March 16 │ Exupery International School

The Future of
Inclusive Education
Conference

March 16 │ Exupery International School

The Future of
Inclusive Education
Conference

  • Date of Conference
    Date: 16 March 2024
    Time: 10 am - 4.30 pm
    Registration: opens from 9.30 am
  • Venue

    Exupery International School
    Jaunā iela 10, Piņķi, Latvia
  • Working Languages
    English, Latvian, Russian
  • Participation fee

    Free of charge
  • Date of Conference
    Date: 16 March 2024
    Time: 10 am - 4.30 pm
    Registration: opens from 9.30 am
  • Venue

    Exupery International School
    Jaunā iela 10, Piņķi, Latvia
  • Working Languages
    English, Latvian, Russian
  • Participation fee
    Free of charge
  • Date of Conference
    Date: 16 March 2024
    Time: 10 am - 4.30 pm
    Registration: opens from 9.30 am
  • Venue
    Exupery International School
    Jaunā iela 10, Piņķi, Latvia
  • Working Languages
    English, Latvian, Russian
  • Participation fee
    Free of charge
Embracing inclusivity today isn't just essential; it's the cornerstone of shaping the better future of education, ensuring every student, regardless of their background or individual abilities, has their seat at the table. Join our transformative conference, where experienced professionals, dedicated educators, and passionate parents converge to explore, connect, and champion an accessible education.
We are thrilled to see such incredible interest in our conference, but we have now reached our maximum capacity and closed the registration.

You can still join our waiting list by filling out the online form here, and we will notify you if new spots become available. Thank you for your interest and understanding!
Important Update: Conference Registration

About the Conference

Cultivating Inclusive Schools is not just a conference; it's a movement towards creating learning environments where every student, regardless of their unique needs, can truly succeed and thrive. Open to teachers from the state, private, and international sectors, as well as parents, this conference aims to equip attendees with practical tools, innovative strategies, and deeper understanding.
foster inclusive learning environments: join the inclusive education conference

Key Conference Themes

  • international perspectives on inclusion icon
    International Perspectives on Inclusion
    Share your insights into inclusive education on an international scale, addressing the diverse needs of students across sectors.
  • innovations in special education technology icon
    Innovations in Special Education Technology
    Showcase the latest technologies and how they can be harnessed to enhance the educational experience for students with diverse needs.
  • inclusive communities icon
    Building Inclusive Communities
    Share your expertise on creating a sense of belonging for students with special needs within the broader educational community.
  • parent-teacher partnerships icon
    Parent-Teacher Partnerships
    Lead sessions on building strong partnerships between educators and parents to create a unified support system for students.
  • universal design for learning icon
    Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
    Demonstrate your strategies for implementing this groundbreaking approach to education that insures inclusion for all learners.
  • mental health for inclusion icon
    Well-being and Mental Health for Inclusion
    Showcase your best practices for prioritising well-being and mental health to foster a positive and inclusive school culture.
  • talented inclusion icon
    Gifted and Talented Inclusion
    Highlight your methods for fostering a supportive and enriched learning environment that enables gifted learners to thrive and reach their full potential.
  • language development icon
    Language Development
    Convey your approaches for inclusive pedagogy for English language learners or leaners who are studying in an additional language.
  • educating the educator icon
    Educating the Educator
    Share best practice on structuring and implementing effective teacher training programs focused on inclusion and special needs to ensure comprehensive professional development for educators.
  • administration of inclusion icon
    Effective Administration of Inclusion
    Contribute your expertise on what is needed to construct and sustain inclusive environments within schools, fostering the success of every student.
  • international perspectives on inclusion icon
    International Perspectives on Inclusion
    Share your insights into inclusive education on an international scale, addressing the diverse needs of students across sectors.
  • innovations in special education technology icon
    Innovations in Special Education Technology
    Showcase the latest technologies and how they can be harnessed to enhance the educational experience for students with diverse needs.
  • inclusive communities icon
    Building Inclusive Communities
    Share your expertise on creating a sense of belonging for students with special needs within the broader educational community.
  • parent-teacher partnerships icon
    Parent-Teacher Partnerships
    Lead sessions on building strong partnerships between educators and parents to create a unified support system for students.
  • universal design for learning icon
    Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
    Demonstrate your strategies for implementing this groundbreaking approach to education that insures inclusion for all learners.
  • mental health for inclusion icon
    Well-being and Mental Health for Inclusion
    Showcase your best practices for prioritising well-being and mental health to foster a positive and inclusive school culture.
  • talented inclusion icon
    Gifted and Talented Inclusion
    Highlight your methods for fostering a supportive and enriched learning environment that enables gifted learners to thrive and reach their full potential.
  • language development icon
    Language Development
    Convey your approaches for inclusive pedagogy for English language learners or leaners who are studying in an additional language.
  • educating the educator icon
    Educating the Educator
    Share best practice on structuring and implementing effective teacher training programs focused on inclusion and special needs to ensure comprehensive professional development for educators.
  • administration of inclusion icon
    Effective Administration of Inclusion
    Contribute your expertise on what is needed to construct and sustain inclusive environments within schools, fostering the success of every student.

