Power of Potential: Sharing Experiences from Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Journeys

The 7th International Conference on Education Quality will be hosted by the University of Worcester in England from June 26th to June 28th, 2024.

International Conference on Educational Quality (ICEQ) 2023

The 6th International Conference on Education Quality: Transformational Leadership in Education was held October 25th – 27th 2023 at the Innovation City, Agadir, Morocco Sponsored by the University of Ibn Zohr and INCLUDE.

The 2023 website is available at this link.

International Conference on Educational Quality (ICEQ) MARCH 2022

Inclusion, Equality and Diversity in Education: Critical Perspectives, Global Challenges and Local Needs

ICEQ 2022 Keynotes 

Professor Mel Ainscow is an internationally recognized authority on the promotion of inclusion and equity in education. He recently led the development of a series of policy documents for UNESCO, including its ‘Guide for Ensuring Inclusion and Equity in Education’. Mel is also a consultant to an initiative organized by the Organization of American States, supporting inclusive education in nine Latin American countries. Mel’s research is acknowledged as being to the fore in the promotion of inclusion across the globe.

Associate Professor Sindile Amina Ngubane-Mokiwa specialises in researching information and communication technologies, particularly pertaining to disability and accessibility in higher education. She has published academic papers and book chapters as well as presenting at numerous international and national conferences. She is the former Deputy Director at the Advocacy and Resource Centre for Students with Disabilities and has also served as a specialist in the Curriculum Transformation Unit.  Sindile has also acted as Deputy Chairperson of Unisa Women’s Forum.   She currently leads cross-border collaborative research and community engagement projects aimed at empowering vulnerable communities.  

Dr. Timothy K. Eatman is an educational sociologist and Inaugural Dean of the Honors Living – Learning Community, a transformational organisation focused on providing continued opportunity and prosperity for all, including those who have been systematically disenfranchised by systems of inequality. Tim is a professor at Rutgers University-Newark (USA). Over his thirty-year career in academe, Tim’s research has centred on equity issues in higher education and on advancing understandings about publicly engaged scholarship in the university of the 21st century University. 

Dr. Soufiane Rouissi is Vice President of L’Université Bordeaux Montaigne (France) with responsibility for technology and digital education. He is also Head of the Master’s Degree Programme “Dispositifs numériques éducatifs” (Digital devices for learning) at the Institute of Information, Science and Communication. He holds a PhD in information science and communication and is a recognised leader of research in the field of technologies, particularly in the application of digital devices for e-learning in higher education. He has an established track record as a leader and advisor for innovation in transnational collaboration and project management.  

Student Voice Conference

Conference Themes:

  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

Location: Online

Date: 8th of April 2021

AHEAD Conference 2021

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Date: March 2021

Contact: Christine Hynes


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



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


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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