northern Ireland Court Service
Fax: +4428 9023 8506
Email: wcongress@courtsni.gov.uk
Email:susan@ovation-ni.com
Event Web Site:http://www.youthandfamily2006.com/

10th International Conference on Experiential Learning

Date: July 10 2006 -- July 14 2006
Place: Lancaster, UK
Sponsored by: International Consortium for Experiential Learning
Description: 'Inspiring Leadership: Experiential Learning and Leadership Development'

The conference is aimed at practitioners, educators/teachers, trainers, community leaders, therapists, managers, policy-makers, researchers and others interested in experiential learning. The conference will provide a unique opportunity to showcase and exchange ideas and insights about the nature of leadership and how the process of experiential learning can develop and strengthen leadership for individuals, groups, companies, communities and society on a local, national and international level. It will also ask key questions about leadership for the future.

Papers will be presented on...

Youth Leadership

Business Leadership

Leadership in Education

Community Leadership

Leadership for Health

Leadership and the Environment

Leadership and Mentoring

International leadership
Contact information:ICEL Conference Administrator
Brathay Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria,
LA22 0HP, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)15394 33041
Email:icel@brathay.org.uk
Event Web Site:http://www.el.uct.ac.za/icel/2006.html

Planning and designing healthy public outdoor spaces for young people in the 21st century Conferenceý

Date: July 5 2006 -- July 7 2006
Place: Bristol, UK
Sponsored by: EPSRC, AHRC, CABE SPACE, UWE (Bristol)
Description: This conference will provide the ideal forum where the relationship between the planning and design of outdoor public spaces, and the complex and interrelated pattern of factors contributing to obesity in children and adolescents are examined, shared, exchanged and debated.
Contact information:Submit abstracts and expressions of interest to 'spaces conference':
e-mail: publicspaces@uwe.ac.uk or facsimile: + 44 (0) 117 328 3899


Faculty of the Built Environment
University of the West of England, Bristol
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol,
BS16 1QY
Email:publicspaces@uwe.ac.uk
Event Web Site:http://environment.uwe.ac.uk/publicspaces/conference/index.htm

First Conference on Soccer for Youth Empowerment

Date: July 1 2006 -- July 3 2006
Place: La Esperanza, Intibuca, Honduras
Sponsored by: Soccer for Life, Inc.
Description: 'Empowering Youth Through Soccer By Providing Community, Structure, Meaning and A Superordinate Goal'

The conference will focus on ways to create successful soccer projects for empowering youth by giving them community, providing structure, offering meaning and developing a superordinate goal as well as creating joint ventures and strategic alliances as well as developing relationships between Central American soccer projects and US soccer programs and clubs. It is designed to bring together volunteers, directors of orphanages, government social programs, pastors and lay clergy, youth ministers, soccer teams and leagues from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and South American countries, who have the problems of street children, gangs and poor children. Because of the economic impact of Hurricane Mitch, there are many fatherless and motherless children in the Central American countries. Many of these youth have been abandoned by parents who have illegally immigrated to the US.

The purpose of the conference is bringing together the people resources, the equipment, the products, the services and the connections needed to meet the demand of creating and supporting the growing number of homeless, neglected abused and at risk youth in the four countries.
Contact information:Dr. Carol Cross
Liga Menor de Futbol Intibucana
Barrio El Morera, Frente Bazar Reyna
La Esperanza, Intibuca
Honduras
Tel: 504-783-0421
Event Web Site:http://satglobal.com/callfor.htm

5th International Conference for Interaction Design and Children

Date: June 7 2006 -- June 9 2006
Place: Tampere, Finland
Sponsored by:
Description: This conference will continue to present significant contributions to research, development, and practice in the field of interaction design and children.


Papers are invited on...
Emerging or new technologies and their impact on children's education or play

Methods and techniques for establishing children's requirements for interactive systems

Guidelines for the design of interactive systems for children

Reports on the development of interactive systems for children (motivation, design, outcome, evaluation)

Usability, enjoyability, accessibility, ethics, and safety issues, with particular reference to children

Design of innovative systems to children

Evaluation methods for use with children

Evaluations of interactive systems and technologies for children

Theoretical models of interaction with special relevance to children

Results of ethnographic and case studies in children's use of interactive systems

Stimulating in-depth analyses of issues related to interaction design and children

Effects of interactive technologies in children's lives (e.g. game violence and aggression, obesity, learning...)

Design and evaluation of interactive systems for children with special needs

This conference welcomes submissions on all topics from the domain of interaction design and children.

Contact information:Kari-Jouko Räihä (Conference Co-chair)
Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction
Department of Computer Sciences
FIN-33014 University of Tampere
Finland
Email: idc2006@cs.uta.fi
Email:idc2006@cs.uta.fi
Event Web Site:http://www.cs.uta.fi/idc2006/index.html

International Interdisciplinary Conference on Children's Rights

Date: May 18 2006 -- May 19 2006
Place: Ghent, Belgium
Sponsored by: Belgian IAP (Interuniversity Attraction Poles) Interdisciplinary Research Network
Description: The conference aims at evaluating the progress and at exploring the challenges ahead in realising children's rights. It will in particular do so by creating an open forum where academics can meet and exchange views with other professionals, dealing with children's rights in a more practical way.

Papers will be presented on...

International monitoring of the UNCRC

Regional enforcement of the UNCRC

Domestic enforcement of the UNCRC

The right to (human rights) education

Immigrant children/ Refugee children, Minorities/Indigenous children

Juvenile justice and detention

Right to life, health and health care

Children's rights in relation to their family

Participation rights of children

Exploitation of children

Any other subject concerning children's rights.

Contact information:Marie Delplace
Human Rights Centre
University of Ghent
Universiteitstraat 4
B-9000 Ghent
Belgium
Tel: +32 9 264 68 22
Fax: +32 9 264 69 95
Email:Marie.Delplace@UGent.be
Event Web Site:http://www.law.ugent.be/pub/iuap/c_welcome.html

Convention on the Rights of the Child: Mobilizing Communities for Ratification

Date: May 18 2006 -- May 20 2006
Place: Washington, DC
Sponsored by: Campaign for US Ratification of the CRC
Description: A forum for non-governmental organisations, government officials, the private sector, child rights advocates, scholars, religious organisations, parents, youth, students, and others committed to promoting US Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Contact information:Marty Scherr
Washington, DC
Email:pslc1@earthlink.net
Event Web Site:www.childrightscampaign.org

37th Annual Meeting of the Environmental Design Research Association

Date: May 3 2006 -- May 7 2006
Place: Atlanta, Georgia
Sponsored by: Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)
Description: Theme: “Beyond Conflict”
John Dewey wrote that “conflict is the gadfly of thought,” and EDRA37 highlights the many ways conflict stimulates new ways of seeing and creating the built environment. Conflicts emerge in many ways and take many forms, but they often result in new designs. Atlanta’s own conflicts, from the Civil War to Civil Rights, highlight this growth. At its worst, conflict destroys those things we treasure. Even then, however, it creates the stimulus for the creation of new treasures, be they physical or intellectual. At its best, conflict allows those who once opposed each other to find common ground and move far beyond where they were when the conflict began.

Speakers: Civil rights leader and former UN Ambassador Andrew Young is the keynote speaker for EDRA37. As mayor of Atlanta, Ambassador Young is credited with making Atlanta a truly international city. His work for a better world continues today through Goodworks International, which creates designs that foster international growth and long-term economic development in Africa and the Caribbean. EDRA37 will also host plenary sessions, including speakers such as Mindspring and Greenstreet Properties founder Charles Brewer and Dr. Ellen Dunham Jones.


Papers will be presented on...

Aesthetics / Meaning / Assessment

Behavior change

Cognition

Emotion

Stress

Communication

Crime / Fear of crime

Public safety and welfare

Personal space / Territoriality

Privacy

Place attachment / Place memory

Mobility / Human mobility / Movement

Wayfinding

Spatial behavior

Spatial cognition

Crowding / Density

Urban development

Children / Youth

Elderly / Gerontology

Intergenerational

Health / Healing environments

Universal design / Adaptable design

Women / Gender issues

Culture

Tourism

Climate and design

Biodiversity / Ecodiversity

Ecological issues (disasters, conservation, pollution etc.)

ecosystems management

Sustainability

Preservation / Restoration

Construction

Social issues / Social justice (including class, race, sex, ethnicity, economic, etc.)

Participation

Low income

Design review

Professional practice

Curriculum development

Technology / Computer applications

Other

Contact information:EDRA 37
c/o EDRA Business Office
P.O. Box 7146
Edmond OL 73083-7146.
Tel: (405) 330-4863
Fax: (405) 330-4150
Email:edra@edra.org
Event Web Site:http://edra.org/

2006 Annual Conference of the Association for the Education of Young Children

Date: April 28 2006 -- April 29 2006
Place: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Sponsored by: National Association for the Education of Young Children
Description: Papers will be presented on...
Encouraging Language & Literacy through Music

Digital Documentation: Identifying the Competence of Children Without Testing

Raising Courageous Kids
Contact information:Linda Zinke
Tel: (402)476-2089
Email: lzinke@NebraskeAEYC.org

or

Michelle Rupiper
Tel: (402)472-1672
Email: mrupiper@unl.edu
Email:lzinke@NebraskeAEYC.org
Event Web Site:http://www.nebraskaaeyc.org/midwest_conference.htm

InterActivity 2006: Growing Healthy Kids, Museums and Communities

Date: April 24 2006 -- April 26 2006
Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Sponsored by: Association of Children's Museums
Description: Conference Theme:

Good physical and emotional health is critical to learning and growth from birth to adulthood. Healthy attitudes and habits start at home, but families face significant barriers to making good choices. Community approaches are needed to create supportive, healthy environments. InterActivity 2006 will explore how children’s museums can apply expertise in play and learning to put families on the path to health, well-being and lifelong learning.

To be consistent positive influence on visitors and communities, children’s museums must also attend to their own institutional health. In examining our role in addressing childhood health issues, we will examine our own strategies and capacities to nourish healthy communities by sustaining healthy institutions.

Contact information:See Website
Event Web Site:http://www.childrensmuseums.org/conferences/inter_2006.htm

10th Anniversary Conference of the Children in Distress Network

Date: April 3 2006 -- April 7 2006
Place: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Sponsored by: Children in Distress Network (CINDI)
Description: 'Looking Back Living Forward'

The Conference will provide an opportunity for practitioners, policy makers and other concerned people to gather together and share ten years' experience of good practice and enter into discussions about the needs of children in the coming decade in the time of HIV and AIDS.

