AAATE Conference 27-30 Aug 2019, Bologna

An aerial view of Bologne, Italy showing terracotta roofs and medieval style buildings around a square.In Europe the quest for inclusion is about both universal design and assistive technology. Although the AAATE conference has a strong assistive technology focus, they have a universal design strand and encourage universal design researchers and practitioners to submit abstracts. The call for papers for the conference will close 28 February 2019. UD followers can find value in seeing the progress in assistive technology in all its forms, and how it supports and fits with the principles of UD. Papers are published by IOS Press. AAATE is a sister organisation to ARATA (Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association).

Editor’s note: I have found these conferences very interesting because much of the leading research, funded by the EU, is showcased here. Everything from mainstream universal design to smart technologies, robotics and web developments. At  the 2009 conference I presented a paper with a philosophical take on inclusion, Turning back time for inclusion for today as well as tomorrow.  

 

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Upcoming conferences

picture of a large audience watching a presentation.ATSA Independent Living Expo: Sydney on 8-9 May, Brisbane on 15-16 May, and in Canberra on 27-28 August as part of iCREATe conference.

Australian Network on Disability Conference 14 May 2019 in Melbourne. This conference is employment related.

ACAA Access Consultants National Conference, 14-16 August 2019, Luna Park Sydney. 

AAATE 2019: Global Challenges in Assistive Technology: Research, Policy and Practice. 17-19 August 2019, Bologna, Italy. Note that Universal Design is included in this conference. AAATE is sister organisation to Australia’s ARATA. Call for papers closes 1 February and 1 March 2019. See conference flyer for more information.

Constructing our World: People, Performance, Politics 18-20 September 2019, Sydney. Submissions are open for registration and exhibition. Join the mailing list for updates.

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Upcoming conferences

Aerial view of a crowded conference scene where the session has finished and people are standing, sitting and walking about.Age & Work Symposium, 27 November 2018, QUT Brisbane. CUDA Director, Prof Philip Taylor will be contributing to this celebration of longevity.

2019

ATSA Independent Living Expo: Sydney on 8-9 May, Brisbane on 15-16 May, and in Canberra on 27-28 August as part of iCREATe conference.

Australian Network on Disability Conference 14 May 2019 in Melbourne. This conference is employment related.

ACAA Access Consultants National Conference, 14-16 August 2019, Luna Park Sydney. 

AAATE 2019: Global Challenges in Assistive Technology: Research, Policy and Practice. 17-19 August 2019, Bologna, Italy. Note that Universal Design is included in this conference. AAATE is sister organisation to Australia’s ARATA. Call for papers closes 1 February and 1 March 2019. See link for more.

Constructing our World: People, Performance, Politics 18-20 September 2019, Sydney. Submissions are open for registration and exhibition. Join the mailing list for updates.

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Upcoming conferences

Aerial view of a crowded conference scene where the session has finished and people are standing, sitting and walking about.Age & Work Symposium, 27 November 2018, QUT Brisbane. CUDA Director, Prof Philip Taylor will be contributing to this celebration of longevity.

2019

Australian Network on Disability Conference 14 May 2019 in Melbourne. This conference is employment related.

The Values of Architecture and the Economy of Culture: 13-15 June 2019, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Call for papers due 26 November 2018.

ACAA Access Consultants National Conference, 14-16 August 2019, Luna Park Sydney. 

AAATE 2019: Global Challenges in Assistive Technology: Research, Policy and Practice. 17-19 August 2019, Bologna, Italy. Note that in Europe Universal Design is included in this conference. AAATE is sister organisation to Australia’s ARATA. Call for papers closes 1 February and 1 March 2019. See link for more.

Constructing our World: People, Performance, Politics 18-20 September 2019, Sydney. Submissions are open for registration and exhibition.

International Conference on Transport & Health  Melbourne, Australia – 4-8 November 2019
Also 2019  Dubai/UAE (2-Day Training/Workshops)
And scheduled for 2020  North America/Canada

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IAUD Conference Thailand

IAUD logo with coloured matchstick figures.The next International Association for Universal Design Conference will be held in Bankok, Thailand 5-6 March 2019. It is not clear from the website whether the call for submissions closes 31 August 2018 or 30 November, which is definitely the date for full paper submissions. You can find out more from the conference website. Topics are wide-ranging. This is usually a large international affair. IAUD is based in Japan and was originaly initiated by product manufacturers recognising that the population was ageing. Not the most intuitively designed conference website, but the information is there and also links to previous conference papers that could be of interest. .

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