RI Global Save the Date: 23rd RI Global World Congress

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RI Global: Office of Communications

Contact: Adrian Brune, +1 347-759-9501

Rehabilitation International (RI Global) and Shaw Trust are delighted to announce that the 23rd RI World Congress will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on 25 – 27 October 2016. With 1,000 delegates expected to attend from around the world and a theme of Inclusivity, the World Congress will unite leading disability researchers, advocates, government agencies and practitioners in tackling the issues facing people with disabilities around the world and find best in class solutions to positively impact peoples’ lives.


“The Congress is an opportunity for people to meet with members of the global family of Rehabilitation International – all of them working at various levels to help build better lives for people with disabilities,” said Venus Ilagan, the RI Global’s Secretary-General. “Through the generosity of RI members and supporters, the RI President and President Elect and other members of the Executive Committee have established a small fund that will also support participation of RI members from low-income countries so all can attend.”

The Event : Over the course of three days, delegates will attend keynote speeches, workshops, exhibitions and networking events. The full and final event programme is still under development, but you can keep up to date with developments at: riworldcongress.com

The Venue : The 23rd RI World Congress will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Situated at the heart of Scotland’s elegant and historic capital city, the EICC is one of the world’s outstanding venues for conferences, conventions and exhibitions.

Sponsorship : To explore sponsorship opportunities and other ways of supporting this event, please visit http://riworldcongress.com/sponsorship/.

Register : Register your interest for this unique event by visiting http://riworldcongress.com/register-interest/ and be sure to check back for RI member rates and discounts at riworldcongress.com.



RI Global: Founded in 1922, Rehabilitation International (RI Global) is a worldwide network promoting the rights and inclusions of persons with disabilities (PwDs) through advocacy, habilitation and rehabilitation to achieve an inclusive world in which all people can enjoy full human rights.

Join us at the 2016 RI Global World Congress: riworldcongress.com