The ICED 2020 Congress has been postponed due to COVID-19 and will now take place on 5 – 8 July 2021. The Congress theme remains The Power of Connection. We hope you are able to join us for the rescheduled Congress in 2021 either in person or virtually.


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Key Dates

Registrations: From 5 May 2020
Call for Abstracts: 1 October 2020
Call for Abstracts Close: 30 November 2020
Early Bird Deadline: 5 April 2021
Congress Dates: 5 – 8 July 2021



A very warm invitation to you from Brisbane, Australia to participate in the 23rd International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (#ICED-Deaf2021) from 5 – 8 July 2021.

Our beautiful river city, Brisbane, is the capital of Queensland, the Sunshine State of Australia, and a magnificent location for ICED 2021. 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. 


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