Presented by The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)
in partnership with the Department of Education, Queensland


15th - 16th March 2021
Sofitel Brisbane, 249 Turbot St
Brisbane QLD 4000
8:30am – 3:30pm
*Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided.

Live Event Registration:

Online Event Registration
(including GST)

Non Member - $250
ACEL Member - $220
*Registration includes access to Keynote Sessions only over the 2 days.

The 2021 Disability & Inclusion Conference is proudly presented by The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) in partnership with the Department of Education, Queensland.

Featuring experts and leading practitioners in the field of disability and inclusion, the Conference will focus on the ways in which educators can ensure that all students access and engage in learning.

Presentations will  explore how system leaders, school leaders and teachers can work together to ensure schools are inclusive environments; how students with disability can contribute to their own learning; and how schools can work effectively with parents, families and the wider community to ensure they are involved in their child’s education.

The Disability & Inclusion Conference offers educational leaders the opportunity to engage with experts and peers and continue the conversation around disability and inclusion so that every student can achieve success  at school.

Due to the impact and uncertainty that remains in regards to travel, the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) understands that the reach of this year's Disability and Inclusion Conference may not cover all those who wish to attend. We have now added an online registration option so you can still take part in our 2 day event held in Brisbane.

The plenary stage will be live streamed directly to your device where you can interact with our keynotes during the live Q&A sessions. Don't miss out on this powerful line-up of experts, leading practitioners and lived experiences.

The link to access the online event will be emailed to delegates prior to the event, with detailed instructions on how to access it. If you have any questions please contact [email protected] or call 02 8396 0800.


It is with immense sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Leonie Jackson on 17 January 2021. Leonie was a passionate advocate for the Deaf community and dedicated much of her life to preserving Deaf culture. She worked extensively in the disability sector in advocacy, teaching, and service delivery roles. Leonie was one of the pioneers of Deaf education and bilingual teaching in Australia, an accomplished presenter, and a dynamic community leader.

Together with our conference partners, the Department of Education Queensland, we extend our deep and sincere sympathies to Leonie’s family, friends and colleagues. With heavy hearts we share a message in Auslan with voice over from Deaf Services and the Deaf Society CEO, Brett Casey.