2017 Conference

Keynotes and Upcoming Conference Highlights: UCSPEDDR_2017_Conference_Highlights

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars: Submit an abstract here!

11th Annual Conference for the University of California Center for Research on Special Education, Disabilities, and Developmental Risk (UCSPEDDR)

January 27th–28th, 2017

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

What is this conference and why should I attend?

The conference brings together faculty, graduate students, and community members together for a packed, two-day discussion on current research occurring throughout the UC system involving special education, disabilities, and developmental risk. Highlights include keynote faculty speakers from across the UC system, oral presentations representing some of the highest quality investigations in special education across the UC system, and an evening poster session where work is showcased for all to discuss, all with more networking events between faculty and graduate students than you could have hoped for. Here are some of the exciting highlights to look forward to this coming January 2017:

  • Prestigious keynotes from both UC faculty and local special education leaders
  • Oral presentations on topics pertaining to recent findings within the fields of special education and psychology from a number of research groups
  • An exciting poster session where you get to highlight your own work, mingle with faculty from across the UC campuses, and build networking connections for future projects and grants
  • A UC faculty panel ready to answer whatever questions you have about grant funding, lab management, and more! Our inaugural faculty Q&A panel last year was a huge hit amongst attendees, and we look forward to this upcoming one just as much!

However, none of this can happen if you do not attend! With this being the 11th year for UCSPEDDR, we have high hopes for the many years yet to come, but we can only do that with your support.

Who can attend and who can present?

Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty across the UC campuses conducting special education, disabilities, and developmental risk research are all welcome to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity for first-year graduate students to learn more about the research projects and to network with faculty and fellow graduate student colleagues across the UC campuses.

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are welcome to submit abstracts for presentation at the conference. Submissions can be for either poster or oral presentations. New this year as well are work in progress presentations (ideal for first- and second-year graduate students), as well as the mainstay empirical presentations offered at previous SPEDDR meetings.

How do I register?

Please register using the following Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/vsdSVZIdZiHjBdCw2. Registration cost for graduate students is $60 and for faculty members is $200. This cost includes lunch both Friday and Saturday and appetizers served during Friday night’s poster session). We are unable to accept credit cards at this time, however, you may choose to pay either at the door with cash/check or by mail via check. For checks, please mail to the following address:

UCSPEDDR, c/o Kelsey Oliver
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9490

Where do I stay? How do I get around?

We are preparing a much more exhaustive list of resources for conference goers concerning hotels and travel. Until we have this information ready, please refer to the visiting and travel information located at http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/visiting/default.asp. Check back for more information before January!

The conference itself will take place at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. More information specific to location and time of events will be made available as the date approaches. However, as with prior conferences, plan for a full Friday and a half-day Saturday!