Parent Summit 2019

Register for Parents First – Parent Summit 2019 here

Parents International is holding a scientific conference combined with a marketplace of inspiring practices providing meeting, showcasing and networking opportunities for researchers, parent leaders, practitioners working with or for parents and representatives of the media on 3/6 November 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

The Summit will focus on parents as primary educators, the first and most impacting educators of their children, and will tackle the topics of parental roles, responsibilities, needs and challenges. The event will have a strong focus on equity, and thus put a major emphasis on holistic, lifelong learning approaches to empower disadvantaged parents.

Parent Summit 2019 is organised in cooperation with KinderUni Wien, the Children’s University of Vienna.

Registration is now open.

Detailed conference programme is available here.

Confirmed keynote speakers

Janet Goodall
Janet Goodall EdD
on parental engagement in children’s learning
Sonia Livingstone
Prof. Sonia Livingstone
on parenting in the digital age
miquel angel essomba
Prof. Miquel Angel Essomba Gelabert
on municipalities engaging parents

Cheng Xuegin
Cheng Xueqin
on Anji Play – how to convince parents of the benefits of adventurous play and engage them in it
Renate Heinisch
on Intergenerational learning

Participation fees

Full conference participation (Day 1 to 3), including dinner on Sunday
Regular rate EUR 460
Early bird rate EUR 380
Student rate EUR 200 – excluding dinner

Day 1 – without dinner
Regular rate EUR 80
Early bird rate EUR 65
Student rate EUR 40
Dinner EUR 40

Day 2 or Day 3
Regular rate EUR 170
Early bird rate EUR 145
Student rate EUR 90

Dinner on Monday
EUR 38

A limited number of spaces are available for a discounted rate thanks to our sponsors. You can apply for a reduction of up to 50% by sending an e-mail explaining your request for a reduction to office[at]

Students should send a copy of their student ID card to office[at] to be eligible for the advertised student rate.


Hotel Novotel Wien Hauptbahnhof offers a limited number of rooms for the rate of EUR 129 per night. This will be the venue of the event on 4-6 November. To take advantage of this price, please book with the hotel directly using the promo code ‘parent summit‘. The offer is valid until 15 September 2019.