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The South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI) hosts a four or five-day conference every two years in one of Australia’s states or territories, or in New Zealand. These biennial conferences offer Australian, New Zealand, Pacific Island and international leaders, professionals and parents/carers the opportunity to share information and ideas about current and emerging services, programs, technologies and resources for children and adults who are blind, have low vision, deaf-blindness, or additional disabilities.

The next SPEVI Conference will be the first ever VIRTUAL SPEVI Conference. It will take place from 18 to 19 January 2021, and offer remote access to an exciting and interactive two-day program. Please visit the SPEVI 2021 Conference website for all information. The draft program is available now, and registration is open!
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Search Papers presented at Past SPEVI Conferences

SPEVI has created a repository of all papers presented at past SPEVI Conferences.
This enables you to search for specific topics or authors.

2020 SPEVI Conference

The 2020 SPEVI Conference was held in Adelaide, South Australia from 12 – 15 January 2020. The conference theme was "Creating a Clear Vision for the Future". The quality of presentations was outstanding, from high quality national and international speakers. Go to Papers SPEVI 2020 Conference.

2017 Biennial SPEVI Conference

The 2017 Biennial SPEVI Conference, "Shining the Light on Vision Education", took place in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) from 8th to 12th January 2017. This successful event brought together the best minds in vision education from around Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific with participation from the UK and Denmark. Go to Papers SPEVI 2017 Conference.

2015 SPEVI Biennial Conference

The 2015 SPEVI Biennial Conference was held in Melbourne, Victoria, from 12-15 January 2015. Go to Papers SPEVI 2015 Conference.

2013 SPEVI Biennial Conference

The 2013 SPEVI Biennial Conference was held in Auckland, New Zealand, from 13-18 January 2013. The Conference Theme was "Weaving the mat: Strength through Connection" - "Rarangahia te whariki: Kia tuuhono kaha ai". Go to Papers SPEVI 2013 Conference.