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Register now for the SPEVI Conference 2023!

Link to Conference Registration Info.
The SPEVI 2023 online conference provides an exciting opportunity to use our collective voices, skills, and ideas to bring about new growth and learning. This event, hosted by SPEVI New Zealand, is scheduled from 12:00-5:00pm NZDT and 10:00-3:00pm AEDT on Wednesday 18 - Friday 20 January 2023.

The conference theme, Cultivating New Futures Together: Growth for Life expresses the belief that we must work together to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision. The Expanded Core Curriculum, as the body of knowledge and skills needed by all learners with vision impairment, is recognised as central to the development of learning and skills for life.
For the Conference Programme, information about the fabulous Keynote speakers, and Exhibition Opportunities please visit the conference website.

Upcoming meetings SPEVI Communities of Practice

As part of SPEVI's aim to promote and facilitate the interchange of information and collaboration among educators, professionals, parent groups and the broader community concerning education and equal opportunity for persons with vision impairment, two SPEVI Communities of Practice (CoP) have been established. The next meeting of the SPEVI Early Intervention VI Community of Practice (EIVI CoP) will be on 24 November, and the topic is CVI. Details can be found at Early Intervention VI.

SPEVI members only: discounted Professional Development events

If you are not a current member of SPEVI Inc., please join now and immediately benefit from the below member discounts for NextSense Continuing Professional Education (CPE) events and Statewide Vision Resource Centre (SVRC, Victoria) professional learning (PL) events in 2022.

With thanks to NextSense and SVRC for supporting SPEVI’s aim of encouraging the highest standards in the educators of persons with vision impairment by promoting research and professional training for general and specialist teachers.

Member discounts for NextSense Continuing Professional Education

SPEVI Inc (Australia) continues to offer member discounts for NextSense Institute's Continuing Professional Education (CPE) events in 2022. Each SPEVI Inc. member is entitled to five discount event registrations for NextSense.

Members can register by visiting the NextSense Professional Development website
We recommend you to book early, as the SPEVI Inc. Committee of Management has set an upper limit of funds for the discount event registrations.

Please contact Trudy Smith, Manager of NextSense Institute CPE program, if you have any questions –

Member discounts for SVRC’s professional learning (PL) events

SPEVI Inc. (Australia) and Statewide Vision Resource Centre (SVRC, Victoria) are partnering to offer SPEVI Inc members a 50% discount on the registration costs of five of the ten SVRC’s professional learning (PL) events in 2022.
This offer is for members of SPEVI Inc. only, and is limited to 5 events per member per year. The registration cost for each event is around $33.00.

For details about the events, please review the SVRC Professional Learning calendar on the SVRC website - Upcoming Events — Statewide Vision Resource Centre (

SVRC uses Eventbrite for their professional learning registrations.
If you are a current SPEVI Inc. member and want to benefit from this offer, please contact the SPEVI Secretary to request a code to register at the 50% reduced fee through Eventbrite.

If you have any queries regarding the registration process or the SVRC events, please email

JSPEVI Journal Volume 14, 2021

Volume 14 of the Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (JSPEVI) is still available for free download. Many thanks to all the wonderful contributors, and particularly Dr Bronwen Scott, Editor.


The South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI) is the major professional association for educators of students with vision impairments in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region. SPEVI acts as the professional body in matters pertaining to the education and support of persons who are blind, have low vision, deaf-blindness, or additional disabilities.

SPEVI membership is open to professionals and parents/caregivers supporting children and adults with vision impairment, including general teachers and specialist teachers (vision impairment), allied health professionals, orientation mobility specialists and assistive technology consultants.

SPEVI is a dynamic organisation, actively working for its members. It is registered as an incorporated organisation in Australia (Registration Number INC9889733) and New Zealand.

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