2024 International Association of Special Education

2024 International Association of Special Education Conference

Colorful silhouettes of buildings in Pilsen IASE 18th Biennial Conference

Registration

Join IASE 18th Biennial Conference In Conjunction with The University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

June 27th, 2024 Pre-conference Site Visits

June 28th -July 1st, 2024 Conference

Every two years professionals from around the world come together to promote collaboration, research, exchange of information and advocacy to those who provide support and services for individuals with disabilities.

Don't miss out. Register today!

Program Summary

General Information Brochure PDF

DAY 1: Friday, June 28, 2024

All presentations and art exhibits in Faculty of Electrical Engineering building

12:00p-3:00p

Registration Opens

Pick up conference materials at the Auditorium Campus, Drop off auction items, take photos, walk the campus and check out rooms.

3:00p-4:30p

Opening Ceremony, Artistic performance by the singers of the Department of Musical Culture and Welcome speeches

4:30p-5:00p

Welcome Snack and Networking and Art Exhibits "Inclusion Collection" Opening Entertainment

DAY 2: Saturday, June 29, 2024

8:30-9:00

Registration, exhibits, marketplace, silent auction & art exhibitions

9:00-9:45

Welcome by Dr. Renáta Tichá and Dr. Šárka Káňová | Keynote Dr. Sue Swenson

9:45-10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:00 | Concurrent Sessions 1

Room

Topic

New York Nexus

Insights into how to Support Young Adults with Disabilities across the Lifespan | Iris Manor Binyamini, Israel

Advocates Assemble: Dynamic Duo Tells Their Story | Shannon Melideo & Sammy Melideo, USA

London Lounge

Inclusive Education as a Call for a Radical Social Change | Jozef Miškolci, Czech Republic

Increasing Access to Special Education Services for Students with Disabilities | Katherine Dockweiler & Roberta Kaufman, USA

Dubai Dome

Hearing the Voices of Students with Disability in Higher Education | Cathy Little & David Evans, Australia

Rio Retreat

Literacy Instruction for Non-Verbal Autistic Children: The MIB Approach | Nataša Dolović, Croatia

Phonics Intervention to Reduce Reading Difficulties in Ghanaian Primary Schools | Florence Menshah & Francis Kwame Anku, Ghana

Berlin Banquet

Disability Justice: The Unrecognized Civil Right | Sarah Birch, Joan Silver & Eric Shyman, USA

Prague Plaza

Collaborative and Strategic Individualized Goal Setting for Learners with Special Needs | Manika Khanna, India

Improving College and Career Readiness for At-Risk Students | Lee Kern & Samantha Shera, United States

Toronto Terrace

Strengths Based instruction (SBI) in an Inclusive Classroom | Sumita Chakraborti-Ghosh, USA

The BASICS 3 Model: A Functional Curriculum Framework for Moderate/Severe Disabilities | Nga T. Hoang, Vietnam, Rachael A. Gonzales & Craig D. Goldsberry, USA

Singapore Salon

Inclusive Community Program for Individuals with IDD

11:10 - 12:10 | Concurrent Sessions 2

Room

Topic

Tokyo Tower

Customized Jobs and Inclusion: The Gateway School's Career Path Program | Sapna Shekar, India

Paris Pavillion

General Education, Special Education, and School Counselors: Transition Service Delivery |Tim Riesen & Aubrey Snyder, USA

Capacity Building of Non-academic Staff to Support Students with Disabilities in Higher Institutions | Gloria Ledwaba, South Africa

New York Nexus

Effects of Inclusion on Children with Learning Disabilities from a Parents’ Perspective | Lily Dyson, Canada

Giving Voice to the Families of Children with Autism in Cambodia | Anne Crylen, USA

London Lounge

Multi-Tiered Interventions for Creating Trauma-Informed, Safe, and Supportive Schools | Beatrice Adera, USA

Sydney Summit

Digital Literacy Among Teachers of Learners with Disabilities in Kenya and the Czech Republic | Martin Kavua, Czech Republic

Inclusive education in Africa | Annette Leonhardt, Germany / Ethiopia

Dubai Dome

Teaching and Learning: A Comparison of Germany and USA | Peter Zentel, Germany & Bree Jimenez, USA

Effects of Digital Token Economies on Students' Problem Behavior and Academic Engagement Anna Lind Pétursdóttir, Iceland

Berlin Banquet

A Multi-Tiered Framework for Family-School-Community Partnering | Rashida Banerjee, USA

Prague Plaza

Critical Components of College and Career Readiness | Lee Kern & Samantha Shera, USA

Toronto Terrace

Supporting Parents of Children with Developmental Language Disorder | Kateřina Habrdová, Czech Republic

Early Childhood Safe and Inclusive Education in Tanzania | Novatus Marandu, Tanzania (ROUNDTABLE)

Singapore Salon

Inclusive Community Program for Individuals with IDD

12:10p-1:30p

Lunch in the Canteen MENZA (ticket required)

1:30p - 2:30p | Concurrent Sessions 3

Room

Topic

Tokyo Tower

Parents' Choice of Lifelong-Education Model for Children with Developmental Disabilities | Nu Tam An Nguyen, Dao Thi Thu Thuy, Nguyen Thi Cam Huong, Vietnam

