Expression of Interest (EOI) to Present

Individuals or collaborative groups are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for the upcoming Universal Design Conference in Auckland, 6-7 September 2018.

This year's universal design conference will have four main themes: housing, neighbourhoods, travel and tourism. With Kiwibuild aiming to build 100,000 high quality, affordable homes over the next ten years, it is important that these homes accommodate a variety of ages and stages.  Universal design in neighbourhoods can enable social integration, by treating all groups with dignity and respect. Innovative and accessible transport solutions link people to education and employment opportunities. Opening up Aotearoa's natural beauty and experiences to a wide range of diverse travellers improves the economy. Tāmaki and Aotearoa will soon be featured on the world stage in events such as America's Cup and APEC.  

The conference welcomes a range of projects at different stages of their development, from theoretical underpinnings, to conceptual designs, through to completed projects. How projects have collaborated with diverse users during the design process will be explored. This conference aims to inspire and innovate, all are welcome!  

Submission process

Please follow the below steps to submit your EOI either via the online portal or email.

       The maximum words is 250

       Click the online portal link at the bottom of this page and follow instructions in the portal 

       If submitting via email please send to Claire Bark

Presentation type and theme

The programme committee is accepting EOI's for oral, workshop or poster presentation. 

Please also indicate which theme your EOI best represents:

•       Housing




Key dates

Submission deadline 31 May 2018

Review of submissions from 1 June 2018

Notification of acceptance from mid June 2018


Click here to submit your EOI


For further information about the Expression of Interest to Present please contact:

Claire Bark
Conference Manager
T +64 9 525 2464
M +64 27 414 8714


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