Doing School Differently is back in 2024!

After the success of the 2016, 2018 and 2022 Doing School Differently conferences we are back in 2024 to give you another opportunity to advance the national conversation on practice and research in flexible and inclusive education. We are excited to deliver Doing School Differently on the lands of the Turrbul and the Yuggera/Jagera peoples who are the Traditional Custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane). We recognise their ongoing connection to land, waters and community. We acknowledge that this land has always been a place of learning, and we pay our respects and acknowledge the elders, past, present and emerging.

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.

Join us in Meanjin (Brisbane) on 20 – 21 June 2024 at the Sofitel Hotel to add your voice to the conversation. 

Registration to attend DSD2024 are OPEN! We also have some great Super Early Bird and accommodation deals! Click here for registration information 

We are delighted to announce our incredible line up of Keynote Presenters – click here to see the line up of keynote presenters.

Dr. Ross Greene, Dr. Tom Brunzell, Dr. Iain Matheson, Associate Professor Marnee Shay and Carolyn Blanden.

We are also now calling for abstracts for a range of types of presentations, to share knowledge and insights about flexible and inclusive education with others working, studying or researching in this sector.

Abstracts are due by 10 November, and we will let you know if your submission was successful in week of 4 December.

If you would like to be part of DSD2024 as a presenter, please click here for more information.

We hope you can join us for some DSD fun!

If you have any questions regarding DSD2024, you can contact our team at the Conference Planners at

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