Paris Pavillion

Reintegration of War Victims into Society in Ukraine: Role of Special Educators | Olha Telna, Ukraine

Teaching and Learning of Students with Disabilities in War Time | Nadia Datso, Poland

New York Nexus

Jobs Supporting People with Disabilities to Live Inclusively | Thi Minh Ha Le & Nga T. Hoang, Vietnam

The Situation in Families of Children with Intellectual Disabilities in the Context of the Circular Model | Małgorzata Sekułowicz, Poland

London Lounge

Lived Experience and Valued Relationships at the Heart of Early Childhood Assessment | Martha Howard & Amy Callender, USA

Sydney Summit

Co-Teaching: Lessons Learned Internationally | Wendy Murawski, USA; Cristina Gulløv, Denmark & Bea Zumwald, Switzerland

Dubai Dome

Every Voice Counts, Every Voice Matters-Work of Sankalp Society in India | Anupriya Chadha, India

Teaching Independent Communication and Vocational Skills | Jennifer McComas, USA

Rio Retreat

From School To Adulthood: Successful Transitions For Students With Disabilities | Amanda Wood, Jody Wood & Nikki Murdick, USA (ROUNDTABLE)

Increasing Inclusion Across the Lifespan through Community Transportation Solutions | Kelly Kearney, USA (ROUNDTABLE)

Berlin Banquet

Using Generative AI to Promote Success of Students with Disabilities | Melina Alexander & Shernavaz Vakil, USA (ROUNDTABLE)

An Inclusion Model for Vietnam | Huyen Vu, Vietnam

Prague Plaza

Our Vietnam Study Abroad Experience in Sharing Evidence-Based Practices | Julie Sears & Pamela J. Mims, USA (ROUNDTABLE)

Barriers to and Opportunities for Inclusion of People with Disabilities | Sherwin Fraser, USA/Guyana

Singapore Salon

Inclusive Community Program for Individuals with IDD

2:40p - 3:40p | Concurrent Sessions 4

Room

Topic

Tokyo Tower

New York Nexus

General Education, Special Education, and School Counselors: Transition Service Delivery | Stephen Kwiatek, Tim Riesen & Aubrey Snyder, USA

Leaving the Nest: How Parents are Advocating for Community-Based Services for Their Children (film presentation)| Šárka Káňová & Jan Šiška, Czech Republic

London Lounge

Strategies and Expectations to Improve Coping Skills of Parents of Children with Autism | Dung Doan & Khuyen Le, Vietnam

Effects of Explicit Peer-Assisted Instruction on Early Reading Skills | Auður Björgvinsdótt & Anna Lind Pétursdóttir, Iceland

Sydney Summit

I have Down Syndrome: My inspiring story of challenges, perseverence, and resilience | Shi Wei Koay, Winnie Teng Leong Koay & Seok Min Ow, Malaysia

Community Perspectives on Adults with Cerebral Palsy in Zambia | Daniel Lupiya Mpolomoka, Zambia

Dubai Dome

The Impact of Hearing Impairment and a Preferred Communication System on Daily Fatigue | Kateřina Hádková, Miroslava Kotvová, Kamila Kučerová, Czech Republic

Individualization of the Curriculum for Gifted and Exceptionally Gifted Students | Monika Kadrnožková, Czech Republic

Rio Retreat

The New Effectiveness of Panel Theater in Special Education | Ngu yen Thi-Cam-Huong, Vietnam - Yoshiko Fujita, Makiko Matsuka & Masako Koga, Japan

Berlin Banquet

Improving Rigor in Writing Individualized Family Service Plan Outcomes | Stephanie Baker & Laura Hedin, USA

Prague Plaza

The Values of Empowering Families Affected by Disabilities | Moses Walusimbi, Uganda

Using Differentiated Instruction, Cooperative Learning, and Structured Instructional Observation in the Classroom | Amanda Wood, Jo Wood & Nikki Murdick, USA

Singapore Salon

Inclusive Community Program for Individuals with IDD

3:40p-4:00p

Coffee Break

4:00p - 5:00p | Poster Sessions [concurrent sessions 5]

(poster sessions are located in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering)

Uncovering Community Living Landscape for Individuals with IDD | Šárka Káňová, Janyšková Kristýna, Řezáč Karel, Julie Beadle-Brown & Králová Anna, Czech Republic

Intervention Approaches in Education for Aging Adults with Disabilities in the Czech Republic | Martina Karkošová, Czech Republic

Educator Ratings of Inclusion-based Supports Implemented for Students with Disabilities | Stephanie Baker, USA

University Students' Perspectives on a Transition Peer Program for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities | Kristýna Soukupová, Šárka Káňová & Jan Šiška, Czech Republic

Program of Compensatory Exercises for Individuals with Autism | Věra Knappová & Kavalířová Gabriela, Czech Republic

Exploring Lived Experiences of People with Intellectual Disabilities Living in Community Services | Anna Králová & Káňová Šárka, Czech Republic

Special Educator Preparation: University Training and Student Teaching Realities | Stephanie Baker & Gregory Conderman, USA

The Use of Personality Typology in Speech Therapy Intervention | Blanka Gruberová, Czech Republic

