Providing high quality education is a matter of social justice, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an innovative framework that supports all learners –regardless of socioeconomic, cultural, gender, language, cognitive, physical, and emotional background— by providing exceptional, rigorous learning opportunities. UDL proactively infuses opportunities for learners to overcome barriers and ensure that “learning has no limits.”
Please join us for CAST’s 3rd Annual UDL Symposium, where we will:
- Share new research around UDL as it relates to social justice
- Innovate strategies to design learning opportunities that address the needs of all learners
- Connect with educators, researchers, designers, policy makers, technology specialists, and administrators from around the world to discuss UDL and social justice
Upon completion of the Symposium, participants will receive an official CAST certificate.
University of Massachusetts Boston
July 31-August 2, 2017
Days 1 & 2: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Day 3: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Featured Symposium Presenters
We will be updating this section frequently, so please check back for updates! The complete list of presenters (along with their bios) and the full Symposium agenda will be available in early March.
Interested in Presenting?
We are now accepting calls for proposals – submit yours today!
Symposium Registration Fee
$695 Early Bird Special! Register by May 15, 2017 and save $100 of the regular Symposium rate. (Rate after May 15 is $795.) Registration fee includes:
- All materials (most materials will be provided digitally)
- Daily continental breakfast
- Lunch and refreshment break on Days 1 and 2
- Afternoon reception on Day 2
A 10% discount is offered to teams of three or more people from the same organization who register together.
“The UDL Symposium was such a great opportunity for me to ‘refresh’ my knowledge and understanding of UDL. With such diverse speakers and participants, I experienced UDL as interpreted through many different lenses and my knowledge was enhanced by the experiences and perspectives of all who attended. I love choice, and having choice of varied learning sessions supported my own personal interests and professional needs in UDL. Taking these three days to ‘live’ UDL was a great decision for me. This experience will really pay off in my work, and my future thinking about UDL.”
Elizabeth Dalton, Ph.D.
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Travel and Hotel
Be sure to arrange your own transportation and hotel. If arriving by air, please use Boston’s Logan Airport.
UMass Boston is accessible via public transportation (Boston’s MBTA, known locally as “The T”). Take the Red Line to the JFK/UMass stop. Visit UMass Boston’s Getting Here page for detailed directions.
A room block has been set up at the following hotel:
DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston Bayside
240 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02125
Single/Double: $219/night plus tax
Triple: $239/night plus tax
Quad: $259/night plus tax
To book a room, please call the hotel directly at 617-822-3600 and ask for the CAST UDL Symposium 2017 room block.
For additional hotel information, please visit the hotel’s website.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing via fax, email, or mail 10 business days prior to the first day of the Symposium. A full refund, minus a $35 processing fee, will be issued at that time. Cancellations made within 10 business days of the Symposium cannot be refunded (this includes no-shows). Substitute registrations are encouraged.