Conference Objectives:

To celebrate CINDI’s 10th Anniversary.

To raise awareness around the impact of HIV/AIDS on children.

To provide a platform for CINDI Members to shine, identify their milestones, tell their stories through presentations and exhibitions

To promote a model of collaborative work through Cluster presentations.

To network with national and international speakers and delegates.

To ensure that issues affecting children are heard.

To lobby government.

Papers will be presented on...

Psychosocial support

Children in care

Schools and youth development

Community development

Home based care

Contact information:CINDI
47 Temple Street
Pietermartizburg
3201, P O Box 157
Pietermaritzburg
3200,South Africa
Tel: +27 33 345 7994
Fax: +27 33 345 7272
Email:info@cindi.org.za
Event Web Site:http://www.cindi.org.za/conference/

Community Built Association 2006 conference

Date: March 30 2006 -- April 3 2006
Place: Monterey. CA
Sponsored by: Community Built Association
Description: Community Built is collaboration between professionals and community volunteers to design, organize and create community projects that reshape public space. Projects accomplished through community initiative and professional guidance includes murals, playgrounds, parks, public gardens, sculptures and historic restorations.
This three day event will bring together planners and designers, architects, artists, educators, and visionary leaders in a unique opportunity to focus together on supportign eachother and connecting with the community.
Contact information:CBA
C/o InterPlay Design
1020 Sonoma Blvd
Vallejo, Ca 94590
Event Web Site:www.communitybuilt.com

46th National Conference of American Montessori Society

Date: March 30 2006 -- April 2 2006
Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Sponsored by: American Montessori Society
Description: "Montessori Education: Creating New Possibilities for
Children, Youth, and Our World"

Ignite your imagination and soar to new heights of professional and personal development, with over 100 leading Montessori educators and theorists as your guides. With the vibrant panorama of the Texas skyline as a backdrop, the hands-on workshops, feature presentations, networking sessions, and tours, will refresh, invigorate, and inspire, as we connect you with your colleagues from around the globe!


Papers will be presented on...
Accreditation

Admissions

Adolescents

Assessment

Boards of directors

Brain research

Charter schools

Children at risk

Children

Community

Cosmic education

Curriculum

Development

Diversity

Early childhood

Elementary education

Environment

Family dynamics

Foreign languages

Global perspectives

Health

Home schooling

Infants & toddlers

Leadership

Learning differences

Maria Montessori

Marketing and PR

Montessori education

Montessori materials

Multiple intelligences

Multi-sensory education

Numeracy

Nutrition

Peace education

Public policy

Parents

Play

Proprietary schools

Public schools

Nancy Rambusch

Regional Montessori groups

Reading & literacy

Research

Secondary education Social & emotional

Teacher education

Technology

Transitions

Contact information:Philip Bienenfeld
Tel: 212-358-1250
Email: philip@amshq.org
Email:philip@amshq.org
Event Web Site:http://www.amshq.org/conferenceAnnual.htm

17th Annual National Service-Learning Conference

Date: March 22 2006 -- March 25 2006
Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Sponsored by: National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)
Description: 'Service-Learning: We the People'

The National Service-Learning Conference is the largest gathering of youths and practitioners involved in the service-learning movement. The 2005 conference drew roughly 2,900 attendees from across the United States and 41 other countries. The conference connects participants with service-learning leaders through three days of plenary sessions, featured forums, and service projects. It also provides access to new ideas and networking opportunities, with more than 200 workshops and countless opportunities for informal meetings.

Sharing Our Knowledge Workshop addresses service-learning program models and best practices for target audiences.

Creating New Insights Workshop addresses new initiatives; strategies for funding new opportunities; making new connections; and research related to service-learning, education, community development, teaching, and learning.

Strengthening Our Field Workshop addresses developing policies and infrastructures that strengthen and connect service-learning with other education-reform strategies and fields.

Contact information:National Service-Learning Conference
NYLC, 1667 Snelling Avenue North
Suite D300, St. Paul, MN 55108
Tel: (800) 366-6952
Fax: (651) 631-2955
Email:nslc@nylc.org
Event Web Site:http://www.nylc.org/happening_event.cfm?oid=4630

17th Annual Conference on National Youth-at-Risk

Date: March 5 2006 -- March 8 2006
Place: Savannah, Georgia, USA
Sponsored by: Solution Tree
Description: 'Successful Programs for Empowering Youth: Overcoming Poverty, Violence, and Failure'

Objectives:

Examine attitudes and beliefs and learn that change and growth have unlimited possibilities.

Gain an increased understanding of some specific actions that can make a difference in the life of a young person.

Identify factors that contribute to high student achievement.

Identify conditions that protect against risk factors and identify some strategies that foster resiliency in children at risk.

Become acquainted with a sampling of prevention programs that are effective for certain populations and the strategies that work.

Recognize opportunities for youth participation in planning, operating, and evaluating youth-focused programs and organizations.
Contact information:Ms. Sybil Fickle (Program Specialist)
Continuing Education Center
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8124, Statesboro, GA
30460-8124
Tel: 912.681.5557
Fax: 912.681.0306
Email: sfickle@georgiasouthern.edu

or

Dan Rea (Conference Co-Chair)
Email: danrea@georgiasouthern.edu
Email:sfickle@georgiasouthern.edu
Event Web Site:http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/nationalyouthatrisk.html

2006 National Conference on Children: Securing Brighter Futures

Date: February 27 2006 -- March 1 2006
Place: Washington D.C., USA
Sponsored by: Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
Description: This conference will bring the vision of securing brighter futures into focus on the practical level. At the same time, it will be a showcase for best-practice models, a springboard for more responsive public policy, and a catalyst for local and national collaborations.


Papers will be presented on...

Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy Prevention and Parenting

Adoption

Advocacy/Policy at the Regional, State, Local Level

Behavior Management

Child Day Care and Development

Child Protective Services/Child Maltreatment

Children with Incarcerated Parents

Community Building and Family/Resident Engagement

Courts

Cultural Issues/Cultural Competence

Disproportionate Representation and Disparity of Outcomes of Children of Color

Economic Security/ Poverty and Housing/Homelessness

Family-Centered and Permanency Planning Practice

Foster Care

Fund Development

Gender Competent/Responsive Programming

Geographic Diversity

Indian Child Welfare

Juvenile Justice

Kinship Care

Leadership Development/Organizational Governance & Management

Gay,Lesbian, Bisexual,Transgender, & Questioning Issues (GLBTQ)

Mental Health

Organizational Excellence and Quality Improvement

Parenting Initiatives

Public Relations and Communication

Research and Data/Evidenced-Based Practice

Residential and Group Care Services

Substance Abuse

Systems Integration/Cross-System Collaboration

Training Tools

Workforce Development

Youth Services/Youth Engagement/Positive Youth Development

Contact information:Naomi Goldman
2 Adams Place
Suite 305
Quincy MA 02169
Tel: 617/769-4003
Fax: 617/770-4464
Email: submissions2006@cwla.org

or

Exhibition Contact:
Tiffany Lindsley
Email: advertising@cwla.org
Email:submissions2006@cwla.org
Event Web Site:http://www.cwla.org/conferences/2006nationalrfp.htm

5th Biannual Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention

Date: February 23 2006 -- February 25 2006
Place: San Diego, California, USA
Sponsored by: Center for Early Education and Development
Description: This multidisciplinary conference was created by researchers specifically for researchers. It is a unique 2-1/2-day meeting focusing on methodological advances, research in progress, issues in conducting research, innovative approaches to combining methodologies, and controversial topics in early intervention. All of the attendees present their own research during the conference. CRIEI usually consists of about 130 participants from more than 20 states. It also provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to present their work in progress and receive guidance and suggestions from those who have firmly established themselves in the field of research.

Presenters at CRIEI are encouraged to design panel or poster presentations that create dialogue around compelling research issues. At previous conferences, research topics included research methodologies, intervention, assessment, measuring outcomes and other complex child and family variables, service systems, policy, and personnel development related to young children with disabilities and their families.

Contact information:Mary Ellen Heiner
Tel: (435) 797-0088
Email: Maryellen.Heiner@usu.edu

or

Richard Roberts (Chair)
Tel: (435) 797-0088
Email: Richard.Roberts@usu.edu
Email:Maryellen.Heiner@usu.edu
Event Web Site:http://education.umn.edu/CEED/events/criei/criei2006.htm

1st International Symposium on Environment, Behaviour and Society

Date: February 9 2006 -- February 11 2006
Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sponsored by: University of Sydney
Description: This symposium is an opportunity for Intensive dialogue on three themes in Environment, Behaviour and Society research with implications for Policy, Planning and Design.

Conference themes are Cultural Identity and the Built Environment, Children Youth and Environments, and Environmental Experience Perception and Cognition, This symposia will provide a forum for academics and professionals to exchange knowledge gained from their perspectives in a way that will ultimately enrich the local and global communities of which we are a part.


Papers will be presented on...

