Early Years International Professional Practice Conference 2018

The importance of early childhood development initiatives in building a shared and peaceful future

Thursday 7 and Friday 8 June 2018

At the SilverBirch Hotel, Omagh

Over two days we looked at the importance of early childhood development initiatives in building a shared and peaceful future.

Participants attended the conference to:

  • learn from professionals and key experts
  • refresh and enhance your knowledge
  • network with others
  • pick up educational resources
  • hear and learn practical take-home messages
  • take part in relevant discussions and debates
  • learn about new products and services
  • enhance your continuing professional development

Keynote Speakers

Dr Rima Salah

Dr Rima Salah

RIMA SALAH has served as a Member of the United Nations High-Level Panel on Peace Operations; as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, in the peacekeeping Mission in Chad; and as Deputy Executive Director for UNICEF. Dr. Salah Chairs the Early Child Peace Consortium and is on the Voluntary Faculty at The Yale Child Study Center.

Michael Lindstrom

Michael Lindstrom

Founding Principal of studioMLA

Mike is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the Harvard University Graduate school of Design and prior to founding studioMLA, has practiced architecture in Paris, New York, and Boston since 1982. In addition to his leadership role at the firm, he is on the board of several non-profit organizations and writes, speaks and gives workshops on sustainability, adaptive re-use and the design of children’s educational and play environments. As one of the country’s leading architects in the design of buildings and outdoor spaces for children, Mike has served as an advisor to the American Academy of Pediatrics, taught the Institute on Childcare Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design for seven years, and has been instrumental in organizing the World Forum “onDesign” conferences at UC Berkeley and in Rotorua, New Zealand.

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