Events in 2021
Norway 29-30 April 2021
Tactile Reading Conference in Oslo
The Tactile Reading conference in 2021 will focus on braille and graphics, including digital aid for braille-reading and the use of 3D-printed material.
The aim of the program is to concentrate on early intervention and education for children, youth, and adults within the field of tactile reading.
For further information about the conference, please visit: https://www.statped.no/tactilereading2021
Events in 2020
Latest Development: VBS Congress 2020 in Marburg / Hessen is CancelLed and Postponed to August 2 - 6, 2021
3 - 7 August 2020
VBS Congress 2020 in Marburg an der Lahn (Germany)
Verband für Blinden- und Sehbehindertenpädagogik e.V. (VBS) in cooperation with ICEVI-Europe proudly invite all ICEVI-Europe members & non-members, VBS members, educators, blind and visually impaired people, and anyone else interested in the field of education, upbringing and rehabilitation for blind and visually impaired people, to Register their Participation in this Congress and use this congress as a platform for acquiring new knowledge and expertise regarding the development of inclusive learning and living environments.
37th Congress for Pedagogy for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Venue: Deutsche Blindenstudienanstalt eV (blista)
Theme: „Life. Education. Participation.
individual - specific – flexible“
Further information will follow at http://www.vbs.eu
9-21 August 2020
International Leo Youth Camp for the Blind 2020
Place: Klingberg/Scharbeutz (Germany, Schleswig-Holstein)
Participants: Blind and partially sighted young adults at the age of 18-25* (*participation is only possible twice)
Accommodation: Handicapped accessible youth hostel in Scharbeutz in Northern Germany
For further information, and for the young people who wish to participate in this two week summer camp, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Events in 2019
18-19 April 2019
28th International Conference on Insights in Ophthalmology (Rome, Italy)
The goal of the conference is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder and provoke conversations that matter.
Venue: Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia
Theme: Eye to the Future: Ophthalmology Compensation Trends
For more details, please visit the 28th International Conference on Insights in Ophthalmology Website.
For Questions, please contact John Hyde at:
Link to pdf of Ophthalmology Summit 2019 Conference Details, PDF, 405kB
9-12 May 2019
International Symposium on Physical Activity and Individuals with Visual Impairments or Deafblindness (Edinburgh,UK)
Where: University of Edinburgh
Organised by: The Scottish Sensory Centre
This is a 3 day symposium specifically focusing on physical activity for those pupils and young adults with visual impairment and deafblindness. The symposium will focus on research in this area and practical sessions will be included as well.
Venue: Pollock Halls Conference Centre in Edinburgh, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY
For the link to Registration and for Abstract Submissions, as well as, further information, please visit International Symposium on Physical Activity and Individuals with Visual Impairments or Deafblindness website.
Events in 2018
22-31 July 2018
24th ICC- International Camp on Communication and Computers for Blind and Partially Sighted Youth, ages 16-21 years (Zadar, Croatia)
Host: Centar up2date
Venue: University of Zadar in Croatia
Contact: International Association ICC:
Klaus Miesenberger, University of Linz, Austria
Tel.: ++43 (0) 732 2468-3757
For further information, please visit the ICC website.
General Information ICC, PDF format, 558kB
Announcement of 24th ICC 2018, PDF format, 862kB
5-17 August 2018
International Leo Youth Camp for the Blind 2018
Place: Klingberg/Scharbeutz (Germany, Schleswig-Holstein)
Participants: Blind and partially sighted young adults at the age of 18-25* (*those who already participated twice will be excluded)
Accommodation: Handicapped accessible youth hostel
For further information, please visit the Facebook page of the Leo BlindenCamp, as well as, Contact: blindencamp (at) leo-club-luebeck.de and/or the Participation Coordinators: Sebastian Jung () and Sara Eileen Meyer ()
Link to Flyer, PDF format, 291kB
Link to Letter of Invitation, PDF format, 700kB
27-29 September 2018
VIII ICEVI East European Conference in Saratov, Russia
Organized by the International Council for Education and Rehabilitation of People with Visual Impairment, Europe (ICEVI-Europe) with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov.
Theme: Accessible Environment for People with Disabilities
Venue: Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov
For the Deadlines of Abstract Submission & Registration, as well as, further information regarding Registration, the Call for Abstracts, Accommodation, Transportation, etc. please visit the VIII ICEVI East European conference website
For further information and questions, please contact Vladimir Ruchin, Head of Department of International Cooperation, at
Responsible person for publications: Lyudmila Myasnikova +7 9271229272,
Formal Announcement of theVIII ICEVI East European Conference in Saratov, Russia, DOC format, 228kB
11- 12 October 2018
Groupement des Professeurs et Educateurs d'Aveugles et d'Amblyopes
54th Pedagogical Days, Paris (France)
You adapt, I adapt
13 years later: sustainability and evolutions
National Institute of Blind Youth
For further information, please visit GPEAA's website: www.gpeaa.fr
Announcement of 54th Pedagogical Days, PDF format, 63kB
15-16 November 2018
4th International Congress of University and Disability (Madrid, Spain)
About Congress: The Congress is a forum that aims to be a meeting place to propose ideas and strategies to move towards the university inclusion and to let people know about the researches that have been made, programs and experiences related to persons with disabilities, which are being developed at universities in a global level.
Organized by: the ONCE Foundation
Venue: The Cultural Sports Complex ONCE - Paseo de la Habana, 208, 28016 Madrid
Registration Deadline: October 31, 2018
For further information regarding the Congress Program, Goals and Objectives, Registration, as well as, Accommodation, Transportation, Committees etc. please visit the 4th International Congress of University and Disability website.
26-28 November 2018
27th European Ophthalmology Congress, Dublin, Ireland
European Ophthalmology 2018 is a global platform to discuss and learn about Ophthalmological Associated Diseases and their Treatment. Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are both surgical and medical specialists. A multitude of diseases, vision defects and conditions can be diagnosed from the eye namely cataract, myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and conjunctivitis. This annual gathering of Ophthalmologists and Optometrists at Dublin aims to provide an insight about the latest advancement and treatment modalities in the field of ophthalmology and other associated prospects.
More details about 27th European Ophthalmology Congress..