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FAQs – RI World Congress 2O16
Your questions, answered


What is the RI World Congress?

The RI World Congress is held every four years. It’s a three-day congress that brings together leading disability researchers, advocates, government agencies and practitioners. The aim is to debate the issues facing people with disabilities around the world and – critically – find best in class, practical solutions that will have a positive impact on their lives.


Who should attend the RI World Congress?

Typically delegates include:

  • People with disabilities 
  • Researchers
  • Policy makers
  • Employers
  • Businesses
  • Advocates
  • Practitioners
  • Government officials
  • RI members

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Who is RI Global?

RI Global is Rehabilitation International. Since 1922 it has been the world’s leading advocacy network for the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities, introducing the International Symbol for Access in 1969.

International Symbol of Access
Visit the Rehabilitation International website to find out more.


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Who is Shaw Trust?

Shaw Trust is a national UK charity that works to transform the lives of disabled and disadvantaged people across the UK, by helping them into work, gain skills and become more independent.
Visit the Shaw Trust website to find out more.


Where and when is the RI World Congress?

The 23rd RI World Congress will be held from 25 – 27 October 2016 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland.


How can I book to attend the RI World Congress 2O16?

To book your place at this prestigious event, please read the booking page and follow the link provided to the booking system. You can also book accommodation through the Marketing Edinburgh accommodation booking site.


Will there be sponsorship, exhibitor and other opportunities to get involved with the event?

Yes! To find out more about sponsorship, exhibiting and further partnering opportunities, please refer to the sponsorship and exhibition pages of this website.


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