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Call for Speakers

Illume Learning is pleased to accept applications to speak at the 2023 Australian Inclusive Schooling Conference.

The Call for Speakers is open until 21 October 2022. 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. We're especially interested in hearing from Australian educators who are doing great things in their inclusive schools. 

About the 2023 Conference

When: 16th and 17th March 2023

Where: Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Sydney

In its fourth 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.

The 2022 conference featured high-profile leaders including Shelley Moore, Graeme Innes, Dr Katie Novak, Dr Ross Greene, Carly Findlay and many more!

Why present

The Australian Inclusive Schooling Conference is an opportunity to share your knowledge, skills and experience with a unique audience, 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, and centred around the following topics:​

  • Inclusion and inclusive education in practice

  • Inclusive leadership and change

  • Student voice

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 – contact us at for further details.

How to present

We’re looking for original presentations that offer practical take-away tips and tools.

Successful applicants will be invited to present a 45 minute concurrent session, 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:

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


Please fill out the form linked below to submit your interest. Call for Speakers closes on 21 October 2022.

Successful applicants will be notified by 31 October 2022. 

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