Mixed Reality Simulation Training and Inclusion Attitudes in Secondary Education Candidates | Kimberly Viel-Ruma & Erin Hamel, USA

Differentiating Instruction through Multiple Pathways for Student Success | Amanda Wood, Jody Wood & Nikki Murdick, USA

Supporting a Preschool Child with Developmental Dysphasia | Nicole Kubartová & Blanka Gruberová, Czech Republic

The Relationship between Personality Traits and Mental Health of Special Education Teachers | Shudong Zhang, Dandan Feng, Junli Liu, & Xiaoyi Gao, China

Multi-Tier Systems of Support for Problem Solving Teams: Addressing Educational Disproportionality | Amanda Wood, Jody Wood & Nikki Murdick, USA

Outpatient Behavioral Health for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental and Disabilities | Stacy-Ann N Hylton, USA

The Effects of Professional Development for Special Education Interns from Divers Backgrounds | John Mouanoutoua & Kory Vue, USA

The Process of Legal Violation of Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder | Li-Ju Chen, Taiwan

Implementation of Support Measures for Pupils with Visual Impairment | Pavlína Šumníková & Kateřina Kavalírová, Czech Republic

DAY 3: Sunday, June 30, 2024

8:30-9:00

Registration, Exhibits, Marketplace

Pick up conference materials at the Auditorium Campus, Drop off auction items, take photos, walk the campus and check out rooms, view the Inclusion Collection.

9:00-9:45

Welcome by Dr. Renáta Tichá and Dr. Šárka Káňová | Keynote Dr. Tobias Buchner

9:45-10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 - 11:00 | Concurrent Sessions 6

Room

Topics

New York Nexus

Activation of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the University Environment | Hana Ryšlavá, Kateřina Brzáková Beksová & Alena Bjørke, Czech Republic

London Lounge

Key Events and Educational Moments in Early Childhood that Shape a Child's Future Development | Kamila Kopsová, USA & Petr Kops, USA

Sydney Summit

Lessons learned: Supporting Culturally Complex Students in Inclusive Settings | Robert Williamson, Susan Barber & Niayesh Pazoki Moakhar, Canada

Dubai Dome

Stories and Highlights from Volunteer Service Projects Around the World | Iris Drower, USA; Mary Gale Budzisz, USA; Brenda Lazarus, USA; Tejal Kothari, USA; Anu Chadha, India; Moses Walusimbi, Uganda; Novatus Marandu, Tanzania & Nga T. Hoang, Vietnam (ROUNDTABLE)

Rio Retreat

Supporting Parents of Children with Developmental Language Disorder | Kateřina Habrdová, Czech Republic

Berlin Banquet

Carrier Guidance and Life Skills Training for Youth with Disabilities | Elia Dyitege, Tanzania & Rachael Gonzales, USA

Prague Plaza

Supporting Students with Epilepsy in School Settings, Sports, and Other Leisure Activities | Šárka Káňová, Věra Knappová, Jana Zárubová, Czech Republic

Barriers to the Implementation of Inclusion in Primary Schools in Rural Kenya | Josephine Oranga, Kenya

Toronto Terrace

Implementing a Social Emotional Curriculum in an Early Childhood Setting | Rashida Banerjee and Kelly Elliot, USA

12:10p-1:30p

Lunch in the Canteen MENZA (ticket required)

11:10 to 12:10 | Concurrent Sessions 7

Room

Topic

New York Nexus

Inclusion thru Lobbing & Advocacy with Community Stakeholders’ Engagement | Viviana Contreras, Guatemala

London Lounge

Inclusion Is More Than Just A Word | Eric Weier, USA

Sydney Summit

Robotics and Employment of People with Disabilities in Japan | Satomi K. Shinde, Brian Abery & Renáta Tichá,USA

AI-Based Digital Voice Assistants in Homes of Elderly People with Intellectual Disabilities | Peter Zentel, Torsten Hammann, Germany

Dubai Dome

Pre-Service Teacher Preparedness for Inclusive Education: International Perspectives | David Evans, Cathy Little & Abdul Basit, Australia

Rio Retreat

Addressing Preschoolers’ Mental Health to Support Inclusion | Samantha Riggleman, USA

Berlin Banquet

Prague Plaza

Teacher’s Competency in Working with Students with Diverse Needs at Pre-Primary Schools in India | Vanitha C, India

Toronto Terrace

Fostering Inclusive Transition in a Selected School in the Czech Republic | Lenka Pejšová - Mouleová, Jana Ševčíková & Tereza Paidarová, Czech Republic

An Evolution Preparing Preservice Teachers for an Inclusive Online Instruction | Samantha Mrstik & Rebecca Cooper, USA

1:30p - 2:30p | Concurrent Sessions 8

Room

Topic

New York Nexus

Empowering Persons with Disabilities for Societal Inclusion through Literacy Education | John Oyundoyin, Nigeria

London Lounge

Early Diagnosis and Intervention Services for Children with Autism in Vietnam | Nguyen Thi Thu, Nguyen Ngoc Quynh Anh, Vietnam

Sydney Summit

Understanding the War Refugee Experience | Katerina Kubikova, Marie Fritzova, Michaela Peškova, Czech Republic

