International Association of Special Education

Fostering a Global Exchange of Ideas and Information

15th Biennial Conference Perth, Australia June 25-29, 2017

"Addressing the Exceptional Needs of the Whole Child and Young Adult: Embracing the Future."


IASE will be celebrating 30 years of achievement in Perth, Australia

in collaboration with

 Curtin and Edith Cowan Universities and the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia

.  Please join us and celebrate our successes over the years.

  Registration is still open and our conference schedule will be posted soon. We are very excited to be featuring special  Perth  'showcase sessions' along with our concurrent sessions, Round table/poster sessions, our children and adult artwork, silent and live auction,  and a few surprises along the way. 

Don't miss this once in a life time 'Down under' experience!  See everyone in Perth soon.  You have until May 1st to register.



14th Biennial Conference
Wroclaw, Poland
June 21- 25, 2015

 "New Dimensions Toward Education, Advocacy and Collaboration 

                              for Individuals with Special Needs"


IASE returned to Poland for our 14th Biennial Conference in collaboration with the University of Lower Silesia.  Conference Co-Chairs, Dr. James Chapple (Ashland University, Ohio, USA) and Professor Malgorzata Sekulowicz (University of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, Poland) welcomed 290 delegates from 31 countries who enjoyed four days of engaging conversations and generous Polish hospitality.



Special Thanks to Prof.Malgorzata Sekulowicz and Agnieszka Sekulowicz and their Local Arrangement Team for making this video.



Click here for some highlights of the 14th Biennial Conference.


13th Biennial Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
July 7 - 11, 2013

"The Bridge from Segregation to Inclusion .... 

A Long Journey"

We were excited to return to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada for our 13th Biennial Conference.  UBC was the host for our very first biennial conference back on May 17-20, 1989. 


At our 13th biennial conference, more than 300 delegates from 35 countries gathered for four days of professional discussions starting with a breath-taking welcoming reception at the Museum of Anthropology followed by an exuberant Gala dinner with entertainment from Theater Terrific, the live auction and spontaneous dancing.


 Click here to take a look at some of the highlights of the 13th Biennial Conference and to read some of the Keynote presentations.

12th Biennial Conference, 2011
Windhoek, Namibia

"Educating Every Learner, Every Day: A Global Responsibility"

IASE returned to southern Africa for our 12th Biennial Conference.  

The conference was held in collaboration with the University of Namibia in Windhoek, Namibia from July 10 - 14, 2011.  215 international delegates from thirty countries were joined by 130 Namibian teachers and administrators for four engaging and diverse days of lectures, round table conversations, poster sessions and panel discussions.   It was a celebration of our important work with individuals identified with special needs.

Click here to take a look at some of the highlights of the 12th Biennial Conference and to read some of the Keynote presentations.

Past Biennial Conferences

14th (2015) - Wroclaw, Poland

13th (2013) - Vancouver, Canada

12th (2011) - Windhoek, Namibia

11th (2009) - Alicante, Spain

10th (2007) - Hong Kong, China

9th (2005 - Halifax, Canada

8th (2003) - canceled due to flu epidemic

7th (2001) - Warsaw, Poland

6th (1999) - Sydney, Australia

5th (1997) - Cape Town, South Africa

4th (1995) - Brighton, England

3rd (1993) - Vienna, Austria

2nd (1991) - Milwaukee, USA

1st ( 1989) - Vancouver, Canada

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