An interactive celebration and exploration in the area of inclusionBook My Ticket
- 20 + 21 November, 2019
- Sydney, Australia
The Centre for Disability Studies and the Inclusive Research Network invites you to a celebration and investigation of the very best of what is currently happening in the area of inclusion for people with disability across all areas of Australian society.
What is it all about
The Festival aims to:
- Provide people with disabilities with skills and knowledge that will support them to increase their choice of mainstream activities.
- Showcase inclusive activities and inclusive strategies for people with disabilities, family members, carers, supporters, service providers (both disability and mainstream), and the general public.
- Share knowledge and experience between people with and without disabilities, families, service providers, the corporate, commercial, industry, leisure, recreational and sports worlds to generate a fresh vision of a more inclusive society for all people.
Day 1: Wednesday 20 November 2019
F23 Administration Building, University of Sydney
|12:30 – 1pm||Acknowledgment of country
Festival chair Prof. Patricia O’Brien
|1pm – 2pm||Keynote + Q&A
Research to Practice: Outcomes and implications for the lives of people with disability
|Prof. Christine Bigby
Q&A chaired by Prof. Patricia O’Brien
|2pm – 2:30pm||Afternoon tea break|
|2:30pm – 4pm||Practice Evidence
Presentation will run in two streams, that will include 3 of the respective areas below:
|4pm – 5pm||Transition Break
Cheese platters, wine and refreshment
|5pm – 6:30pm||World Café
A world café will be facilitated through a set of questions, based upon the content of the earlier keynote and evidence-based practice presentations. The questions will explore where to from here in translating research into practice. Graphic representation of the conversation will be made and distributed.
|9am||Registration + Market Place Opens
Acknowledgement of country
The Market Place is a two way experience . It aims to enable people with disabilities, family members, carers and supporters to become more informed about inclusive options. It also aims to provide a place for mainstream and service providers to demonstrate activities to best fit peoples’ skills, interests and talents.
Renell Rodrigues &
|9:30am – 11am||Keynote + Q&A
Dr. Alice Schippers will outline how inclusive policies and practices within the city of Almere, Netherlands promotes social inclusion that relates to employment, education, welfare and leisure. Specific focus will be on how both citizens with disabilities and without are central to the building of an inclusive city.
|Dr. Alice Schippers
Executive Director Disability Studies in Netherlands.
Senior coordinating researcher Disability Studies, Department of Medical Humanities, VU University medical centre Amsterdam.
|11am – 11:30am||Coffee dock break|
|11:30am – 1pm||Parallel Workshops Part 1
Workshops are restricted to 30 participants each.
|1pm – 2pm||Lunch|
|2:30pm – 3:10pm||Display sports match|
|3:30pm – 4:30pm||Sports Panel & afternoon tea|
|4:30pm – 6pm||Repeated Parallel Workshops Part 2|
|6pm – 7:30pm||Soiree
Close of Festival