NOTE: The 13th session has been tentatively rescheduled to the second week of December (to be confirmed by the committee on conferences of the United Nations, taking account of the ongoing situations of the COVID-19 in the world and the host city New York)

Universal Design Conference @ Melbourne, Australia
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day

​About the Conference

Centre for Universal Design Australia is delighted to bring you the 4th Australian Universal Design Conference. After the success of previous conferences we have set our sights across the wide world of universal design. This year the theme is, “Thriving with Universal Design: Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday”. The theme provides opportunity for anyone working with or researching universal design and inclusive practice to contribute to this growing body of work. This conference comes with a promise to broaden delegates’ thinking about the many ways universal design can be utilised and applied.

About Universal Design

Universal design is a process of thinking and designing inclusively, whether it is a house, website, product, service, or a learning program. Universal design is itself explained in a diversity of ways across the world: “design-for-all” and “inclusive design” are other terms used. Designing universally means being inclusive of a diverse population. It is a process that enables everyone to participate in social and economic life regardless of age, background or level of capability.

Inclusive Africa Conference 2020 @ Trademark Hotel, Village Market, Nairobi
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day

About The Conference

The INCLUSIVE AFRICA CONFERENCE provides a dynamic new forum to explore global best practices that improve accessibility and inclusion for all people, particularly persons with disabilities and the elderly.

The conference agenda will include discussions about the impact of digital accessibility on employment, education, government services, businesses and plenty of face-to-face opportunities to share knowledge and network.

Conference Objectives

  • Raise awareness among leaders — government representatives, educators, ICT sector, Fintech, city planners, business leaders and other African countries — about the long-term benefits of digital inclusion (assistive technology and digital accessibility)
  • Showcase global best practices in implementing accessibility standards, policies and programs: UK Digital Government Service,Australian Government Accessibility Policy,European Accessibility Act and more
  • Promote Universal Design & Inclusive Innovations: How are IT innovations being used to generate more inclusive settings, products and services. Examples: M-PESA (mobile payment), Lazarillo (wayfinding app and platform), Netflix (captioning of series).
Smart City Live 2020 @ Online
Nov 17 all-day

The online event entails a full-day television broadcast including interviews, debates, and success stories, with a second day featuring workshops, sessions, and side events. The Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona will return as a hybrid event on November 16-18, 2021. Visit the Smart City Live 2020 website for more updates.

M-Enabling Summit @ Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

The M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase is dedicated to promoting accessible and assistive technology for senior citizens and users of all abilities. 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.  With its theme of “Digital Inclusion Strategies: A Catalyst for Action”, the 2021 M-Enabling Summit will highlight how organizations can successfully leverage innovative enabling technologies to make their digital workplaces, learning environments and product and services accessible to users of all abilities.