Conferences and calls for papers

picture of a large audience watching a presentation. 4th Australian Universal Design Conference. 

We are looking forward to hosting the postponed 4th conference in Melbourne 17-18 May 2021. We hope you can join us. More detail to follow soon.

New to the list: 

Institute of Australian Geographers & New Zealand Geographical Society Combined Conference, 6-9 July 2021, University of Sydney. Theme: Remembering, reimagining geography.  Call for abstracts close 5 April 2021 (submit from 4 March). There is more information on sessions and calls for abstracts.

International Conference on Transport and Health, virtual event, 14-20 June 2021. Call for abstracts closes 28 February 2021. Key categories are: Transport and health behaviour; Innovative technologies; Transport and health impacts; and Urban and rural planning. And there is always room for “other”. This is an international multi-sector and cross-disciplinary event. Papers published in Journal of Transport & Health.

7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AWE 2021). Online streaming 24-26 April 2021.  See Important Dates.  A meeting point for those that study age and health-related quality of life and apply information and communication technologies for helping people stay healthier, more independent and active at work or in their community. Online streaming 24-26 April 2021.

Other conferences and events:

The events and conference industry has experienced a very difficult year and many events for 2020 were moved to 2021. Here is the latest information on conferences and events.

Australian Placemaking Summit, Melbourne, New dates 26-27 July 2021. 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.

Liveable Cities Conference, postponed until 2021. Perth, Western Australia. In lieu of this year’s conference there is a webinar series. Dates are 9 June, 16 June, and 23 June.  The concept of inclusion is under the Community Engagement and Culture theme. Speakers listed and a program outline.

From Access to Inclusion; an Arts and Culture Summit: Online over several weeks in March 2021. Dublin, Ireland.  An international gathering of access professionals and advocates exploring how to provide seamless, person-centred experiences in arts and culture. The Summit will be online as a series of virtual events over the course of a number of weeks in March 2021.

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

International Ergonomics Association 21st Triennial Congress. 13-18 June 2021, Vancouver. Three main tracks of interest: Session 19 Different approaches for inclusive design; Session 20 Accessibility and usability for all; Session 68 Opportunities and challenges of digital technologies for inclusion. They have also added information about this being a hybrid event. They have a separate web page for the technical program. There is also a Practitioner Invitation Leaflet

M-Enabling Summit Conference 2021,  This is a new date, 21 June 2021. Washington . 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. 

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.

2020 International Urban Design Conference, Canberra, 25-28 November 2020. Postponed to a new date to be advised in 2021.

Universal Design Summit 7: Inclusion Fusion, 12-14 May 2021, St Louis University.  Four themes: Housing, Public Places and Spaces, Community Access, and Digital Spaces. Virtual presentations will be considered.

Destinations for All 2021 Summit  19-21 September 2021, Miami, Florida. This event has been postponed to 2022.