BDA International Conference & EXPO 2018

BDA International Conference & EXPO 2018

BDA International Conference & EXPO 2018

12th - 14th April 2018, Telford

The 11th British Dyslexia Association’s International Conference (IC) and EXPO is a leading conference on Dyslexia/Specific Learning difficulties across the age ranges, for the latest in research and practice, exciting developments and inspiration.

The BDA are delighted to work with Professor Susan Gathercole (Cambridge University) as IC 2018 Chair and the International Conference committee as we build a great event. The conference theme of Evidence to Practice and Back Again will link research through to good practice and this Flagship event will present speakers, experts from across the world and professional practitioners.

New! We will also be providing even more hands on practical opportunities within our live demo zone. There will be our largest ever EXPO exhibition space featuring useful exciting materials and technologies, utilising the fantastic facilities available at the Telford International Centre.

Join us for what will be prove to be a lively and vibrant 11th BDA International Conference and EXPO!

View the timetable and book your place here!


Parents' and Carers' Day

This event is aimed at parents and carers of young people with dyslexia and those who have a general interest in finding out more about this learning difference.

The £20 ticket will enable you to attend the half day workshop and have access to the EXPO hall in the afternoon. In order to keep costs as family-friendly as possible we are unable to provide lunch on the day, however please do feel free to bring a packed lunch with you and you can purchase something onsite too. There is free parking at the venue and good public transport links.

Please be advised this type of ticket is restricted access to the Hall and EXPO area only, no other conference talk may be attended without purchasing a full price IC ticket.

Doors open at 8:00am for registration, with talks beginning at 9:00am.

If you have any further questions, please let us know, we are more than happy to help:


Please click here to view the timetable for this event.


Please click here to purchase your ticket for this event.

We hope to see you there!

Become an Exhibitor

The BDA's International Conference is a unique event that attracts delegates and organisations from around the world. The atmosphere, networking opportunities and international exposure companies can enjoy during the 3 day event is incredibly beneficial and provides a real legacy after conference.

With more than 700 delegates expected to attend, drawn from education, training and employment sectors, exhibitors have the opportunity to connect with their customers directly and promote their products and services throughout the event. Choose from our menu of marketing opportunities to design your own promotional package that suits your needs and budget to enable you to make the most of this opportunity and maximise your reach. 

Please click here to download the Exhibitor Brochure. Once completed, please return it to


Download our IC 2018 Flier

Please click here to download a PDF version of our promotional flier for the BDA International Conference and EXPO 2018. We would be very grateful if you could share it with your networks!