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The ADCET UDL Symposium program is now available. An updated version featuring the abstracts will be available shortly.

Please note: this program is subject to change without notification. Check here for the latest version.

UDL Symposium Program - In-person

UDL Symposium Program - Online

Keynote Speaker

Thomas Tobin - a smiling middle aged man with a mustache and goatee
Dr Thomas J. Tobin

The ADCET UDL Symposium 2024 is honoured to feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Thomas Tobin, a renowned expert in the field of Universal Design for Learning. Dr. Tobin's presentation, Scaling Up with Universal Design for Learning . . . and How to Get Colleagues to Join You will provide attendees with valuable insights and practical strategies when working across your organisation to develop inclusive and engaging learning environments.

Join us for a thought-provoking presentation that aims to challenge us to radically rethink how we approach the creation of educational materials and learning experiences. Far beyond just accommodating learners with disability, Thomas will guide us towards a broader framework and how adopting Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles can benefit all students.

Prepare to be inspired as Thomas’s keynote presentation reframes the way we think about inclusive education. Walk away with a renewed commitment to making your educational materials and practices truly inclusive, ensuring that every learner has the opportunity to succeed.

Thomas has also kindly agreed to present the closing session, where you'll have a final chance to engage with Thomas, who will reflect on the day and share practical ideas to energise, empower, and embolden you to lower barriers for access and learning when you return to your everyday context. Bring your big take-aways, questions, and connections - we'll end our day with collaboration, support, and community!

Thomas J. Tobin, PhD, MSLS, PMP, MOT, CPACC is a founding member of the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Mentoring at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an internationally recognized scholar, author, and speaker on technology-mediated education. His books include

  • Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices (2015).
  • The Copyright Ninja (2017).
  • Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018).
  • Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers (2020).
  • UDL for FET Practitioners: Guidance for Implementing Universal Design for Learning in Irish Further Education and Training (2021).

Find him on various social media and at

Keynote Abstract and Overview

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline: 13 May 2024
Notification of acceptance: 20 May 2024

Registrations close
Early-bird: 29 May 2024
In-person: 7 June 2024
Online: 10 June 2024

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Supported by:

Symposium supporters logos - UTas, ATEND, EPHEA, Captify Live