An Undocumented Refugee’s Lived Experiences: Transforming Identities for Experiential Learning in Education | Niayesh PazokiMoakhar, Canada (ROUNDTABLE)

Dubai Dome

Fighting Educational injustice for Neuro-diverse Individuals through Equitable Transition Programming | Beatrice Adera, Zandile Nkabinde, USA

Rio Retreat

Using Design Thinking to Develop Transition Goals | William Butler, USA

Berlin Banquet

Effective Support for Transition from School to Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities | Šárka Káňová, Jan Šiška, Tereza Havránková & Masha Černíková, Czech Republic

Teacher Attitudes Toward Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Kenya | Rudia Kihura, USA

Prague Plaza

National Chairs Round Table

Carolyn Lindstrom, USA; Sherwin Fraser, Guyana; Girma Berhanu, Sweden; Anupriya Chadha, India; Yousaf Masih, Pakistan; María Cristina Cardona Moltó, Spain; Nga T. Hoang, Vietnam; John Oyundoyin, Nigeria & Moses Walusimbi, Uganda

Proficiency Standards for Community-Based Instruction | Tim Riesen & Aubrey Snyder, USA

Toronto Terrace

Reflexivity as a Pedagogy for

Inclusivity in Teacher Education

Lim Levan & Thana Thaver, Singapore

Vision Challenges and Intervention in Children with

Disabilities in School

Marion Felder & Gunvor Birkeland Wilhelmsen, Germany

Singapore Salon

Supported Decision-Making as a Key Component

of Transition Services | Brian Abery, USA

2:30p-2:45p

Coffee Break

2:40p - 3:40p | Concurrent Sessions 9

Room

Topic

London Lounge

Evaluation of the Special Olympics Unfiedi Champion School Program | Brian Abery, USA

Slow Motion balls; an innovative approach supporting inclusion | David Ratsakatika, USA

Sydney Summit

Collaborative Dynamics in Greek Co-Teaching Classrooms: Ownership and Agency | Dimitris Anastasiou & Tryfon Mavropalias, USA/Greece

Dubai Dome

Enhancing IEP Goal Quality: Impact of a Preservice Special Educaiton Teacher Training Program | Salih Rakap, Serife Balikci

Rio Retreat

College Students' Perceptions: Increasing Equity for Students with Intellectual Disabilities | Dawn Patterson & Colleen Commisso, USA

Inclusive Centres and Community-Based Services for People with Disabilities in India | Shabina Bano, India

Berlin Banquet

Supporting Executive Functions and Learning Strategies Using the ROPRATEM Program | Zuzana Bílková & Zuzana Štefánková, Czech Republic

Translanguaging as Inclusive Language Instruction Practice in Special Needs Classrooms | Radhika Misquitta, India

Prague Plaza

Employing Observation and Creative Expression for Insightful Transition Narratives | Tereza Hav, ránková, Masha Černíková, Šárka Káňová, Jan Šiška, Kristýna Soukupová & Michal Bednář, Czech Republic

Trends in Pragmatic Interventions for Children with Autism in Vietnam | Thu Nguyen, Thi Anh Do Thi Thao & Pham Thi Ben, Vietnam

Singapore Salon

College is for Everyone! Students with Intellectual Disabilities Attend College | Colleen Commisso, Dawn R. Patterson, Chakra Wade, Eva Moffa & Emazjiah Harris, United States

Understanding Quality of Life through the Perspective of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities | Šárka Káňová, Králová Anna, Julie Beadle-Brown, Janyšková Kristýna, Řezáč Karel, Czech Republic

4:00p - 5:00p | Concurrent Sessions 10

Room

Topic

Tokyo Tower

Publishing in the Journal of the International Association of Special Education (JIASE) | Renáta Tichá, USA

Paris Pavillion

The Effects of Professional Development for Special Education Interns from Divers Backgrounds | John Mouanoutoua & Kory Vue, USA

New York Nexus

Understanding how Adverse Childhood Experiences Impact Child Development, Behavior, and Learning | Rachael Gonzales, USA

London Lounge

Individualization of the Curriculum for Gifted and Exceptionally Gifted Students | Monika Kadrnožková, Czecxh Republic

Sydney Summit

N/A

Dubai Dome

Development and Implementation of a Multilingual Literacy Assessment App in India | Radhika Misquitta, India

Captivating Learning Interest of Children with Down Syndrome through Storytelling | Danial Lupiya Mpolomoka, Zambia

Rio Retreat

Playing in the Sand: Using Sand Tray storytelling to Improve Skills of Children with Disabilities | Marilyn Kaff, Kathy Anstaett, Anya Pohl, USA

Berlin Banquet

Physical Activity and Sport as a Means for Inclusion | Hana Válková, Czech Republic

Inclusive Education Training: Competence of Pre-Service School Practitioners | Zachary Pietrantoni, Jonathan Chitiyo, Yi-Wen Su & Szu-Yu Chen, USA

Prague Plaza

Art as Inclusive Practice: Engaging Canadian Refugees with Disabilities | Susan Barber & Robert Williamson, Canada

Toronto Terrace

Online Coaching to Support Pre-service Teachers' Use of Strategies in Remote Schools | Susan Main, Australia

Singapore Salon

Making Connections between Developmentally Appropriate Practices and Activity-Based Interventions | Cyndy Anang, USA

