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2023 Highlights

Every two years EKO hosts this pinnacle event for the child development sector and the largest gathering of professionals and stakeholders from Ontario and across Canada.

Last year’s event featured an incredible lineup of speakers including Harvard University’s Dr. Stuart Albom, Actor, Writer, LGBTQ Activist and Disability Advocate Ryan O’Connell, and Developmental Pediatricians and Scientists Dr. Melanie Penner and Dr. Ripudaman Minhas; colleagues from Ontario and beyond shared their experience and wisdom; and delegates made meaningful connections across two days of programming, networking and after-hours celebrations.


EKO Springposium 2025





The 2023 EKO Spring Symposium featured:

  • 300delegates
  • 2days
  • 3in-person keynotes
  • 1advance online keynote
  • 30concurrent Sessions
  • 19posters
  • 20hours of content
  • 430,000social media reach
  • 70expert Speakers and Panelists
  • 1people’s choice award for best poster
  • 11 runner up for best poster
  • 9tribute award recipients
  • 100schmooza palooza networkers
  • 9tribute award recipients
  • 80dB+noise level of the schmooza palooza

That’s thousands of opportunities for your organization’s name to be shared with #EKOSS2025.

Become an EKO Spring Symposium Partner

Join Canada’s unrivaled child development conference, where 350 leaders, clinicians, researchers, students and trainees, policymakers, families and youth, influencers and champions will come together to inspire and inform, equipping change agents to take strategic action to address challenges related to integrated care, health equity, accessibility, and inclusion—all to ensure kids with disabilities and developmental differences live their best lives.

EKO has a track record of hosting a remarkable gathering that attracts leaders, innovators, up- and-coming professionals, and sought-after speakers.

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