About | 15.03.2024 | By Teresa Quail

BATOD National/FEAPDA/NCSE Joint Congress 2024

First keynote presenter announcement
Presentation topic – The Emotional Wellbeing of Deaf Children and Young People: A Case Study on the State of Deaf Children’s Rights and Responsibilities
Thank you to Bridge Interpretating for sponsoring the Irish Sign Language access for this keynote presentation.
Second keynote presenter announcement

Madeline Hickey and John Culhane, National Council for Special Education (NCSE)

Presentation topic – Developments in Deaf Education in the Republic of Ireland: Navigating the Diverse Paths of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Learners
Thank you to Chime for sponsoring the Irish Sign Language access for this keynote presentation.
Third keynote presenter announcement
Presentation topic – Building Expertise with Parents of People with Deafblindness
The registration for the 2024 FEAPDA congress is now closed.
The 27th Federation of Associations of Teachers of the Deaf (FEAPDA) Congress is in partnership with British Association of Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People (BATOD), with support from BATOD Northern Ireland, and National Council for Special Education (NCSE).

Dates: 26.04. – 27.04.2024

PlaceThe Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Congress languages: English (interpretation will be provided into International Sign, Irish Sign and British Sign Language)

Theme: Diversity in deaf education

Exploring the diversity of deaf learners in their many lives: implications for our knowledge and practice

Each deaf child or young person brings a unique experience to their education. The combination of their varying home cultures, their additional needs and their perspectives on their own lived experience raises questions about how to shape practice and monitor outcomes.


Further information

Click here to view the Congress programme timetable – stay tuned and see you in Dublin!


Thank you to our sponsors

Further sponsor opportunities are available. Contact us via [email protected] for more details.


Stellar sponsor  – Caption Connect



CaptionConnect is a cutting-edge automatic captioning and transcription software designed to seamlessly convert speech into real-time text. Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence, CaptionConnect delivers swift and precise captioning and translation, making it an ideal solution for live presentations, webinars, meetings, and conversations involving multiple speakers.


Silver sponsors

Advanced Bionics


Chime                                                                                                                          Cloism



Connevans                                                                                                              Deaf Academy







Outside the Box Learning Resources

DELTA (Deaf Education Through Listening and Talking)




MED-EL                                                                                      Phonak 








Community sponsors

British Association of Educational Audiologists (BAEA)

University College Cork, School of Clinical Therapies, Department of Audiology


Other sponsors

Chime for sponsoring the Irish Sign Language access for the opening keynote presentation.

Bridge Interpreting for sponsoring the Irish Sign Language access for the closing keynote presentation.

Newbridge Silverware for sponsoring gifts for Keynote presenters.

Venue accommodation

The Grand Hotel– Rooms are available for delegates at a reduced rate (subject to availability). Please contact the hotel directly (tel:+35318450000 or [email protected]) for more details, quoting that you are attending the 27th FEAPDA Congress.


Click here to access information about getting to the Congress venue, other local accommodation options, and things to do in Ireland.





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