NIEC CONFERENCE 2024

Date: 17-18 October 2024

Time: 8.30am to 5.30pm

Venue:
17 October, Day 1: In-person at Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore)
18 October, Day 2: Virtual Concurrent Sessions

Early Bird Offer: Enjoy 10% discount if you register before 30 June 2024!
Group Offer: Enjoy 15% discount if you purchase 10 tickets or more before 30 June 2024!

The first day of the conference will be held at Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore) and you can hear from our international and local keynote speakers, Professor Patricia Jennings (Professor of Education, University of Virginia), Professor Kenneth Poon (Dean, Education Research and Centre Director, National Institute of Education) and Professor Lynn Ang (Professor of Early Childhood Education, Pro- Director and Vice-Dean of Research, UCL Institute of Education) and engage with them in a panel session.

The second day will be packed with over 30 concurrent sessions presented by invited international and local speakers which will be held virtually. Most of the sessions will be conducted in English and some will be presented in Malay, Mandarin or Tamil. You can choose the sessions of your interest to join “live” or view the recordings at a time convenient to you. For our overseas visitors who are traveling to Singapore for this conference, you may wish to join the viewing party at Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore) where the sessions will be streamed and projected on a screen for a small group.

There will also be pre-conference activities which will be held on 16 October 2024 which include a masterclass with our keynote speakers, learning journeys to either an early childhood development centre, inclusive preschool, or learn about niche programmes at one of our community partners.

NIEC

ABOUT THE EVENT


The National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC) is celebrating 5 years of delivering quality training to Singapore’s Early Childhood Educators. Join us at NIEC Conference 2024 to learn about Singapore’s early childhood landscape and be kept up-to-date on early childhood developments and ground practices!

The conference will focus on three topic strands:

Professional Development: Enable educators to explore their personal and professional identities to understand themselves better and their impact on the learning environment

Pedagogy and Curriculum: Re-examine teaching methodologies and curriculum design, emphasising effective strategies for enriching young children's learning experiences.

Trends, Policy, and Local Research: Examine the broader ecosystem of early childhood policies and developments, placing educators' work within the larger framework and fostering a deeper understanding of the professional landscape.

The conference will feature invited international and local speakers to share their expertise in early childhood education.

The first day of the conference features 3 keynote speakers which you can participate in- person at Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore) and interact with like-minded participants with an interest in the early childhood sector. The second day of the conference will be packed with over 30 concurrent sessions presented by invited international and local speakers which will be held virtually. You can choose the sessions of your interest to join “live” or view the recordings at a time convenient to you.

Prior to the conference, you can choose to participate in pre-conference activities which include a masterclass with our keynote speakers, learning journeys to either an early childhood development centre, inclusive preschool, or learn about niche programmes at one of our community partners.

The conference is tailored for early childhood educators, centre leaders, and other professionals who work with young children. We invite all those passionate about shaping the future of early childhood education to join us on this transformative journey.

PROGRAMMES


PRE-CONFERENCE : 16 OCTOBER 2024

  • Learning Journey: If you are participating in the conference for 2 days, you can also choose to join in one of the half-day learning journeys to either an Early Childhood Development Centre or inclusive preschool or learn about niche programmes at one of our community partners
  • Masterclass: Conference keynote speaker Professor Patricia Jennings will conduct a half-day masterclass to share more about mindfulness and teacher well-being
  • Networking Session: Expand networking opportunities to build meaningful connections with 1000 regional and local like-minded educators
  • Note that pre-conference activities have limited places. Thus, when the capacity is reached, then registration will close

DAY 1 : 17 OCTOBER 2024

In-person Participation Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore)
Keynote Speakers
  • Professor Patricia Jennings (Professor of Education, University of Virginia, School of Education and Human Development)
  • Professor Kenneth Poon (Dean, Education Research and Centre Director, Centre for Research in Child Development, National Institute of Education cum Professor, National Institute of Education - Psychology and Child & Human Development)
  • Professor Lynn Ang (Professor of Early Childhood Education, Pro-Director and Vice-Dean of Research at UCL Institute of Education)
Special Address Guest-of-Honour, and NIEC Director and CEO
Panel Discussion Join in a panel discussion on early childhood education with keynote speakers

DAY 2 : 18 OCTOBER 2024

Virtual
Participation
Online or at Sands Expo & Convention Centre ( Singapore )
Session
Selection
Participants may select the sessions which suit their interests
In-person
Option
Option to participate in person at the viewing rooms and take the opportunity to network with others
Recorded
Sessions
Participants will have access to the recorded sessions and watch at their convenience

Keynote Speakers



Professor Patricia Jennings

Professor of Education, School of
Education and
Human Development,
University of Virginia


Professor Kenneth Poon

Dean, Education Research and
Centre Director, Centre for
Research in Child Development,
National Institute of Education


Professor Lynn Ang

Professor of Early Childhood
Education, Pro-Director and
Vice-Dean of Research,
UCL Institute of Education

