Education Conference

Dyslexia: my wider world

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Date: Saturday 27 October 2018
Time: 9:00am - 4:15pm (Registration begins at 9:00am and the conference starts at 9:30am)
Venue: University of Strathclyde (Technology and Innovation Centre), 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD.
Audience: this conference will appeal mainly to primary and secondary class teachers, headteachers, support for learning practitioners and other educators working with children and young people with dyslexia in a learning setting.

We are excited to announce that Judy Hornigold,  Rachel Miller and Andrew Jenkins will be our keynote speakers. Judy Hornigold is an independent education consultant specialising in dyslexia and dyscalculia and an Associate Tutor for the BDA and Edge Hill University. She is also a trainer for Maths No Problem training teachers in Singapore Maths. Rachel Miller is one of Dyslexia Scotland’s Young Ambassadors. She has given talks to schools and initial teacher education students and speaks with passion and inspiration about her experiences of dyslexia. At the end of the day, Andrew Jenkins will talk about his dyslexia story and how his skills and experiences led him into a successful career as a Leadership Consultant. Andrew travels the world, providing workshops on leadership and team development, based on collaboration and a growth mindset.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend two interactive workshops and visit a large marketplace, displaying a wide range of materials and technologies to support teaching and learning. A draft programme of the day can be found here

We are pleased to announce that we have recently been successful in gaining the GTCS Professional Learning Award, in recognition of the fact that we support and promote teacher professional learning. Teachers who attend the conference will receive a certificate bearing the GTCS Professional Learning quality mark which you can use as evidence for your Professional Update.

Our education conference rates are: Member = £125; Non-member = £150
To book a place at the conference, please complete the registration form and return it to
Cancellation Policy: bookings cancelled up to Friday 5th October 2018 will incur a £40 cancellation fee.  Sorry, but bookings cancelled after 5th October will not be reimbursed. Dyslexia Scotland is a registered charity.
If you have any booking queries, please email or call 01786 446650. We look forward to welcoming you to our education conference in October.

Exhibitor spaces are now fully booked.  Click here to see a list of exhibitors attending.

There are several hotels near to the conference venue, however, we have a special allocation offer from Mercure Glasgow City Hotel The bed and breakfast cost for the night of Friday 26 October is £85 per room (single occupancy) or £95 per room (double occupancy).  To book, please call the hotel Mondays to Fridays between 8am and 6:30pm on 0844 815 9103 (option 1). Please quote unique reference code 43621817.  This offer is valid until 28 September 2018. 


Thank you to everyone who attended our Education Conference on Saturday 28 October 2017 at the University of Strathclyde.

The theme was 'Positive about Dyslexia'    

Please see below for the presentations from the day:

Where there is not a presentation from a speaker/workshop, this is because there is not one available or we have not received this.

For any further conference queries please contact the Conference Co-ordinator, Helen Fleming, at