Call for Papers information

OMEP Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2017

“Enhancing the Quality of Early Childhood Education: Policies, Pedagogies and Parent Engagement”

18 – 20 May 2017, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong


The Call for Papers deadline is now extended to 15 January 2017 (HK Time GMT +8).

Proposal Submission Opens 17 October 2016

Extended Proposal Submission Deadline 15 January 2017

Notification of Acceptance 31 January 2017

The World Organisation for Early Childhood Education – Hong Kong (OMEP-Hong Kong) is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the OMEP Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2017. We welcome proposal submissions including but not limited to the following:


  • Quality Assurance
  • Promoting Holistic Development of Young Children
  • Capacity Building


  • Smooth Transition from Kindergarten to Primary School
  • Leadership and Management
  • Policy Implementation and Implication


  • Creativity and Play
  • Addressing Diversity
  • Language and literacy in Young Children
  • Education for Sustainable Development

Parent Engagement

  • Home School Collaboration
  • Family and Parenting
  • Community Support

The official languages of the proposal are English and Chinese. A maximum 200 word abstract is required. The abstract should state clearly the background, aims, methods, results and conclusions of your presentation. This should be submitted through the online paper submission form

Structure of Presentation

1. Individual Paper Presentation 20-minute presentation and 10 minutes Q&A session.
2. Workshop 50-minute workshop presentation and 10 minutes interactive session
3. Poster Presentation Participants will get familiar with your research through poster presentation. Presenters will have an opportunity to discuss their topics with the participants.
4. Self-Organised Symposium Groups may propose to organise 3 papers and a moderator around ONE common theme in a 60-minute session including discussion.

Selection Criteria / Submission Processing

All submitted proposals will be carefully reviewed by a panel of academic experts. Notification of acceptance will be issued on 31 January 2017.