The Seattle Club annual conference on intellectual and developmental
disabilities will be held at University College London (UCL) on 16th
and 17th December 2019.

The 19th annual Seattle Club conference for research on intellectual and developmental disabilities will take place at University College London (UCL) and will be hosted by members of the UCL CENTRE FOR INTELLECTUAL & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES RESEARCH and Child Development and Learning Difficulties Lab.

We have now finalised the programme and we welcome all accepted authors and co-authors to register as soon as possible. The programme can be downlaoded here


As a presenting author you must register for the Seattle Club. Please note that if you do not register, your abstract(s) will be withdrawn.

Registration is £110 and includes conference dinner and poster reception as well as lunches and refreshments. The registration is already open, and it will close on 1st of December 2019. You can register through this link

Conference dinner

The registration includes attendance for the conference dinner. The conference dinner will take place on Monday evening at Las Iguanas Bloomsbury (Brunswick Square). We are leaving the conference venue at 6.30 pm. If you want to make your own way to the restaurant please arrive by 7 pm at the latest.


If you require accommodation we recommend the following local hotels:

Instructions for poster

* Your poster should be A0 portrait style.

 We will provide pins with which to secure your poster to the poster board.

Two independent judges will assess all posters and award a poster price at the end of the wine reception.

Instructions for talk

Please keep your talk within the allocated time (15 minutes for presentation + 5 minutes for questions and change over). No speaker should take time away from another speaker and thus you will be asked to stop your presentation after 15 minutes.

If you are not the presenting author, or have any questions, please let us know by email. 

We look forward welcoming you to London in December!

The Seattle Club committee

(Jo, Erica, Paulien, Vaso and Katrina)

Many thanks in advance,


Dr Jo Van Herwegen
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology and Human Development
UCL, Institute of Education
Woburn Square 25, Room 306
Web: www.jovanherwegen.co.uk
Twitter: @jovanherwegen