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Call for Abstracts

The organising Committee for the 2025 SPEVI conference warmly invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at our exciting event which will take place in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 13-15 January 2025.

We are seeking interesting, engaging, dynamic, thought provoking, educational, participatory, memorable, unique and exciting presenters who will explore a plethora of topics, ideas and research with a wide audience of educators, parents, students and others connected to and interested in the education of students with vision impairment and additional disabilities. If you're currently working on a first of its kind research project, have a great idea that will assist teachers, parents and students, have a cool product that bridges the accessibility gap or just want to brainstorm with like minded professionals, we want to hear from you!

Our conference, the largest gathering of vision professionals in the Oceania region provides presenters an ideal platform to showcase the latest trends and happenings across the sector with a guaranteed engaged and informed delegate list who will benefit from your work.

We encourage presenters to focus on any area of interest relevant to education of students with vision impairment and additional disabilities but if you are looking for ideas, you could consider our theme for the 2025 conference: "EmPOWERment through connection, inclusion and education". This conference will place emphasis on the voice of students and young people; your presentation could demonstrate voices of young people and how they shape inclusive education now and in the future. Our conference also coincides with the 70th anniversary of the first gathering of teachers of students with vision impairment in Australia, a gathering that was to transform into the SPEVI organisation we have today and ongoing celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Braille.

Being a fully hybrid event, your presentation should be maximised for enjoyment amongst a live audience and delegates tuning in online.

Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific, the world! Abstracts are welcome from anyone, anywhere!

Please use the form on this page to submit your abstract, carefully following instructions to facilitate successful receipt of your information.

Submission of an abstract does not automatically qualify it for inclusion in the 2025 SPEVI conference; all who submit abstracts will be contacted and advised as to whether they have been selected for presentation at next year's event.

The deadline for abstracts to be received by the conference organising committee is
Friday, 30 August 2024.