Programme (Time Zone UTC+2)

8:30 – 9:00
Registration for the event
9:00 – 9:05
Foreword
ANSIS BOGUSTOVS, moderator
9:05 – 9:15
Opening. Minister's speech
GATIS EGLĪTIS, Minister for Welfare of the Republic of Latvia
I PART
AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY AND AN ENVIRONMENT THAT UNIFY
9:15 – 9:30
Building an Inclusive Mindset to Navigate Our Complex Future
Keynote Speaker JUTTA TREVIRANUS, Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, Director and Founder of the Inclusive Design Research Centre and Institute (Canada)
9:30 – 9:40
Access to the environment and technology as a precondition for equality
IVARS BALODIS, Member of the Board of the association "Apeirons"
9:40 – 10:00
Promotion of environmental accessibility in the urban environment, observance of general legal principles in local governments
ANETE ILVES, Legal Adviser in the Social, Economic and Cultural Rights Division of the Ombudsman's Office, specializing in the rights of persons with disabilities
10:00 – 10:20
Universal design: the principles that unite society
JURĢIS BRIEDIS, environmental accessibility Expert of the association "Apeirons"
10:20 – 10:40
An inclusive society - a prerequisite for a happy life
MĀRIS GRĀVIS, Chairman of the Board of the association "Riga city ‘’Rūpju bērns"", Founder and Member of the Board of the cafe for employees with disabilities “RB Cafe"
10:40 – 11:00
Break
11:00 – 11:20
Jönköping – The inclusive city
KRISTINE ANDREASSEN, Strategist in sustainability at Jönköping municipality (Sweden); JULIA CEDERBRANT, strategic traffic planning and sustainable urban development at Jönköping Municipality (Sweden)
11:20 – 11:40
Responsible, creative and critical attitude in creating inclusive architecture
ULDIS ZANDERS, SIA 'DEPO projekts' Co-owner, Chairman of the Board, construction Project Manager
11:40 – 12:00
Diverse experience as a prerequisite for inclusive design
LIENE JĀKOBSONE, Architect, Designer, SIA “Sampling”
12:00 – 12:20
The expressions of a space: how scenographic and dramatic instruments can influence emotions in the interior. Experience from building offices.
OĻEGS ŅIKITINS, Latvia’s leading workplace strategist and Founder of workplace advisory agency "Lietus"
12:20 – 12:40
To touch-it is allowed-not to be afraid
AGNESE RUDZĪTE, artist, graphic artist - creator of tactile projects
12:40 – 13:00
Results of EU funds project implementation
Rewarding good practice projects of EU funds
13:00 – 13:20
Break
II PART
ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT TO BUILD AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY
13:20 – 13:40
Universal Design for the Information Society
G. ANTHONY GIANNOUMIS, Associate Professor at Oslo Metropolitan University
13:40 – 14:00
ICT and innovation culture as a tool for inclusive design: a practical story
MARINA PETRAKOVA, Co-founder and CEO of VREACH, Co-founder and Board Member of Riga TechGirls
14:00 – 14:20
Inaccessible communication. HOW?
INTS BALODIS, VRAA EID LAN/IT Services Manager
14:20 – 14:40
Accessibility check or how to improve WEB page quality
PĒTERIS JURČENKO, Co-Founder of Turn.lv, digital environment accessibility Expert, UX designer
14:40 – 15:00
The role of the municipality in the construction of inclusive design infrastructure and the availability of public services
KARĪNA MIĶELSONE, Deputy Chairman of the Ādaži Municipality for Development Issues
15:00 – 15:10
Break
15:10 – 15:30
A-Check by Tamar Accessibilty - using technology to ensure urban life for all
OMER LUBELSKI, CEO at Tamar Accessibility (Israel)
15:30 – 15:50
Cohesion and tolerance as a safety cushion for everyone in society
MARIJA KOŽARINA, Head of the society Socintegra
15:50 – 16:10
Innovation & inclusive mobility: 2 projects in NYC
SYLVAIN DENONCIN, President of the OKEENEA Group, European leader in accessibility of cities for people with disabilities (France)
16:10 – 16:30
Social Sector Navigation - The potential of technology
MATTHEW PARKER, EVP Innovation at HelpSeeker (Canada)
16:30 – 16:50
How to assemble a winning project in 23 steps? (ThisAbles IKEA)
MICHAL POPOV, VP Clients, MCCANN TEL AVIV (Israel)
16:50
Closing