SNAICC is now seeking presenters for SNAICC’23 – the 10th SNAICC National Conference at Darwin Convention Centre (Garramilla/Darwin, Larrakia Country) from 5-7 September 2023. This year’s conference theme is…

Voices at the Top – our children, our rights, our way

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture must play an integral role in developing positive outcomes for early childhood education and care when it comes to our children. Our strength and vitality have been passed down to us over many stories, shared by the voices of those who have come before us. By creating layers of culturally safe protection, support and community around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, we can enable them to grow into elders whose voices can be echoed toward generations to come.

Selection Criteria

Presentations may consist of short formal paper presentations or panel discussions (up to 20 minutes with a 10-minute Q&A thereafter), or interactive sessions such as workshops, masterclasses, yarning circles, stories or case studies (up to 90 minutes).

Presentations must relate directly to conference objectives and fit within one of the conference streams:


Strengthening the safety and wellbeing of our children, raised within family and culture


Transforming the cultural safety and experience of children engaged with child protection services


Increasing the quality, access and sustainability of early childhood development services and supports


Understanding the importance of cultural knowledge to shape the sector (workshops and masterclasses only)

This year, we are accepting submissions via a PDF abstract OR a link to an audio or video submission.

Preference will be given to presentations that are:

  • presented or co-presented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and community members
    from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, and in particular, SNAICC members
    evidence or outcome based (what is working)
    presenting something new (such as new research, new practices, progressive ideas, new application of culture), and
    presented in collaboration with other agencies or young people.

Please click here to review the submissions guidelines.


Please submit your abstract/interest in presenting by Friday, 24 February 2023 via the button below.
Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged via email. Presenters will be notified of acceptance in April 2023.