A world conference about deafblindness in Romania
27 October 2014
Romania is proud to host the 16th Deafblind International World Conference in 2015. This is the first time such an important event in the field of deafblindness has been organised in an Eastern European country.
Romania has been selected as organising country due to its 13 years long expertise in the field of early intervention, education and vocational services developed for children with deafblindness.
The conference will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Bucharest, frin 25 to 30 May 2015. A joint effort of Deafblind International, Sense International UK and Sense International (Romania), the event will bring together around 500 participants from all over the world including specialists in the field of education, health, social services, people with deafblindness and their families, representatives of non-governmental organisations, and national and local authorities.
The conference theme, What is our future? Local solutions to common needs, is a challenging one, as it tackles an important issue in the world of deafblindness – while the problems and the needs of people with deafblindness are the same all over the world, solutions identified locally to meet those needs are different, depending on local cultural, economical and social context.
This generous theme will allow internationally renowned speakers to talk and share ideas about the importance of learning and education, identity and belonging, advocacy and recognition of deafblindness as a distinct disability in various countries of the world.
First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 4 April 2018