Here is a list of conferences related to inclusive practices in education and training

Student Voice Conference

Call for papers and registration

The International Collaboratory for Leadership in Universally Designed Education (INCLUDE) and the International Conference on Education Quality (ICEQ) are organizing the first Student Voice Conference: Student Agency and Wellness in the Remote Environment that will be held online Thursday 8th of April 2021.
The conference aims to address the main issues concerned with enabling students to make change in their learning spaces. Additionally, the conference seeks to be a platform for students to share their thoughts and experiences on the challenges they face, and the strategies they have used to overcome the Covid-19 Pandemic and the move to the remote and online environment.
Themes for the conference:

  1. Addressing wellness and academic challenges to students
  2. Addressing the importance of student agency and involvement in policy making and curriculum design
  3. The challenges but equally the opportunities posed and offered by the current situation of the new normal to activate student agency

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Abdelaziz Bendou, President of Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco
  • Professor Sarah Greer, Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Worcester University, UK
  • Ms Luigia Nicholas, Students at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Ms Zainab Mohammed Fadhil Al Harrasi, Student at Sultan Quaboos University, Al Seeb, Oman

Submission Guidelines

All submissions should be made on the google form via the link below. Submissions close 1 March 2021

Registration remains open until Friday 19th March 2021

Guidelines for formats


The video submission is an interpretation of the participants’ understanding of the theme of the conference. The video should be 2 to 3 minutes in length and the resolution must be at least 1080 pixels. The video must be submitted in one of the following formats: MP4, MOV, AVI together with a 100 word description explaining the video in Word and PDF format. The video must be in or have subtitles in English. QR code can be submitted as well. Participants’ are required to upload their video link or QR code on the Google Form.


The photo/infographic submission is an interpreted photo of the conference theme. The image should depict one of the themes that are being discussed in the conference. The photo/infographic should be 1 page and should be submitted in one of the following formats: JPEG or PNG. A 100 word description should be submitted with the photo in word and PDF format.

Virtual/ E-Poster

The virtual/e-poster is a one page poster compiled with information related to the theme of the conference. The poster should be 1 page/slide. A 2 minute video/voice over should be submitted with the poster to explain the information on the poster. The poster should be submitted in a PDF or PowerPoint format.

Oral presentation

The oral presentations will be 10 minutes each. The presenters should not write out their presentations on slides. Presentations should be simple and clear. Use the 1-6-6 rule: have only one idea per slide, 6 words per bullet, maximum 6 bullets per slide and 1 minute per slide. Oral Presentations should be in a PowerPoint and PDF format. Your PowerPoint should be between 10 to 12 slides.

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AHEAD Conference 2021

More details to come as they become available.

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Date: March 2021

Contact: Christine Hynes

Website: To be announced

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Past Conferences:

The African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability (AfriNEAD)

AFRINEAD is a disability research evidence project that has been initiated in the Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty of the University of Stellenbosch within the Centre of Rehabilitation Studies. 

THEME:DisabilityUnplugged-Beyond Conventions and Charters: what really matters to persons with disabilities in Africa

Date: 1st – 2nd December 2020




Stellenbosch University Experiential Education Conference (SUEEC)

The SUEEC offers you a unique opportunity to engage with thought-leaders, world renowned subject-matter experts and knowledge creators in the field of experiential education and social justice.

Location: Online (hosted from the Stellenbosch University)

Date: 10 – 11 November 2020



6th Annual CAST UDL Symposium: UDL Rising

The Symposium will highlight promising work that is taking place in the field and will also serve as a forum to co-create a vision for how to more explicitly develop UDL as a framework for designing equitable learning opportunities for all. Join us for a learning and networking experience filled with connected conversations that elevate our thinking around UDL Rising: Designing for Equity.

Location: Online (hosted from the USA)

Date: Wednesday, August 5 – Friday, August 7, 2020 – fully online. Additionally, CAST is offering a 2.5 hour “Introduction to UDL” pre-conference session.

Contact: Alie Berg


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Universal Design for Learning Conference

Kristianstad University proudly invites to a conference on the theme Universal Design for Learning 7-8 October 2020 in Kristianstad, Sweden. The conference is aimed at educational staff, school leaders and principals from preschool to upper secondary and adult education together with academic staff and researchers in higher education. To create a forum for educational practitioners and researchers with the aim of increasing the accessibility and learning for all students. Download the flyer in PDF format below for more details

How: Digital

Date: 7-8 October 2020

Contact: Linda Plantin Ewe


ISTE 2020 in Anaheim, CA

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2020

The ISTE Digital Leadership Summit is an integrated event at ISTE20. Interactive, relevant and topical professional learning for leaders. Featured speakers and thought leaders who are specialists in the field of education, industry and beyond.

Location: Online

Date: November 29 – December 5, 2020.

Contact: ISTE customer service



3rd international conference on Education Quality (ICEQ 2020)

This 3rd annual conference combines face to face presentations with real and virtual ones, intended to embrace educators in a variety of professional contexts, including university faculties, administrators, and research students. The conference emphasizes innovative curriculum and programming in education that includes research and scholarly inquiry about the integration of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM).

Location: Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco

Date: To be announced

Contact: Dr. Mustapha Aabi


AHEAD-conference-2020 - Through the Looking Glass


This conference includes 10 inclusion-related webinar presentations – all free and available in recorded versions. “Transformation is a key characteristic in education and the workplace as it adapts to a changing society. AHEAD is no stranger to adaption and transformation too as this year we will be welcoming you to our online Conference. We have an exciting plan to deliver 10 weeks of webinars to you as we go through the looking glass to hear from practitioners and students about inclusion in different contexts such as FET and Higher Education.”

Location: Online (hosted from Dublin, Ireland)

Date: March-May 2020

Contact: Christine Hynes



2020 UDL-IRN International Summit – ON DEMAND

This event will be a series of asynchronous and synchronous sessions that bring all of the flavor of the in-person Summit to an interactive, engaging virtual event. Be ready for UDL Talks, playgrounds, breakout sessions, and UDL content you can consume and use for months to come. This event will start June 1st-5th with both synchronous and asynchronous content and then continue as an on-demand experience for months to come.

Location: Online (hosted from the USA).

Date: June 1-5, 2020 – Live Event, with access through November 2020