The conference schedule aims to highlight the discipline of Conductive Education as a holistic approach to intervention that bridges the gap between educational and therapy services.

All times posted are Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Friday, September 13th

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Site Visit of Center for Independence Chicago Site
CE Classroom & Participants
Demonstration of Smart Board
Meet & Greet Appetizers and Cocktails

Saturday, September 14th
** subject to change **

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Conference Registration at the Illinois College of Optometry
(3241 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago 60616)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Conference Opening & Welcome Address

Dr. Andrea Zsebe
Acting Dean
Andras Peto Faculty / Semmelweis University
Budapest, Hungary

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Dr. Valerie M. Kattouf OD, FAAO
Chief, Pediatric/Binocular Vision Service
Associate Professor of Optometry
Illinois College of Optometry / Illinois Eye Institute
Chicago, IL, USA

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Dr. Melanie Brown
Chief Executive and Director of Services
National Institute for Conductive Education
Birmingham, England

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Buffet
ACENA Annual General Meeting

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Andrea Benyovszky
Director, Conductive Learning Center
Grand Rapids, MI, USA

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Conductive Education Hot Topics Round Table and Q&A

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.


2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Conductive Education Innovation Presentations

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Conductive Education Roundtables

Conference Wrap-Up

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 15th

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Farewell Breakfast at CFI Chicago Site
Presentations TBC

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