Cultural Identity and the Built Environment:
Recent studies on the built environment in various parts of the world have shown that architectural modernism is far more than another sign of globalised repetition; instead, it has been actively translated into different projects of modernisation. The findings agree with the concept of multiple modernities that has been of growing interest to cultural studies in recent years. By arguing that the forms of modernity are diverse as its elements have been reshaped in response to specific cultural and national contexts, the notion of multiple modernities opens up a new path for refuting the homogenising assumptions of the Western program of modernity. This theme aims to arrive at a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between socio-cultural identity and the development of the built environment, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Conference invites all forms of research including case studies or theoretical analyses in such areas as:

The impact of international tourism on urban places in the Asia-Pacific

Social, political and cultural conditions that have allowed alternative modernisms to surface to address local objectives and diverse interests

The circulation and translation of universal design knowledge according to specific national and local agendas of modernisation

Attempts of international, national or local institutions to address the construction of distinct cultural identities through certain built forms

Different social or ethnic groups’ contradictory relations with modernity and their impact upon the cultural meanings they have invested in the built environment

Socio-cultural factors in the design of low- and medium-cost housing

Heritage conservation and revitalisation, including adaptive reuse of historical buildings and industrial heritage

Globalisation and city marketing

The balance between social and cultural sustainability and concerns about local economic development

Reconceptualisations and emerging theories of cultural identity and the built environment


Children, Youth and Environments:
The environments of children and youth are diverse but are universally influential on the health, well-being and development of young people. In the modern world, children and young people fight to have their needs for space recognised by policy makers, urban planners and designers. It is important that the needs of these groups are recognised and understood so that they can be met within our communities. This theme invites papers that reflect current issues in research, planning and design for children and youth. This may include but is not limited to:

Issues in the implementation of initiatives such as UNICEF's 'Child friendly cities' and the UN Charter on the Rights of the Child

Considering the needs of children and youth in research and the planning and design process, including participatory research, planning and design with children and young people

Designing environments to support children and young people's health, well-being and development

Research on specific children and youth environments: childcare centres, schools, playgrounds, youth centres, detention centres, children’s museums, zoos and hospitals, the home, neighbourhood, wider city and natural areas

Addressing the environmental needs of young people in local communities

Increasing the presence of child-environment issues on the agendas of urban public and other policy makers

Bridging the gap between research, design practice, social policy, planning and design for children and young people: how best to go about it

Future considerations and directions for CYE theory, research, planning and design


Environmental Experience, Perception and Cognition:
The sensory environment is a metaphor for the relationship of people to the world they experience through the medium of the Senses, including the Visual, Auditory, Olfactory and Tactile, among others. A central question for research, however, is how does the sensory world become an experience for individuals and groups of people in various contexts and how is experience related to Perception, Meaning, Learning, Inference, Knowledge structures, Cognition and so on? For academics and professionals conducting research in the built environment, these questions are especially interesting and important, in their potential to influence Strategic planning, Place making, Design, Landscape assessment and Urban Aesthetics. This theme invites papers that reflect current issues in research, planning and design relative to Environmental perception, Cognition and Experience, including but not limited to:

Aspects of people’s experience of the environment through visual and other senses

Environmental, landscape and place preference

Latest theory and application of research on restorative environments

Landscape and urban aesthetics

Experience of landscape and other contexts

Visual and landscape assessment and strategic planning, example for scenic amenity

Perception and preference studies

Environmental and design perception and cognition and design science

Emerging methods in EBS relevant to the theme

Future considerations and directions for theory, research, planning and design

Contact information:Professor Gary Moore
Email: gtmoore@arch.usyd.edu.au

or

Ms Kate Bishop
Email: kbishop@arch.usyd.edu.au
Email:gtmoore@arch.usyd.edu.au
Event Web Site:http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/web/research/ebs/ebssymposium.html

6th Annual Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools National Symposium

Date: January 12 2006 -- January 14 2006
Place: Washington DC, USA
Sponsored by: Environmental Protection Agency
Description: This year's National Symposium will offer several new sessions on various topics associated with addressing indoor air quality issues in a school setting.

Innovative sessions addressing various topics associated with implementing an IAQ program in a school setting, include communicating IAQ issues among stakeholders in the local community, designing, building, and maintaining healthy schools, school commissioning, mold and moisture, IAQ litigation, sustaining IAQ practices, materials selection and maintenance, asthma management, and more. Winners of EPA’s prestigious IAQ TfS Excellence Award (www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/iaqtfsawards.html) will be recognized at an awards luncheon ceremony.

Who should attend?
School board officials, school decision makers, school administrators, architects, school nurses, teachers, facility managers, school and health association members, parents, and others interested in maintaining good indoor air quality in our nation’s schools.
Contact information:Symposium Coordinator
The Cadmus Group, Inc.
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500
Arlington VA 22209
(703) 247-6194
Event Web Site:http://www.iaqsymposium.com/

The 9th Nordic Youth Research Information Symposium

Date: January 12 2006 -- January 14 2006
Place: Stockholm, Sweden
Sponsored by: Södertörns University College
Description: 'Landscapes of Youth'

The landscapes of youth vary over time and space: within more affluent countries and groups we see the rise of new trans-national formations of cultural identities and political activities involving new social movements, not least related to new media technologies. We also see new patterns of values, including those around sexual and gender identities, new practices in education and classroom cultures, as well as post-national ways of (inter)cultural communication, increased mobility, migration and tourism that engender cross-cultural encounters, etc. At the same time, we witness new kinds of cultural, social, economic and political marginalisation, divides and conflicts, both within and between countries. Resources are unevenly distributed across the globe and many young people live in poor circumstances that have changed little over the last century.


We need to know more about how such cultural and societal processes affect young people in different parts of the world with regard to employment, housing, family situation, education, leisure activities, health, risk, criminality, substance abuse, societal participation, and much more, while also reflecting on the historical and geographical specificities of life contexts and cultures of young people.


As youth researchers we are deeply involved in creating the symbolic constructions of youth. We therefore need to confront ourselves with questions concerning the influences of our accounts on young people, and to evaluate our knowledge and its biases, as well as our social origins as researchers. We should also reflect on how our research questions are posed. All this certainly has a bearing on the answers given, and on actions and policies taken.

NYRIS 9 welcome papers and presentations that can contribute to new insights into all areas of the landscapes of young people. We especially encourages presentations that are done with a self-critical, trans-disciplinary eye reflecting on youth research as a social and cultural process.
Contact information:Fredrik Stiernstedt (Project Co-ordinator)
Södertörn University College
School of Media, Arts and Philosophy
S-141 89 Huddinge
Sweden
Email:fredrik.stiernstedt@sh.se
Event Web Site:www.sh.se/nyris9

Children, Youth, and their Education in a Globalizing India

Date: December 22 2005 -- December 24 2005
Place: Varanasi, India
Sponsored by: The Centre for Postcolonial Education
Description: Recent interest in children, youth, and education highlights how much more is needed as dialogue between the various conventional subject areas that include these foci-such as religion, caste, and nationalism-and the newer
perspective of globalization as constituted by the local. This conference purports to be a site of dialogue for completed and in-progress work on any aspect of interaction between the so-called "local" and the so-called "global" with particular reference to children and youth. The conference builds on a broad definition of education as inclusive of institutional processes, and also as the learning that takes place in other sites. These sites include, but are not exhausted by, the home, the neighbourhood, the town or village, language, media, apprenticeship, parenting, social conflict, and discourses of history, the self, and the state. The conference will be divided into sub-themes, which will be finalized upon receipt of proposals. Papers will be grouped into both thematic panels and according to
inter-disciplinary articulation.

The Centre for Postcolonial Education, located at N 1/70 Nagwa, Varanasi, is a Humanities and Social Sciences research center that is presently headed by Dr. Nita Kumar. Submissions for papers are invited for the present
conference. Please send an abstract of 250 words to the address below by 25th June 2005 on a related topic of your choice. We will select up to fifteen of the most appropriate papers for presentation, and invite others to participate in discussion and eventual publication. The Centre can pay within-India travel costs to the chosen participants, and in-Varanasi hospitality will be extended to all participants.
Contact information:Please send submissions to: Rohit Setty, Conference Organizer: settyrb@umich.edu
Email:settyrb@umich.edu
Event Web Site:http://sitemaker.umich.edu/varanasidecember2005

Annual Conference - National Association for the Education of Young Children

Date: December 7 2005 -- December 10 2005
Place: Washington, DC; USA
Sponsored by: National Association for the Education of Young Children
Description: Annual conference
Contact information:1509 16th St. N.W.
Washington DC 20036
(202) 232-8777 || (800) 424-2460
Event Web Site:http://www.annualconference.naeyc.org/

Conference Child Health and the Environment

Date: November 23 2005 -- November 25 2005
Place: Brussels, Belgium
Sponsored by:
Description: This meeting will present the outcomes from the Policy Interpretation Network on Children's Health and the Environment (PINCHE), the European network on children's susceptibility and exposure to environmental genotoxicants (ChildrenGenoNetwork) and the Placental Uptake and Transfer of Environmental Chemicals Relating to Allergy in Childhood Years (Plutocracy) projects.

The meeting provides an opportunity for involvement of stakeholder groups with an interest in the area of environmental child health. Results and policy implications from the projects will be presented by the Consortia and there will be poster presentations of research in related scientific areas.
Contact information:Dr Margaret Saunders, Biophysics Research Unit, Dept. of Medical Physics, Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre, Horfield Road, Bristol BS2 8ED
Tel.: +44 117 928 2984, Fax: +44 117 928 2470
Email:M.Saunders@bristol.ac.uk
Event Web Site:www.pinche.hvdgm.nl/pinche_conferences.html

Zero to Three annual conference

Date: November 4 2005 -- November 5 2005
Place: Washington, DC; USA
Sponsored by: Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Description: The premiere training event for professionals who focus on early care, health, and education. It attracts over 1,500 people from across the nation and the world, who come together to advance their learning, interact with top experts in the infant/family field, and connect with a vital network of colleagues from coast-to-coast.

NTI Attendees represent professionals from at least twelve different disciplines, who are working in at least as many settings, including pediatrics, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, early childhood education, social work, and more. Many consider it a "must attend" event every year to advance their knowledge, network with top experts, and discuss cutting edge issues for babies and families.
Contact information:ZERO TO THREE:
National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
2000 M Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

Ph:(202) 638-1144
Event Web Site:http://www.zerotothree.org/nti/

North American Association for Environmental Education 34th Annual Conference

Date: October 25 2005 -- October 29 2005
Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sponsored by: North American Association for Environmental Education
Description: A Call for Presentation Proposals will be posted on the NAAEE website in early 2005.
Contact information:NAAEE
2000 P St NW
Suite 540
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202)419-0412
Fax: (202)419-0415
Email:conference@naaee.org
Event Web Site:http://naaee.org/conferences/

22nd Annual Association for Play Therapy International Conference

Date: October 7 2005 -- October 8 2005
Place: Nashville, Tennessee; USA
Sponsored by: Association for Play Therapy
Description: Since its 1984 debut in New York, our conference has become a major international multi-disciplinary event for mental health professionals wishing to earn continuing education credit for licensure or credentialing, network with popular authors, speakers, and vendors, and enjoy extra-curricular activities with peers.
Contact information:Association for Play Therapy
2060 N. Winery Avenue, Suite 102
Fresno, CA 93703 USA
Event Web Site:http://www.a4pt.org/conference/index.html

CEFPI's 82nd Annual International Conference

Date: September 30 2005 -- October 3 2005
Place: San Antonio, Tx; USA
Sponsored by: Council of Educational Facility Planners
Description: Annual conference
Contact information:The Council of Educational Facility Planners (CEFPI)
9180 E. Desert Cove
Suite 104
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
Phone: 480.391.0840
Fax: 480.391.0940
Email:contact@cefpi.org
Event Web Site:http://www.cefpi.org/conferences.html

