2022 WFDB’s General Assembly & Helen Keller World Conference

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 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 is postponed to 24-29 October 2022. The Helen Keller World Conference is cancelled and replaced by a two-day regional workshop on the 2nd Global report on deafblindness. The events will be held at 2.5.4 Ole-Sereni in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Previous announcements (may contain outdated information):

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.

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

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