5:10p-6:10p

General Membership Meeting

DAY 4: Monday, July 1, 2024

8:30-9:00

Final auction bidding, Exhibits, Marketplace

9:00 - 10:00 | Concurrent Sessions 11

Room

Topic

New York Nexus

Inclusion, Honoring Diversity, and Empowering Students | Tejal Kothari, India

Education Index for Sustainable Development of Equality with a Gender Perspective | Cristina Miralles-Cardona & María C. Cardona-Moltó, Spain

London Lounge

The Impact of High Leverage Practices Used by Teachers of Students with Intellectual Disabilities | Thanh Hoa Nguyen, Huynh Thi Hoang Oanh & Hoang Truong Thuy An, Vietnam

Lessons learned: Supporting Culturally Complex Students in Inclusive Settings | Robert Williamson, Susan Barber & Niayesh Pazoki Moakhar, Canada

Sydney Summit

Disparities in Multilingual Learner Representation with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | Melissa Cuba, United States

Dubai Dome

48 Years Later: We Can Do Better | Barry Bullis, USA

Rio Retreat

Students with Emotional Disabilities: A School Social Work Perspective | Daniel McCarthy, USA

Berlin Banquet

Ability Enhancement Multimedia Program to Develop Artistic and Vocational Skills | Parul Mody, Sanghvi Fionika, India

Prague Plaza

Teacher Trainees’ Perceptions Towards Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication | Francis Anku, Alexander Gariba, Ghana

Implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication in | South African Rural Schools & Gloria Ledwaba, South Africa

Singapore Salon

Dramatic Drumming Intervention for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities | Marilyn Kaff, USA

10:10 - 11:10 | Concurrent Sessions 12

Room

Topic

London Lounge

Customizing Curriculum For All Students to Succeed | Barry Bullis, USA

Dubai Dome

Identifying and Serving Multilingual Learners with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | Melissa Cuba, USA

Rio Retreat

Administrators’ Understanding of Special Education and Inclusion in Schools | David Byrd, USA

Berlin Banquet

Equitable Access to the General Curriculum for Students with Extensive Support Needs | Pamela Mims,Bree Jimenez & Ginevra Courtade, USA

Prague Plaza

A Tale to Tell: Post-secondary Opportunities for Exceptional Young Adults | Lori Navarrete, Roberta Kaufman, USA

Toronto Terrace

The Relationship between Personality Traits and Mental Health of Special Education Teachers | Shudong Zhang & Xiaoyi Gao, 中国 (China) (ROUNTABLE)

Improving Teachers' Awareness in Preventing Bullying of Students with Disabilities | Zandile Nkabinde, USA (ROUNDTABLE)

Singapore Salon

Website to Support Third-Grade Students with Visual Impairment in Learning Mathematics | Nga T. Hoàng and Ngọc, Hoang L, B., Vietnam

Moving Math Skills from the Concrete to the Abstract | Claire Walsh, USA (ROUNDTABLE)

11:10-11:20

Coffee Break

11:30-12:45

Keynote Dr. Girma Berhanu, Awards and Closing Ceremony

Accommodations and Travel

Hotel Information

Accommodation of various categories is provided at discounted prices near the Conference Center. Please note that the accommodation price is not included in the registration fees. We have secured a variety of accommodation in Pilsen at preferential rates for the 18th IASE delegates. To take advantage of these special rates, please use the discount code "IASE2024" when making your booking. In order to secure a reservation at the hotel of your preference, we recommend making your booking as soon as possible. For more information about the hotels, availability & rates, and to make your reservation, visit our accommodation page. Please do not hesitate to arrange your accommodation soon. Pilsen, having been selected as a "European Capital of Culture in 2015," may attract a large number of visitors, and some hotels might be fully occupied.

Price Category 1

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Pilsen ☆☆☆☆☆ (50)

  • Webpage: Address: www.courtyardpilsen.cz
  • Distance to the Conference Centre: 5,5 km
  • Distance from the City Centre: 300 m
  • Reservations & Contact person: Vendula Poláčková, pilsen.reservations@courtyard.com (code IASE2024)
  • Prices: 2150 CZK/single room, 2350 CZK/double room
  • Note: 4 wheelchair accessible rooms available

Hotel: Congress Center Parkhotel Plzeň , ☆☆☆☆☆ (150)

  • Address: U Borského parku 2791, 320 04 Plzeň 3 – Jižní Předměstí
  • Distance to the Conference Centre: 2,6 km
  • Distance from the City Centre: 4,2 km
  • Reservations & Contact person: Tereza Číhová rezervace@parkhotel-czech.eu (code IASE2024)
  • Prices:
    • Early bird - valid until 29. 2. 2024: 1800 CZK/standard single room, 2450 CZK/standard double room, 2100/superior single room, 2650/superior double room
    • Late bird - valid until 1. 3. 2024: 1950 CZK/standard single room, 2650 CZK/standard double room, 2250 CZK/superior single room, 2850 CZK/superior double room

Hotel: Ibis hotel Plzeň ☆☆☆ (50)