2005 SACNAS National Conference

Date: September 29 2005 -- October 2 2005
Place: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO, U.S.
Sponsored by: Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Latinos and Native Americans in Science
Description: The conference is designed specifically for minorities in the fields of life and behavioral sciences, engineering, and math. There will be two events at the this conference that I think you would be interested in participating in: 1) Our Community Day is a free event where the public can experience hands-on science experiments and receive health education information; 2) Our Native American Pow Wow. Community Day will be held on Saturday October 1st, 2005. It is located in the Exhibit Hall where exhibitors from over 250 universities and federal agencies will be on hand with information about their programs. A number of activities are also scheduled for children to participate in hands on science experiments. Our Pow Wow will be held on Friday, September 30th from 8 pm - 11:45 pm at the Colorado Convention Center Ballroom I. In addition we have special registration fees for Colorado student and K-12 teachers, including free registration for teachers who would like to become SACNAS member. To register you can go to our website listed below.
Contact information:Michael Francis
Membership Outreach Coordinator
SACNAS
P.O. Box 8226
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-8526
Tele: 831-459-0170 ext. 224
Fax: 831-459-0194
Email:mike@sacnas.org
Event Web Site:http://www2.sacnas.org/confNew/confClient/current/register/registration.asp

YSPACE WEB SITE LAUNCH

Date: September 20 2005 -- September 20 2005
Place: QUT Carseldine campus (Beams Road), Brisbane Australia
Sponsored by: Queensland University of Technology
Description: Over the past several months the Yspace team has been busy remodeling the web site to improve its currency and usability. Improvements include such things as a search engine, forum as well as weekly updates in our news section about conferences occurring throughout the world. The site now contains the most current, eclectic, innovative and informative information on young people and public space in a format accessible to all. The Yspace team will hosting a launch to celebrate the site improvements. Follow the link to the Yspace launch flyer.
Contact information:Samantha Hutt
Email:yspace@qut.edu.au
Event Web Site:http://speak.mironet.com.au/images/assets/Strategies/flyer%20for%20Yspace%20site%20launch!.doc

Children & Young Person's Conference 2005

Date: September 15 2005 -- September 16 2005
Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Sponsored by: Heriot-Watt University/British Psychological Association
Description: The Annual Conference is an ideal opportunity for Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologists and interested professional colleagues, to come together and share recent developments in clinical practice, as well as foster invaluable opportunities for networking. Every year the programme aims to reflect the wealth of innovation and practice in setting such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Paediatrics, Learning Disabilities, Neuropsychology, Looked After Children and Forensic. In addition, the programme offers opportunities for the discussion of, and sharing of information about, key strategic and professional issues. This is achieved through keynote lectures, individual papers, workshops and symposia.
Contact information:British Psychological Society
Tel: 0116 252 9555 Ext 1361
Email:CYP2005@bps.org.uk
Event Web Site:http://www.bps.org.uk/conferences-&-events/event-listing/events$/2005/september/cyp-conference-2005/cyp-conference-2005$_home.cfm

Childstreet 2005

Date: August 24 2005 -- August 26 2005
Place: Delft, The Netherlands
Sponsored by: International Institute for the Urban Environment and others
Description: The purpose of this 3 day international conference is to bring together parents, politicians, planners, pressure groups, professionals, practitioners and other people to share current thinking and disseminate good practice on one of the most pressing challenges facing local government today: how can we facilitate children’s needs for playing and independent (walking and cycling) mobility in ever busier cities? During the conference we will look for solutions providing the on-street child-friendly balance between traffic and social activities like meeting and playing.
Contact information:See website
Email:childstreet2005@urban.nl
Event Web Site:http://www.urban.nl/childstreet2005/childstreet2005conference.html

ARACY National Conference 2005

Date: August 12 2005 -- August 12 2005
Place: Sidney, Australia
Sponsored by: Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY)
Description: ARACY's inaugural national conference will give attendees the opportunity to hear from speakers who have successfully met the challenge of closing the 'know-do' gap or translating knowledge into actions.
Contact information:Level 13, Dumas House
2 Havelock Street
West Perth
Western Australia 6005
Telephone: 08 9476 7800
Fax: 08 9476 7850
Event Web Site:http://www.aracy.org.au/conference2005.htm

PLAY: LEARNING FOR LIFE; Education with creativity and diversity

Date: July 18 2005 -- July 22 2005
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsored by: International Play Association
Description: The 16th IPA World Conference will focus on the educational importance of play, creative experimenting and informal learning in exciting environments.

We want to elaborate upon the fact that play, in all its forms, is an indispensable contribution to "learning for life" and to building key competencies.

We want to demonstrate that investing in the quality of play and learning for coming generations is the decisive social investment in a sustainable, peaceful and intercultural future.

Supporting the basic right to engage in play and recreational activities has both a political and professional dimension. The conference will seek to present contemporary methods, projects and targets for both.
Contact information:Michael Kruse
Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V.
Leipziger Straße 116-118
D - 10117 Berlin
Germany
Tel.: +49 30 308693-11
Fax: +49 30 2795634
Email:kruse@dkhw.de
Event Web Site:http://www.ipa2005.de/

Fourth World Congress of the International Toy Research Association

Date: July 6 2005 -- July 8 2005
Place: Alicante, Spain
Sponsored by: Toy Technological Institute (AIJU)
Description: The main aim of the Congress is to provide a meeting place where researchers, educationalists, toy manufacturers and users, and all professionals interested in the practical application of play will be able to exchange knowledge and future projects in a good working atmosphere.
Contact information:
Email:ivthitracongress@tarsacom.com
Event Web Site:http://www.aiju.info/ivthitracongress

Childhoods 2005

Date: June 29 2005 -- July 3 2005
Place: Oslo, Norway
Sponsored by: University of Oslo, Norwegian Social Research Association, Childwatch International Research Network
Description: The title of the conference refers to a world where new ethnic encounters, social change and globalization creates new childhoods and new lives for young people. More than ever children and young people today live in societies marked by social and cultural change. The purpose of such an event is to see modern childhood and youth in a global perspective and provide an opportunity to present and learn from child research in various countries and regions. The international focus is crucial in a world where local and global issues are intertwined.

Such a conference is of great importance in itself. It also represents a continuation of Norway 's long involvement and engagement in international research on children and youth. For the University of Oslo the conference is also an official contribution to the centennial anniversary of Norwegian independence 1905-2005.

Information about the conference's framework and possibilities will be distributed so that different international projects and networks will find this event as a valuable and relevant place to meet. The official conference language will be English. A first call for individual papers will be issued in the spring of 2004. Abstracts can be submitted to the conference secretariat by December 20th, 2004.
Contact information:Conference Coordinator Kristin Vasbø
Faculty of Education
University of Oslo
P.O.Box 1161, 0318 Oslo
Phone: 47 22 85 53 48 /fax. 47 22 85 82 41
Email:childhoods@uv.uio.no
Event Web Site:http://childhoods2005.uio.no/contact_us.htm

Children’s participation in organisational decision making

Date: June 20 2005 -- June 20 2005
Place: Bristol, England
Sponsored by: University of the West of England/Children and Young People’s Participation Learning Network
Description: Children and young people are now widely involved in decisions that affect them. Attention is now shifting to how children and young people can be involved in the decision making of organizations which provide services for children (eg schools, local authority and government departments, child led organizations, children’s charities etc).

This seminar will provide a space to look critically at issues and dilemmas concerned with the participation of children and young people in organizational decision making. It will consider some of the wider complexity at play when children participate and will provide an opportunity to explore some of the dilemmas and possibilities for the effective and meaningful engagement of children and young people in different organizational settings.

The one-day seminar will include presentations which will open up issues and questions to stimulate wider discussion and inquiry.

Presenters will include: Julie Allan (University of Stirling)& Young People’s School Council group (Consortium for School Improvement and National College for School Leadership).

The Children and Young People’s Learning Network has formed in response to the need to engage in critical dialogue about the participation of children and young people. The Network supports critical learning, exchange and networking through seminars and events, research, and web-based communication. The Network engages academics, practitioners, children and young people and policy makers from a wide range of contexts.
Contact information:SOLAR
University of the West of England
Frenchay Campus
BRISTOL, BS16 1QY
UK
Email:barry.percy-smith@uwe.ac.uk
Event Web Site:

Early Childhood Facilities Design Institute

Date: June 9 2005 -- June 10 2005
Place: Kansas City, USA
Sponsored by: White Hutchinson leisure and Learning Group
Description: This Institute provides a place where early childhood practitioners can learn about creating high-quality, developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor learning environments for young children. Through the institute, participants will learn a new vocabulary as they expand their understanding about exciting and affordable places for young children.
Contact information:White Hutchinson Leisure& Learning Group
4036 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111, USA

Telephone:+ (816) 931 - 1040
Email:info@ whitehutchinson.com
Event Web Site:http://www.whitehutchinson.com/children/earlychildhoodfac.shtml

Interaction Design and Children - 4th international conference

Date: June 8 2005 -- June 10 2005
Place: Boulder, Colorado; USA
Sponsored by: University of Colorado
Description: In today's schools, homes, and public spaces, children are becoming frequent and experienced users of technology. As this trend continues, it is increasingly important to understand both the needs of children and the nature of technological design for young people. With this in mind, the IDC conference focuses on addressing the challenges of interaction design for children. We also explore the opportunities that new technologies afford -- and the impact that those technologies have -- in the everyday lives of young people.
Contact information:Michael and Ann Eisenberg
Email:duck@cs.colorado.edu
Event Web Site:http://www.cs.colorado.edu/conferences/idc2005/index.html

Urban Children and Youth in the MENA Region:

Date: May 16 2005 -- May 18 2005
Place: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sponsored by: World Bank/Dubai Municipality/Arab Urban Development Insititute
Description: The population of the MENA region reached 330 millions in 2001, of which over 50% were children and youth below 24 years of age. Over 60% of the region’s population live in urban areas, which witnessed a remarkable urbanization and high rates of population growth due to natural increase and rural-to-urban migration. This high population growth is not matched by a similar increase in housing, transportation, health, education and other services. If this pattern of population growth (which reached 3.3% between 1994 and 2000) continues, then 70% of the total population will be living in urban areas by the year 2020, i.e. an increase of 86 million people.

