The British Dyslexia Association presents Seeing Dyslexia Differently at International Conference 2018

This year marks the 11th International British Dyslexia Association (BDA) International Conference (IC) which explores research, developments and inspiration in the dyslexia and learning difficulties field.

Over 800 attendees from the worldwide academic, corporate, and public sectors are expected at this year’s international conference held at the International Centre, Telford, Shropshire from 12th -14th April 2018, making it the largest international conference and exhibition focusing on dyslexia.

More than 50 sessions are devoted to the latest trends and developments around the conference theme: Evidence to practise and back again.

Professor Susan Gathercole (Cambridge University) and BDA Chair says “Professor Susan Gathercole (Cambridge University) and BDA Academic Committee Chair says “The educational climate continues to change rapidly and our aim at the BDA is to make accessible the cutting edge of dyslexia development for our attendees. With our key sponsors Scanning Pens and Microsoft, the International Conference programme is designed to fit many different styles of learning. We offer discussions and debates, hands-on live demo zones and workshops, and have exhibitors and guests from start-ups through to the most established corporations.” 


In addition to the platform for education world leaders and organisations to showcase and discuss collaborative solutions, the IC provides an unrivalled opportunity for networking and has become a fixture on the learning difficulties and dyslexia calendar.

International Keynote speakers include

·       Professor Daniel Ansari - Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

·       Professor Simon Fisher – Director, Institute of Psycholinguistics

·       Professor John Gabrieli – London Metropolitan University

·       Professor Linnea Ehri – City University, New York

·       Professor Manuel Casanova – Chair, Childhood Neurtherapeutics

·       Professor Victor van Daal – Edge Hill University

·       Professor Susan Gathercole – Cambridge University and BDA Chair

·       Professor Amanda Kirby – University of South Wales

·       Professor Rob Savage - UCL



NEW Parents and Carers Day

A Parents’ and Carers’ event will be hosted on Saturday, alongside the conference day! This event is aimed at parents and carers of young people with dyslexia and those who have a general interest in finding out more about this learning difference. Tickets are limited and cost £20 and will offer engaging live demo’s, discussions and inspiring concepts around supporting children, what changes in SEND means for you, and legal information as well as lots more.


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