Who can attend the World Congress?
The World Congress is an event for everyone. Families, self-advocates, organisations and individuals – everyone is welcome!
What is the World Congress?
Inclusion International’s World Congress is a chance to bring people and organisations from around the word together to learn from each other and inspire each other. By working together we can make inclusion are reality for people with intellectual disabilities.
Spread over three days, the World Congress is a great opportunity to learn something new, be inspired and lead the way as part of a global movement for change to make the world more inclusive.
Where is the World Congress being held?
The World Congress will be held at The International Convention Centre in Birmingham.
The International Convention Centre
8 Centenary Square
How much does it cost?
There are 3 categories of delegate rates available for:
- Members/potential members
- Self-advocates and their supporters
Check out the registration page for more information.
What's included in the price?
At the Congress, all sessions, plenaries, lunch and refreshments at breaks are included in your registration as well as some social events.
What's NOT included in the price?
Evening meals, transportation to venue or hotel accommodation are not included in your registration fee. Breakfast is normally included with your hotel reservation.
Terminology throughout Congress
Around the world we know that different terms are used to refer to intellectual disability. At the international level, we use “intellectual disability”. In some countries, people use “learning disability” or “developmental disability”. Some use “intellectual and developmental disabilities”. Throughout the programme we will use “intellectual disability”. As long as terms are respectful, we are comfortable with our differences and hope you are too.
Will I need a visa?
International delegates travelling to the UK may need a visa to enter. It is the responsibility of the participant to check if a visa is required. It is also your responsibility to make sure you have the relevant information that is needed for a visa to be issued. You can check if you need a visa to visit the UK here.
Inclusion International is happy to provide individuals with letters of invitation or confirmation of attendance of the World Congress. If you need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I need to book a hotel - where can I stay?
A range of hotels are available to people attending the World Congress. We have negotiated rates at hotels to suit all budgets. These rates will be valid until 28th April 2018.
All rates include breakfast and taxes. Accessible rooms are available – please ask at the time of booking.
Where should I go for dinner?
Recently named ‘The UK’s most Foodie Destination’ by the New York Times, Birmingham has over 200 restaurants serving 27 different cuisines as well as regular food festivals and farmers markets ensure that there is something to suit every taste. Birmingham is also the curry capital of the UK with its famous Balti Triangle. Check out some of the options.
When eating in restaurants, there is usually a service charge included in the final bill. If it is not listed it usual to leave tip of around 12% of the cost of the bill.
Money in the UK
The currency of the UK is pound sterling. ATM machines are available everywhere. Credit and debits cards are accepted widely.
What's the dress code?
The dress code for the World Congress is business casual and is appropriate for all events unless otherwise specified.
What about the weather?
Well, it’s the UK so there’s no guaranteed sunshine. However Spring in the UK can be lovely, but there is also a chance of rain. It’s probably best to wear layers and bring an umbrella. Average temperatures range from 14 C-18 C.
I need to get in touch with my Embassy or Consulate
We hope you won’t need to contact your Embassy or Consulate office during your stay, but if you need assistance you will find contact information here:
I have a question
If you need any information or have a question that isn’t covered above, drop us a line and we’ll get back to you. You can either email us email@example.com or complete the form below.