  • Address: Univerzitní 65, 301 00 Plzeň 3
  • Distance to the Conference Centre: 2km
  • Distance from the City Centre: 5,7 km
  • Reservations & Contact person: Hana Lišková, H6734@accor.com (code IASE2024)
  • Prices: 1600CZK/single room, 1850 CZK/double room
  • Note: certain number of wheelchair accessible rooms available

Hotel: Hotel Roudná ☆☆☆ (25)

  • Address: Na Roudné 13, 301 00 Plzeň 1
  • Distance to the Conference Centre: 5,6 km
  • Distance from the City Centre: 1,5 km
  • Reservations & Contact person: Alena Krejčová, info@hotelroudna.cz (code IASE2024)
  • Prices: 1970 CZK/double bed room for one person, 2130 CZK/double room, 2250 CZK/double room with balcony, 2700 CZK/three-bed room, 2800 CZK/three-bed room with balcony, 3300 CZK/quadruple room, 3750 CZK/family room for five

Hotel: Hotel Palace ☆☆☆ Superior (25)

  • Address: Na Roudné 278, 301 00 Plzeň 1
  • Distance to the Conference Centre: 5,6 km
  • Distance from the City Centre: 1,5 km
  • Reservations & Contact person: Alena Krejčová, info@hotelroudna.cz (code IASE2024)
  • Prices: 1850 CZK/single room, 2070 CZK/double room for one person, 2230 CZK/double room, 2800 CZK/three-bed room, 3100 CZK/deluxe three-bed room
Price Category 2

Hotel: Hotel Slovan ☆☆☆ (30)

  • Address: Smetanovy sady 75, 301 00 Plzeň
  • Distance to the Conference Centre: 3,9 km
  • Distance from the City Centre: 950 m
  • Reservations & Contact person: hotel@slovanplzen.cz (code IASE2024)
  • Prices: 1400 CZK/single room, 2400 CZK/double room

Hotel: Hotel Prokopávka (40)

  • Address: K Prokopávce 45, 323 00 Plzeň 1
  • Distance to the Conference Centre: 9 km
  • Distance from the City Centre: 6,6 km
  • Reservations & Contact person: info@prokopavkaplzen.cz, (code IASE2024)
  • Prices: 830CZK/per person
  • Note: Wheelchair accessible rooms predominate
Price Category 3

Hotel type dormitory accommodation (25)

  • Hotel dormitory webpage (for photos of Machova St. dorms scroll down to the bottom of the page)
  • Address: Máchova 20, Plzeň, 301 00
  • Distance to the Conference Centre: 2,5 km
  • Distance from the City Centre: 3,5 km
  • Reservations & Contact person: Dr. Blanka Gruberová, uwb.dorms@email.cz
  • Prices: app. 650CZK/per person, single rooms or double rooms, breakfast not provided
  • Note: Rooms available from 25.6. 2024 as earliest

Transportation

Transportation from Václav Havel Airport

To get from Václav Havel Airport to main train station, you can take the Airport Express, which runs every half an hour. The prize is 100 CZK and the Express goes directly between the airport and the station. Learn about the Express, tickets and departure times.

To get to the Praha – Zličín bus station, you can take city bus number 100, which departs from the airport from two stops, namely Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. A standard Prague Integrated Transport ticket is required for this connection, which costs 30 CZK and can be purchased from a ticket machine at the stop or on the bus. Find the exact departure times.

Transportation from Prague to Pilsen

There are both train and bus connections between Prague and Pilsen.

Both buses and trains depart from the main train station in the city center. Buses to Pilsen also depart from the Praha - Zličín and Praha - Florenc stops.

Find out about the individual connections and timetables.

Purchase train tickets online or at the train station. Purchase bus tickets , preferably well in advance.

Travel and Sightseeing around Czech Republic

Travel Agencies Plzeň and Prague
Intertrans
  • This travel agency based in Plzeň offers sightseeing trips, hiking, entertainment trips, themed tours, wellness and spa experiences, and many other interesting excursions. They also offer the possibility of traveling across Germany.
  • Contact: +420 377 246 995, info@intertrans.cz
  • Address: Slovanská tř. 5, 326 00 Plzeň
Ideální Zájezdy (Ideal Trips)
  • Ideal Trips deals with reselling tours and offers various interesting trips across the Czech Republic, such as trips to the Krušné Mountains, South Bohemia, West Bohemia, and many spa towns, among others.
  • Address: Pražská 6, Plzeň
  • Contact: +420 377 224 953, info@idealnizajezdy.cz
Places to See in Plzeň
Synagogues

One of Plzeň's landmarks is undoubtedly the Great Synagogue, which the city has proudly showcased since 1892. Not only beautiful from the outside, but also a remarkable interior. However, it's not the only synagogue in Plzeň. Visitors can also experience the charm of the Old Synagogue, which recently underwent reconstruction.

St. Bartholomew's Cathedral

A must-see for any visitor to Plzeň, St. Bartholomew's Cathedral welcomes visitors practically every day. The cathedral's tower offers an impressive view of the entire city, reachable after climbing more than 250 stairs. And for good luck, don't forget to rub the head of the angel on the cathedral's grille!

Plzeňsky Prazdroj Brewery

Beer is one of the most typical alcoholic beverages in the Czech Republic, often dubbed as the "liquid bread." Explore the behind-the-scenes of beer production with a tour of the Plzeňský Prazdroj Brewery.