Invited Key Note Speakers

  • Marijke Miles

    UK

    With a career spanning over 25 years, Marijke Miles has dedicated her expertise to working with young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across diverse settings and sectors. Currently serving as the Head Teacher of Baycroft School, a secondary institution specializing in learning and sensory difficulties as well as autism, she previously led Prospect School, recognized for excellence in supporting boys with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Renowned for her innovative practices showcased in various publications, Marijke is not only a sought-after speaker and writer but also serves as the Chair of the NAHT SEND Council and contributes to the National Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education, advocating for intellectual and moral guidance in SEND practice, provision, and strategy.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Joy Shaffer

    USA

    An American board-certified occupational therapist, speaker, published researcher, mother, and foreign service spouse, she has a deep commitment to supporting all children, particularly those with autism, ADD/ADHD, and other complex needs. Her occupational therapy career commenced after completing studies at the University of Pittsburgh's Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in 2001. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Shaffer has delivered OT interventions to children ranging from early childhood to high school within the global community. Currently based in Brussels, Belgium, she has previously resided and worked in Estonia, Canada, Romania, Argentina, Northern Macedonia, Italy, and the United States. In 2015, Dr. Shaffer established Therapeutic Innovations International, LLC, aiming to assist thousands of children and families globally through novel and innovative approaches to skill development.

  • Brenna Weston Bell

    UK / Latvia

    Brenna Weston Bell is an experienced educator with over 25 years of teaching experience, including a decade in leadership roles.


    Currently serving as the Head of Learning Support at Exupery International School, her profound passion lies in fostering inclusive environments and providing comprehensive teacher training. Throughout her extensive career, she has worked in education in the UK, Russia, and Latvia.


    Brenna is dedicated to ensuring the success of all students, irrespective of their individual needs, and promoting a profound sense of belonging within the school community. A champion of neurodiversity, Brenna strives to embrace and celebrate the unique strengths and abilities of every student, recognizing the value of a diverse and inclusive educational landscape.

  • Marijke Miles

    UK

    With a career spanning over 25 years, Marijke Miles has dedicated her expertise to working with young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across diverse settings and sectors. Currently serving as the Head Teacher of Baycroft School, a secondary institution specializing in learning and sensory difficulties as well as autism, she previously led Prospect School, recognized for excellence in supporting boys with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Renowned for her innovative practices showcased in various publications, Marijke is not only a sought-after speaker and writer but also serves as the Chair of the NAHT SEND Council and contributes to the National Forum for Neuroscience in Special Education, advocating for intellectual and moral guidance in SEND practice, provision, and strategy.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Joy Shaffer

    USA

    An American board-certified occupational therapist, speaker, published researcher, mother, and foreign service spouse, she has a deep commitment to supporting all children, particularly those with autism, ADD/ADHD, and other complex needs. Her occupational therapy career commenced after completing studies at the University of Pittsburgh's Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in 2001. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Shaffer has delivered OT interventions to children ranging from early childhood to high school within the global community. Currently based in Brussels, Belgium, she has previously resided and worked in Estonia, Canada, Romania, Argentina, Northern Macedonia, Italy, and the United States. In 2015, Dr. Shaffer established Therapeutic Innovations International, LLC, aiming to assist thousands of children and families globally through novel and innovative approaches to skill development.

  • Brenna Weston Bell

    UK / Latvia

    Brenna Weston Bell is an experienced educator with over 25 years of teaching experience, including a decade in leadership roles.


    Currently serving as the Head of Learning Support at Exupery International School, her profound passion lies in fostering inclusive environments and providing comprehensive teacher training. Throughout her extensive career, she has worked in education in the UK, Russia, and Latvia.


    Brenna is dedicated to ensuring the success of all students, irrespective of their individual needs, and promoting a profound sense of belonging within the school community. A champion of neurodiversity, Brenna strives to embrace and celebrate the unique strengths and abilities of every student, recognizing the value of a diverse and inclusive educational landscape.

Why Lead a Session at The Future of Inclusion?

  • Global Influence
    Connect with educators and parents across diverse sectors, actively participating in a global discourse on inclusive education.
  • Be a Change Maker
    Spearhead the transformation of educational practices, championing inclusivity in both school and home environments.
  • Network Building
    Engage with a diverse audience, fostering meaningful connections with professionals and parents who share a unified commitment to inclusion.
  • Share Your Expertise
    Showcase your expertise to a motivated and engaged audience, making a lasting mark on the evolving landscape of inclusive education.
  • Global Influence
    Connect with educators and parents across diverse sectors, actively participating in a global discourse on inclusive education.
  • Be a Change Maker
    Spearhead the transformation of educational practices, championing inclusivity in both school and home environments.
  • Network Building
    Engage with a diverse audience, fostering meaningful connections with professionals and parents who share a unified commitment to inclusion.
  • Share Your Expertise
    Showcase your expertise to a motivated and engaged audience, making a lasting mark on the evolving landscape of inclusive education.

Types of Sessions

types of inclusive education conference sessions
types of inclusive education conference sessions
We are thrilled to see such incredible interest in our conference, but we have now reached our maximum capacity and closed the registration.

You can still join our waiting list by filling out the online form here, and we will notify you if new spots become available. Thank you for your interest and understanding!
Important Update: Conference Registration
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We look forward to seeing you on March 16 at Exupery International School. Our address: Jaunā 10, Piņķi, Babītes pag.
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