6th WFDB’s General Assembly and 12th Helen Keller World Conference (HKWC)

Organized every four years since 1977, the Helen Keller World Conference (HKWC) has been a global arena for persons with deafblindness to meet, share and exchange information and experiences with their peers.

Meetings at the General Assembly are open and consist of deafblind representatives from national members of the WFDB.

The 12th HKWC will aim to launch a follow up presenting innovative best practices for the inclusion of persons with deafblindness in all aspects and stages of life – Globally, regionally, nationally and locally in our societies where we live. The main conference theme is:

Empowering persons with deafblindness

– Inclusion through investment and innovation.

Following the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in the number of cases and outbreaks around the globe, the 6th WFDB General Assembly and the 12th Hellen Keller World Conference will be postponed from May to September 2022.

WFDB hopes to share further information such as dates, venue and price estimates during January and February 2022. We kindly ask for your understanding in any delays that might occur during this process, and possible amendments to the program.

Those participants who have submitted a registration form, do not need to resubmit it as these have been automatically transferred to the registration list for September. This is applicable to those participants who have submitted applications for financial support and hold plenary workshops and presentations.

We encourage those interested in attending who have not yet submitted their registration form to do so as soon as possible.

We believe a good representation and participation from as many persons with deafblindness as possible from around the world will contribute to a fruitful and meaningful event.

In case of questions, please contact: info.ga-hkwc2021@wfdb.eu.

Below you will find the relevant documents in English:

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