Conference Registration

Select Your Registration Type to Begin

Individual Registration Group Registration (10+ individuals)

Pre-Conference Activities | 16 October 24 | In-Person Learning Journey and Masterclass
Conference Day 1 | 17 October 24 | In-Person at Sands Expo & Convention Centre ( Singapore )
Conference Day 2 | 18 October 24 | Virtual Concurrent Sessions

Package Regular (Individual)

From 01 jul 24
Early Bird (Individual)
10% discount
Purchase by 30 jun 24
Group Discount
10% discount
From 01 Jul 24
Early Bird (Group)
15% discount
Purchase by 30 Jun 24
Bundle
Day 1 and Day 2 Activities
SGD
200.00
SGD
180.00
SGD
180.00
SGD
170.00
Day 1
17 Oct In-Person Conference
SGD
150.00
SGD
135.00
SGD
135.00
SGD
127.50
Day 2
18 Oct Virtual Concurrent Sessions
SGD
80.00
SGD
72.00
SGD
72.00
SGD
68.00
Regular (Individual)

From 01 Jul 24
Bundle
SGD200.00
Day 1
SGD150.00
Day 2
SGD80.00
Early Bird (individual)
10% discount
Purchase by 30 Jun 24
Bundle
SGD180.00
Day 1
SGD135.00
Day 2
SGD72.00
Group Discount
10% discount
From 01 Jul 24
Bundle
SGD170.00
Day 1
SGD127.50
Day 2
SGD68.00
Early Bird (Group)
15% discount
Purchase by 30 Jun 24
Bundle
SGD170.00
Day 1
SGD127.50
Day 2
SGD68.00
Pre-Conference Activities
Exclusively available with the purchase of Conference Bundle ticket. Discounts are not applicable.
Learning Journey
16 Oct Morning In-Person Centre Visit
SGD 50.00
Masterclass
16 Oct Afternoon In-Person Session
SGD 100.00

GETTING TO SANDS EXPO & CONVENTION CENTER (SINGAPORE)

MRT

Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore) is located at Bayfront MRT station (CE1/DT16). The station connects to the Circle and Downtown Line of Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train system.

MRT services to/from Bayfront MRT station operate daily from approximately 6am to 12am midnight.

Exit E:

  • Sands Expo & Convention Centre

View Singapore’s MRT map

For more information regarding the MRT service schedules, visit TransitLink Journey Planner.

BUS

Bus services:

Bus stops:

  • 03509 – Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore) Hotel (outside Hotel Tower 2)
  • 03501 – Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore) Theatre (outside Sands Theatre, opposite Hotel Tower 3)
  • 03511 – Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore) MICE (outside Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore), opposite Hotel Tower 1)
  • 03519 – Opp. Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore) MICE (opposite Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore), adjacent to Hotel Tower 1)

Connectors:

  • The Garden Bay Bridge (over Bayfront Avenue) and two street underpasses connect the convention centre, theatres, retail mall, and hotel to each other

For more information regarding the bus routes or bus stops, visit TransitLink Journey Planner.

CAR & TAXI

Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore) is accessible via Sheares Avenue

View map of Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore)

Driving directions:

  • Via East Coast Parkway (ECP) expressway: Approximately 20-minute drive, leads directly into Sheares Avenue across the Benjamin Sheares Bridge
  • Via Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), Central Expressway (CTE), Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE): Connect at the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) which links directly to Marina Boulevard and Central Boulevard, and from there to Bayfront Avenue and Sheares Avenue

Car park entrances:

Bayfront Avenue, near ArtScience Museum (North Entrance)

Bayfront Avenue, outside Hotel Tower 3 (North Entrance)

Bayfront Link, next to Sands Expo & Convention Centre (South Entrance)

Car park entry points to Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore) are marked with

View map of Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore)

Parking Information & Rates:

  • Enjoy member-only self-parking privileges when you sign up for the Sands LifeStyle Loyalty Programme (free to join)
  • Valet parking is offered at the pick-up/drop-off points outside Hotel Tower 1 and Casino Driveway
  • Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore) is home to electric vehicle charging stations, accessible to guests with electric and hybrid vehicles at the Shoppes B3 Central Carpark, Parking Lots No. 305 to 317
  • For hotel guests, kindly obtain a concession parking ticket from the check-in counter to enjoy the concession rate
Self-Parking Rates at Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore)
Hourly rate S$14.00 for first hour and S$1.50 for every subsequent half an hour
Max charge S$32.00 per 24 hours
For in-house hotel guests S$8.56 concession rate
Time Rate
7am – 7pm S$35.00 for first hour and S$2.50 for every subsequent half an hour
7pm – 7am S$35.00 per entry
Max charge S$60.00 per 24 hours
For in-house hotel guests S$35.00 per 24 hours (multiple entries allowed)

Please note that motorcycle parking is not available at Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Singapore).

DIRECTIONAL GUIDE FROM CARPARKS

CONTACT US

You may contact us at conference@niec.edu.sg for any queries.




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