Virtual Ability has announced the speakers and schedule for the 5th International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference (IDRAC), which will take place in Second Life on Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th, 2015, with the theme It’s All About the People.
The conference will take place at the Sojourner Auditorium on Virtual Ability Island, and will feature presentations from Canada, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Presentation will be of around 90 minutes duration, including time for discussion and breaks between, with the first session on each day starting at 09:00 SLT and the last at 15:00 SLT.
Schedule of Sessions
The conference schedule, as it stood at the time of writing, was as follows. Please visit the conference page on the virtual Ability website for any updates and to read the biographies of the individual presenters. All times are SLT.
Friday, November 13th
|09:00||Effectiveness Study of a Community-Based Pain Clinic – Muhammad Abdul Hadi|
||The Edge of Normal – Hana Schank|
||The Right to be Rescued – Jordan Melograna|
|13:30||WORLDS APART: Why SL Makes Me More Normal Than RL – Mook Wheeler|
|15:00||Disability at Intersections: International Conversations on Disability in Relation to Other Identities and Social Justice Spectrum – Akemi Nishida|
Saturday, November 14th
|09:00||Who is The Sojourner? What is Dreams? – Golda Stein|
||Making a Difference, One Line of Code at a Time – Captain Code|
||People Helping People – Down to the Marrow – Katsii Tennen|
|13:30||Freaks: Stories of People on the Fringes of Life – Slatan Dryke|
|15:00||3:00pm – Closing Performance: ~DRUM~ (Divine Rhythms of Universal Music)|