UD2020 Conference: A look at the program

Conference logo. Universal Design Conference 2020Check out the program for the 4th Australian Universal Design Conference. Apart from our amazing Keynote Speakers and Panellists, we have a great selection of concurrent sessions. Local government is well represented in the program:

    • Holiday Parks Access Project – Garry Ellem, Lake Macquarie City Council
    • Sensory rooms – Jack Mulholland, Maroondah City Council
    • Supporting beneficial housing models in a dynamic disability housing market: a cross sectorial response – Linda Martin-Chew, City of Whittlesea
    • UD in local government: action research findings – Adam Johnson, Edith Cowan University

Also of interest to local government will be two presentations on inclusive playspaces, the dementia project in Moonee Ponds, and mobility scooter research. Public toilets also get a place in the program along with two papers related to autism. And remember we have James Thurston’s keynote on the Five Pillars of Inclusive Smart Cities. That’s a must for everyone.

Join us for this celebration of universal design and register now for earlybird rates!  CUDA members get an extra discount. 

The conference will be held at the brand new Victoria Pavillion, Melbourne Showgrounds 12-13 May. For extra value, the ATSA Independent Living Expo will be in the same location for 13-14 May. Entry to the expo is free.

Front entrance of Victoria Pavilion, the conference venue

UD2020 Keynote speakers announced

Front entrance of Victoria Pavilion, the conference venueWe are very excited to have James Thurston join us to talk about inclusive smart cities. James is G3ict’s Vice President for Global Strategy and Development and previously worked for Microsoft on their accessibility policy. Philip Taylor will discuss the myths around ageing and work, and Paul Harpur will join us from New York via video link to take a human rights view of inclusion. 

The conference website has more information about the keynotes and concurrent speakers. 

The 4th Australian Universal Design Conference will be held 12-13 May at the new Victoria Pavilion, Melbourne Showground.