2017 UDL-IRN SUMMIT 2017

UDL-IRN Summit Goals

The UDL-IRN Summit is about active participation and design to achieve the following:

  • Identification and dissemination of models of best practice.
  • Identification and dissemination of effective implementation tools.
  • Supporting and expanding the implementation research base.
  • Fostering high-quality personnel preparation and professional development.
  • Promoting increased networking and collaboration across educational stakeholders.

The UDL Implementation Research Network (UDL-IRN) is hosting it’s 4th annual summit on Thursday, March 30 and Friday March 31, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hilton in Orlando, Florida - Pre-conference sessions available on Wednesday, March 29th. The conference center is located about 20 miles from the Orlando airport and about 10 miles from Disney World. The Florida Technology & Learning Connections (TLC) Team are partnering with the UDL-IRN for Summit 2017. The TLC Team is dedicated to providing guidelines and resources to support the implementation of Universal Design for Learning in Florida schools.

The intent of this summit is to gather practitioners, leaders, researchers, vendors, and other stakeholder from across the globe to build networks that support the implementation of UDL in preschool, K-12, and higher education. For the last three years, the UDL-IRN Summit has proved to be an excellent opportunity to build professional networks, to discuss research, and to share resources and lessons learned.  This year, the summit will continue to be a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with educational leaders, practitioners, and researchers who are actively engaged in UDL implementation efforts. In addition to UDL Talks, concurrent breakout sessions, Networking Session and Design Labs, this year we will host multiple pre-conference sessions.

Check out the Pre-Con Sessions!

This year we have some exciting pre-conference sessions.  These are opportunities to dive-deep into a particular aspect of UDL.  There are both half-day and full-day sessions.  Whether you are new to UDL or a seasoned UDL Crusader, there is a session that can meet your needs!

Recently added session - The UDL-IRN Research Committee and CAST have been busy developing a session designed to engage researchers in discussion about UDL.  This half-day session focuses on bringing researchers together to prioritize key topics regarding UDL research and moving toward creating working groups to advance research on UDL.  Check out the session description and register today!

"Some of the most fun I've had at a conference. I love the balance you've struck between playfulness and rigor, learning tons and getting inspired while having a blast.  
What a concept!"

- 2016 Summit Attendee