World Down Syndrome day 2020 Virtual Event

Join us on 20 March!

Following the cancellation of our upcoming World Down Syndrome day conference in New York and side event in Geneva, we bring you the World Down Syndrome Day at the United Nations 2020 virtual event!

We have a set of fantastic speakers originally due to speak in New York and Geneva.

Many of them are people with Down syndrome or intellectual disability, who have valuable knowledge, insight and experience around the topic of inclusive participation.

We have asked our speakers to produce statements based on their planned talks and we are planning to make these available in video and written formats in time for the original event dates of 20 March 2020.

How to join us

These statements will be available to view in 2 ways:

Facebook watch party

Inclusion International is co-hosting the Facebook watch party. If you would like to watch the WDSD videos at the time of the events in a fully interactive way with the ability to comment and have conversations with others, this is the choice for you! Sign up to our World Down Syndrome Day @ United Nations 2020 Virtual Event on Facebook to receive more information and reminders about when to participate.

Friday 20 March – 07:00 PDT, 10:00 EDT, 14:00 GMT

Facebook Event

Dedicated DSi website event area

We will be launching a new blog section of the Down Syndrome International website dedicated to posts for this virtual event. Here you will find the videos, together with biography information on the speakers and programme information from the events in New York and Geneva. You will be able to comment on posts and get all the information you need here.

We are really excited to make a success of this virtual event. DSi, our sponsors, speakers and delegates all regret not being able to take part in New York and Geneva in person. But here is an opportunity to hear from our amazing speakers and all be part of the conversation!

We look forward to connecting with as many of you as possible.

WDSD Conference Blog

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You can keep up to date with all of the developments for this event and please share on social media:

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