As international travel to Australia has not resumed, timelines for lifting travel bans are uncertain and difficulties travelling within Australia remain, we are now planning to deliver ICED 2021 in a fully virtual format. The dates of the Congress remain unchanged from 5-8 July 2021 and the program planned for 2020 will be amended to suit the virtual format. Prior to the congress starting access to the platform will be available for delegates to familiarise themselves in preparation for the presentations going ‘live’ each day as the congress progresses. This includes access to every session for all who register. Opportunities for delegates to engage with each other, presenters and sponsors/exhibitors will be available throughout the 4 days. The platform will remain live after 8 July 2021 so that every delegate has the opportunity to view every session, including all plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, poster presentations and sponsor/exhibitor information and resources.


Registrations - Now Open

Registrations received in 2020 are still valid for the 2021 Virtual Congress. You may choose to receive a refund of the difference or donate this amount to our scholarship fund to allow others to attend the virtual event. For registration dates and more information click the button below.

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Key Dates

Registrations: Now Open
Call for Abstracts: Closed
Early Bird Deadline: 7 June 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.

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. 


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