Zoo and Botanical Garden of Plzeň + Dinopark

Visitors can enjoy a pleasant time at Plzeň Zoo, hosting animals of various species and sizes! For a break from animals, the serene botanical garden, part of the complex, is a great option. Fans of older species will surely appreciate the prehistoric inhabitants at Dinopark.

TECHMANIA SCIENCE CENTRE

Techmania offers visitors a glimpse into the world of science, technology, and natural sciences. Visitors can experiment with various interactive exhibits, explore a 3D planetarium, gyroscope, and many other fascinating displays.

Patton Memorial Pilsen

A museum dedicated to the history of World War II, focusing on the progress of Allied forces that culminated in the liberation of Plzeň. A visit recommended not only for history enthusiasts!

Excursions to Other Cities
MariánskÉ Lázně
  • Distance from Plzeň: 75 km
  • Transport from Plzeň: Train: 1-hour journey Car: 1-hour journey
  • The spa town of Mariánské Lázně, located in western Bohemia, is one of the towns in the so-called Spa Triangle. The city's atmosphere is underscored by its typical architecture, presence of springs, and colonnades, with a singing fountain as a prominent feature.
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Karlovy Vary
  • Distance from Plzeň: 81 km
  • Transport from Plzeň: Train: about 2-hour journey Car: 1-hour 10-minute journey Bus: about 2-hour journey
  • Karlovy Vary boasts a reputation as one of the most beautiful places in the Czech Republic. The town is renowned for its colonnades, Diana Observation Tower, and The Home of Becherovka (Becherovka being a typical alcoholic beverage in the Czech Republic). Karlovy Vary is also famous for the KVIFF film festival.
Klatovy
  • Distance from Plzeň: 43 km
  • Transport from Plzeň: Train: 1-hour journey Car: 45 minutes Bus: 1-hour journey
  • Klatovy serves as a gateway to Šumava and a transit station to the farther Železná Ruda. However, Klatovy itself is worth a visit! The town center features two towers - Černá (Black) and Bílá (White). Also popular is the Baroque pharmacy U Bílého jednorožce (At the White Unicorn). For the brave, a visit to the underground beneath the Jesuit Church, housing catacombs with mummies, is recommended.
Švihov
  • Distance from Plzeň: 35 km
  • Transport from Plzeň: Train: 50 minutes Car: 35 minutes Bus: 40 minutes
  • History lovers will enjoy a visit to Švihov Castle in the town of Švihov (near Klatovy). The famous Czech movie "Three Wishes for Cinderella" was filmed here, and its atmosphere is particularly cherished in Czech households during Christmas.
Karlštejn
  • Distance from Plzeň: 72 km
  • Transport from Plzeň: Train: 1 hour 20 minutes (change in Beroun) Car: 50 minutes Walking from Beroun: 9 km
  • The most famous monument in the Czech Republic is undoubtedly Karlštejn Castle, built by Ruler Charles IV in the 14th century AD constructed Karlštejn Castle. Several guided tours are available for visitors, and the view of Karlštejn from the outside is fascinating.
  • Transport to Karlštejn from Plzeň is ideal by train, although a transfer in the city of Beroun is necessary.

Travel Options in Prague
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  • Languages: English, Czech, German
  • Contact: +420 608 828 848, helena.chmelirova@gmail.com
  • Professional guide Helena Chmelířová offers private tours to the most interesting places in Prague. She also organizes various trips across the Czech Republic, such as trips to Terezín, Karlovy Vary, Karlštejn, Kutná Hora, Český Krumlov, and more.
Pragulic
  • Pragulic Website in English
  • Language: Czech (external interpreter available for an additional fee)
  • Reservation: REQUIRED
  • Contact: pragulic@pragulic.cz, +420 725 314 930

Pragulic, a social enterprise, offers Prague visitors the opportunity to explore the city from the perspective of people without homes. The tours are led by homeless individuals who enrich the experience with their personal stories, offering a unique view of Prague.

Tips for Trips Around Prague
  • Distance from Plzeň: 91 km
  • Transport from Plzeň: • Train: 1 hour 17 minutes • Car: 1 hour 20 minutes • Bus: 1 hour (Praha-Zličín)

Street “Ve Smečkách”, Prague (nearby Wenceslas Square)
  • Bílá Vrána Café : This café employs individuals with intellectual disabilities and psycho-social disabilities, open Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 18:00.
  • Inspirace Sheltered Workshop : Providing opportunities for young women with disabilities.
Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)
  • It's the oldest standing bridge over the Vltava River in Prague.
  • The second oldest surviving bridge in the Czech Republic.
  • Many street artists, including musicians and visual artists, perform on this bridge.

