The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) eighth national inclusion and disability conference is proudly presented in collaboration with the Northern Territory Department of Education in Darwin, 30-31 May 2024.

We are inspired by The Alice Springs Mparntwe Education Declaration’s goal of providing “all young Australians with access to high-quality education that is inclusive and free from any form of discrimination” ensuring that they “have a sense of belonging, purpose and meaning that enable them to thrive in their learning environment.”

Our core purpose has been always to provide significant learning and networking opportunities to support educators, educational leaders, interagency providers and communities who work relentlessly with students to enhance their life chances and learning outcomes. The importance of belonging, engagement and access to an inclusive and equitable education are threads that run through these conferences to ensure a strong focus on concrete and practical issues pertaining to inclusion and disability with participants walking away with new knowledge, skills, practical insights, and connections that have a lasting impact on their role and context.

Together with experts, researchers, policy makers, leading practitioners and those accessing life with disabilities, we look forward to sharing with you insights and showcasing ways in which leaders, educators, and support specialists can make practical change work within their school and community environments so that every young person enters and leaves school with a sense of belonging, ownership and success.



Conference sub-themes and provocations have been designed to represent our interconnectedness as we work towards building a strong, inclusive and culturally responsive environment including:


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Date: Thu 30 - 31 May 2024
Time: 8am – 5pm
Location: Darwin Convention Centre

(valid until 29 February 2024)
ACEL Member:
$945 $850
$995 $900

Group Rates (3+):
ACEL Member:
$885 $780 per person
$935 $840 per person

Combine and save with ACEL Membership:
Bundle your registration with 1yr ACEL Membership
when you choose our combine and save package.
You pay Member price registration plus $160 ACEL Membership (normally $205)

International delegates - Save 30% off the prevailing individual registration rate!
(not applicable for group registration rates)

Please email [email protected] directly for group or international registrations.



Why Exhibit at/Sponsor the Conference?
✓ Exposure at the premier National Inclusion & Disability Conference in Australia for educational leaders
✓ Showcase your products and services to the top senior educators, principals, department heads and school leaders.
✓ Engage with potential clients and strengthen your relationship with existing ones.
✓ Sponsorship packages deliver exposure pre/during and post conference across onsite, direct, social media and digital. Deliver your message to conference attendees but also ACEL Membership and full databases.
✓ Access to ACEL database and delegate listing.
✓ Elevate your brand in the education industry.