Doing School Differently, 2022 – a huge success! We came, we saw, we did School Differently! 

DSD22 was held in Adelaide, on Kaurna Country on 30 June – 1 July 2022, following the success of DSD16 in Melbourne and DSD18 on the Gold Coast, and was attended by more than 400 delegates from all over Australia, including teachers, youth workers, First Nations support workers, policy makers and researchers.

The conference was opened with a Welcome to Country by Senior Kaurna Man, Mickey Kumatpi O’Brien, who noted how the area that is now Adelaide has always been a meeting place for exchanging knowledge and learning from others.

There were four keynote presentations by:

  • Helen Connelly, Commissioner for Children and Young People in South Australia.
  • Dr Tom Brunzell, Director of Education at Berry Street.
  • Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney, University of South Australia and Dr John Davis, Riteways and Deakin University.
  • Dr Luci Pangrazio, Deakin University.

What an amazing few days! This gallery of images is only a small snapshot of the wonderful event that DSD2022 was. Thank you to those who were able to join us, in person for the long awaited return of Doing School Differently Conference. A big shout out to Uncle Mickey and his ancestors for welcoming and watching over us as we met on the lands of the Kaurna Peoples.

Rest assured we will provide more updates and insights from the Conference, but until then we want to say thank you!

Thank you to our Young People, Keynote Speakers, Presenters, Delegates, and Sponsors. Thank you for your generosity of wisdom and spirit, thank you for the joy and love you bought to the space, thank you for the connection and for reigniting our Flexi Community. We are humbled to be walking this journey with such amazing people. Thank you for ‘Doing School Differently’, we know our young people are in the best hands.

We look forward to more opportunities to connect with you!

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