Despite relatively high living standards and levels of services in many cities in the MENA region, yet several cities are characterized by low income of many of their residents, and suffer from deteriorating and poor urban services. Also, the MENA region is influenced by fluctuations in oil prices and regional conflicts, which cause social and political unrest and expose families and individuals to becoming vulnerable to poverty, destitution, family disintegration, and deprive children and youth from their right to education and force them into employment at early ages, without adequate vocational skills and social experiences. Over-crowding in urban areas which lack basic services, often lead to health and social hazards such as crime, violence, prostitution, etc. Children and youth are the most vulnerable groups, which have a high potential for being adversely affected by these problems.

Although most municipalities in the MENA region are responsible mainly for traditional municipal services such as roads, sanitation, solid waste collection and disposal, licensing..etc, yet several municipalities are getting involved in critical social issues such as unemployment and caring for the vulnerable categories of their residents (i.e. children, elders and women), and addressing their special needs.

Mayors, and senior local government official, are in a privileged position to assume greater roles in tackling such critical issues, as they are closer to their citizens, have better knowledge about the needs and priorities of local communities, can implement innovative policies for coordination, and provide incentives for the private sector to play a greater role in providing some services for the welfare of such categories. The strategic comprehensive planning undertaken by cities and municipalities, constitute a suitable framework that orchestrates the actions of government agencies concerned with education, health, security and other essential services.

Lack of sufficient revenues, knowledge and trained staff, are obstacles that challenge urban officials. This situation necessitates developing multi-sectoral, flexible, innovative and well integrated policies. It also requires enlisting the support of central governments as well as regional and international funding and development agencies.

Dubai Municipality, the Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI) and the World Bank strongly believe that it is essential to conduct in-depth studies on the issues of children and youth in the MENA region, and to develop effective policies that can help improve their situation, and support the initiatives of cities and municipalities that aim to improve their living conditions. Hence, they have decided to organize this international conference, which present an opportunity to address those issues, define the priorities and develop effective policies and programs.

This conference is the third in a series of conferences on urban children and youth issues in the MENA region. Firstly, AUDI, the World Bank and the Municipality of Greater Amman organized in December 2002 the “Children and the City” conference, which led to a call for capacity building and adequate funding for municipalities to tackle the issues of children in MENA cities, and for the establishment of a regional fund for municipal and local projects that address urgent children’s need in MENA cities. This recommendation is being implemented through the MENA Child Protection Initiative (CPI) hosted by AUDI and supported by the World Bank. Also AUDI and the WB participated with Genoa City, the Gaslini Foundation, and Lynkeus in the organization of the international conference "Children and the Mediterranean" which was held in Genoa in January 2004. Several recommendations and initiatives that aim at the improvement of children’s status in the Mediterranean region, were reached and are being followed-up.
Contact information:Conference Secretariat
Arab Urban Development Institute
P.O. Box 6892, Riyadh - 11452, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 1 480 2555 Fax: +966 1 480 2666
Email:info@araburban.org
Event Web Site:www.araburban.org/childyouth

Children's Environments Research and Design: Diverse perspectives, diverse outcomes

Date: April 27 2005 -- April 27 2005
Place: Vancouver, Canada
Sponsored by: Environmental Design Research Association
Description: The place of children and youth in environmental design research has evolved, changing in response to and along with shifting academic, social and political priorities. While “child-friendly cities” and youth participation in community-based research and design continue to gain favor among researchers, planners and architects around the world, young people often remain overlooked or misunderstood as environmental users and research participants. The proposed full-day intensive will look back to draw lessons that will move research and practice forward. Part of the 36th annual EDRA conference April 27-May 1).
Contact information:Darcy Varney
College of Architecture and Planning
University of Colorado, 314 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0314
USA
Telephone: 303-735-5199
Fax: 303-492-6163
Email:Darcy.Varney@colorado.edu
Event Web Site:http://edra.org/conference/pdfs/EDRA36CFP(7).pdf

Children and Poverty: Global Trends, Local Solutions?

Date: April 25 2005 -- April 27 2005
Place: New York, USA
Sponsored by: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA), New School University
Description: The conference will explore issues and trends related to children living in poverty by examining the concepts and measurements of poverty, as well as the actions needed to secure a protective, harmonious and stimulating environment for family upbringing.
Contact information:Marina Komarecki, Graduate Program in International Affairs, New School University, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011, USA
Email:komarecm@newschool.edu
Event Web Site:

Children and War Conference

Date: April 7 2005 -- April 9 2005
Place: New Brunswick/NJ
Sponsored by: Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis
Description: Our focus will be upon children: as victims, participants, and survivors of war, children in war torn states and regions of the world as well as children of aggressor nations who may escape the immediate physical terror of war but suffer other traumas. We invite scholars from a variety of disciplines to contribute to a global, historical and cross-cultural understanding of war and children.
Contact information:Lynn Shanko
Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis
88 College Avenue
New Brunswick, N.J. 08901
Email:rcha@rci.rutgers.edu
Event Web Site:http://rcha.rutgers.edu

Open Space: People Space - An International Conference on Inclusive Environments

Date: October 27 2004 -- October 29 2004
Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Sponsored by: OPENspace Research Centre and the International Play Association
Description: Accessible outdoor spaces are places people can use and enjoy, regardless of background, age or economic status. Inclusive access is at the forefront of good planniing and design today, and is central to government priorities in Britain and many communities worldwide, to improve people's health and quality of life. It is at the heart of programmes for urban renaissance and for revitalising the tourist industry in town and countryside.

OPENspace: the research centre for inclusive access to outdoor environments, is hosting a 3 day conference in Edinburgh to review recent research and debate current issues surrouding good design for open space and social inclusion. The programme will include contributions from an international array of experts covering the major themes of the conference: children and young people; disability and social inclusion; health and restorative environments and tourism and leisure. Key speakers already confirmed include: Mark Treib, architect and modernist landscape historian, Judy Ling Wong, Black Environment Network, Ken Worpole, urban policy expert and Nilda Cosco, educational psychologist.

Who Should Attend?
Researchers, policy makers, designers, planners, managers and students are encouraged to attend. The conference will be of value to the design professions, social and environmental scientists, and those working in the social services, recreation and tourism, health care and community development

Contact information:Anna Griffiths
OPENspace Administrator
OPENspace
Edinburgh College of Art
79 Grassmarket
Edinburgh
EH1 2HJ

Tel: +44 131 221 6177
Fax: +44 131 221 6157
Email:openspace@eca.ac.uk
Event Web Site:www.openspace.eca.ac.uk

The Child in the City: 2nd European Conference

Date: October 20 2004 -- October 22 2004
Place: City Hall, London, United Kingdom
Sponsored by: Child in the City Foundation and National Children's Bureau
Description: The purpose of this two and a half day international conference is to bring together
social scientists, policy makers, planners and practitioners to share current thinking
and disseminate good practice on one of the most pressing challenges facing urban
governments: integrating the play and recreational needs of children within the planning, design and governance of the modern city.
Contact information:contact form provided on website
Email:svanbeek@europoint-bv.com
Event Web Site:http://www.europoint-bv.com/events/?child2004/50

Youth and Urban Space: Risks and Opportunities

Date: September 15 2004 -- September 15 2004
Place: Barcelona, Spain
Sponsored by: UN-Habitat
Description: The overall aim of the event is to ignite discussions on youth and children's place in modern urban environments, their potential contribution to urban vitality, in order to enable youth and child sensitive urban regeneration or urban renewal.
Contact information:Safer Cities/DPCSS, UN HABITAT, P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Tel: +254-2-623771/3706/4570; Fax: +254-2-624263
Email:juma.assiago@unhabitat.org OR Safer.cities@unhabitat.org
Event Web Site:http://www.unhabitat.org/wuf/2004/

Conference on Children's Health and the Environment

Date: September 11 2004 -- September 11 2004
Place: Washington, DC, USA
Sponsored by: Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment (MACCHE)
Description: This is the 2nd Annual Conference on Children's Health and the Environment sponsored by MACCHE. It is an all day event with plenary sessions and workshops on various topics such as asthma, indoor air quality, neurocognitive outcomes, mercury, boterrrorism, and the Resources of a Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit. Continuing education credits (CME, CEU, CHES) are offered for this event.
Contact information:Nonye Harvey
2100 M. Street, NW, Suite 203
Washington, DC 20052
Email:eohceu@gwumc.edu
Event Web Site:www.health-e-kids.org

THE FIFTH ANNUAL YOUNG GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION

Date: July 31 2004 -- August 14 2004
Place: Abuja, Nigeria
Sponsored by: General Action Against the Violation of Human and Children's Rights
Description: This exciting meeting offers participants a balance of productive time in working committees and time to relax and enjoy new friendships with like-minded young people from all over the world. It is set in the heart of western Africa. The meeting has three goals:

1. To write a booklet of project plans that young people can do to implement A World Fit for Children targets;
2. To write a global report assessing the world's situation for Child Participation, child health, education, abuse, and HIV/AIDS in reference to Convention on the Rights of the Child articles, A World Fit for Children goal areas, and the UNICEF Say YES to Children Campaign imperatives; and
3. To revise the Young General Assembly Charter so the organization involving more than 2 and 1 million young people worldwide can operate more effectively in the future.
Contact information:Peaceways-Young General Assembly Secretariat,
1950 Sunset Drive
Reedsburg, Wisconsin 53959
USA
Tel/Fax: +1.608.524.4608
Email:peaceways@igc.org
Event Web Site:www.Young-GA.org

Tunza International Children's Conference

Date: July 19 2004 -- July 23 2004
Place: New London CT
Sponsored by: International Coalition for Children and the Environment (UNEP)
Description: The International Children’s Conference is the largest U.N event dedicated to bringing children from around the world together to discuss the environment and learn about their rights and responsibilities as stewards.

The Conference will focus on the following areas during its four-day duration:

Day One: Extinction and Biodiversity
Day Two: Indigenous Peoples' and their Environmental Ways
Day Three: Oceans, Rivers and Waterways
Day Four: Energy-Save It, Renew it, Recycle It


Contact information:ICCE
305 State Street
New London, CT 06320
USA
Event Web Site:www.icc04.org

7th Annual International Youth Leadership Conference

Date: July 18 2004 -- July 30 2004
Place: (Èelákovice) near Prague, Czech Republic
Sponsored by: Civic Concepts International
Description: This upcoming conference will explore current themes about the future of world leadership, politics, law and international relations. All topics will be covered in an exciting environment and tight-knit community, with an emphasis on cross-cultural communication and an open exchange of ideas.
Contact information:William Webster

Civic Concepts International
Vinohradska 102
130 00 Prague 3
Czech Republic

Phone: +420 267 311 182 (ext. 121)
Email:info@czechleadership.com
Event Web Site:http://www.czechleadership.com/summer2004.php

International Outdoor Education Research Conference -- Connections and Disconnections: Examining the reality and rhetoric

Date: July 6 2004 -- July 9 2004
Place: Victoria, Australia
Sponsored by: La Trobe University Bendigo
Description: Outdoor education often claims to foster relationships with self, others and the natural environment. But there are also disconnections; perhaps between outdoor experiences and everyday lives, home and remote settings, or between theory and practice. How can research contribute to understanding the tensions between such connections and disconnections?

