FICCDAT Conferences June 5 – 8, 2011

Let us welcome you to Toronto on June 5th at FICCDAT

FICCDAT Conferences June 5 – 8, 2011 Stairway Usability and Safety Conference June 9 & 10, 2011 Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The early bird registration date has been moved to April 15th, 2011 to accommodate many Canadians who work within NGOs or government departments that follow a fiscal year ending March 31st, and therefore they will have to apply costs to next year’s fiscal budget. We hope this makes it convenient for payment in the correct year, and look forward to your participation. You can go directly to the delegate registration form by linking here.

The Exhibit Hall is more than 50% full. Check the map on the Exhibition page to see the companies already planning to exhibit. Are you there? If not, you should be!!

We are featuring many outstanding guest speakers. For a full list, visit our website

Donna Thomson, Festival Keynote Speaker. Donna is the author of “The Four Walls of My Freedom”, a memoir of her family experience with her son’s disability as seen through the lens of economics and philosophy. Read more.

Growing Older With A Disability Conference

RESNA/International Conference on Technology and Aging

Caregiving in the 21st Century Conference

International Conference on Best Practices in Universal Design

More coming for Advances in Neurorehabilitation, 34th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (CMBEC34) and International Conference on Stairway Usability and Safety (ICSUS).

Festival Special Events

We are bringing you a potpourri of fun and educational entertainment. Events are planned to support our theme, facilitate networking and showcase the talents of people with disabilities and seniors. Some highlights: Opening reception is available to all registrants and includes hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, networking, and cash bar

Life-sized puppets created by residents of the Terraces of Baycrest will escort our co-chairs and sponsors into the Grand Ballroom on June 5th

A balloon sculptor will create a vision from delegate stories and elaborate on our themes.

Movie night will feature four award-winning films about and with people with disabilities. Two theatre areas will be set up on Monday evening, June 6th for your viewing pleasure.

The Festival Banquet on Tuesday, June 7th, will include a celebrity host and a variety of performers. Tickets are available to be purchased online with registration. Click here for Festival Events updates.

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