Conference, Call for Workshops

Everybody Belongs

Call for Workshops: Closed

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a proposal. We are reviewing all the submissions and announcing our selections shortly.

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

Our Call for Workshops has four sections.

  1. Event Dates and Location
  2. Key Issues and Topics
  3. Sessions and Formats
  4. Proposal Applications: Now Closed

Please review the instructions and complete the application form to submit your proposal for a workshop. Thank you.

Event Dates and Location

We will be presenting in Surrey from May 26 to May 28, 2022 with our co-host Semiahmoo House Society.

Everybody Belongs: Inclusion 2022 Conference
May 26-28, 2022
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.


If you have questions about this call for workshops, please contact:

  • Karen DeLong,, 604-777-9100 x 530
  • Lesley Patten,

Proposal Submissions are now CLOSED: (Official closing was on January 31, 2020.)

Inclusion 2020 Call for Proposals

Workshop proposal form for presenters

  • Workshop/Presentation Overview

  • (What you will present & how, what participants will do, etc.)

  • Presenter/Speakers

  • If you are presenting with more two speakers, please list them here
  • (50 word maximum)
  • (50 word maximum)

  • Please Submit your Proposal

    Please click on submit button to send us a proposal. We will send you an email confirming receipt. Thank you

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