2023 ISNA-MSE International Conference

Creating Meaningful Moments in the
Multi-Sensory Environment

September 28-30, 2023
Valparaiso University, Harre Union
Sensory device
Registration for the International Conference is OPEN!

Registration for the International Conference is OPEN!

The Education Department at Valparaiso University is pleased to serve as the host for the 2023 International Conference of Multi-Sensory Environments. This year’s theme for the International Conference is “creating meaningful moments in the multi-sensory environment” in order to increase quality of life, communication, and build relationships. Facilitating these meaningful moments within multi-sensory spaces provides exceptional support for individuals with disabilities.

Members from the international community, including those from the USA, Canada, Germany, Denmark, New Zealand, Holland, and more will present workshops on how to create and use multi-sensory environments in your organization, business, or home. We invite you to come hear personal stories, connect with colleagues, and learn from those providing leadership in the world of multi-sensory environments.

*ISNA-MSE provides global consultation and training, making connections throughout the world that expand awareness and best practices for mse applications and invitational engagement in mse processes. Visit www.isna-mse.org to learn more.

What is a Multi-Sensory Environment (MSE)?

A relaxed, multi-sensory, experiential process, primarily benefitting people with autism or other developmental disabilities: dementia, intellectual disabilities, hyperactive, hearing impaired, visually impaired, children with perception/sensory disorder an/or disturbed social behavior, and psychiatric patients. Click the links below to learn more about Multi-Sensory Environments.

Who can benefit from information presented at this conference?

MSE is greatly applicable to the following stakeholders:

  • District and School Administrators
  • Educators (Pre K, K-12, and Higher Education)
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Community Agency Representatives
  • Social Service Organization Representatives
  • Psychologists
  • Senior Caretakers
  • Parents

Registration Information

*Registration is now OPEN!

Participants may register for individual days of the conference, or receive a special discount when attending more than one day. Payment may be made in the form of a credit card payment, purchase order, or check (please fill out the registration form matching your payment type).

Conference Pricing:
  • Attend one day: $99
  • Attend two days: $189
  • Attend all three days: $279
  • MSE Banquet: $50 (tickets will go on sale August 8th)

Are you a student? Please click here for student pricing/registration.

Conference Details:

2023 International Conference on Multi-Sensory Environments

Download the Event Information Packet below to view the full schedule for each day and a description of presentation topics.

MSE Banquet: Friday, September 29, 2023

Time: 6 pm – 8:30 pm (Central Time)

Ticketed event open to all conference participants & guests: $50 (RSVP & ticket required)
Join us for a catered meal and an evening of music and conversation at Valparaiso University’s Bell & Beacon (located on the first floor of Harre Union)! Connect with colleagues from around the world and enjoy a selection of beverages from the bar. One drink ticket will be provided for all participants over the age of 21.

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. You will receive an email with payment details.

Hotel Accommodations

Country Inn and Suites- 2 min drive to Valparaiso University (University Preferred)

Hampton Inn and Suites- 4 minute drive to Valparaiso University

Best Western University Inn 5 minute drive to Valparaiso University 

University Map and Parking

International Conference Planning Team

This conference is made possible by experts and collaborators from all around the world. Our deepest thanks for your guidance and expertise.

Maurits Eijgendaal President, ISNA-MSE Denmark

Ad Verheul Co-founder Snoezelen-MSE Senior Consultant; Global Leader in MSE Development The Netherlands

Anthony M. McCrovitz President ISNA-mse (USA) Ph.D., LMHC, HSPP, BCPC, IMH-E® (II), DAPA

Kaela Millar Multi-Sensory Lab Technologist Mohawk College Hamilton, Ontario

Christine Kiser Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Michigan City, IN

Robin Krassow Physical Therapist Assistant Michigan City, IN

Karen Pool Director, TFH Special Needs Toys USA Ltd.

Thank you to our sponsors!

list of sponsors

Contact Emma Kelley, Director of the Professional Educators Partnership
emma.kelley@valpo.edu, (219) 464-6734