Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCiL) have been made aware of the World Congress on disability and inclusion taking place in Edinburgh between the 25-27 October 2016 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. There are opportunities for Scottish Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and disabled people to be involved and information is below from the national disabled people’s consortium Inclusion Scotland. Two forms are included including:
Proposal registration form: Global-World-Congress-presentations-form-final2
Inclusion Scotland have information on their website and are helping to ensure DPOs and disabled people are included in this event see link: http://inclusionscotland.org/world-congress-on-disability-and-inclusion-opportunities-to-be-involved/
It is expected to be a very large event, attracting speakers and around 1000 delegates from across the world. The Congress is run by an organisation called Rehabilitation International with some partners. You can find out more about the Congress on this web-site: http://riworldcongress.com/
Inclusion Scotland has managed to negotiate some opportunities for Scottish Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and Scottish disabled people to be involved in the Congress. It seemed important for we disabled people to be included in an event on disability and inclusion! The opportunities are as follows:
50 free places for representatives of Scottish Disabled People’s Organisations (organisations that have a majority of disabled people on their Board) and Scottish disabled people (disabled people living in Scotland). If you would like to register for a free place, please fill in the registration form – Global World Congress registration form final. We expect that there will be more people wanting to attend than there are free places available, so unfortunately not everyone who registers can be guaranteed a place. Please fill out the attached registration form if your DPO/ you would be interested in a free place at the Congress.
- Funding to meet the reasonable costs of disabled participants with a free place, like travel, overnight accommodation, etc. If you get a place Inclusion Scotland will be in touch with you about this.
- An extension, just for Scottish DPOs and Scottish disabled people, to the deadline for proposals on presentations until the end of July. If you have an idea for a presentation please fill in the presentation form and send it in before 31 July 2016 – Global World Congress presentations form final2
Inclusion Scotland is not responsible for the World Congress. We are just helping to ensure that Scottish disabled people are included in this important event. If you have any questions about it you can get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please put ‘World Congress’ in the subject heading of your e-mail. We will answer your query ourselves if we can, or forward it on to the conference organisers so they can respond.