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2023 SPEVI Online Conference - Save the date!

SPEVI NZ will be hosting the 2023 SPEVI Conference as an online event, with support from Australia and the Pacific Islands.
The 2023 SPEVI conference will take place on 18th, 19th and 20th January 2023.
So please save the date! We will be holding the conference over 3 shorter days to enable all of our friends across the Pacific to join in.
If you like to  support the organising committee, as they determine keynote speakers, and invite presenters and attendees from the Pacific and across the world, please email:
"We welcome you - nau mai ki a koe".

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 two discount event registrations.
If you are not a current member of SPEVI Inc., please join now and immediately benefit from these member discounts.
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.

With thanks to NextSense 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.

Recordings SPEVI 2021 Online Conference online

The SPEVI 2021 Conference website now provides open access to papers and video recordings of a large number of excellent presentations from the SPEVI 2021 Online Conference, including keynote presentations. The Conference theme ‘Celebrating Change’ reflected events during 2020 that forced drastic changes in all aspects of our lives, particularly in the education sector where delivery of education and support services switched to a remote, often online environment.


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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