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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 Topics: 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 reputation. Berlin | „Brandenburger Tor“ Culture 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 Frauenkirche 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 www.inclusion-international.org Information & Organisation CTW – Congress Organisation Thomas Wiese GmbH Hohenzollerndamm 125 Inclusion Europe 14199 Berlin, Germany www.inclusion-europe.org Phone +49 (0)30 – 85 99 62-29 Fax +49 (0)30 – 85 07 98 26 E-mail email@example.com Bundesvereinigung Lebenshilfe Website www.inclusion2010.de für Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung e. V. www.lebenshilfe.de Berlin will be honoured to welcoming you!
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