23nd International Conference on Issues related to Individuals with Specific Needs (19.3.2024)
11th Young Research Workers Conference (20.3.2024)
9th Dramatherapy Conference

Dear colleagues,
We would like to warmly invite you to 23rd International Conference on Issues related to Individuals with Specific Needs that takes place together with the Young Research Workers Conference and Dramatherapy Conference, all within the X. Olomouc Days of Special Education.
The main topic of the conference is “The Spiral of Knowledge“. The topic holds the possibilities to present theoretical and practical presentations not only from the field of special education, but from many more related fields.
During organization of the conference, we contacted important experts from the academic environment, from government, from pratice and also artists, so we hope the program will be remarkable for you. We believe that the joint sharing of knowledge and experience will be creative, stimulating and useful for all involved.
We look forward to meeting you,
for the organizational and program committee
Miluše Hutyrová, Veronika Růžičková


The registration form can be found here


Presentations of all invited speakers will be translated to English and to Czech Sign Language.

Auditorium of Faculty of Education of Palacky University in Olomouc, Žižkovo nám. 5
Key dates:
 Deadline for active participants: 28 February 2024
 Abstract submission deadline: 28 Frebruary 2024
 Anthology submission deadline: 5 March 2024
 Deadline for passive (non-presenting) participants: until the venue and conference are filled to capacity
Registration fees:
 Academics and others (active and passive) 300 CZK
 Students 100 CZK

Please transfer the amount of money to the following bank account of Palacký University:
 Bank account: 19-1096330227/0100
 Variable symbol (VS):994124201
 IBAN CZ090100000019109633022
Enter your name in the „Message to recipient“ field of the registration fee payment order.
Please enter your name in the ,,Information for Recipient“ field of the money order for the registration fee (postal order).
Participants are OBLIGED to submit the payment receipt upon registration (postal order receipt, account statement).

Your registration will be confirmed once the conference fee payment has been received.
All participants arrange their own accommodation.
The registration form can be found here

If you are planning to take an active part in the conference, you may hold a presentation, workshop or poster. You can also submit your paper to the conference anthology. For more information about the forms of presentation, see below.
1 Presentation
Time limit: 15 – 20 minutes including discussion.
If a presenter in the same block is absent, the time limit may be extended accordingly.
Presentation is intended for a large audience up to 150 people.
Presenting participants will be free to use standard technical equipment (notebook, data projector, wireless presenter and pointer).
If you (should) need other technical equipment, please specify this in your registration form.

2 Workshop
Time limit: 1.5 hours
A workshop is an interactive presentation for a small group of maximum 30 participants (please specify the required number of participants in your registration form).
A workshop should promote interaction between the presenter and the participants.
Technical equipment specified in the registration form will be available for the workshops.

3 Research poster
The poster session will include a 3-minute verbal presentation in the plenary where the paper will be presented.

Size limit – 90 x 120 cm
A poster made of multiple A4 pages cannot be accepted as a poster.
Poster sessions will be listed in the programme.
Vertical placement – 90 horizontal and 120 vertical.
The researchers are obliged to accompany their posters for the duration of the poster session.
Poster recommendation:
1. Name and place of the conference where the poster is presented;
2. Title – short (maximum eight words);
3. Authors;
4. Research centre/university of the research project;
5. Introduction, design – research objective usually summarized in a few brief sentences;
6. Theoretical background of research – review of key poster themes;
7. Description of the population and sample;
8. Methodology – key or new methods of data collection;
9. Results;
10. Conclusion – typically 1 to 3 clear sentences;
11. Discussion – possible limits and benefits of the research;
12. References – 3 to 5 main sources.

The participants reserve their accommodation individually!



The participants reserve their accommodation individually!

Oranisation committee

    • Mgr. Adéla Hanáková, Ph.D.
    • Mgr. Tereza Hrudová
    • Mgr. Miluše Hutyrová, Ph.D.
    • Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Chrastina, Ph.D.
    • Mgr. Jiří Kameník
    • Mgr. Zdeňka Kozáková, Ph.D.
    • Mgr. Kristýna Krahulcová, Ph.D.
    • doc. Mgr. Jiří Langer, Ph.D.
    • Mgr. Martin Dominik Polínek, Ph.D.
    • doc. Mgr. Michal Růžička Ph.D.
    • Mgr. Bc. Veronika Růžičková, Ph.D.
    • Mgr. Eliška Šlesingrová
    • Mgr. Karolína Tvarůžková
    • Mgr. Veronika Vachalová
    • prof. Mgr. Kateřina Vitásková, Ph.D.

    Scientific committee


    • doc. PaedDr. Barbora Kováčová, PhD. (Katedra špeciálnej pedagogiky, PdF Katolícka univerzita v Ružomberku) 
    • doc. PhDr. Lenka Krejčová, Ph.D. (Dyscentrum Praha)
    • doc. PhDr. Lea Květoňová, Ph.D. (Katedra speciální pedagogiky PdF UK v Praze);
    • doc. PaedDr. Jana Lopúchová, PhD. (Ústav špeciálnopedagogických štúdií, Katedra špeciálnej pedagogiky PdF UK v Bratislave),
    • prof. PaedDr. Libuše Ludíková, CSc. (Katedra speciální pedagoiky, PdF Ostravská univerzita)
    • prof. Mgr. PaedDr. Jan Michalík, Ph.D. (Ústav speciálněpedagogických studií PdF UP v Olomouci)
    • doc. RNDr. František Pluháček, Ph.D. (Katedra optiky PřF UP v Olomouci)
    • prof. PhDr. PaedDr. Miloň Potměšil, Ph.D. (Ústav speciálněpedagogických studií PdF UP v Olomouci)
    • doc. PhDr. Eva Souralová, Ph.D. (Ústav speciálněpedagogických studií PdF UP v Olomouci)
    • prof. PaedDr. Darina Tarcsiová, PhD. (Ústav špeciálnopedagogických štúdií, Katedra špeciálnej pedagogiky PdF UK v Bratislave),
    • prof. PaedDr. Milan Valenta, Ph.D. (Ústav speciálněpedagogických studií PdF UP v Olomouci)
    • doc. PhDr. Věra Vojtová, Ph.D. (Katedra speciální a inkluzivní pedagogiky PdF MU v Brně),
    • prof. Mgr. Kateřina Vitásková, Ph.D. (Ústav speciálněpedagogických studií PdF UPOL v Olomouci)