Geraldine French, Early Years Consultant

The importance of collaboration and networking were two key things I took away from the UnConference. Earlyarts means you're immediately with a group of people who are all interested in the same outcomes for early years education. I could see lots of connections beginning to be made - since the UnConference, we now have a Facebook group and are sharing research. The Carousel Project was an excellent example of quality and it also highlighted the benefits of using simple materials, such as sand, water and rope. The UnConference highlighted and made me more aware of the importance of creative arts and opened my mind completely about the key things I have learned from it, ranging from settings to props - Earlyarts International UnConference 2012