Conference 2020: Call for Workshops

Everybody Belongs


Call for Workshops: Everybody Belongs

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.

Our Call for Workshops has four sections.

  1. Event Dates and Location
  2. Key Issues and Topics
  3. Sessions and Formats
  4. Proposal Application Form

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 21 to May 23, 2020 with our co-host Semiahmoo House Society.

Everybody Belongs: Inclusion 2020 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.

Proposal Application Form

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

  • Karen DeLong, kdelong@inclusionbc.org, 604-777-9100 x 530
  • Lesley Patten, lpatten@inlcusionbc.org

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: January 31, 2020.

Please submit your proposal using the form below. Fields marked with an * are required.


  • 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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