2019 VISCON

This two day conference provides an opportunity for educators and related specialists to come together to share and discuss the education of children and students with vision loss. Presentations will focus on curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, access and a range of issues related to student support.

Details

  • Thursday, 20 June, 2019 - Friday, 21 June, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Course Code:   CPE19VSC

Course Information

The DRAFT VISCON 2019 Program is now available! Click this link to download the draft program! 

This two day conference provides an opportunity for educators and related specialists to come together to share and discuss the education of children and students with a vision loss. Presentations will focus on curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, access and a range of issues related to student support. We will be announcing our keynote speakers in the coming weeks but can hint that they are international and very well regarded!

A trade display will update on the latest resources available! Applications are available via this link VISCON 2019 Exhibition Opportunity Form

Show and Share

Do you have a great resource or tool you want to share? This could be a set of materials used to help a student complete science experiments. It might be a package you developed to support teachers with sport activities. It could be a handout you provide to mainstream teachers about managing Christmas activities!! If you think it’s innovative and original, we would love to see it!

Contact us to arrange a space at the show and share session on Day 2!

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attending 2019 VISCON will contribute 14 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 3.4.2, 3.5.2, 3.7.2, 4.1.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Location

Venue:  

Address:
361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks, New South Wales, 2151, Australia

Description:

North Rocks, Sydney, Australia

Sydney is located on Australia’s south-east coast. With an approximate population of 4.5 million in the Sydney metropolitan area the city is the largest municipality in Australia. Sydney is easily accessible by air, rail and road networks from other Australian cities.

Located approximately 26 km north-west of the city centre, Renwick Centre is accessible via private and public transport to metropolitan areas such as Epping, Parramatta, Hornsby and the city.

North Rocks is a suburban area of Sydney and is the home of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 1961.

Public Transport

There are several public transport options for getting to and from the Renwick Centre within the Sydney metropolitan area.

Trains

Cityrail train stations are located in Epping (6 km away) and Parramatta (7km away) and have connecting bus services (refer to Buses section below) to the Centre.

Epping train station is on the Northern, Newcastle and Central Coast lines with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes to the city (Central, Town Hall and Wynyard stations) and 20 minutes to Strathfield or Hornsby stations.

Parramatta train station offers frequent services to the city (about 40 minutes of travel time) and is located on the Western, Cumberland and Blue Mountains lines.

Both stations are wheelchair accessible.

Buses

There is a bus stop directly outside the RIDBC campus – services to Epping and Macquarie Centre – and another across the road outside the Westfield Shopping Centre for services to Parramatta and Blacktown. For latest info on these routes, please visit the Sydney Buses website.

Route Destination Wheelchair Accessible
549 Epping Most
546 Epping via Carlingford Most
546/549 Parramatta Most
630 Macquarie Centre No
630 Blacktown No
610/619* City Few
610/619* Rouse Hill Few

* Access to these bus services is from the M2 motorway at Barclay Road bus stop, a 20 minute walk (1.4 km) from the Centre.

Sydney Airport

Sydney Airport has domestic and international terminals and is approximately 35 km south-east of the Renwick Centre.

Cityrail train stations are located within the domestic and international terminals. To get to the centre, you will need to change trains at Central to an Epping or Parramatta service and then either take a taxi or bus the remaining distance to the centre. Journey time by public transport is approximately 90-120 minutes.

Taxis

Companies providing a taxi service in the Sydney area include Premier Cabs (Phone: 13 10 17), Silver Service (Phone: 133 100), Taxis Combined (Phone: 8332 8888) and RSL Cabs (Phone: 132 211).

Tickets

Details Price Qty
Early Birdshow details + $250.00 (AUD)  
Full Registrationshow details + $300.00 (AUD)  
Day 1 ONLYshow details + $200.00 (AUD)  
Day 2 ONLYshow details + $200.00 (AUD)  
Remote Access (live stream)show details + $200.00 (AUD)  
Digital Accessshow details + $200.00 (AUD)  
Exhibitor: Level 1show details + $350.00 (AUD)  
Exhibitor: Level 2show details + $600.00 (AUD)  
Exhibitor: Level 3show details + $1,000.00 (AUD)  

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