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									Why a World Congress
   To build up a worldwide bond
   To reflect the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and their families
    in the whole world
   To meet and discuss with speakers from many countries
   To have a broad spectrum of different opinions and international competence,
    with examples of good practice and international participants
   To learn about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with
    Disabilities and its importance for people with intellectual disabilities
   To transform these global rights into action
   To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our worldwide movement
What to Expect
A programme for
             people with intellectual disabilities of all ages and degrees of disability
             family members of people with intellectual disabilities
             professionals and service providers
             all friends of the inclusion movement
      The right to live in dignity
      People with disabilities having legal capacity
      The right to be included in the community
      The right to inclusive education
      The right to live without poverty
      Protection from discrimination
      The fight against social exclusion
Programme Outline
Plenary Sessions
      for all 1.300 participants
      with leading thematic presentations
      with interpretation to English, German, French, Spanish and Japanese
Focus Sessions
     six parallel sessions for about 200 participants
     focusing on concrete issues of the main themes
     with simultaneous interpretation in at least two of the conference languages
Working Groups
     twelve parallel sessions for about 100 participants
     with presentations and much time for discussion
     some with simultaneous interpretation into the conference languages
Speakers Corners
     to discuss in small groups and meet with experts
Accessible for everyone

   Physical accessibility, sign language interpretation, support for people with visual disability
   Easy-to-read summaries in all four Congress languages
   A one-day preparation meeting for self-advocates on 15 June 2010.
   Different levels of accessibility
      AAA Highest level of accessibility, plain language
      AA Medium level of accessibility, some difficult language
      A       Lowest level of accessibility, specialist language
   A team of trained moderators for all sessions
   Accessibility cards and a leaflet for accessible meetings.
   Colour codes for rooms, accessibility levels and sessions.
   Alternative sessions including a theatre workshop and creative activities
   Ample space for smaller discussions and resting facilities
   People with specific and/or complex support needs should contact the organisers.
Congress Site

Estrel Berlin Convention Center
   15.000 square metres as total
    event space, for conference rooms,
    Convention Hall
   VIP area and prestigious foyer
   Capacity for up to 6.000 guests
   Europe's largest hotel complex
    with 1.125 rooms, 5 restaurants,
    two bars, beer garden and daily live
    "Star's in concert"
Congress Site

Berlin | Estrel Berlin Convention Center
Capital City – a Connection of East and West
                               Berlin is
                                  one of the powerful political centres of
                                   the European Union
                                  one of the most-visited metropolises
                                   of the continent
                                  the significant interchange and an
                                   important economy, culture and
                                   educational centre of Germany
                                  Prominent institutions like universities,
                                   research facilities, theatres, museums,
                                   also festivals, the nightlife and the
                                   architecture of Berlin enjoy world-wide
Berlin | „Brandenburger Tor“
   More than 150 theatres,
    3 first class opera houses,
    8 major symphony orchestras,
    2 major musical theatres
   ‘Museum Island’ is the world largest
    museum complex (5 different
    museums) and a UNESCO
    world heritage site
   By more than 175 different
    museums all over Berlin everybody
    will find one - also if it’s just
    the architecture of the city itself
Day Trips

   Potsdam Sanssoucci
   Dresden Semper Opera
    House, the new rebuilt
   Weimar as the city of Schiller
    and Goethe
   A trip from Berlin to the
    sights is just a day trip by
    train which drives every hour
    to places of your desire
Berlin by Plane

   2 Airports (Tegel, Schönefeld)
   Direct flights to most
    major cities in Europe
   Worldwide connections via
    Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam,
    London and Paris
   Both Airports with easy and fast
    connections to the centre
    (around 30 min)
Registration Fees

Early Bird from September 2009 to 15 February 2010

                                              Members   Non-Members
 Family Members                                330 €       390€
 Self-Advocates                                190 €       250 €
 Supporters                                    190 €       250 €
 Others                                        460 €       540 €

Higher rates apply for later registrations.
15th World Congress of Inclusion International

Inclusion International   Information & Organisation
                                  CTW – Congress Organisation
                                  Thomas Wiese GmbH
                                  Hohenzollerndamm 125
Inclusion Europe                  14199 Berlin, Germany          Phone +49 (0)30 – 85 99 62-29
                                  Fax     +49 (0)30 – 85 07 98 26
Bundesvereinigung Lebenshilfe     Website
für Menschen mit geistiger
Behinderung e. V.
Berlin will be honoured to welcoming you!

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