21-23 June 2023

9th International Art in Early Childhood Conference: Nature & Nurture

University of Exeter, UK


The conference theme of nature & nurture concerns sustainability from ecological and social angles in art education for children aged 0-7 years.

We welcome papers and workshops that address considerations of nature or nurture…or indeed both!

Key Dates 

Deadline for abstracts: 09 December 2022/ 19 January 2023*


Abstract decisions (latest): 20 December 2022/ 30 January 2023*


Early bird registration deadline: 24 February 2023 


Full delegate registration deadline: 21 April 2023 


Day delegate registration deadline: 26 May 2023 


Conference: 21-23 June 2023 

*there are two rounds for abstracts and decisions

***Conference registration is now open!***

Please note that this is an in-person, physical conference only.


Conference fees

Standard rate: £325

Early bird rate: £275

Student rate: £275

Day rate: £135

All fees except the day rate include the conference gala dinner and drinks reception. Accommodation is not included in the fee, but discounted university accommodation will be available.

NSEAD and InSEA members receive a 10% discount on the 3 day conference fee or 5% discount on the day rate!



School of Education

University of Exeter, UK

The conference will be held on the University of Exeter's St Luke's campus.



Please check back for conference updates!