This symposium aims to focus on the role of research in exploring how the field addresses its claims. It will ask: With what kinds of relationships and knowledge is outdoor education concerned? How important is the cultural and geographical context or the pedagogical process in developing such relationships? What is the role of broader social, cultural or education theory in understanding outdoor education? What are the connections between theory and practice and what are future directions for the field?

The conference builds on the International Conference held at Buckinghamshire-Chilterns University (UK) in 2002 and aims to foster an international community of researchers whose work critically examines outdoor education theory and practice. By bringing together researchers and potential researchers it offers the opportunity to
share research methods, findings and issues.

Conference Structure: The conference will be structured around paper or poster presentations and discussion forums. Special interest group
meetings and excursions to local outdoor environments will also be included.
Contact information:Abstracts:
Abstracts of no more than 150 words should be submitted to Alison Lugg at La Trobe University Bendigo by October 31st, 2003.
Email:a.lugg@bendigo.latrobe.edu.au
Event Web Site:

TRAINING COURSE ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Date: June 12 2004 -- June 20 2004
Place: Budapest, Hungary
Sponsored by: European Youth Centre
Description: The training course “Developing awareness about gender based violence and gender mainstreaming” is organised in order to support the work of youth work in violence prevention and to further develop approaches in dealing with gender-based violence. The activity will explicitly deal with challenges that young men and young women face in dealing with violence in their everyday life, be it in school, in their free time, in the streets or in their families.

The training course is an important element in the Council of Europe’s youth programme “Youth promoting human rights and social cohesion” as well as its Integrated Project “Responses to violence in everyday life”.

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2004

Contact information:European Youth Centre Budapest
1024 Budapest
Zivatar utca 1-3
Hungary

Telephone: (36-1) 212-5201
Fax: (36-1) 212-4076
Email:eycb.secretariat@coe.int
Event Web Site:http://eycb.coe.int/EYCBwwwroot/HRE/index.asp?url=TC_on_genderbased_violence.asp

Interaction Design for Children (IDC) 2004 - Doctoral Consortium

Date: June 1 2004 -- June 3 2004
Place: Maryland, USA
Sponsored by: University of Maryland and ACM SIGCHI
Description: IDC 2004 will focus on addressing the challenges of interaction design for children and explore the opportunities and impact that new technologies can afford young people in their everyday lives.

The IDC 2004 Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students in fields related to interaction design for children to share their current dissertation work-in-progress with their peers and faculty selected from across our field.
Contact information:IDC2004 - Sharmon Kollet
3175 A.V. Williams Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Tel: (301) 405-2769
Fax: (425) 484-4027

Application Deadline: March 15th, 2004
Email:idc2004-info@cs.umd.edu
Event Web Site:www.idc2004.org

Early Childhood Outdoors Design Institute - DESIGN FOR ACTIVE CHILDHOODS

Date: May 20 2004 -- May 22 2004
Place: Raleigh, NC, USA
Sponsored by: The Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University
Description: The goal of Design for Active Childhoods is to help designers, recreation professionals, and educators bring back the richness of the outdoors as a resource for education and healthy child development.

Design for Active Childhoods will be held at the College of Design, NC State University, Raleigh, NC. It will feature site visits, presentations, discussions, and interactive sessions.

Participants include architects, landscape architects, designers, public health professionals, childcare providers, extension agents, master gardeners, parks and recreation professionals, horticultural therapists, and other individuals interested in creating environments for young children that can counteract sedentary lifestyles.
Contact information:About the program:
Nilda Cosco
Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design
Brooks Hall, Campus Box 7701
Raleigh, NC 27695

For registration:
Jean Marie Livaudais
Continuing Education, College of Design
Brooks Hall, Campus Box 7701
Raleigh, NC 27695
Email:jean_livaudais@ncsu.edu
Event Web Site:www.naturalearning.org, www.design.ncsu.edu/cont-ed

Glocalization Conference

Date: May 17 2004 -- May 17 2004
Place: Rome, Italy
Sponsored by: Global Metro City - The Glocal Forum
Description: The 3rd Annual Glocalization Conference will welcome more than 50 mayors representing developed and developing cities throughout the world. Speakers will highlight the needs of children in conflict areas and stress city-to-city efforts. The conference will look at the best way to meet the needs of children in these conflict areas.
Contact information:600 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Suite 601
USA
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: +1 202 944 1917
Fax: +1 202 333 1638
Email:info@glocalforum.org
Event Web Site:http://www.glocalforum.org

Youth in Environmental conservation

Date: May 17 2004 -- May 21 2004
Place: Kenya
Sponsored by: Vision Determiners International
Description: Encouraging youth to conserve environment
Contact information:Reuben Wamalwa
box 1032
Kitale Kenya East Africa
Email:Kwanzafarm@yahoo.com
Event Web Site:

Children's World Congress on Child Labour

Date: May 10 2004 -- May 13 2004
Place: Florence, Italy
Sponsored by: Global March Against Child Labour
Description: Just as children and youth took the initiative six years ago in the Global March , so will they again in 2004 at the Children’s World Congress. At the meeting, they will form a network for worldwide, youth-driven action to press international and national efforts towards integrating world resources and responses on poverty, child labour, and education. This platform will include the development of strategies to enhance national support for implementation of ILO Conventions 138 and 182, as well as the 2015 commitment for education for all children.
Contact information:International Secretariat
L-6, Kalkaji,
New Delhi - 110019,
India
Phone : +91- 011- 26224899, 26475481
Fax : +91- 011- 26236818
Event Web Site:http://globalmarch.org/worldcongress/

Europe, Youth and Globalization 2004

Date: May 5 2004 -- May 9 2004
Place: Strasbourg, France
Sponsored by: Council of Europe Directorate of Youth and Sport
Description: A critical dialogue of more than 400 young people, policy makers, academic experts, representatives of international institutions,and international non-government youth organizations about how young people live, perceive and imagine the globalized world.

Applications due: February 1, 2004

Contact information:Europe, Youth and Globalization Event
European Youth Centre
30 rue Pierre de Coubertin
67000 Strasbourg
France
Email:EYC.Globalisation@coe.int
Event Web Site:http://www.coe.int/T/E/cultural_co-operation/Youth/

Box City

Date: April 24 2004 -- April 24 2004
Place: Wellington Webb Municipal Building, Denver CO
Sponsored by: AIA / Denver Urban Design Committee
Description: Box City is a unique children¹s event that promotes an understanding of historic preservation and urban design by combining art and architecture, creative thinking, city planning, design and construction, fun and learning into one comprehensive education experience. Prior to the event, volunteer architects prepare a city grid complex with roads, rivers and zoning requirements. When kids arrive, they fill out a building permit for the type of building they¹d like to create (an office building, church, school, library, museum, sports arena, etc.). At the "Hardware Store," volunteers help distribute cardboard boxes, markers, colored paper, glue and scissors for the projects. In the "Construction Zone," kids build their dream structure and talk with volunteer "Building Inspectors" about their development. Upon completion, the young developers are escorted to the city entrance to determine along with volunteer "Planners" the best location for the structure. Box City is a free event designed for students in grades K-5.
Contact information:AIA Colorado
303.446.2266

Space is limited: RSVP please
Email:Lisa Daniel dldaniel@indra.com
Event Web Site:

A MOST EXTRAORDINARY SCHOOL • Learning through the environment at the Coombes, a school for young children, UK

Date: March 31 2004 -- March 31 2004
Place: Raleigh, NC, USA
Sponsored by: The Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University
Description: Public lecture by Susan Humphries
Susan Humphries became Headteacher when the school first opened in 1971, and her vision for providing children with excellence both in and out of the classroom has brought the school international recognition. She lectures regularly throughout the UK, Northern Europe and the USA about the work of the school. She is a Trustee of the Learning Through Landscapes Trust. She was honored with an M.B.E. (Member of the British Empire) in 1995 and a lifetime's achievement award for services to Education by the outgoing Berkshire County Council in 1998. The Open University awarded her an honorary Masters Degree in 1999 for services to education. She is the writer and co-author of a number of books.
Contact information:
Event Web Site:www.naturalearning.org

the 3rd International Conference on Children's Health and Environment

Date: March 31 2004 -- April 2 2004
Place: London, UK
Sponsored by: Policy Interpretation Network on Children's Health and Environment
Description: This conference will be an important next step in improving healthy environments for children. We expect scientists, policy makers, medical professionals and other stakeholders from all over the world to attend.
Contact information:Peter van den Hazel, M.D.
Int. Co-ordinator INCHES
Project leader PINCHE
Email:info@pinche.hvdgm.nl
Event Web Site:http://www.pinche.hvdgm.nl/pinche_conferences.html

Zero to Three-Eighteenth National Training Institute (NTI)

Date: December 5 2003 -- December 7 2003
Place: New Orleans, LA
Sponsored by:
Description: 1. Discuss, from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, the most critical and timely issues affecting the development of children under three and their families
2.Explore the most current, cross-cutting knowledge about very young children and families
3. Identify and develop strategies for promoting best practices in infant/family services
4. Examine public policies that impact on the birth-to-three population
Contact information:Meeting Management Services
1201 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Registration Information Line: (202) 624-1760 or (202)638-1144
FAX Line: (202) 624-1766


Email:CPE@zerotothree.org
Event Web Site:www.zerotothree.org

Children as Partners

Date: November 13 2003 -- November 14 2003
Place: Melbourne, Australia
Sponsored by: Plan International Australia
Description: Plan Australia invites young people from a diverse range of backgrounds and contexts, child rights and youth participation specialists, and organisations that involve children and young people, to share their learning in a participatory environment of mutual respect and discovery.
Contact information:Organisers Australia
PO Box 2393, Nth Brighton VIC 3186
Tel: 03 9595 0259 Fax: 03 9596 2538
Email:info@plan.org.au or childrenaspartners@plan.org.au
Event Web Site:www.plan.org.au

