The 2nd International UDL Symposium

Including Every Learner: In the school, in the home, in alternative learning setting

with a keynote presentation facilitated by Allison Posey and workshops facilitated by members of the Centre for Applied Special Technology (CAST) team

Time: Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th September, 2024
Location: The Westgrove Hotel, Clane, Co Kildare

Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 2024 UDL International Symposium: Including Every Learner. You can register for the symposium here

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.

Interactive workshops and thought-provoking presentations will be facilitated by those using UDL in their practice, researchers and experts across a variety of educational and inclusion settings. Topics range from implementation of UDL, the voice of students, UDL and STEM, restorative and trauma-informed practices and UDL, and examples of UDL in practice.

This year's symposium will be an in-person event, hosted by the Westgrove Hotel on Monday September 16th and Tuesday September 17th 2024.

Registration fee is €150 and will close on the 2nd of September 2024 (please note if you are paying via invoice, all payments must be settled on or before the 1st of August 2024) to allow sufficient time for catering purposes and room allocation. Unfortunately, on-site registration during the days of the symposium cannot be catered for. All presenters at the symposium should be registered.


There are a limited number of rooms available both on Maynooth University campus, and the Westgrove Hotel for September 15th and 16th.

Maynooth University Accommodation

You may use the promotional code UDL24_02/24 to book at a discount here:

Westgrove Hotel Accommodation

You may use the promotional code 457030 to book at a discount, however please note you must contact the hotel via email or phone number to secure a booking at the following contact details:

Phone: +353 45 98 99 00



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.

Call for Proposals:

The deadline for proposal submission has been extended until the 26th of April 2024. Please see links below for Proposal Information Sheet as well as Proposal Template to be filled out (please download a copy of the Proposal Sheet to your own device prior to filling in your information)

Proposal Information Sheet

Proposal Template