Australian Universal Design Conference UD2021

Banner logo for the conference.4th Australian Universal Design Conference – UD2021

We are pleased to announce that UD2020 will become UD2021 for 17 – 18 May 2021 in Melbourne. It will be a COVID-safe event and fellow UD Champions are looking forward to meeting and exchanging knowledge and ideas once again!

The theme is “Thriving with Universal Design: Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday”. The theme provides opportunity for anyone working with or researching universal design and inclusive practice to contribute to this growing body of work. This conference comes with a promise to broaden delegates’ thinking about the many ways universal design can be utilised and applied. See the quick view chart of the program for an overview. 

The conference website has the program with links to abstracts, and the list of speakers. Highlights include keynotes from James Thurston from G3ict, Philip Taylor from Federation University and Fiona Morrison from NSW Planning.

Stefano Scalzo, Executive General Manager, Victorian Health & Building Authority. will give the welcoming address. 

The inclusive tourism panel will have Martin Heng, and Nicole Healy, Victorian Government. The final panel session will discuss the role of government in promoting and implementing universal design: Michael Walker, Victorian Government, Virginia Richardson, Mornington Shire Council, and Fiona Morrison, NSW Government will give their views. With a lunchtime walking tour, Table Topic discussions, workshops and posters there’s something for everyone! 

CUDA members receive a discount of $50 on the $700 registration fee.

The conference will be held in the brand new Victoria Pavilion, Melbourne Showgrounds. It’s close to the city and the airport. 

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