AADES Conference 2022 - Call for Workshop Proposals

The 2022 AADES Conference will be held in Adelaide on the 8-9 August 2022. The theme for the conference is Connect Contribute Thrive. The conference venue is the Australian National Wine Centre.

AADES is currently calling for workshop proposals and nominations for the AADES Awards. Award nomination information can be found in the Awards section of this website.

Call for Workshop Proposals

AADES is the peak organisation in Australasia representing school level online and distance learning: students, teachers, parents and communities.

The biennial conference is an opportunity to showcase open and distance learning pedagogies and practices with a focus on building connections, making contributions so that all students thrive.

We invite you to submit a proposal for an interactive workshop focused on one or more of the conference strands described below. Instructions for submitting a proposal is at the end of this overview.

  • Leading Learning & Change
  • Creating a Culture of Thinking
  • Developing Student Agency by Design
  • Making Connections
  • Making Learning Visible

Workshop information

Please note the following characteristics and expectations of interactive workshops and the team who lead them:

Workshop Content and Format
  • Workshops are expected to share the process and experiences of translating research into their context and the impact that these ideas have had their own teaching practice. 
  • Workshops should directly connect to one or more of the conference strands.
  • Workshops must be interactive, with multiple opportunities (in small groups and/or individually) for participants to discuss experiences, practice using tools, reflect on questions, make or create objects, lesson plans, get feedback, etc.  These are NOT lectures or paper presentations.
Workshop Logistics
  • Each workshop is either 60 minutes or 90 minutes long.
  • Facilitators should be willing to offer their workshop once or twice, depending on the conference needs.
  • Most workshops will have a maximum of 50 participants.
Workshops Facilitators
  • Special priority will be given to workshops proposed by K-12 teacher practitioners in AADES member schools.

The deadline for workshop proposal submissions is Friday, 10th June 2022.

Conference organisers will send out notifications about the status of proposals by mid-July.


President, AADES

Instructions to Submit a Workshop Proposal

Click the link or scan the QR code to access the online form:


The online form requests the following information:


Workshop Title:

75 character maximum; may be edited for publication

Short Session Description for the Program: 

100 words maximum; may be edited for publication

Conference Strands: 

You will be asked to choose from one of the five conference strands. Strand descriptions can be found below:

  • Leading Learning & Change
  • Creating a Culture of Thinking
  • Developing Student Agency by Design
  • Making Connections
  • Making Learning Visible

Educational Context: 

You will be asked to indicate which levels of schooling/student cohorts you are focusing on: Whole School. Primary, Middle, Senior, Alternative Learning

Detailed Description (1,500 character maximum): 

This is your opportunity to provide a more thorough description as to the content and structure of your session. Again, the information gathered during the program submission process will be used by the Programs Committee to determine proposal acceptance and to prepare conference marketing materials. You must address the following:

  • Consistency with one of the conference strands or the theme of the conference
  • How the workshop reflects new ideas,innovations, or important issues that impact online and distance learning andteaching
  • Strategies the presenter(s) will use to engage the audience and allow for audience participation or interaction
  • Clearly identified learning outcomes and clarity in purpose and content
  • Value of the session to the audience and the profession

Workshop Length preference:

60 minutes or 90 minutes long.

Presenter(s) contact information, including:

  • First and Last Name
  • Organisation/Institution Name
  • Email address
  • Position