Wenceslas Square (Václavskě Náměstí)
  • One of the main squares in Prague.
  • Leads from the National Museum to the border of the Old Town.
  • Statue of St. Wenceslas on a horse is located in this square.
Old Town Square (Staroměstskě Náměstí)
  • Located in the center of the Old Town.
  • The square features the unique Astronomical Clock (Orloj).
  • Surrounded by the Old Town Hall, Týn Church, St. Nicholas Church, Kinský Palace, and the House "U kamenného zvonu."
  • Monument to Master Jan Hus and the Marian Column.
Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad)
  • The most significant Czech castle.
  • The residence of the President of the Republic.
  • One of the largest castle complexes in the world.
  • Includes the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral.
Vyšehrad
  • Historical fort, castle, and stronghold in Prague.
  • Significant Czech personalities are buried in the Vyšehrad Cemetery.
  • The Rotunda of St. Martin is also located here.
National Museum
  • A significant Czech museum with numerous exhibitions.
  • Located near Wenceslas Square.
Petřín Lookout Tower
  • A famous Prague lookout tower reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Offers a stunning view of the entire city of Prague.
  • Accessible via a cable car.
  • Petřín Gardens.
Prague Zoo
  • Extensive and beautiful zoo located in the Troja district of Prague.
  • Modern exhibits and pavilions showcasing animals from around the world. The zoo houses many fascinating animals such as the Przewalski's horse, Indian gharial, Tasmanian devil, Chinese giant salamander, and more.

In and Around Pilsen

“A Night with Opera“

Ending the theatre season with an opera under the open sky has been a tradition of the Josef Kajetán Tyl Theatre since 2015. The goal if the event is to present operas in their full monumentality and offer an extraordinary experience in the natural amphitheatre setting. The project annually attracts thousands of viewers, not only opera enthusiasts but also those who have not encountered opera before and prefer the informal atmosphere over a traditional theater visit. For the conclusion of the 2023/2024 season, we are once again preparing two performances – an opera and a musical. You can look forward to the festive opera "Libuše" by Bedřich Smetana, written for the opening of the National Theatre.

  • When: 28. June 2024 – 20:30 hod (8:30 PM)
  • Place: Amfiteátr Lochotín Plzeň
  • Address: Pod Vinicemi 928/6, 301 00 Plzeň 1
  • Tickets: not yet being sold
Techmania Science Center

Science shows, puzzles, experiments, classic and interactive exhibitions, unexpected experiments, unusual workshops and a super-modern planetarium. All this is offered by the Techmania Science Centre in Pilsen, which will convince the whole family in all weathers.

  • Address: U Planetária 2969/1, 301 00 Plzeň
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday: 8:30 AM- 5 PM and Saturday and Sunday : 10:00 -18:00
  • Tickets: 280 CZK
Zoo Pilsen, Botanic Garden, and Dinopark

The Zoological and Botanical Garden of Pilsen is a zoological and botanical garden in Pilsen, the second oldest zoo in the Czech Republic. It breeds the most species of animals of any zoo in the Czech Republic and DinoPark Pilsen is an amusement and educational park in Pilsen.

  • Address: Pod Vinicemi, 301 00, Plzeň
  • Opening hours: daily - 8 AM - 6 PM
  • Tickets: 160 - 390 CZK (it is possible to buy ticket only for zoo or Dinopark (but the entrance for Dinopark is from street Pod Vinicemi)
Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour

The Pilsner Urquell brewery offers tours, which will impress beer fans and history lovers. You will view the original locations where the famous Pilsner Urquell beer was born 180 years ago, and whose story continues even today. The culmination of the tour is a tasting of unfiltered Pilsner Urquell beer in the historical cellars.

  • Address: U Prazdroje 64/7, 301 00 Plzeň
  • Tour times: 9 AM - 6 PM
  • Tickets: 380 CZK
  • Available languages: CZ,EN,DE
Pilsen Historical Underground

During the tour you will get to see life below the town and uncover the secrets of authentic finds and nooks and crannies that are hidden underground. You will find out how the underground originated, and see for yourself in how many different ways it was utilised.

  • Address: Veleslavínova 58/6, 301 00 Plzeň 3-Vnitřní Město
  • Opening hours: daily 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Tickets: 190 CZK
  • Available languages: CZ,EN,DE
St. Bartholomew's Cathedral

The Gothic three-aisled cathedral stands on the Republic Square in Pilsen. The cathedral was probably founded together with the city around 1295. The cathedral is dominated by a tower, which you can climb and from which you have a wonderful view of the city and the surrounding area.

  • Opening hours: Weekdays 10 AM - 6 PM, weekends and holidays 13:00-18:00
  • Tickets: Free tours (free)
Pilsen Tower
  • Opening hours: daily from 10 AM - 6:30 PM, the last entry at 6:00pm
  • Tickets: Full admission 60 - 90 CZK
Náměstí republiky (Republic Square)

Square of the Republic is adorned with ornate townhouses and the Pilsen Town Hall. One of these buildings hosts the Museum of Puppets, boasting an extensive collection of puppets spread across three floors. Within the square, you’ll encounter the Golden Fountains, representing a gargoyle, a camel and an angel, symbols also featured in the Pilsen coat of arms.

Muzeum loutek (Museum of Puppets)
  • Address: náměstí Republiky 23, 301 00 Plzeň
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Tickets: 30 - 60 CZK
Mlýnská Strouha Park

It is a relaxation area just outside the centre, where you can sit by the water and walk around the colourful sculptures.

Big Synagogue
  • It is the largest synagogue in the Czech Republic and the third largest synagogue in the world after the synagogues in Jerusalem and Budapest.
  • Tickets: 80-120 CZK
  • Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Address: sady Pětatřicátníků 11, 301 00 Plzeň