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Welcome to Doing School Differently 2022!

After the success of the 2016 and 2018 Doing School Differently conferences we are back in 2022 to give you another opportunity to advance the national conversation on practice and research in flexible and inclusive education.

Doing School Differently is the pre-eminent Australian conference for all educators, youth workers, researchers, policy makers and young people who are committed to developing and sustaining successful educational opportunities and pathways for young people who have experienced barriers to education.

For AAFIE, the health and wellbeing of our community and delegates is a priority; and we know many of you work at the coalface supporting a vulnerable group of young people nation-wide. 

Join us in Adelaide on 30 June - 01 July 2022 to add your voice to the conversation. Registrations CLOSING soon!

DSD 2022 is hosted by AAFIE: the Australian Association for Flexible and Inclusive Education. AAFIE was launched in July 2019, following strong support for this kind of peak body at DSD 16 and DSD 18. Find out more (and perhaps even become a member) by clicking here.


We have a diverse and engaging range of Keynote speakers, presentations, and workshops in the DSD2022 Program, it promises to be better than ever, you won’t want to miss a moment! View our program here! 

Covid Safety

As of Saturday, 14 May, 2022, visitors to the Adelaide Convention Centre are not required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to gain entry.

The Adelaide Convention Centre remains committed to providing a COVID Safe environment for all guests.

If you are attending Doing School Differently at the Adelaide Convention Centre we ask that you please play your part and help be COVID Safe by practising proper hand hygiene; adhering to physical distancing by maintaining 1.5m from others where possible; and staying home if you feel unwell.

Booking Covid Terms & Conditions

The Conference Planners will offer a full refund to delegates if the event is cancelled due to lockdown (SA only) or border closures (SA only). If such an event occurs where South Australia is in lockdown then the conference will be cancelled.Please note this is not applicable for other state lockdowns / closures.

Your DSD 2022 ticket and/or accommodation booking will be fully transferable to another individual for the following circumstances:

  • If you have Covid 19 and need to isolate
  • If you reside in a state other than South Australia that goes under lockdown or border closures, and you can no longer get to the DSD 2022 conference.
  • Fully transferable ticket if you have Covid or due to border closures (No refunds available) 

For more information on our Covid Safety please view our webpage 

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Doing School Differently and The Australian Association for Flexible & Inclusive Education acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country, and their connection to land, water and community. We respect the cultural authority of those who engage in our work now and into the future. We acknowledge the strengths that young people bring to flexible and inclusive learning programs, and to the Australian Community.