Inclusion BC 2020: Everybody Belongs

Call for Workshops

Join us for Everybody Belongs in Surrey, BC. our Inclusion 2020 conference. It is BC’s premier learning event on intellectual disability, inclusion and human rights.

If you would like to submit a workshop or presentation proposal, please complete our online Call for Workshops Application.

To see more info about the conference, please see: Inclusion BC 2020: Everybody Belongs


Event Dates and Location

We will be presenting in Surrey from May 21 to May 23, 2020 with our co-host Semiahmoo House Society.

Inclusion BC 2020: Everybody Belongs
Conference: May 21-23, 2020
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104 Avenue,
Surrey, BC V3R 1N5


Key Issues and Topics

Share your knowledge and experience as a workshop presenter. Inspire change, spark dialogue, generate new ideas, deepen the learning. We are seeking workshop proposals and presentations on these key themes:

  • Inclusive Education
  • Inclusive Employment
  • Inclusive Housing
  • Community Inclusion Supports

Within these key themes, we’re looking for insights that advance inclusion, starting with the individual and moving up from our grassroots to the global inclusion movement:

  • Personal development: Advancing individual wellbeing, inclusion and empowerment through improved health and wellness, sexuality, social and community engagement, leadership and financial security.
  • Professional development: Advancing inclusion through innovation, best practices and enhanced partnerships.
  • Community development: Strengthening the grassroots capacity of families, groups and communities to work collaboratively, drive change and support inclusion.
  • Advocacy: Advancing our global advocacy movement by deepening our shared understanding of challenges and solutions and identifying tools and strategies to build a stronger and more effective voice for inclusion.

Sessions and Formats

We are interested in 60-minute interactive and participatory presentations that:

  • Reflect the use of person-first or identity-first language;
  • Reflect the full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life;
  • Address Indigenous communities, multicultural communities, LGBTQ communities;
  • Address accessibility and universal design so that all attendees may participate fully;
  • Promote evidence-based practices to attain full inclusion in all aspects of society; and,
  • Promote Inclusion BC’s advocacy and issues.

To submit your proposal please complete our online Call for Workshop Application.