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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

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why a world congress
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

What to Expect
programme outline
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
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
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"
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Congress Site

Berlin | Estrel Berlin Convention Center

capital city a connection of east and west
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“

  • 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
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
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
Registration Fees

Early Bird from September 2009 to 15 February 2010

Higher rates apply for later registrations.

15 th world congress of inclusion international
15th World Congress of Inclusion International

Inclusion International

Inclusion Europe

Bundesvereinigung Lebenshilfe

für Menschen mit geistiger

Behinderung e. V.

Information & Organisation

CTW – Congress Organisation Thomas Wiese GmbH

Hohenzollerndamm 12514199 Berlin, Germany

Phone +49 (0)30 – 85 99 62-29

Fax +49 (0)30 – 85 07 98 26