2022 ADEC Conference

ADEC 2022

Friday September 30 – Sunday October 2, 2022

Friday from 12 noon Join us for some school community events, Afternoon Concert, Welcome dinner
Saturday Conference Day 1 ~ Plenary (Petter Hutton, Future Schools), Panel, Workshops
Sunday Conference Day 2 ~ Panel, Open Space, possible Workshops
Monday Optional Post Conference Activity: Explore the Huon
Jump on our school bus and explore the beautiful Huon Valley with us. Please note this will incur an additional cost for food and drinks and wine tasting along the way.


TOPICS (May include but not be limited to…)

  • Plenary: “What is the role of small independent schools in the current Australian context?”
    What are our points of difference when the mainstream is also pushing for innovation and student empowerment?
  • Panel: “During and after leaving school: How do we determine what success looks like for a student of our schools?”
    What does it mean to be successful…and how do we measure success in an alternative school context? What values are informing the question? A panel of reflections and questions for alumni, independent schools specialists, current students, parents and educators.
  • Panel: Secondary schooling in our contexts
  • “Group Topic”: the power of the oral narrative in integrated curriculum
  • Kitchen garden and permaculture: catering and cooking at our schools
  • Outdoor Ed in the alternative context
  • Gender diversity and inclusion in schools

Fun skills to take home: circus play, damper making in the bush, Tassie timber woodwork session, singing with kids…

Open space opportunities to bring your own workshop

*TBC: We are interested in your expressions of interest in running or participating in these or additional sessions 🙂



The conference will be taking place at Peregrine, nestled in the Huon Valley, 35 mins south of Hobart.

Basic accommodation is available on site (camping or in the school buildings), billeting can be arranged, or arrange your own private accommodation options.

Transport to and from the event can be supported with our two school buses.  Please let us know if you will need assistance in getting to and from the airport and/or your accommodation.


Full Conference Registration (including meals and all activities) $180
Early Bird Rate $150
Early Bird – ADEC Members and Tertiary Students $130
School Students (5 – 18 years) $50
Day Rate $100

Early bird registrations closing August 12


Registration Form

Come and join us for a weekend of sharing and learning with new and old friends!