Cape Town, South Africa

DISES International Conference | July 3rd - 5th, 2018




We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2018 DISES International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, July 3 – 5th. We are thrilled with the opportunity to be co-sponsoring with the University of the Western Cape and the Western Cape Education Department. The theme of the conference is Embracing Inclusive Approaches, and we welcome administrators, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and NGOs from around the world to join together to engage in sharing their expertise in meeting the needs of children and youth with special educational needs.

The Century City Hotel, the conference hotel for DISES 2018, announced a rate reduction effective October 3, 2017. We encourage attendees to use the conference hotel – it is literally a one minute walk to the venue, it is modern, beautiful, and has a number of beautiful restaurants, and is very reasonably priced (especially with our discount code!). Use the discount code: DISES2018 to take advantage of our DISES discount. Be sure to check out all the accommodations available for the conference using the links to the right.

Conference attendees are also encouraged to take a few extra days and explore the beautiful city of Cape Town including the history of Nelson Mandela and Robben Island, the District Six Museum, and Table Mountain. We have included some highlights of the city (tours) you will not want to miss.

For information about our venue, the Century City Conference Centre, click here.


Hope to see you in Cape Town!

Dr. Vicky Spencer, DISES President


Division of Special Education and Services
Dr. Vicky Spencer, President, Conference Chair

Dr. Tom Gumpel, Executive Director

Western Cape Education Department
Dr. Sigamoney Naicker
Chief Director Inclusive Education at Western Cape Education Department

University of Western Cape
Dr. Sindiswa Stofile
Faculty of Education
Department of Educational Psychology