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October 8, 2023

Deadline for submission of 


Oct 8, 2023

Deadline for Dr. Marg Csapo Scholarship Fund


December 1, 2023

Notification of acceptance of 


December 1, 2023

Notification of acceptance for Dr. Marg Csapo Scholarship Fund


Jan/Feb 2024

Conference Proceedings Due


May 1, 2024

All presenters must be registered 

for conference( both online and in person)


May 2, 2024

Late Conference Fees

 18th Biennial Conference

of the International Association of Special Education 

in Conjunction with 

University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic 

June 27 Special Site visits

Conference begins June 28-July 1, 2024

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Featured Topics


  • Empowering and​ Mobilizing Youth

  • Employment

  • Transition to Adulthood

  • Living in the Community and Community-Based Services

  • Vocational Training

  • Inclusion across the Lifespan

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Inclusive Practices and Equity

  • Gender Equality

  • Vulnerable Populations

  • Life-Long Learning

  • Prejudice against People with Disabilities

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Teacher Training

  • Literacy and Numeracy

  • Parent Involvement

  • Specialized instructional and support services

  • Distance Education

  • Adult Education

  • Art, Music and Movement

  • Sex Education

  • Curriculum Design

  • Peace and Non-Violence

  • Leadership & Governance

  • Communicative Technology

  • Mental Health

  • Refugees and Disability Services

  • Health and Wellness

  • Covid 19 and its Impact on Lives of People with Disabilities

  • Retirement and End of Life for People with Disabilities

  • Digitalisation in Education


International Association of Special Education

in partnership with  the University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic 

Conference Co-Chairs IASE

Dr. Kaylynn Hall Pistorio

Mr. Daniel McCarthy

University of West Bohemia

Conference Executive:

Pavel Mentlík, Ph.D., associate professor, dean

Conference Chair:

Šárka Káňová, Ph.D.

Senior Conference Advisor:

Jan Šiška, Ph.D., associate professor

National Organising Committee Lead: Dagmar Šafránková, Ph.D.


IASE President:  

Dr. Renata Ticha, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, USA


Call for Proposals Is OPEN!

Name (Last Name/Surname)*

First Name*



Permanent Address (City, State, Province, and Country)*

Email Address*

Mobile Phone number*

List names of additional presenters*

Email/Contact Information for additional presenters*

Title of Proposal (10 words or less)*

Abstract (50 word limit)*

Length of Time to present for this Session
See Details on Session Above For Further Informtion

Focus Area(Select one)*

Topic of Presentation (select one)

Write out your full name for your certificate*

Thank you for submitting your proposal. This message will serve that your proposal has been received. You will hear from us about the outcome of your submission by Dec 1, 2023.


We thank you for your interest and dedication within the field. Any additional questions feel free to contact me at or


Proposals are to be submitted electronically to Dr. Pistorio via the website Any additional questions contact her at :

Types of Sessions Offered: Lecture, Multiple Presentation Panel , Round Table and Poster Sessions.

If your proposal is accepted, ALL individual presenters must register by May 1, 2024 to have their name(s) included in the conference program. To avoid any disappointment and having to cancel your attendance of an accepted proposal, please check the costs of travel to the Czech Republic and your ability to obtain a VISA prior to submission. IASE does not provide any stipends for travel, registration, meals and housing.

Review your proposal thoroughly before submitting. Proposals must be submitted in English. All proposals are stored in a secure database.

All proposals were due on or before October 8, 2023.

All presenters will be required to pay for their own attendance and registration fees.


The Program Chair will select proposals based on the following criteria:

(A) Importance of the Topic to the Field

(B) Usefulness to Practitioners

(C) Relevance to Learners, Families, and/or Educators of Diverse Groups

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The International Association of Special Education (IASE) 18th Biennial Conference will be held in collaboration University of West Bohemia.

IASE is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in special needs education. IASE promotes collaborative and sustained excellence between academicians and professionals from educational, business and community sectors. The aim of IASE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational, business and community sectors with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research and inclusive practices of special needs in education.


How to Donate and Support a Teacher and or Student from the Czech Republic


Don't forget we are accepting sponsorships for a teacher and or a student from the Czech Republic.  For $100 USD you can help a teacher and or student attend our upcoming conference. We are accepting donations starting this year, 2023. Get a head start toward supporting inclusive education worldwide. Just donate and continue to Raise Your Hand toward our future.  In the past our IASE members and outside donors have funded over 25 individuals who otherwise would not be able to attend our conferences.  Click on the donate button below.

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Travel Tips 

Travel tips and so much more is coming soon. We look forward to seeing you all in person!

 All convention sessions, general sessions, round tables, poster sessions,  children and young adult artwork, silent auction items and exhibits will be held at the University.



Conference Proceedings




Conference Schedule at a Glance


Registration & Fees

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Children and Young Adult 

Art Work Exhibition

The Children's Art Committee is requesting donations of art works by children and young adults for the 2024 conference in the Czech Republic

Start collecting items to donate  that are representative of your uniqueness, your culture, your creative endeavors or talents. Every item will help someone somewhere. No item is too small.  All proceeds goes to the  Marg Csapo Scholarship Fund.

Live / Silent Auction


Key Note Speakers 

Pre and Post Tours

1/2 day school tour options June 27th 

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