Special newsletter issue with the conference program

Dear Colleagues and Friends,   
In this special issue you will find the conference program with the schedule and the list of the working groups. By clicking on the titles you can read the detailed workshop descriptions. Take time to make your choice and then hopefully beginning October 4th the online registration will be open. Please read also the invitation letter and the document "your collaboration is needed" where you will find some general ideas about the form and the content of this conference, which were discussed during recent IASWECE Council meetings.
Hoping that we will be able all together to gather inspirations and courage for the future at the conference!

On behalf of the IASWECE Coordinating Group
Philipp Reubke

Invitation Letter

Dear Colleagues in Steiner and Waldorf Kindergartens, Child Care Centers and Early Childhood Programs, Dear Parents and Board members,   
We would like to extend a warm invitation to the World Early Childhood Conference that will take place from April 15 - 19th in Dornach, Switzerland, in connection with the one hundredth anniversary of Waldorf Education.

This anniversary reminds us that Waldorf education has gone through a significant development already, and we can look back at the past 100 years with gratitude, thinking also of the many special people who have been so committed to this education. Read more 

Your collaboration is needed 

At the conference, social life should not only be discussed, but also practiced.
The Conference Schedule  
Practical Information
Conference fee (including lunch and dinner):
Regular fee: CHF 460. Solidarity price: CHF 550  Application for a reduction is possible until November 9th at the latest through the online registration form. We would be very pleased if you or your institution could pay the solidarity price - the more participants pay the solidarity price, the more reduced tickets and travelcost support we can award.   
Registration expected on October 4th on:  
Application for travel support: 
Apply on the online registration form. Please apply by November 19 at the latest. We will let you know by December 10th how much travel support we can offer you.  
The lectures will be held in German or English and translated simultaneously into the following languages: English/German, Chinese, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish. If required, also in Hungarian and Japanese. Please indicate when registering for which language you need a translation.  
Languages in the workshops:
The lists of workshops I and II indicate the languages the workshop leaders speak and the languages into which the workshop will be translated. In addition, you can organize a whispered translation into another language yourself with your acquaintances.  
Discussion groups (from 11 -12:30): The organizers will put you in a group in which a language is spoken that you understand. On arrival, you will be told which group you will be working in. (See information sheet: "Your cooperation is needed")
For more practical information, click here: Group accommodation, Other accomomdation, Visa, Travel directions

Resources and Recommended Reading

On this page of the IASWECE website you can find three lectures by Rudolf Steiner that we recommend as conference preparation. We have begun to collect additional texts and resources also which might be of interest concerning the conference theme. Please send us material you would recommend; we can publish it on this page. (info@iaswece.org)

How You Can Help
I ASWECE provides financial and pedagogical support to projects in order to develop and foster the quality of Waldorf early childhood education all over the world. 

NEW: International Job Applications and Vacancies

Job offers in Italy and La RĂ©union and a job application for Latin America.  Have a look on the new section for job offers on the IASWECE website


The IASWECE Newsletter is published on behalf of the IASWECE Council by Philipp Reubke, with support from Clara Aerts, Susan Howard and Lara Radysh. 

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