2003 NAEYC Annual Conference

Date: November 5 2003 -- November 8 2003
Place: McCormick Place Chicago, Illinois
Sponsored by: National Association for the Education of Young Children
Description: In the heart of the Windy City, join your fellow early childhood and pre-K-to-3 educators from across the country to network and discuss cutting-edge research and teaching strategies. Choose from hundreds of sessions and seminars and explore our ever-popular Exhibit Hall. Learn from renowned speakers from across the country and around the globe while you renew your professional commitment to early childhood education. The 2003 Conference has a tremendous variety of topics to offer both seasoned professionals and future educators.
Contact information:
Email:conference@naeyc.org
Event Web Site:http://www.naeyc.org/conferences/default.asp

Healthy Communities * Healthy Youth Conference

Date: October 23 2003 -- October 25 2003
Place: San Jose, California
Sponsored by: Search Institute
Description: This conference is an opportunity for leaders from all sectors of society to come together to learn, connect, and renew their efforts to create healthy communities for children and adolescents. It builds around Search Institute's work on 40 developmental assets that young people need to thrive. Workshops and plenary sessions address specific topics for community builders and organization leaders in all sectors of community life, including schools, youth organizations, government, congregations, and other settings.
Contact information:Liz Brekke
Search Institute
615 First Ave. Northeast, Suite 125
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Email:lizb@search-institute.org
Event Web Site:http://www.search-institute.org/hchy/

Early Childhood Facilities Institute

Date: October 16 2003 -- October 17 2003
Place: Kansas City, MO
Sponsored by: White Hutchinson Learning Group
Description: Two day course covers designing child care center & playgrounds.Graduate credit available for additional fee from National-Louis University.
Contact information:Vicki Stoecklin, Education and Child Dev Director
4050 Broadway, Suite 215
Kansas City, MO 64111
Email:vickiwhllg@aol.com
Event Web Site:www.whitehutchinson.com/children/earlychildhoodfac.shtml

20th Annual Association for Play Therapy International Conference

Date: October 7 2003 -- October 11 2003
Place: Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sponsored by: Association for Play Therapy
Description: Since its 1984 debut in New York, this conference has become a major international event for mental health professionals. It features prominent play therapy authors and speakers, numerous sectional presentations, pre-conference workshops, supervision training, peer networking opportunities, and offers continuing education units accepted by most prominent mental health associations.

Contact information:Association for Play Therapy, Inc.
2050 N. Winery Ave
Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93703
Phone: (559)252-2278
Fax: (559) 252-2297
Email:info@a4pt.org
Event Web Site:

Thinking Globally While Acting Culturally-NAAEE 32nd Annual Conference

Date: October 7 2003 -- October 11 2003
Place: Anchorage, Alaska
Sponsored by:
Description: Keynote speakers will discuss:
Global EE Sustainability and Futures
Joining Together - Partnering in EE
Moving the Field Forward: Research in EE
Reaching Across Audiences - Diversity in EE Programs
Urban Rural Interface in EE
Contact information:Conference Program Chair, Eric N. Wade
ANROE
P.O. Box 871528, Wasilla, AK 99687
Phone (907) 376-0970 ~ Fax (907) 376-2396 OR
(706) 764-2926, or fax at (706) 764-2094.
Email:admin@anroe.org
Event Web Site:www.naaee.org

"Building Connections" The 80th annual conference of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International

Date: September 27 2003 -- September 30 2003
Place: Chicago, Il.
Sponsored by: Council of Educational Facilities Planners, In'tl.
Description: This international conference offers a rich and diverse program of educational and architectural topics in the field of school planning, design and construction. CEFPI has long been known as an advocate and resource for planning effective educational environments. Their mission is to seek out best practices in creating quality learning environments for students.
Contact information:Thomas Kube, Executive Director, 9180 East Desert Cove Drive Suite 104; Scottsdale, Arizona 85260. Phone (480) 391-0840
Email:cefpi@cefpi.org
Event Web Site:www.cefpi.org

34th Session of the UN Committee on the Rights of a Child

Date: September 15 2003 -- October 3 2003
Place: Bangladesh, Canada
Sponsored by: Child Rights Information Network
Description: State party reports being considered: Canada and Bangladesh
Contact information:Paulo David
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Committee on the Rights of the Child
8-14 Avenue de la Paix
CH 1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
Phone: 00 41 22 917 9000
Fac: 00 41 22 917 9022
Email:ssyed@ohchr.org OR jmermet@ohchr.org OR pdavid@ohchr.org
Event Web Site:www.ohchr.org

Connections that Count: Young People, Social Capital and Empowerment

Date: September 11 2003 -- September 14 2003
Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Sponsored by: Faculty of Education, University of Strathclyde
Description: The conference aims to bring together academics and those who study and research the world of young people and informal education, practitioners who work with young people in a range of services and settings, and policy makers and managers from a range of statutory and voluntary organisations.

Main themes of the conference paper presentations will be:
Definitions and dimensions of social capital
Social capital and youth organisations
Social networks, norms of reciprocity and young people
Building social capital through social networks
Creating trust and social connectedness
Family, peer group and the community
Schools, youth groups and group development
Young people and solidarity

Youth participation
Young people and volunteering
Citizenship, community and young people
Peer mentoring and mediation
Self help networks and action groups
Youth groups and social cohesion
Young people and political activity
The development and strengthening of social networks
Contact information:Ted Milburn
Professor of Community Education
Centre for Youth Work Studies
Department of Community Education
University of Strathclyde
76 Southbrae Drive
GLASGOW
G13 1PP

PHONE +44 (0)141 950 3602
FAX +44 (0)141 950 3374
Email:sarah.harper@strath.ac.uk
Event Web Site:

15th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. THEME: Integrated Debate on Childhoods

Date: July 5 2003 -- July 12 2003
Place: Florence (Italy)
Sponsored by: ICAES (International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences)
Description: SESSIONS:
**Social Policies and Politics of Childhood (Organizer: Cristina Blanc, USA: csblanc@igc.org)
**Children's Use of Space (Organizer: Jill Kruger, South Africa: jmkrug@global.co.za)
**Children's Participation: The Role of the Child in Traditional and Modern Civil Society (Organizer: Brian Milne, UK: blmilne@yahoo.com)
**Children's Play (Organizer: David Lancy, USA: dlancy@cc.usu.edu)
**Children's Work and Child Labour: What are the Lessons to be Gained from Ethnographic Research? (Organizer: Antonella Invernizzi, UK: ai220@cam.ac.uk )
**Childhood and Gender Bias (Organizer: Deepak Kumar Behera, India: dkb@cal2.vsnl.net.in)
**Cultural Relativity and Childhood (Organizer: Lucia Rabello de Castro, Brazil: obi@infolink.com.br)
**South Asian Children and Youth (Organizer: Margaret Trawick, New Zealand: M.Trawick@massey.ac.nz)

Contact information:Margaret Trawick
Email:M.Trawick@massey.ac.nz
Event Web Site:http://www.icaes-florence2003.com

Early Childhood Outdoors Design Institute

Date: June 5 2003 -- June 7 2003
Place: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Sponsored by: The Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University
Description: The goal of the Early Childhood Outdoors DESIGN INSTITUTE is to help designers, recreation professionals, and educators bring back the richness of the outdoors as a resource for education and healthy child development. Participants include architects, landscape architects, designers, childcare owners and directors, early childhood education teachers, extension agents, master gardeners, parks and recreation professionals, horticultural therapists, public health professionals, and other individuals interested in creating healthier environments for young children.
Contact information:For more information about the Institute Program contact Nilda Cosco, Education Specialist, The Natural Learning Initiative at nilda_cosco@ncsu.edu. For registration, contact Jean Marie Livaudais, Director of Professional Relations at: jean_livaudais@ncsu.edu or 919/515-8320.
Email:nilda_cosco@ncsu.edu
Event Web Site:www.naturalearning.org

33rd Session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Date: May 19 2003 -- June 6 2003
Place: Geneva, Switzerland
Sponsored by: Child Rights Information Network
Description: State party reports being considered: Cyprus, Jamaica, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Morroco, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic
Contact information:Paulo David
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Committee on the Rights of the Child
8-14 Avenue de la Paix
CH 1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
Phone: 00 41 22 917 9000
Fax: 00 41 22 917 9022
Email:pdavid@ohchr.org OR ssyed@ohchr.org OR jmermet@ohchr.org
Event Web Site:www.ohchr.org

3rd World Congress & Exposition: Child and Youth Health 2003

Date: May 11 2003 -- May 14 2003
Place: Vancouver, Canada
Sponsored by: Child Rights Information Network
Description: This congress will focus attention on the health issues facing children and youth within the context of the UN Special Session on Children
Contact information:Canadian Institute of Child Health
384 Bank Street, Suite 300
Ottawa
Ontariao K2P 1Y4
Canada
Phone: 00 1 613 230 8838
Fax: 00 1 613 230 6654
Email:cich@cich.ca/ dwalker@cich.ca
Event Web Site:www.cich.net

Information and Communication Technologies for National Youth Councils in Africa

Date: May 5 2003 -- May 8 2003
Place: Namibia
Sponsored by: Child Rights Information Network
Description: The conferences shall be open to national youth councils from the African continent, as well as international NGOs promoting ICT for youth organisations
Contact information:International Youth Centre
Jalan Dr Yaacob Latif
Bandar Tun Razak
56000 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Email:hq@worldassemblyofyouth.org
Event Web Site:

2003 PAS Annual Meeting

Date: May 3 2003 -- May 6 2003
Place: Seattle, Washington
Sponsored by: American Pediatric Society; Society for Pediatric Research; Ambulatory Pediatric Association
Description: This four-day meeting is considered the ideal international setting for the dissemination of the latest clinical and basic research finds, education, state-of-the-art reviews and networking opportunities.
Contact information:Kathy Cannon, Associate Meeting Director or Brenda Papke, Exposition Manager
Suite B-7
3400 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381 USA
Telephone: 281-419-0052
Facsimile: 281-419-0082
Email: info@pas-meeting.org
Event Web Site:www.pas-meeting.org

Building Communities of Learners

Date: May 1 2003 -- May 3 2003
Place: Houson, Texas
Sponsored by: The Association of Children's Museums
Description: Bringing children and families together in a new kind of town square where play inspires lifelong learning
Contact information:1300 L. Street, NW
Suite 975
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 202-898-1080
Fax: 202-898-1086
Email:acm@childrensmuseums.org
Event Web Site:

