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May 2, 2024

Late Conference Fees

Planning For this Conference

Conference Proceedings

Extended to Feb. 15, 2024

If you need a visa to enter the Czech Republic, please click on link above.  The sooner we receive your details, the quicker we can process and send your personalized invitation letter.


Accommodations and Travel 


Key Note Speakers 

Live / Silent Auction

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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. 

It is never to early to begin your Spring cleaning....remember "we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill.

Funds for 2024 will be supporting international scholars from around the globe! This year we are supporting 10 scholars.

All proceeds goes to the  Marg Csapo Scholarship Fund.

School and Agency Visits

June 27th 



Dear IASE 2024 Delegates,


Should you wish to participate in our pre-conference site visits, on Wednesday June 27, 2024,  click on link marked Site visits below to find a list of suggested onsite settings, including schools or social services settings, provided within the city of Pilsen or nearby.

We have organized nine different site visit options, each with the capacity of 5 people max and each named by a different color for better orientation. Participants will gather at a pre-arranged meeting point, the well-known and still glorified Memorial called "Thank you America," (íky,_Ameriko!#/map/0) located at Americká Street, on behalf of those who liberated our city in 1945.

You will be accompanied by our experienced guides on both visits, and translation into Czech will be provided.  Review your choices by clicking on Site Visits .Then sign up here!

Children and Young Adult 

Art Work Exhibition

The "Inclusion Collection" at the IASE conference comprises five distinctly curated exhibitions, poised to showcase a compelling theme while emphasizing distinct perspectives. Leading the showcase is "My Life," a presentation by Art for All from the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota, United States.This exhibition eloquently captures the journeys of transition students from the Czech Republic and the United States, utilizing evocative photographs to document their daily lives and articulate their dreams for the future.

Do not miss this new feature of our IASE Conference!

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, 2024. 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.  We will connect you with the educator or student you sponsored too!  

Click on the donate button below.

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Daniel McCarthy shown above with three amazing educators from the Czech Republic.

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Call for Proposals Is Closed!

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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. Kalynn 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

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*

Thanks for submitting!


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.


Registration & Fees 


Click on Box to  get to payment



Join IASE 18th Biennial Conference

In Conjunction with

The University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

June 27th Pre-conference Site visits 

June 28th -July 1, 2024 Conference

Every two years  professionals from around the world come together to promote collaboration, research, exchange of information and advocacy to those who provide support and services for individuals with disabilities.


Please note your registration includes the gala dinner.  For an extra ticket the cost is 40 USD. 

Don't miss out.  Register today!


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.


Hotel Information


Travel and Sightseeing around Czech Republic


In and Around Pilsen

VISA Information

International Association of Special Education

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