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Key Dates

Call for Abstracts: Now Open
Registrations: Now Open
Call for Abstracts Close: Closed
Early Bird Deadline: 6 April 2020
Congress Dates: 6-9 July 2020



A very warm invitation  for you  from Brisbane, Australia  to participate in the 23rd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED) (#ICED-Deaf2020) from 6th to 9th July 2020.

Our beautiful river city, Brisbane, is the capital of Queensland, the Sunshine State of Australia, and a magnificent location for ICED 2020. Delegates will enjoy clear blue July winter skies for 8 hours each day and daily temperatures of 9 – 21 ° C or 49 – 70 ° F.

ICED is the peak international forum for sharing evidence-based practice, research and ideas about education of Deaf / hard of hearing students.  The first ICED was held in Paris in 1878, and since 1975 has been held every 5 years in countries throughout the world.

This is your opportunity to come to Australia for your next or your introductory ICED experience. 

Our theme is The Power of Connection:

  • connections throughout the world and across languages and cultures
  • connections through spoken, sign and written languages
  • connections between researchers and practitioners
  • connections between teachers of the deaf and mainstream educators
  • connections between teachers of the deaf and other professionals
  • connections between professionals, students and their families

The theme of connection is symbolised by the Brisbane River as it winds its way from the mountains, through the hinterland, into the city, and connecting all to the sea.  The connection of the past, the present and the future. The connection of country, suburbs and city.  The connection of mountains, river valley and sea.  For those of us lucky enough to live here, the Brisbane River is an iconic representation of connection throughout our lives.

Brisbane has much to offer as an international destination as a compact, relaxed and affordable Australian city.  Brisbane is also an ideal launch pad for exploring some of Australia’s most iconic destinations, including the Great Barrier Reef. Our invitation is to take the opportunity while you are here to experience the Congress and experience our wonderful city Brisbane, and our state, Queensland. 

Bushfire Appeal

Our hearts go out to the brave emergency service personnel who continue to put their lives at risk as they fight the devastating fires across a number of Australian states. The perseverance and commitment of these men and women is exemplary and will not be forgotten. To support these heroes, Arinex has set up a donation fund, with all monies raised going directly to our long-standing client, the Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) of NSW. We sincerely thank you for your donation.

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