Call for Abstracts, Interdependence 2012 Conference, Vancouver, Canada
29/10/2011 | 0 comments
Co-hosted by the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute, Interdependence 2012 is an international four-day conference and exposition with a focus on creating accessible communities and furthering spinal cord injury (SCI) research for a cure.
Abstracts are now invited for presentations in the theme session on "Making Communities Accessible for All". The two sub-themes are:
- Accessible and Inclusive Tourism and
- UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Thousands of delegates from around the world are expected to attend this international event, which takes place from May 15 - 18, 2012, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Rick Hansen Man In Motion World Tour, the Interdependence 2012 conference and exposition will advance the original goals of the Tour, and the mission of the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) today: to create accessible and inclusive communities and to find a cure for spinal cord injury (SCI).
Download the preliminary programme in PDF format from the right-hand panel.
The topics for the Making Communities Accessible for All include:
- Accessible and inclusive tourism
- Good practice implementation
- Economic impact
- UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Good practice national-level implementation
- Economic impact
*All abstracts must be relevant to accessibility of the public built environment.
Making Communities Accessible for All: Link to Submission Guidelines
- December 1, 2011 Abstract Submission Deadline
- January 18, 2012 Author Notifications of Acceptance
Abstract Presenter Registration
Presenting authors of accepted abstracts are required to register for the Conference and are responsible for their own travel arrangements.
Please take advantage of reduced registration fees by registering before the Early Registration Deadline on January 16, 2012.
Registration Link to Conference Registration page
All accepted abstract contributors will be allowed to take advantage of the "early bird" (reduced) registration fee.
All Presenting Authors must be registered by March 16, 2012.
ENAT is proud to have been chosen by the Host Organizations as an Official Partner of Interdependence 2012, contributing to the Conference programme theme, "Creating Accessible Communities".