Conferences and calls for papers

An external view of the venue showing level entry. 4th Australian Universal Design Conference

COVID-19 Update: This conference is postponed until 12-13 October 2020. Earlybird registration will now end 31 August 2020.

NEW TO THE LIST

International Ergonomics Association Triennial Congress, IEA2021, 13-18 June 2021, Vancouver, Canada.

Call for participation in special sessions: please send an expression of interest email to Isabella Steffan: info@studiosteffan.it  adding a title, a short description of one of the following topics you would like to present, by 30 May 2020:
• Robotics and Design for All
• Accessibility and usability for all, indoor visual environments (a joint session with the IEA Technical Committee: Visual Ergonomics).
Relevant visual ergonomics topics could include, but are not limited
to, visual contrast, lighting and colour.
• The challenges of designing and maintaining universally usable safe pedestrian environments (a joint session with the IEA Technical
Committee: Slips Trips and Falls).

The conference website has more information about submitting papers.

Inclusive Africa Conference 2020 on Digital Accessibility, 3-4 November, Nairobi, Kenya. Call for video submissions close 1 October 2020. Submit online. 

Other conferences and events:  Where conference websites have been updated, new dates are shown below. There might be additional calls for papers. Check with conference organisers.

Access Israel conference postponed from May 2020 to a date to be advised.

Smart Accessibility 2020.  International Conference on Universal Accessibility and the Internet of Things and Smart Environments. New date: 21-25 June 2020, Barcelona, Spain. Wide ranging topics: accessibility by design, built environment, smart cities, techniques and tools, technology for independent living, digital inclusion, Internet of Things and much more. 

Dementia Australia National Symposium 2020, Postponed – date to be decided. Sydney. Includes the Dawn Booker Masterclass. Speakers include Ita Buttrose and Janet Anderson. Be quick for extended earlybird.

Australian Placemaking Summit, Melbourne, New dates 10-11 August. The placemaking movement is gaining momentum in Australia. Includes rapid talks as well as a long list of speakers including from San Francisco, New Zealand, and Denmark.

From Access to Inclusion 2020; an Arts and Culture Summit: Postponed until 22-25 March 2021. Dublin, Ireland.  An international gathering of access professionals and advocates exploring how to provide seamless, person-centred experiences in arts and culture.

Not to be confused with the 4th Australian Universal Design Conference, there is another one in Finland 9-11 June 2021 – this is a revised date. This follows the four previous conferences in Scandinavia, UK and Ireland. This one will be Dipoli, Aalto University, Espoo.

International Dementia Conference 11-12 June 2020, Sydney. New date for September and presented online.  Main theme: Care in the age of outrage. There are many topics including built environment. ePosters are still being accepted until 21 July 2020.

22nd World Packaging Conference, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico, 15-18 June 2020. Packaging is facing many challenges. Easy opening and ergonomics are included in the conference streams. To be delivered online.

Liveable Cities Conference, postponed until 2021. Perth, Western Australia. Program Themes include transport and mobility, circular economy, community engagement, affordability and employment. The concept of inclusion is under the Community Engagement and Culture theme. 

M-Enabling Summit Conference 2020,  Arlington (Washington DC). New date 14-16 September . This event is dedicated to promoting accessible and assistive technology for all. It is an annual meeting place for all who implement digital accessibility strategies or develop enabling ICT products, services for workplaces, learning environments or consumer markets.

Transportation professionals conference: Joint ITE International and Southern District Annual Meeting and Exhibition, 9-12 August 2020, New Orleans. Call for abstracts closed. Program to be published soon. Will be held either face to face or virtually.

The Disability Innovation Summit Postponed until August 2021 – date to be announced along with the Olympic Games. Priority will be given to submissions with: a passion to collaborate globally; products and ideas that are ready to go to market; or have the ability to be scaled; and tangible solutions that can impact lives around the world.

17th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, 9-11 September, Lecco, Italy. Call for contributions  close 1 April 2020 for science track and 1 May 2020 for forum track. A major international event supported by UNESCO. The terminology in the full title of the conference reflects that of the first conference in 1989, so is better known now as ICCHP. Will be held online.

Designing Cities 2020: Boston 14-17 September 2020. “The NACTO Designing Cities Conference brings together 900 officials, planners, and practitioners to advance the state of transportation in cities.”

International Council on Active Aging Conference, Summit & Expo. 26-29 October, 2020, Long Beach California. Theme: Aging well: the great disruptor. Call for presentations closed 10 January 2020.

National Parks and Recreation Annual Conference 27- 29 October 2020, Orlando, Florida.  Speed Session proposals accepted from 16 – 30 April 2020

Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting (GSA2020), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4-8 November 2020. Theme: Turning 75: Why Age Matters. The 2020 theme was selected as a celebration of GSA’s 75th Anniversary. We’re celebrating the collective accomplishments of members that have strengthened the field of aging and the mission of GSA. Presentations, programs, and activities will reflect the theme of the 75th year which is “honor the past and enrich the future.” 

2021

Liveable Cities Conference, postponed until 2021. Perth, Western Australia. Program Themes include transport and mobility, circular economy, community engagement, affordability and employment. The concept of inclusion is under the Community Engagement and Culture theme. 

From Access to Inclusion 2020; an Arts and Culture Summit: Postponed until 22-25 March 2021. Dublin, Ireland.  An international gathering of access professionals and advocates exploring how to provide seamless, person-centred experiences in arts and culture.

5th Universal Design Conference, Finland 9-11 June 2021 – this is a revised date. This follows the four previous conferences in Scandinavia, UK and Ireland. This one will be Dipoli, Aalto University, Espoo.

The Disability Innovation Summit Postponed until August 2021 – date to be announced along with the Olympic Games. Priority will be given to submissions with: a passion to collaborate globally; products and ideas that are ready to go to market; or have the ability to be scaled; and tangible solutions that can impact lives around the world.

Destinations for All 2021 Summit  19-21 September 2021, Miami, Florida. This follows from the one held in Belgium in 2018. Updates to follow.