List of conferences related to inclusive practices in education and training

Student Voice Conference – April 8 2021, 10:00 – 18:00 MST

Student Voice Conference (Full Program)

Registration open through April 7, 2021 – Free registration here

You are invited to the inaugural online Student Voice Conference: Student Agency and Wellness in the Remote Environment hosted by The International Collaboratory for Leadership in Universally Designed Education (INCLUDE) and the International Conference on Education Quality(ICEQ).

The conference aims to reveal and share how learners make positive changes in their learning environments. Additionally, the conference seeks to provide a platform for students to share their thoughts and experiences on the challenges they have faced, and the strategies they have used to access learning during the Covid-19 Pandemic which caused a global move to remote, online, and blended learning environments in Higher Education.
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 Abdelaziz Bendou

Professor Bendou is President of Ibn Zohr University, Agadir-Morocco. He started his university career in the field of Energy and Systems Modelling. He has acted as Vice-Dean of the School of Engineering, Dean of the Business School, University VicePresident for Scientific Research. Professor Bendou has also directed a number of faculty, course and student development cooperation research projects such as « Métiers du conseil » under the Tempus Meda programme; Erasmus Mundus Partnerships Project; University Network for Business and Administration; Erasmus Plus Project, INSTART- “Euro- African Network of Excellence for Entrepreneurship and Innovation”.

Professor Sarah Greer, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Worcester University, UK

Professor Sarah Greer

Professor Sarah Greer is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost of the University of Worcester. A former barrister, Sarah has held a range of leadership and academic roles across universities, private and public sector organisations. Sarah is a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and continues to publish on a range of legal areas. She has also held a number of public appointments in England and Wales, including most recently as a General Commissioner for the Disabled Students’ Commission.

Ms Luigia Nicholas, Students at Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Ms. Luigia Nicholas

Luigia Nicholas is a Postgraduate Tax Law Candidate at Stellenbosch University (StU) in the Western Cape, South Africa. She completed her Bachelors of Commerce degree in Business Management at (StU) in 2019. She is a Steering Group Member for INCLUDE. She is the Deputy Chairperson of the National Disabilities Sub-Committee a division of the South African Union of Students and the Special Needs Manager on the Student Representatives Council at StU. She is a student assistant and student mentor at the Disability Unit in the Centre for Student Counselling and Development at StU. In 2020, she received a South Africa 100 Shining Star Award from „Inside Education‟ and a Rector‟s Award for Excellence in Social Impact from StU for her work in disability awareness.

Ms Zainab Mohammed Fadhil Al Shidhani, Student at Sultan Quaboos University, Al Seeb, Oman

Ms Zainab Al Shidhani

Zainab is a student in the PhD program in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Houston, USA. She worked as a teaching assistant and then as a lecturer in Educational Technology at the Sultan Qaboos, Oman University since 2009.  Through her academic journey, she participated in different student and professional committees and organizations. Recently, she won the award of outstanding practice by a student in Educational Technology in an international setting by the Association for Communication and Educational Technology (ACET)

Conference Presentations

Higher education students from around the world have been invited to submit presentations focusing on the theme of the conference, Student Agency and Wellness in the Remote Environment. These presentations will take different forms during the conference – videos, infographics, pictures, virtual e-posters, and oral presentations. Come and see and listen and take part in this inaugural student-focused Student Voice Conference.

Registration is open through Friday 19th March 2021 at


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


udl-HKR-Sweden - conference logo

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