About the 2021 Conference

When: 29th and 30th July 2021

Where: Waterview at Bicentennial Park

In its second year, the Illume Learning Australian Inclusive Schooling conference is an unmissable opportunity for those with an interest in and passion for inclusive education. The conference will inform, inspire, challenge and empower delegates to deepen their commitment to an inclusive education for students with disabilities.

The event will bring together Australian leaders in the field of inclusive education to share informative and engaging presentations on the philosophy, research and practice of inclusive education.


Why present

The Australian Inclusive Schooling Conference is an opportunity to share your knowledge, skills and experience with a unique audience of 350 delegates, including current and pre-service teachers, parents, therapists and school administrators.

You’ll be helping to strengthen attendees understanding of and commitment to inclusive education. Presenting at the conference also provides an opportunity to build your networks and enhance your profile as a leader in your field.


What to present on

We’re seeking submissions relevant to teachers, teacher aides, parents, therapists and school administrators.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

  • Inclusive Practices

  • Inclusive School Reform

  • Literacy and Numeracy

  • Communication

  • Technology

  • Students Wellbeing (including trauma & mental health)

  • Curriculum and Assessment

  • Universal Design for Learning

  • Home/School Relationships

  • Behaviour

Please note: submissions that focus on the promotion of commercial services will not be considered. If you have a product or service to promote, please consider becoming a sponsor or exhibitor – contact admin@illumelearning.com.au for further details.

How to present

We’re looking for original presentations that offer practical take-away tips and tools. Sessions should run for 40 minutes total, including 5-10 minutes for questions.

Presentations must:

  • Align with the definition of inclusive education as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People With Disabilities – Article 24 and General Comment No. 4

  • Focus on practical takeaways and learnings for delegates;

  • Showcase highly-successful, innovative or unique practices, frameworks, methodologies, processes or tools;



Speaker benefits

If you’re selected as a conference presenter, you’ll receive:

  • Free registration for the conference on the day of your presentation, including access to all sessions, conference resources, and catering.


Please fill out the form below to submit your interest. Call for Speakers closes on 31st January 2021. Applicants will be advised of the outcome by 28th February 2021. 

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Call for Speakers

Illume Learning is pleased to accept applications to speak at the 2021 Australian Inclusive Schooling Conference.

The Call for Speakers is open until 31st January 2021. To express your interest, please submit the form below.

We’re looking for change-makers, experts, and champions for inclusive education. We welcome applications from educators, academics, therapists, people with disability, and any other interested parties.