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A World Conference about Deafblindness in Romania

Romania is proud to host the 16th Deafblind International World Conference in 2015. For the first time ever, such an important event in the field of deafblindness is organized in an Eastern European country. Romania has been selected as organizing 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 in Bucharest, Marriott Hotel, in 25-30 May 2015 – http://www.dbi2015romania.com/

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 – specialists in the field of education, health, social services, people with deafblindness and their families, representatives of non-governmental organization, national and local authorities.

The conference theme 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.

What is our future? Local solutions to common needs – 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.

Gillian Morbey „We are delighted to be holding the 16th World Conference of Deafblind International in Bucharest, Romania. This is a great occasion for professionals, families and deafblind people to come together and to share and learn from each other’s experiences.

I am personally looking forward to meeting colleagues from all over the world in this wonderful city and hope you will join us!” Gill Morbey, president of Deafblind International