We are delighted to share with you some of the plans for the World Congress 2018, being held in Birmingham from 30 May to 1 June.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State from the Department of International Development will be joining us. You will also hear from Robert Martin from the UN CRPD Committee.
Sessions highlight include The Old, the New and the Forgotten: how we can close institutions once and for all; It’s more than a job: stories about the impact of employment; and, Yes it works! Which will respond to the ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ we often hear about inclusive education. Self-advocates will be leading the charge in calling for the inclusion and equality they are so often denied. They will also share their top-tips with other self-advocates in creating change in their communities. You will also hear from families about their success, challenges and some of the tools they’ve used in making the world inclusive for their family members.
Finally, we can’t bring you all this way without a little fun! We are thrilled that Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham together with Midland Mencap will be hosting The Best of Brum on the opening night. The show will feature the best of Birmingham’s disabled artists in what truly will be an inclusive night out for all. Inclusion Europe will also bring delegates together to celebrate achievements and successes of the last 30 years with food, music and culture from across the region.
We hope this update gives you a flavour of what to expect at the World Congress. Registration is open and early bird booking is available until 28 February. There will more announcements to come, so stay tuned!
See you in Birmingham!