SENIA Conference 2017

February 9-11th, 2017

Yokohama International School is delighted to be hosting the SENIA Asia Conference on the 9-11th of February, 2017. SENIA is a network of educators, professionals and parents across Asia dedicated to supporting individuals with special learning needs. SENIA believes that by working together, we will provide a network to combine our strengths to help raise awareness and advocate for the individuals in our lives.

Pre-Conference (Registration is Full)

February 9th will be our pre-conference day. Our three keynote speakers will each run a day-long workshop. Please see the pre-conference link for more information.

Main Conference (Registration is Full)

February 10th and 11th will be our two main conference days. The two days will include the following:
  • Three keynote presentations
  • Five workshop sessions
  • An unconference / job-alike session (February 10th)
  • SENIA Advocacy Award presentation
  • SENIA Student Award presentation
  • SENIA Board presentation
  • Japanese cultural experience
  • Drinks reception

For more information, please contact us at

Access to YIS

YIS Student Ambassadors will be at Motomachi Chukagai Station (which is the closest train station to school) between 7.15-8am to direct you to our campus. The students will be wearing a red YIS Sweatshirt.

If catching the train to Motomachi Chukagai exit toward the front of the train at the Motomachi end of the platform (not the Chinatown exit). Take the escalators up to street level and after going through the ticket gate, turn right and take either the escalators or elevator all the way up to the top, to Americayama Park. From there, it is a quick three-minute walk through the park and along the edge of the Foreign Cemetery to the Bluff Road across the street from the YIS Modern Languages Building. After you cross the street, walk left towards Harbor View Park and turn right at the traffic light near the public parking lots. Walk for about 50 meters to the main school entrance.