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:

A CUDA Symposium: Connecting People and Places with Universal Design: Queensland leading the way. 30 May 2024, Brisbane. The aim of the symposium is to develop recommendations for raising the presence and profile of universal design and inclusion in the legacy of the Brisbane 2032 Games. Only 50 places – book early!

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. Submissions close 30 April2024.

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

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

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. Smart Cities Week, Auckland 27-28 May.

Other conferences

ICT4AWE 2024 (10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health) 28-30 April, Angers, France.  Three major tracks: Ageing Well, Telemedicine and Independent Living, and Digital Health and e-Health. Speakers are allowed to present remotely, but this is an in-person event. 

Sydney Build Expo 1-2 May 2024, ICC Sydney, also has a conference program with a stream focusing on diversity, inclusion and universal design. Entry free. 

19th International Biannual Conference on Assistive Technology, Accessibility, Digital Inclusion, 8-12 July 2024, Linz Austria. Call for workshops, posters and meetings, closes 3 May 2024Note the name of the website is the old name of the organisation. 

ATSA Independent Living Expos – Sydney (22-23 May 2024); Brisbane (29-30 May 2024). ATSA Expos are free to attend and are about assistive technology, mobility solutions, employment support, accessible recreation, holiday ideas, modified vehicles and include a comprehensive seminar program. 

36th Global Conference of Alzheimer Disease International, Krakow, Poland and online, 24-26 April 2024. Several themes.

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. Smart Cities Week, Auckland 27-28 May.

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.

Email udaustralia@gmail.com 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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