Conferences and calls for papers

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

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New to the list:

NTRO International Conference, The Transport Revolution: Solutions led by innovation , 7-9 May 2025, Melbourne. Call for abstracts open until 31 August 2024. 6 topics but not much on inclusion. 

9th National Brain Injury Conference, 24-26 September 2024, Adelaide. Also 3 pre-conference workshops on: positive behaviour support; domestic and family violence; and concussion. 

UD2024: International Conference on Universal Design, Oslo, Norway, 20-22 November 2024. The title is, “Universal Design: Shaping a Sustainable, Equitable and Resilient Future!”  List of topics is extensive and showcases the breadth of universal design practice. Conference proceedings will be published open access by IOS Press.

Australian Assistive Technology Conference 2024, 6-8 November, Gold Coast. Theme: Sun, Sea & AT: The rising tide of innovation and inclusive technology. Hosted by ARATA. 

CWUAAT: Design for Sustainable Inclusion – Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology. 2-4 April 2025, Cambridge UK. Call for long papers opens 3 June and closes 8 July 2024. Call for poster papers closes 11 October 2024. Themes: diversity and inclusion, intersectionality, inclusive design in challenging contexts, inclusive design and AI. 

Other conferences

Smart Cities Week APAC: 5-10 August, Adelaide. Bringing together leading global policymakers, thought leaders, academics, researchers, philanthropists and corporations to build capability, capacity and cross-sector collaboration to deliver global positive social, environmental and economic outcomes.

IEA2024 Congress (International Ergonomics Association), August 25-29, 2024 Republic of Korea. Inclusive/universal design and ageing society are included themes.

World Design Congress, London 17-19 September 2025. Hosted by the Design Council. Theme is Design for Planet.

M-Enabling Summit 2024, 15-17 October 2024, Washington DC. Join discussions on digital accessibility. Organised by G3ict. 

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

6th International Conference on Universal Design, was held 7-9 September 2022. Brescia, Italy. Transforming our world through universal design for human development. The book of open access conference papers is open access

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