5th Annual INSPIRe Virtual Research Symposium CFP

Sunday, June 26, 2016 (All day)

INSPIRe is an annual student and community focused virtual conference on disability/ability studies. 

AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE
The aims of this conference are to:
1.    Encourage student discussion regarding socio-cultural ability expectations.
2.    Provide a peer-reviewed opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their research work.
3.    Provide a platform for dialogue and networking without the costs of travel.

IS THERE A CONFERENCE FEE?
The beauty of a virtual conference is that there is no conference fee.

POTENTIAL TOPICS OF SUBMISSION
Topics may engage a variety of social groups (e.g. disabled people, ethnic minorities, gender, socioeconomic status, immigrants, migrants, etc.) and discussion of ability expectations. Submissions can be related, but are not limited to, the following areas: 
 

Ability Studies
Ableism
Aging
Anticipatory governance
Bodybuilding
Bullying
Bionics
Climate change
Community Based Rehabilitation
Conflict Studies
Disability Studies
Economics
Education
Energy issues
Environmental justice
'Eco-ability' / 'Eco-health'
Equity and equality
Ethics
Eugenics
Feminist approach to ability expectations
Future of communication technologies and ability expectations
Global health
Global outlook
Human body
Health consumerism
Health science, technology, and health care
Human development
Human enhancement
Human security
Immigrant policies
Indigenous Studies
Innovation
Local outlook
Media discourses and representation of various social groups in the media
Occupational Therapy
Organ donation and transplantation
Peace
Physiotherapy
Privacy and health science technologies
Prospects of artificial wombs
Racism
Resilience
Responsible innovation
Risk
Science and technology governance
Sensory systems
Service professions
SIDS / Crib death
Social determinants of health
Social justice
Social robots
Social well-being
Social Work
Sport
Sustainability
Sustainability and economics
Water issues

CONFERENCE THEME
The theme of this conference is for us to "INSPIRe the next generation". How will your research impact the next generation and those to come?

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