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The 2017 Inclusive Education Summit

Event Details
University of South Australia - City West Campus, Bradley Forum H5-02
27 October 2017 - 29 October 2017

The Inclusive Education Summit 2017 invites us to come together to think about education at a momentous time in global history, where the world has fractured, people are displaced and we search for new research, education programmes and political leadership to restore social cohesion and rebuild school systems that may claim to be an apprenticeship in democracy. The Inclusive Education Summit invites researchers, education leaders and workers, advocacy organisations, and people experiencing exclusion to present their research or inclusive education projects on the following sub-themes: 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; LGBTQI+ Education; Education Policy-Making and Reform.


15 March > Email submissions open
17 April > Registration opens
1 June > Email submissions close
30 June > Notification of acceptance/rejection (primary contacts notified)
21 July > Speakers acknowledge receipt of notification and confirm response
1 August > Speaker ‘early bird’ registration ends
27 October > Conference starts


Professor Lani Florian
Professor Lani Florian is Bell Chair of Education at the University of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS). Her influential research on inclusive education has led to invitations from around the world to speak, conduct workshops and provide technical assistance on inclusive education projects in many countries and to international agencies including UNICEF, UNESCO, OECD, Open Society Foundations, and the Council of Europe.

Professor Michael Apple
Professor Michael Apple, University of Wisconsin at Maddison / Institute of Education – University College London. Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also holds Distinguished Professor appointments at the University of Manchester in England and Northeast Normal University in China. A former elementary and secondary school teacher and past-president of a teachers union, he has worked with educational systems, governments, universities, unions, and activist and dissident groups throughout the world to democratize educational research, policy, and practice.

Proposal submissions to be made to *Closes 1st of June 2017

For further details please see the University of SA website or contact Tahirih Ernesta at

Posted 5 April 2017