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UDL-Con: International

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This year, for the first time, CAST’s Annual Symposium and the UDL-IRN Summit are joining forces to create the world’s largest International UDL Convention. We are excited to bring together these two events to develop and explore how UDL can be used around the world to break down barriers to learning. 

This year’s UDL-Con: International will be held online and in-person at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for addressing the educational needs of diverse and variable learners in many settings across many stages of life. It is a means to eradicate persistent inequities in education, informed by the educators who use it and their students.

Conference Goals

By engaging in online and in-person sessions that encourage innovative ideas, systematic thinking, and application of theory to practice, participants will:

  • Explore the unique ways UDL can enhance and improve the most cutting-edge practices in education today.

  • Be inspired to use UDL as a framework for designing and pulling together multiple initiatives across a school, university, or workplace.

  • Consider the crosswalks of UDL and other promising educational frameworks.

  • Imagine innovative policies and practices that complement and advance the goals of UDL.

  • Challenge their own assumptions about teaching, instructional, and learning.

Call for Proposals 

We are inviting experts across a variety of fields to explore more deeply the ways in which UDL can be used to improve the future of learning. We hope to both highlight the promising ways that UDL has already made great practices even better and to co-create systemic changes that ensure that all learners can thrive.

*All proposals are due by Friday, January 19, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PST (translate to your time zone).

Learn more and submit your proposal

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