Inclusion BC 2020: Conference

Everybody Belongs

Everybody Belongs, the Inclusion BC 2020 Conference, is the premier learning event for intellectual disability, inclusion and diversity in British Columbia. This year marks our 44th annual learning event. We will be hosting the three-day event in beautiful Surrey, B.C., from October 4-6, 2020, at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel.

See: Everybody Belongs

Registration: Opens April 1, 2020

We are very proud to co-host with Uniti and the Self Advocates of Semiahmoo.



Everybody Belongs! Inclusion BC’s 2020 Conference


Dates and Location

Everybody Belongs!
Conference: Inclusion BC 2020
October 4-6, 2020
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104 Avenue,
Surrey, BC V3R 1N5

Conference Hotel Discount: Book your room today at our special discount rate


Featured Speakers and Events

Margaret Wheatley: Who Do We Choose To Be?

 “I know it is possible for leaders to use their power and influence, their insight and compassion, to lead people back to an understanding of who we are as human beings, to create the conditions for our basic human qualities of generosity, contribution, community, and love to be evoked no matter what.” Margaret Wheatley.

Margaret is a “warrior for the human spirit” focused on bringing out the best our human qualities — generosity, insight, and compassion! She is a best-selling author of nine books including, Who Do We Choose To Be? Please mark your calendars, and save the date.

Sarah Jama: Putting Inclusion into Practice

Sarah Jama is a community organizer from Hamilton, Ontario. She is the co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO), an organization committed to building the political and community power of people with disabilities.

Putting Inclusion into Practice: Change making is difficult work. Many people have the right intentions, but are unsure of how to put their intentions into practice. This often leaves people with the right language feeling stuck in terms of actions and impacts. Sarah Jama, co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario will explain how to move past inclusionary rhetoric and move toward building toward change. Through exploring her history with anti-racist organizing, disability justice organizing, and cross solidarity organizing, she will lay out the best practices for coalition building and grassroots organizing in our local communities for real change.

Youth Employment Summit (YES!)

The Youth Employment Summit (YES!) will build on the strengths, skills, and community that we have developed by producing more than 40 annual conferences. We will create a special learning and networking event focused on the needs of young people making the transition into the workforce.

The Numbers – More than 75% of people with intellectual disabilities do not have jobs based on 2012 research. In 2018, the Government of Canada noted that 40% of people with any type of disabilities did not have jobs. People with disabilities were also more likely to live in poverty. But 39% of unemployed disabled adults had the potential to work.

Special thanks to the Disability Alliance of BC for supporting the Youth Employment Summit. YES! is available thanks to the Accessibility Projects Grant funded by the Government of BC and managed by Disability Alliance BC.




Workshop Proposals

Share your knowledge and experience as a workshop presenter. Inspire change, spark dialogue, generate new ideas, deepen the learning.

Our call for workshop proposals is now closed. Thank you to everyone who has submitted a proposal. We are reviewing all the submissions and announcing our selections shortly.


Hotel and Accommodation

Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel

15269 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC Canada V3R 1N5
Special Room Rates $169 – $219 per night
Last Day to Book:

Book your group rate for Inclusion BC-2020 Conference May or call Customer Support In the U.S. & Canada: 1-800-535-4028


Pricing for Conference


FULL CONFERENCE

Note: Conference registration will re-open on April 1, 2020. We will announce the early-bird deadlines for discounts as we get closer to the event.

Self Advocate, Youth (16-30), Student

  • Early Bird (by) $175
  • Regular (after  $195

Family member

  • Early Bird (by) $350
  • Regular (after) $375

Inclusion BC Member Agency(staff and board)

  • Early Bird (by) $350
  • Regular (after) $375

Professional (Non-Member of Inclusion BC)

  • Early Bird (by) $375
  • Regular (after) $400

ONE-DAY PASS

Self Advocate, Student

  • Early Bird (by) $95
  • Regular (after) $100

Family Member

  • Early Bird (by) $125
  • Regular (after) $150

Individual/Professional

  • Early Bird (by) $165
  • Regular (after) $195

Yes! Youth Employment Summit (Sunday, October 4, 2020)

  • YES! Youth (ages 16-30) Free! (Limited spaces available. Please register early. Includes lunch.)
  • YES! Travel Scholarships: A limited number of travel scholarships are available for BC youth living outside the lower mainland who wish to attend

EVENTS & FOOD

  • Lunches $25 each
  • Dinner/Dance – Friday $50

Contact

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Everybody Beongs