ISSA’s Annual Conference, offers a unique platform to listen to the world’s leading early childhood experts, an opportunity to learn from your peers and to share the knowledge and experience which you have gained while working in the field. ISSA aims to unite the knowledge and practice of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, parents and NGOs from around the world to explore themes through insightful discussions and interactive sessions, while sharing their wisdom and solutions.

As is custom, the ISSA CONFERENCE 2019 will be packed with the latest learnings and insights from the Early Childhood Development field, offering two days of knowledge sharing, dialogue and networking. And there will be several pre-conference events for you to consider attending.

17 June 2019  -  Pre-Conference Events with ISSA Partner Organizations
18 & 19 June 2019  -  ISSA Conference 2019


Below, you will find a visual recap of our succesful 2017 event, or visit for all insights, news items and presentations.

Three pre-conference workshops kicked-off a week of knowledge sharing in Ghent. The workshops focused on 1) integrated services in the early years, 2) developing sustainability through fundraising and 3) intervention packages to support nurturing care.

ISSA partnered with a.o. the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Ankara University to provide these interesting learnings.

Highly notable also was the keynote speech of Nora Milotay. She is a policy analyst at the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), working on issues of European social policy at the Economic Policies Unit. Please access her keynote here.