EHHS to Host Badar-Kauffman Conference on Contemporary Issues in Special Education
The College of Education, Health and Human Services will host the second annual Badar-Kauffman Conference on Contemporary Issues in Special Education (BKC) on April 11-13, 2019 at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center with Dr. Bryan Cook, University of Virginia, as this year’s keynote speaker.
While the 2017 conference focused on the transition from research to practice, the 2019 conference will be more research intensive. Dr. Nathan Stevenson, Assistant Professor in Special Education and organizer of the conference explains, “there’s a lot of focus on the research methods and what results mean. Scholars are invited to bring work [to the conference] that is really challenging, work that’s controversial, work that’s unfinished [...] things they may be having difficulty with, to draw on the resources of the larger research community”
The platform of the conference reflects an active learning community and Open Science, which encourages communication as well as transparency and trustworthiness among researchers.
“The Badar-Kauffman Conference works very differently than a lot of other research conferences. The way that I’ve been framing this for folk is like the first round of submitting a paper for peer review, except that you’re doing it live. You receive the feedback instantly. You can have a dialogue with the audience.” - Dr. Nathan Stevenson, Special Education
Early Bird registration for the conference is going on now through Feb. 1, 2019. Registration closes March 31, 2019.
Please explore the Badar-Kauffman Conference website to find more information on pricing, hotels, ground transportation, dining and the history of the conference. We look forward to hosting you in April!