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AIFS 2022 Conference

June 15, 2022 - June 17, 2022

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Join thought-leaders, researchers, policy makers, practitioners and change-makers for three days of insights, inquiry and thought-provoking discussion about putting families at the centre.


Families are evolving all the time: making choices about how they live and organise their lives within the social and economic conditions affecting them. But how well do our governments, the economy and service systems put families at the centre of their decision making? And do they listen to the aspirations of families and make space for their perspectives in designing solutions intended to address their needs?


The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) 2022 Conference will imagine a future where putting families at the centre drives the work of researchers, policy makers, and service providers.


While we acknowledge the current uncertainties caused by COVID, we remain optimistic that a face to face conference will be possible in June 2022. We know there is a strong preference for a face to face conference among our past participants so we can all convene to share insights, participate in stimulating discussions, and be immersed in the latest cutting-edge research.


 We assure you that we are constantly monitoring the settings to establish what we may need to do to adapt and respond to the situation if needed.  The conference will operate in a COVID Safe manner as we are prioritising the health of participants.


Who should attend?


AIFS 2022 Conference is a must if you are a researcher or policy maker, or if you design, deliver or evaluate services for families, children and their communities.


Reasons to attend


  • Be inspired by emerging evidence and promising practice from Australia and beyond.
  • Access to a dynamic program of workshops, plenary presentations, panel discussions, e-posters and symposiums.
  • Unparalleled opportunities to network with delegates across sectors and disciplines.
  • 98% of conference attendees would recommend to others.
  • Thanks to the pandemic, it’s the first AIFS Conference since 2018!


Register here

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