Thursday 23rd March - Friday 24th March 2017



Designed for classroom teachers, special needs teachers and coordinators, and Principals from mainstreams schools. 



Today’s push for inclusive education revolves around ensuring full inclusion of all children, where no child is segregated in education. Special Needs and Inclusion Conference (SNIC) brings you leading minds from across the country as well as overseas to discuss building an inclusive education model, utilising technologies and embedding a variety of supports to better inspire, empower and prepare your students for life.

SNIC  is designed for K-12 teachers, SENCOs and leaders from mainstreams schools who are searching ideas to better integrate and  support children with challenged backgrounds, learning difficulties and disabilities such as: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Behavioral Issues, Gifted Children and others.

Delegates will take away innovative, proven and practical ideas that can be easily implemented in the classroom and will significantly upgrade students learning capacities and outcomes. Learn how to harness the potential of existing inclusive frameworks, special needs technologies and explore future possibilities.


Who Should Attend?

  • Principals and Teachers from mainstream schools who are searching for ideas to assist struggling students
  • Special Ed Needs (SEN) coordinators
  • Learning Support Officers
  • Integrated Studies Officers
  • School Councillors / Psychologists / Therapists


Why Attend?

  • Embrace the latest thinking around building an inclusive education framework

  • Tap  into student empowerment to increase student engagement and inclusion

  • Learn innovative techniques to better involve students with diverse learning needs

  • Utilise T echnology as a teaching tool to significantly improve learning experience and outcomes

  • Learn from educators across the country as well as overseas who have already implemented effective ways to better involve and enable students from challenged background or with learning difficulties or disabilities

Attendance at National FutureSchools Expo counts towards PD/professional learning activities  which you can record  with your relevant state teacher registration board.

Plenary and Special Needs & Inclusion Speakers

Deborah Nicolson

Director of Programs
The Song Room

Lisa Kingman

General Manager East Coast
EdConnect Australia



Mary Cutts

Director Diverse Learning Needs
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta    


Michelle Trefler

Creative Pedagogies Specialist Teacher High Support Needs
Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta         


Shane Spence

State-wide Co-ordinator - School Wide Positive Behaviour Supports
Department of Education and Training, Victoria

Bronwyn Harcourt

Croydon Community School



Peter Ellis

Principal - Strategic Implementation
Templestowe College



Kieran Nolan

Educational Technologist, Wooranna Park Primary School



Renee Coffey

General Manager, Strategy and Policy, Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF)

Sacha Kaluri

Director, The Motivational Company

Karina Barley

Lecturer, Inclusive and Special Education, Monash University

Daren Mallett

Director, Digital Innovations, Hillcrest Christian College

Kim Martin

Digital Learning Coordinator, Star of the Sea School and Senior Assistive Technology Coordinator, CanDo4Kids

Dale Sadler

Author, “Bullying - The Game Changer” & Deputy Principal, NSW Department of Education

Jamal Lazaar

Success Expert, Success with Jamal

Melissa Smith

Disability Advocate & Parent/Carer

Narissa Leung

Guildford and Campbells Creek Primary Schools, Castlemaine


Prakash Nair

International Leader and Author in Learning Space Design
Harvard University and Fielding Nair International

Jan Owen

Chief Executive Officer
Foundation for Young Australians




Lisa Rodgers

Chief Executive Offer
Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)     


Marita Cheng

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
2Mar Robotics     


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