Conference Schedule

The schedule for our international Guests looks the following:

23.05.19 – Customized meetings throughout the day and Speed dating event in the evening
24.05.19 – Accessible day trip in Israel (destination will be announced in the upcoming weeks)
25.05.19 – Optional Day trip in Israel (destination will be announced in the upcoming weeks)
26.05.19 – Conference during the day and “Feast of the Senses” dinner in the evening
27.05.19 – Workshops with professional in the field from Israel and around the world

More details on the conference and side events will follow soon

May 26 - Conference

Conference moderator: Linoi Bar Gefen, Journalist and presenter.

Registration and entrance

Experiential experiences and an exhibition with accessible technologies and suppliers

Welcome and opening remarks

  • Mr. Avremi Torem, Commissioner for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Mr. Chaim Pinto, CTO of Bank Hapoalim
  • Mrs. Adv. Michal Rimon, CEO of Access Israel
  • Ms. Caroline Casey, Ted speakers and founder of #Valuable

Panel Discussing

*more details will follow soon

  • Accessible Technology:
    GOOGLE International
    Ms. Sabine Lobnig, Policy Officer and coordinator of the Mobile and Wireless Forum representing 98% of all producers of Mobile Units worldwide, MWFAI

  • The Future of Accessibility:
    Mr. Yuval Wagner, Founder and President of Access Israel

  • Barrier Free Tourism:
    Mr. Amir Halevi, Director-General, Israel Ministry of Tourism
    Mr. Magnus Berglund, Accessibility Director at Scandic Hotels   
    Mr. Ralf Schliwa, Vice President and Executive Expert Overall Cabin, AIRBUS

  • Global Models for Implementation of Accessibility:
    Mr. Yuval Wagner, Founder and President of Access Israel
    Mr. Christopher Lee, Managing Director & Chief Learning Officer of IAAP
    Ms. Caroline Casey, Social entrepreneur and founder of #valuable
    Ms. Suzanne Colbert, Founding Chief Executive of the Australian Network on Disability (AND)

  • Urban Accessibility:
    Mr. Victor Calise, Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office
    Ms. Karen Tamley, Accessibility Commissioner of Chicago and board member of the U.S Access Board
    Mr. Stephen Simon, Executive Director of the City of Los Angeles Department on Disability
    Mr. James Thurston, Vice President for Global Strategy and Development of G3ict
    Mrs. Irene Kirika: Founder and Executive Director of inABLE
  • Award for the prize for "Promoting Accessibility in the Israeli Media"
  • Access Israel Prize in Memory of Simcha Lustig
  • Lunch

May 27 - Workshops and Professional Round Tables

Gathering – 08:30-09:15

First Round - 09:30-11:30

  • Urban Accessiblity
  • Technologies promoting Accessibility
  • Accessible Tourism
  • Inclusive Employment
  • Accessible Websites & Applications


Second Round - 12:00-14:00

  • Accessible Transporation
  • Justice for All and Political participation
  • Culture for All
  • Inclusive Education
  • Universal Design
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