25th International RECE Conference

Finding a Home in the World: Migration, Indigeneity, and Citizenship

Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada • October 24 –27, 2017
Preconference workshops and preschool visits • October 23-24

RECE CFP Toronto

2017 RECE Conference

The theme of this year's conference is Finding a Home in the World: Migration, Indigeneity, and Citizenship. Recent events shine new light on a familiar theme – the wrenching displacement of large populations because of war, violence, religious persecution, poverty, environmental disasters, and human-made climate change.

Accomodation and Registration Information


Conference accommodation at a special rate is available at the Marriott Courtyard Toronto Downtown. Conference locations are within walking distance of the hotel. The opening reception and conference dinner will be held at the hotel. We encourage conference participants to stay at this hotel to build a conference community.

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Conference Registration Cost
Early bird registration – EXTENDED to August 1, 2017 $275.00 + $35.75 HST = $310.75 CDN
Students and Practitioners $180.00 + $23.40 HST = $203.40 CDN
Standard registration – After August 1, 2017 $350.00 plus 13% HST

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Preconference Workshops and Tours


Opening Doors to Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Care and Education: A Conference Primer for Undergraduate Students

Monday, October 23, 2017
9:00 AM -4:00 PM

RECE 2017 is offering a preconference opportunity for undergraduate students. In this session, participants will be introduced to reconceptualizing early childhood care and education locally and globally. This is a transformative opportunity to meet International scholars, and to actively engage with current ideas that challenge preconceived notions of child development and education. This will be an opportunity for undergraduate attendees to experience a critically knowing community of practice as co-learners with peers and faculty from several academic institutions.

For further information please contact darcey.dachyshyn@senecacollege.ca


Ready to Submit: A Pre-conference Writers Workshop

Monday, October 23, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The goal of this pre-conference workshop is to help participants prepare manuscripts for submission to publications including scholarly journals, broad circulation print media, and online websites. In contrast to the ad hoc feedback style of conference sessions, advance preparation for the workshop will allow for discussion grounded in close readings of texts. The workshop welcomes participants who write in a range of genres including traditional scholarship, memoir, and personal/opinion essay.

The seminar is open to anyone who is registered for the Conference. It is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. If you are selected you will be making a commitment to:

  1. Submit a finished draft of a paper by Monday, September 25, 4 weeks prior to the start of the Conference. This paper will be shared with other participants in the workshop;
  2. Do close readings of 4 papers and be prepared to actively participate in discussion of them;
  3. Read one of three short books — Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida; Mark Doty, On Description; Vivian Gornick, The Situation and the Story.

Please submit a request to participate no later than August 15 to jsilin@optonline.net. Include your name, affiliation, title of the paper you would like to submit for feedback, and 100-word abstract.

Jonathan Silin is the editor-in-chief, the Occasional Paper Series, Bank Street College of Education and a fellow at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto. His scholarship has appeared in numerous journals and his personal essays in The New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education and Education Week. He is the author/editor of 4 books including Early Childhood, Aging and the Life Span: Mapping Common Ground to appear winter, 2018 from Palgrave Macmillan.

In 2014 Jonathan Silin received the Block Distinguished Career Award from the Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference.

A Dialogue: RECE as Home and Displacement - Personal/Political/Professional Histories

Monday, October 23, 2017
7:00 PM -9:00 PM

The current global political climate, which displaces families and children, beckons us to learn from those who have rooted themselves and their work through RECE for the past 30-years. As such, this session will engage a dialogue between Marianne Bloch, Jonathan Silin, Gaile Cannella, Shirley Kessler, and Beth Swadener around the question: How has RECE served as a place of belonging for your work? Drawing from life history and life narrative methods, the session will illuminate how telling stories can provide a window through which emerging and early career RECE scholars can see themselves and their work.

For further information please contact marianne.bloch@gmail.com



Tuesday, October 24, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Choose one of the following:

  • University Early Learning Lab School
  • Adult and Child Language Program for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
  • George Brown College Lab School Located in a Community Elementary School

For further information please contact rlangford@ryerson.ca


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Apply for a Travel Scholarship

If you are a graduate student or colleague from the Global South who has been accepted to present at the 25th RECE conference and have not yet secured full travel funding, you may apply for a small travel scholarship. Criteria include travel distance and funds already secured, with graduate students having priority. The amount awarded will be dependent upon the funds raised online for the RECE scholarship fund.