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AHEAD Conference 2020

Through the Looking Glass: Reflecting on Inclusion from the Boardroom to the Classroom

When: March 26th – 27th 2020

Where: Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Of interest to: Staff and students in further or higher education interested in reflecting on how to create inclusive learning environments - including disability support staff, teaching and learning professionals, frontline services staff (libraries, career placement etc.), college management, admissions and examinations.

The deadline for submissions has now passed however there will be plenty of opportunities at the conference to network and sharing information about your work.

Click here to view The AHEAD Conference Provisional Programme 2020

Click here to register for the conference


“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"

"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."

- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

To meet the needs of our increasingly diverse student populations in further and higher education, we need to recognise that inclusion is everyone’s job - from the boardroom to the classroom and everywhere in between.

All staff on campus play a role in creating the conditions to ensure that all students, including those with disabilities, are given equal opportunities to reach their full potential. Interdisciplinary approaches and universal design thinking are required to enable us to deliver enriching, accessible and engaging experiences that work for all of our learners.

This international conference will ask contributors and participants to reflect on how we can support community approaches to including our diverse learners and shine a light on good practice in further and higher education across the globe.


“What is the use of a book without pictures or conversations?

- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


Staff from AHEAD Member Institutions* €199

*Most Irish HEIs and some ETBs are members (see - ahead.ie/currentmembers)

AHEAD Non - Member Rate €299

Selected Student Contributors – Free of Charge


If your organisation is interested in the features available on our sponsorship packages please contact Christine Hynes at christine.hynes@ahead.ie for more information. 

Click here to view the Sponsorship Brochure

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