The Mano River Union Youth Training Seminar

Date: March 3 2003 -- March 10 2003
Place: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Sponsored by: West African Youth Network
Description: The objective of this follow up to the West African Youth Training Seminar in Liberia is to provide a forum for youth leaders from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to share experiences and draw up a joint plan of action for peace in the Mano River Union. It will include training in HIV prevention, human rights education, advocacy, gender mainstreaming and project management.
Contact information:Seminar Coordinator/Regional Director: Richelieu Marcel Allison; West African Youth Network P.O. Box 10-0986, 1000 Monrovia 10, Liberia. Tel: 00 231 6 516959 Fax: 00 231 227838
Email:waynyouthpeace2001@yahoo.com
Event Web Site:

Sensibilization Workshop on Information Systems for the Monitoring on Children's Rights-SIPI

Date: February 24 2003 -- February 26 2003
Place: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Sponsored by: Inter-governmental organization of the Organization of America States (OAS)
Description:
Contact information:
Email:iinpiinfa@redfacil.com.uy
Event Web Site:

North American Workshop on Risk Assessment and Children's Environmental Health Presented by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North Ammerica (CEC)

Date: February 19 2003 -- February 21 2003
Place: Oaxaca, Mexico
Sponsored by: Partnership for Children's Health and the Environment
Description: This workshop will provide an opportunity for government and non-government participants to:
1.Share country approaches in assessing environmental health risks to children
2. Develop a common understanding of terminology and approaches
3. Identify areas where the three countries can benefit from collaboration
4. Identify current capacities and capacity building needs
5. Examine the context within which risk assessments are used to inform decision-making and the need for effective communication and transparency
Contact information:Erica Phipps or Jose Carlos Tenorio
See email addresses
Email:ephipps@ccemtl.org OR jctenorio@ccemtl.org
Event Web Site:www.cec.org/calendar/.

Paving the Road to Community Change -2003 Conference

Date: February 18 2003 -- February 19 2003
Place: Boise, Idaho
Sponsored by: Wells Fargo, Idaho Community Foundation, Boise Cascade Corporation , HP, U.S. Bank, Annie E. Casey Foundation, United Way of Treasure Valley, Mountain States Group
Description: The result of a two year collaboration between United Way of Treasure Valley and Idaho Kids Count, this book houses data on over 65 different social, economic and health indicators describing the conditions of children, families and communities in Idaho. The data can be aggregated at the county, state and national levels. Additionally, chapter by chapter narratives explain what the data means, how it impacts people and communities, and why communitiy members and organizations should care. It is a tool that will provide techniques, guides and tools to assist local communities in creating action plans and strategies for community change.
This conference, Paving the Road to Community Change is a presentation of the data, discussions on how to effectively use the data, a gathering of some of the nation’s experts on using data to affect change, and an opportunity to network with others in your local region who are working on similar projects.


Contact information:Idaho Community Count
c/o United Way of Treasure Valley
1276 River Street, Suite 100
Boise, ID 83707
208-336-1070 ext 132
Email:tburton@unitedwaytv.org
Event Web Site:http://www.unitedwaytv.org/communitycount

International meeting Children's Rights and Good Governance

Date: February 7 2003 -- February 7 2003
Place: Florence, Italy
Sponsored by: UNICEF
Description: Mayors, local authorities, young people, government officials, national and international experts will participate in this meeting and contribute to a discussion on how to best build child-friendly cities. The main objective of the meeting is to stimulate a debate on effective strategies and methodologies to make cities better places for children and youth. Municipal governance systems need to commit to the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, also by involving young citizens in decisions that have an impact on their lives. During the meeting the latest of the Innocenti Digest Series "Poverty and Exclusion among Urban Children" will be presented and officially launched. Through this meeting, the City of Florence and UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre wish to draw attention to the vital issues of democratic development and real participation of the young generation in the government of their city.
Contact information:Secretariat: tel: +39 055 2033231
Fax: +39 055 244817
Email:adaniel@unicef.org
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'Children and City' Conference

Date: December 11 2002 -- December 13 2002
Place: Amman, Jordan
Sponsored by: The World Bank, the Arab Urban Development Institute and the Municipality of Greater Amman
Description: The overall objective of the conference is to highlight the various issues faced by children and youth living in the cities of Middle East and North Africa region. It aims to explore ways in which local governments, civil society and the private sector can harmonize their interests to ensure the sustainable and equitable development of urban areas and the well-being of its future leaders.
Contact information:Arab Urban Development Institute
P.O. Box 6892
Riyadh 11452
Phone: + 962 6 463 4562
Fax : + 962 6 463 4875
Email:info@araburban.org
Event Web Site:http://www.araburban.org/childcity/

1st International Congress on Child Migration

Date: October 27 2002 -- October 31 2002
Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Sponsored by: Child Migrants Trust, International Association of Former Child Migrants & their Families in Association with the Nottinghamshire County Council
Description: The Congress will address the professional, organisational and policy challenges presented by child migration. Creating more humane responses to current migration dilemmas requires an understanding of the history and outcomes of child migration and their local and global context. Consequently the congress aims to:

- Apply lessons from child migration practice to contemporary policy initiatives
- Explore, amongst other topics, the psycho-social dimensions of childhood and adolescent separation, resilience, identity and adult development
- Debate the complexities of reuniting families after decades of separation
- Establish an 'expertise' network relating to current practice
- Enable a wider recognition of historical abuse and mapping of events
Contact information:Congress Secretariat
c/o The Child Migrants Trust,
28a Musters Road,
West Bridgford,
Nottinghamshire, UK.
NG2 7PL

Congress Organiser - Sue Jaques
Tel: + 44 (0) 115 982 2811
Fax: + 44 (0) 115 981 7168
Email:sue@sjaques.fsworld.co.uk
Event Web Site:www.nottscc.gov.uk/child_migrants

19th Annual Association for Play Therapy

Date: October 8 2002 -- October 12 2002
Place: St. Louis, Missouri/USA
Sponsored by: Association for Play Therapy
Description: For Social Workers,Family Therapists,Child Life Specialists, Psychologists,Psychiatrists,Counselors,Nurses,Educators,and Graduate Students.
Contact information:For information contact APT at:559-252-2APT (252-2278),or FAX 559-252-2297
Event Web Site:http://www.iapt.org/conference/next_conference.html

Children and Youth at Risk

Date: September 22 2002 -- September 27 2002
Place: Tokyo
Sponsored by: Commission on the Anthropology of Children, Youth and Childhood, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences
Description:
Contact information:Prof. Deepak Kumar Behera (Dept. of Anthropology, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur-68 019, Orissa, India, dkb@vsnl.com
Email:deepakbehera@hotmail.com
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The First Mid-Atlantic Conference onChildren's Health and the Environment

Date: September 21 2002 -- September 21 2002
Place: Washington, DC/USA
Sponsored by: Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment
Description: Environmental issues in the school setting; Asthma; Environmental Issues in rural areas; Mold; Pesticides; Water pollution
Contact information:Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health & the Environment George Washington University, 2150 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Rm G-239 Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-994-9914; fax f 202-994-4861
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In the Jungle of Cities;Young People and Their Families in the Metropolitan Areas of this World – Growing up in urban settings

Date: September 17 2002 -- September 23 2002
Place: Berlin, Germany
Sponsored by: 45th International FICE Congress held at Humboldt University Berlin
Description: The Congress will investigate – in plenary meetings, work groups, workshops and symposia – the development of metropolitan areas and the ensuing impact on child and youth care services.

The Congress will provide an opportunity to examine child and youth care services from a socio-ecological perspective. The focus will be on developing spatial models for good cooperation with related service sectors such as police, schools, mental health and housing services, and the like.

For this purpose models of "best practice" in working with children and young persons will be presented. In addition to interesting practice-oriented projects from Germany innovative approaches will be presented by international experts from many countries. In this way the Congress will serve as a clearing house of ideas while at the same time offering examples of practice and methods.
Contact information:FICE CONGRESS BERLIN 2002
im Kinderhaus Berlin-Brandenburg
Neustrelitzer Str. 57
D-13055 Berlin
Tel. +49-(0)30-971018-136
Fax +49-(0)30-971018-140
Email:info@fice-congress2002.de
Event Web Site:www.fice-congress2002.de/english/e_druck_text.php

Environmental Justice Youth Sumit

Date: July 26 2002 -- July 26 2002
Place: Curry Student Center, Northeastern University, Boston
Sponsored by: Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE); Co-sponsored by Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
Description: The agenda will include:
(1)Learning workshops for youth, by youth, on environmental justice issues and campaigns;
(2)Workshops on the history of the environmental justice movement and its principles;
(3) Rap sessions with a goal of developing a draft youth statement of principles on enviornmental justice for Summit II which will be posted on the Internet to get comments from youth nationwide
Contact information:Abigail Austrie
Phone: 617.442.3343 x34
Fax: 617.442.2425

Email:jodi@ace-ej.org
Event Web Site:http://www.ace-ej.org/YouthSumm.htm

Healthy Children Healthy Environments

Date: June 1 2002 -- June 3 2002
Place: Washington, DC/USA
Sponsored by: National Safety Council in Partnership with Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning,Children's Environmental Health Network,U.S. EPA, and National Coalition for Lead-Safe Kids
Description: International Conference on Lead Poisoning Prevention

Contact information:Janet Phoenix, MD, MPH, Manager, Public Health Programs,The National Safety Council?s Environmental Health Center,1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036-5405 Phone: 202.974.2474, Fax: 202.659.1192
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In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development

Date: May 9 2002 -- May 9 2002
Place: Boston/USA
Sponsored by: Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility; and others
Description: Training Programs for Health Professionals
Contact information:Marybeth Palmigiano, Program Consultant, Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility, 617-497-7440
Email:psrmabo@igc.org
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Children's Health and the Environment: A Clinician's Conference

Date: April 18 2002 -- April 19 2002
Place: Chicagi, IL/USA
Sponsored by: Great Lakes Center for Children's EnvironmentalHealth at Cook County Hospital and the University of IllinoisSchool of Public Health
Description: Topics to be covered include: taking an environmental exposure history, neurotoxicologic threats to the developing fetus & child, micro and macro environmental influences on asthma and recent findings on the effects of low levels of blood lead on developing minds
Contact information:call 312-996-6904
Event Web Site:http://www.uic.edu/sph/glakes/ce/index.htm

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