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The 7th Annual CAST UDL Symposium: The Future Designed

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Dates
Wednesday, July 28 – Friday, July 30, 2021

2020 was a year for the history books, challenging us to make unexpected changes quickly. We also confirmed that dramatic change in teaching and learning is possible. But 2020 also illuminated barriers to learning like never before. How do we ensure that the future is intentionally planned in a way that achieves the outcomes we hope for?

The 7th Annual CAST UDL Symposium will highlight promising work taking place in the field and will also serve as a forum to think about how we can begin to intentionally design for a better future right now. This year's event is not about UDL as it has always been. It is about the dramatic changes that we hope to see in the future and the innovations that can lead us there. Join us for a virtual learning and networking experience filled with connected conversations that elevate our thinking around UDL and the future designed.

By engaging in remote sessions that encourage innovative ideas, systemic thinking, and application of theory to practice, participants will:

  • imagine new ways to improve the future of learning
  • be inspired to lead innovative change in our unique settings
  • examine how we unconsciously support systems that enable and reinforce barriers to equitable learning opportunities, along with strategies to minimize those barriers
  • challenge assumptions about schooling and learning for all

Planning your week of learning? Make sure to check out our Schedule At-A-Glance!

CAST is not responsible for the content of the presentations. Views of the presenters are their own.

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Can't Get Enough UDL?

For the first time ever, bundle your 2021 CAST UDL Symposium and UDL-IRN Summit tickets at a reduced price! For $398, you can experience the two largest UDL events of the year. Just choose Symposium & Summit Bundle at checkout.

Ticket Purchase Information

Paying with a Purchase Order: If you are paying for your Symposium ticket with an invoice, Purchase Orders must be submitted at the time of registration to submit your order successfully. All Purchase Orders should be uploaded to the Purchase Order Submission Form at the time of registration.

Tuition Refund Policy: Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the event date will not be charged. Cancellations made within 30 days – 7 days in advance of the event date will be charged $100. There will be no refund issued for cancellations made within 7 days of the event.

Schedule At-A-Glance

All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4).

Wednesday, July 28

  • 10:45 – 11:00 AM ET: Welcome Session & Opening
  • 11:00 – 11:30 AM ET: Keynote Session
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET: Optional Breakout Session (Reflect & Connect on Keynote)
  • 12:00 – 12:50 PM ET: Break
  • 12:50 – 1:50 PM ET: Live Sessions
  • 1:20 – 2:10 PM ET: Break
  • 2:10 – 3:10 PM ET: Live Sessions
  • 3:10 – 4:00 PM ET: Break
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET: Choose from Multiple Pre-Recorded Sessions

Thursday, July 29

  • 10:45 – 11:00 AM ET: Welcome Session
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET: Keynote Session
  • 12:00 – 12:50 PM ET: Break
  • 12:50 – 1:50 PM ET: Live Sessions
  • 1:20 – 2:10 PM ET: Break
  • 2:10 – 3:10 PM ET: Live Sessions
  • 3:10 – 4:00 PM ET: Break
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET: Choose from Multiple Pre-Recorded Sessions

Friday, July 30

  • 10:45 – 11:00 AM ET: Welcome Session
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET: Keynote Session
  • 12:00 – 12:50 PM ET: Break
  • 12:50 – 1:50 PM ET: Live Sessions
  • 1:20 – 2:10 PM ET: Break
  • 2:10 – 3:10 PM ET: Live Sessions
  • 3:10 – 4:00 PM ET: Break
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET: Closing Keynote
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