Reminder deadline early bird registration Disability Studies Conference, August 4, 2013!

The Disability Studies International Conference ‘The Art of Belonging’ will be held from October 31 to November 2, 2013 at Casa400 in Amsterdam.

Early bird registration continues till August 4, 2013! The fee will be € 195,00 and 
€ 115,00 (student fee). To register, please visit this link

For additional information and any questions you may have on 2nd Disability Studies International Conference 2013, please contact the conference office 

Please be informed that all presenters, poster and oral, need to register for the conference!

We are very happy to announce that we received over 110 abstracts! The diversity and quality of the abstracts is very promising.
At the conference website you will find the updated provisional programme, information on pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, registration and fees, hotel accommodation and the conference venue etc.

Important dates

August 4, 2013                  Deadline early registration

October 15, 2013               Full conference programme published online

October 20, 2013               Deadline regular registration fee

From October 21, 2013    Deadline late/onsite registration fee

Two workshops will be offered prior to the conference that will share recent scientific knowledge in specific areas of disability and highlight how such knowledge can be used in policy and practice. These workshops appeal to professionals working in disability services, health care, and education. Workshop leaders are internationally acclaimed scholars in their particular area of disability, and are sponsored by the Academy for Teaching, Learning and Research, a branch of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD).

CASA400 is fully accessible for wheelchair users. The language at this international conference is spoken English. If needed, International Signing and captioning can also be provided. Please contact the PAOG office if you want to attend the conference with an interpreter.

Students will assist participants, if desired, with difficulties with the English language or the academic jargon or offer more general support to people with disabilities (f.i. people with intellectual disabilities, hearing or visual impairments). A one-on-one support is offered. Please contact the conference office PAOG, if buddy support is expedient

We look forward to meeting you all in Amsterdam, for what we trust will be a very enjoyable and professionally rewarding experience.

If you know of other colleagues who would be interested in attending this conference, please kindly share this announcement with them.

Local conference committee,

Disability Studies in The Netherlands and VU University Amsterdam

Alice Schippers, Jacqueline Kool, Minne Bakker, Hans Reinders, Mieke Cardol, Wim van Brakel

Conference office PAOG

Ingrid van de Vegte and Patricia de Waal

VUmc Academy Course- and congress organisation

Phone: 0031 (0)20 4448444 | Fax: 0031 (0)20 4448445 ||