NNDR welcomes all delegates to Oslo 14th - 16th April
The NNDR national conference committee in Norway is pleased to welcome all NNDR members as well as other researchers within the field of disability research to the 8th Research conference, to be held in Oslo April, 14 - 16, 2005. We extend this invitation to researchers both within and outside the Nordic countries. According to the principles of NNDR, all groups involved with disability research and practice are welcome to participate. As with previous conferences, the 2005 conference will focus on issues that can be addressed by social research.
Since 1997, social researchers and practitioners have met regularly at NNDR conferences for scientific presentations, discussions and to exchange professional expertise. In the course of these past few years, disability studies have grown in volume and quality. The ambition of the organizing committee is to maintain this positive trend. It is our hope that the 2005 conference will prove to be a major venue for disability research in Northern Europe.
The programme for the conference is designed to reflect the improved quality and variety of disability research, as well as its shortcomings and new challenges. Research plays an important role in understanding the situation of disabled people in society, including barriers to full participation. In this way, research is a prerequisite for improved living conditions and self-conceptions. Much is still to be gained by improving our concepts and methods. Our goal is to produce scientifically based knowledge that matches the ever changing societal circumstances of disabled people.
The conference will maintain the tradition of being a 3-day conference, starting on Thursday, and will combine keynote speakers in plenary sessions with paper presentations in a series of parallel sessions devoted to central issues of disability research. The programme includes social events and opportunities for networking and informal discussions.
Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica, just outside and high above downtown Oslo, has been chosen as the conference venue where we can offer the entire academic programme and accommodation in one spot. For the welcome reception all participants are invited for a social gathering in town.
We are pleased to invite researchers and practitioners from the both within and outside the Nordic countries, for scientific presentations and discussions of disability and to exchange professional expertise. The working language of the conference is English. As demonstrated at previous conferences, participation from outside the Nordic countries increases the value of the conference for all involved. Welcome!
For the Conference Committee