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The Inclusive Education Summit (TIES) 2018

Event Details
Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong Victoria
26 October 2018 - 28 October 2018

Overarching principles of human rights shore up a nearly 30-year history of international efforts to develop educational systems that are responsive to the needs of all.

The Inclusive Education Summit (TIES) invites the many to come together to consider educational democracy at a moment in global history where the political order fractures populations, and the displacement of socio-economic participation is displayed in every news bulletin – true, fake or otherwise. Under these conditions, the significance of academic activism, wherein diverse perspectives, methodologies and theoretical approaches are put to work to increase equity in education, has perhaps never been so stark.

TIES seeks to engage with researchers, students, education professionals and leaders, advocacy organisations, and people experiencing exclusion to consider human rights in relation to inclusive education.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Michalinos Zembylas
Open University of Cyprus

Associate Professor Susanne Gannon
Western Sydney University

Matthew Wright
Branch Manager Engagement and Inclusion, NDIA

Call for Papers

Presentations are invited that draw from the conference theme and align with one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Educational exclusion
  • Indigenous education
  • Disability and education
  • Refugee education
  • Education for children living in remote and rural areas
  • Poverty and education
  • Children living in areas of war and conflict
  • Religious and ethnic exclusion / inclusion
  • LGBPTTQQIIAA+ education
  • Education policy-making and reform

Proposal submissions close on Friday 3 August 2018.

For more inforation on how to submit a proposal, click here.


Registration includes:

  • All conference catering breaks (conference dinner tickets are to be purchased additionally)
  • Conference handbook

For prices and to register, click here.

Fore more information, visit the TIES website, or email the conference organisers at


Posted 18 July 2018