Institute of Education


Inclusive and Supportive Education Conference (ISEC 2020)

03 August 2021–05 August 2021, 9:00 am–4:00 pm

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We are sorry that the ISEC 2020 conference has been postponed. It will now take place on Tuesday 3 August to Thursday 5 August 2021.

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ISEC 2020


UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
20 Bedford Way

The 9th Inclusive and Supportive Education Conference is underpinned by the theme 'closing the research to practice gap'. It will be held in London and is hosted by the UCL Centre for Inclusive Education in partnership with the National Association of Special Educational Needs (NASEN).

This international conference is centered around knowledge exchange with a particular focus on evidence-informed inclusive practice in education. Attendees will explore new perspectives on how to translate academic enquiry into practical, workable strategies with which educators can support the lives of children and young people living with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The conference will explore the interrelationship between researchers, educational practitioners and parents examining the unique role each has in applying theory to practice and creating environments for a lasting and positive change.

Who is ISEC 2020 for?

ISEC 2020 is primarily a research conference, but anybody with an interest in inclusion, special educational needs or disability is warmly welcomed. The conference will be particularly relevant for academics, students, school teachers, educational psychologists and other health/education professionals. Young people and their families are also encouraged to participate, and there will be a social programme running in parallel to the academic programme.

What will the outcomes of ISEC 2020 be?

ISEC 2020 is an opportunity for international knowledge mobilisation and exchange across professional communities of practice.  Those attending will explore the evidence base for inclusive practice across a broad range of contexts and will have the opportunity to build new partnerships as they reflect one of the greatest challenges of our time: inclusion.