2nd WORLD Supported Employment Conference
Sheraton Wall Centre, 
Vancouver - BC, CANADA
June 8th - 10th, 2021
Conference Overview

The World Supported Employment Conference is the largest International event focusing on supported employment. This second world edition - first one being held in 2017 in Belfast Ireland -  is being hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The conference is a unique forum to exchange about the challenges and opportunities related to supported employment (from both human resources and employment support points of view), to examine current trends, to learn about specific disabilities and available accommodation methods, as well as to share creative ideas and best practices. 

The World Conference is presented jointly by the Canadian Association for Supported Employment(CASE), Inclusion BC and the BC Employment Network.

The conference will take place at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre, from June 8th-10th 2021.
Why Present?

 As a Presenter, you will have the chance to:

·       Help bring further knowledge to the field of supported employment, for the benefit of all people with disabilities;
·       Share your best practices within provincial, national, international supported employment networks;
·       Present to major stakeholders and influencers, who may promote your work in their networks;
·       Reach out to 1 000 delegates specifically related to the field of supported employment;
·       Establish yourself as an influencer in the field;
·       Demonstrate publicly your social concern about the topic;
·       Contribute, by your support, to raising awareness about the importance of supported employment.
Content priorities

Of the 1 000 expected delegates coming from all over the world, we estimate that 25% will be from the business sector and 75% will consist of the supported employment related fields.

Presentations should be focused on (but not limited to) sharing factual information or scientific data about:

   1. Best practices, innovation and challenges related to employment integration / business start-up (before, during and after) / or vocational training, and specifically geared to people with disabilities;

   2. Different types of disabilities, for a better understanding and better support;
   3. New tools that can enable or contribute to the employment integration of people with disabilities.


Event details
The event will take place from June 8th to 10th 2021, at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre: Sheraton Wall Centre 
For more details about the event click here 
Event Theme: Inclusion Works!

You are welcomed to present in the language of your choice.
Please indicate if you will be presenting in English, French or another language. 

Workshop Format
Standard Workshop
Standard Workshop length is a 60-minute session, plus 15 minutes for questions and answers, for a total of 75 minutes.

In addition to the standard workshop format, 2 workshop options have been added. 

PechaKucha Workshop - 20x20 - 
PechaKucha is a storytelling format where a presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each (6 minutes and 40 seconds total) per presenters. At this PechaKucha workshop, individuals gather at a venue to share personal presentations about their work. The PechaKucha format will be exclusive to research based topics.

Lunch Time Facilitated Discussion 
A brief presentation followed by a facilitated discussion.


Proposals shall be submitted by June 19th 2020. Persons submitting proposals will be notified of the outcome of the decision later in 2020.

Review Criteria
•              Content is consistent with content priorities and is relevant to attendees and theme
•              Well-defined topic with clear learning objectives
•              Original and timely material 
•              Overall perceived quality of session content 
•              Completeness of presentation proposal 

Audio-visual (A/V) requirements
Presenters are required to fill in the “Audio Visual Requirements” part of the Proposal form to ensure the room is setup as required. A/V requirements which are not listed in the form will be at the presenter's own expense.


Presenters must
•               Allow to post their final presentation on the conference website after the conference.
•               Check in 15 minutes before presentation to ensure that final presentation displays properly with the AV equipment.
•               Consider the  accessibility needs of participants during your session -

A 50% discount will be offered on the registration fee to the primary presenter of each STANDARD workshop. A promotional code will be sent by email at a later date.

For presenters at PechaKucha or lunch, a 25% discount will be offered if selected.

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* 1. Agreement