Australian Universal Design Conference UD2020

Logo for universal design conference UD2020.4th Australian Universal Design Conference – UD2020 will be held 12-13 May 2020, Melbourne Showgrounds. The theme is Thriving with Universal Design: Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday.

The call for abstracts has closed. Posters and Table Topics are still being accepted. Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words.

The theme allows a broad range of topics to be included from academics, practitioners, educators, policy makers and anyone interested in universal design and inclusive practice. Topics can include anything that relates to the theme, including research papers, case studies and personal experience. For example:

Built environment
Product development
Industrial design
Digital technology
Policy development
Tourism and travel
Playgrounds, parks and open spaces
Art and culture
Events and attractions
Media and journalism
Health and wellbeing
Community engagement

Presentation formats are:

    • Workshop (1.5 hours),
    • Oral presentation (20 minutes, 10 minutes questions),
    • Table Topic (40 minute small roundtable discussion over lunch),
    • Poster A1 size

The key selection criteria are: compatibility with the theme; a focus on inclusion and universal design rather than access compliance; a focus on an innovation or new process or practice; and interesting to a diverse audience.

Abstracts to be submitted via the conference website.

Enquiries to Jane Bringolf email

There are other conferences and calls for papers in Australia and overseas.