Conferences and calls for papers

People sitting either side of an aisle listening to a speaker at a conference. Upcoming conferences and calls for papers.

This page has the latest information on upcoming conferences and calls for papers. 

New to the list:

35th Global Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease, online and in person, London, UK, 9-11 June 2022

Parks Accessibility Conference, 23-23 August 2022. Free registration – online. Run by Accessible Parks Canada. Why is accessibility important, what are the major barriers, and what solutions are there? Submit application to speak by 3 June.

AITPM National Conference 2022: Reshaping Mobility, 21-22 July, Sydney. Key themes are climate, communities and inclusivity. 

SMARTTIES 2022 14th International Workshop on Smart Cities, Theory and Practice.  Hybrid format 9-11 November 2022, Lisbon Portugal. Call for papers closes 31 May. Topics: Smart city management, Infrastructure and technologies, Security, Ethics, Inclusion, IoT and more. 

11th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT), 27-29 March 2023, Cambridge, UK.  Theme “Design for sustainable inclusion” in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. 10 themes for inclusive design. Call  for long, short and poster abstracts closes 9 September 2022.

Email with a link to your event and it will be added to the list. 

Other conferences and events:

Inclusive Facility Design and Innovation Forum Series – Designing for Place:  25 May. Webinar 11am to 12:30pm. Links on NSW Office of Sport webpage. 

ATSA Independent Living Expos, Sydney (25-26 May). Assistive technology suppliers display their latest products together with an expert speaking program. Free to attend but register. 

Disability Sports Conference 16 June 2022, Sunshine Coast, USC Stadium.  

Smart City Experience, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 2022. Virtual and in person. Creating cities that are innovative, human, connected and proactive.  “A smart city is not smart if it does not include everyone”. (Note this website is not a good experience of ‘smart’.)

World Mental Health Congress, 28 June to 1 July 2022, London. Call for abstracts closes 5 April 2022. Topics range from mental health and society to clinical disorders. 

8th National Brain Injury Conference, 28-30 June 2022. University of Sydney. Brain Injury Australia’s annual Conference is a learning and development event. It drives improvements in services and supports for people living with a brain injury, their families and carers.

Joint International Conference on Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility. 11-15 July, Milan, Italy.  Everything from accessibility (built and digital) to user centred design and participation. 

National Sports & Physical Activity Convention, 11-13 July 2022, Melbourne. Focus on next decade and upcoming 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and community activation. Download program outline

Joint International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology and Accessibility, 11-15 July 2022, Lecco, Italy. The conference highlights the role of technology for independent living, participation and inclusion and improved services and support.

 6th International Conference on Universal Design, 7-9 September 2022. Brescia, Italy. Transforming our world through universal design for human development. The theme links with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The list of topics is comprehensive. 

16th Annual TRANSED Conference 2022, Seattle, Washington, September 2022. Theme is Inclusive and Accessible Transportation in Community and Regional Resilience. In person and virtual. Speakers must attend in person.  

M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase, 24-26 October 2022, Washington DC and online. See link for the list of key topics.

Australian Assistive Technology Conference, 23-25 November, 2022, Adelaide Convention Centre. The theme is activATe life!  Call for expressions of interest for Workshops. 

Trafinz – NZ Traffic Institute: New Journeys in Mobility for Aotearoa, 5-8 September 2023, Auckland. The pandemic has made us think about mobility in different ways. 

Aging 2.0 – Optimize Conference, 21-22 September 2022, Louisville, Kentucky.