UDL International Symposium: Learning Together June 8 and 9, 2023

Registration is closed!

Symposium Information

Symposium Documents
Schedules, Talk information, presenters’ bios and session presentations are available to you until September 2023.
Registration is in the foyer of Technology Society and Innovation (TSI) Building. Registration opens at 8.30 am for those attending the pre-conference Introduction to UDL session.
Registration will remain open until 10.45am.
Thursday June 8th 9 - 4 .30
Friday June 9th 9.30 - 3.30

Asynchronous sessions are available to watch in your own time

Symposium location
The Symposium is taking place in the Technology, Society and Innovation (TSI) Building on Maynooth University's North Campus. The best visual signpost is the Maynooth University Library. TSI is directly across the road from this. There will be signage and volunteers to assist with directions.
Free parking is available in car parks 9, 14 and 12 for the duration of the symposium. Clamping is in operation for illegal parkin. Please access parking through the Moyglare Road Gate. Parking will be signposted from the Moyglare Gate. Those staying in Maynooth University accommodation will have parking at your residence.
Our venue is wheelchair accessible, and we have asked our event and campus services teams to ensure that all areas are kept clear.  There is limited seating in the foyer with further seating spread across the two floors of the building. There are benches outside the building (in front of the car park).  Dietary requirements received by us were sent to catering. Thursday's lunch will be a hot buffet. For attendees who would like assistance there is a table reserved. If you sit at this table volunteers will come to assist you. We have requested that there be food service stations be at standing and wheelchair height. A number of tables will have space reserved for wheelchair users, but feel free to remove chairs from other tables if you wish. 
We have considered sustainability with every decision made. We are trying to reduce the amount of paper we use. Timetables and information are digital. We will not be serving bottled water and we invite you to bring you own water bottle to refill as needed at the water fountain. We will be using reusable delph for tea/coffee breaks. We will send of full sustainability statement with your other information on Tuesday June 6th. Our full sustainability statement is in our document file.
Opportunities to connect (and socialise)
We have scheduled a number of breaks to ensure everyone has an opportunity to connect.
- Please join us for a glass of wine, tea/coffee or soft drink at our Networking Reception on Thursday June 8th from 3.30 to 4.30pm.
- After hours connection.We are hoping to have seating reserved in one of our local pubs from 6.30 on Thursday June 12th

What is UDL?

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. The UDL Guidelines can be used by educators, curriculum developers, researchers, parents, and anyone else who wants to implement the UDL framework in a learning environment.  The purpose of this inaugural UDL International Conference is create an opportunity for those at all stages of their UDL journey to come together and share their learning.  We invite those using UDL in their practice, researchers, and experts across a variety of educational and inclusion settings to facilitate workshops where we can further develop our knowledge, understanding and practice of UDL.
This year's symposium will be an in-person event, hosted by Maynooth University On Thursday June 8 and Friday June 9 2023. 

There are a limited number of rooms available on campus for June 7 and 8. You may use the promotional code UDFLC_12/22 to book at a discount here: www.maynoothcampus.com
Please note all accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking. All delegates using this code will receive the conference rates. Should you not use the promotional code at the time of the enquiry then unfortunately the accommodation office cannot refund the payment as all bank transactions are paid at the time of booking. Your understanding is appreciated with this matter.
Refund Policy.
Refunds available up to 30 days prior to the symposium.

This event is led by the Department of Education with co-sponsorship from the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Department of Adult and Community Education, Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, and Maynooth University Access Programme.