RECE International Conference   History

Brief History and Timeline

The first Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Research, Theory and Practice Conference (RECE) was held in Madison, Wisconsin in 1991. Since that time, conferences have been held in locations across the U.S. and in Australia, Norway, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Palestine, UK, Canada and Kenya (See RECE Lines in Time and History on the RECE Wiki for additional history and information. and the Conference Archives page on this site for conference programs, proceedings and photographs). A full listing of each RECE Conference is available below:


1991 Madison, WI • USA University of Wisconsin - Madison
1992 Chicago, IL • USA University of Illinois-Chicago & National Luis University
1993 Ann Arbor, MI • USA University of Michigan
1994 Durham, NH • USA University of New Hampshire
1995 Santa Rosa, CA • USA Sonoma State University
1996 Madison, WI • USA University of Wisconsin - Madison
1997-8 Honolulu, HI • USA University of Hawai'i Manoa
1999 Columbus, OH • USA Ohio State University
2000 Brisbane • Australia Queensland University of Technology
2001 New York, NY • USA Bank Street College, NYU, & Teachers College - Columbia
2003 Tempe, AZ • USA Arizona State University
2004 Oslo • Norway Oslo University College
2005 Madison, WI • USA University of Wisconsin - Madison
2006 Rotorua • New Zealand University of Waikato
2007 Hong Kong • China The Hong Kong Institute of Education
2008 Victoria, BC • Canada University of Victoria
2009 Bethlehem City • Palestine International Center of Bethlehem
2010 Dalton, GA • USA Dalton State College
2011 London • UK University of East London
2012 State College, PA • USA Penn State University
2013 Nairobi • Kenya Kenyatta University
2014 Kent, OH • USA Kent State University
2015 Dublin • Ireland Blanchardstown Institute of Technology
2016 Taupo • New Zealand
2017 Toronto • Canada School of Early Childhood Studies Ryerson University
2018 Copenhagen • Denmark The Danish Center for Research in Early Childhood Education and Care
2019 Las Cruces, NM • Canada New Mexico State University