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Second Pan-Canadian Conference on Universal Design for Learning
Wed, 31 May 2017, 8:00 AM – Fri, 2 Jun 2017, 4:00 PM ADT
Two years ago the first Pan-Canadian Conference on Universal Design for Learning took place at McGill. It was a unanimous success and has set a precedent for regular Canadian academic gatherings to explore the development of UDL and encourage its further promotion. The interest and momentum are growing for UDL across Canada, in both K-12 and post-secondary sectors, and the time has come for UDL practitioners and advocates to come together again to exchange, showcase practices, and examine the potential for future development.
The intention of the conference is to create an opportunity for practitioners from different sectors, from across the country, to come together, exchange on UDL practices, and to share their vision for the future. The Conference also hopes to encourage an interdisciplinary dialogue and to offer participants a multi-faceted overview of current Canadian initiatives. To this end, the conference will offer, not just K-12 and post-secondary streams, but also a stream for Student Services and Student Affairs professionals, a stream specifically for Instructional Designers, and a stream showcasing the learner voice. The Conference organizers also hope to attract UDL practitioners from overseas in order to allow for an emerging International dialogue on UDL implementation and research. The theme of the conference also seeks to create a bridge between the UDL discourse and the User Experience (UX) literature, and welcomes participants from the community at large.
K-12 – Teachers and leaders
Post-secondary – Instructors and researchers
Instructional designers – within higher ed or working in the private sector
Student Services and Student Affairs – Accessibility services, services supporting Diversity, but also all units interested in the use of UDL in their interactions with service users
Format & Keynotes
The conference will open on Wednesday, May 31st in the evening with a Keynote and a short reception. Break-out sessions will take place throughout Thursday, June 1st and Friday, June 2nd. The conference will close on Friday afternoon with a Group Keynote from 3:00pm to 4:15 pm, featuring a ‘What next?’ presentation from a speaker from each stream.
Early bird (March 1 – April 15): $225
Regular (April 16 – May 15): $250
One-Day Attendee: $150