The 31st EECERA Conference is hosted by the School of Education at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, in partnership with Early Years Scotland and Glasgow Convention Bureau.

It is organised by the Centre for Research in Early Childhood, in conjunction with In Conference Ltd.

Our main conference venue is Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC)

The University’s flagship research facility and the hub of Glasgow City Innovation District – offers award-winning conference facilities in Glasgow city centre and within easy reach of hotels and transport networks. Click here for campus map and directions.

The School of Education at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Founded in 1796 as “the Place of Useful Learning”, the University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university in the heart of the city, with an award-winning, customer-focused conferencing and events offer.

In the heart of the city centre, the University of Strathclyde is an ideal location from which to explore Glasgow’s rich architecture, the ‘Style Mile’ of pedestrianised shopping streets, Merchant City district, and discover more about the city’s medieval buildings..


Early Years Scotland

Early Years Scotland is the leading national third sector organisation for children pre-birth to 5. It is committed to providing the very best start in life for every child in Scotland. Their remit is broad, but with a strong focus on the professionals and families who care for the youngest members of our community.

Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC), Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Centre for Research in Early Childhood is the home of CREC in Birmingham (Charitable Trust) and Amber Publications & Training Ltd (APT). Established by Professor Chris Pascal and Professor Tony Bertram, CREC has been working to improve early years provision for over 25 years. CREC specialises in early childhood research which has relevant and meaningful outcomes for practice and policy. Some of its research is transformed into training and development programmes designed for the specific needs of the early years sector. CREC also offers postgraduate research degrees and has a strong reputation for undertaking reviews, reports, evaluations and consultancy work with many UK local authorities, NGOs and countries. CREC also runs British Early Childhood Education Research Association (BECERA) annual conference and has been EECERA’s strategic partner supporting the delivery of EECERA annual conference since 2009.

In Conference

In Conference, founded in 1989, is based in Glasgow and  have been delivering international conferences in the city for over 30 years specialising in medical, academic and life sciences congresses.

Widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading PCO’s, In Conference manage large national and international congresses and exhibitions throughout the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. Professionalism and expertise is recognised at the highest industry standards, both nationally and internationally. They are full members of the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers and the International Congress and Convention Association.

Glasgow Convention Bureau

Glasgow Convention Bureau has been awarded Best UK Convention Bureau at the M&IT awards for the past 13 consecutive years. The Bureau provides dedicated conference support services for Glasgow Conference Ambassadors, from bid stage through to the conference taking place in the city.