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4th International CAFE Conference

4th International CAFE Conference

CAFE is pleased to announce that the fourth International CAFE Conference will take place virtually for the first time, on 9-10 December 2021.

Date

Thu, 12/09/2021 to Fri, 12/10/2021

Since 2009, CAFE has worked with stakeholders across the sports industry towards one clear aim – a game that is accessible, inclusive and welcoming to all.

CAFE’s three previous International Conferences were held at Wembley Stadium in 2011, the Stade de France in 2015 and the Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao, in 2018. The events brought together disabled fans, clubs, leagues, national associations and sporting governing bodies, as well as stadium architects, disability and equality advocates and other key stakeholders from within the game and the disability sector.

This year, due to ongoing travel restrictions across Europe and the rest of the world, the Conference will take place virtually which will allow for more attendees than ever before.  

There are already a number of important topics on the agenda for the International CAFE Conference 2021, with sessions and speakers to be announced during the coming weeks. This year's event will expand beyond football and Europe with appearances from representatives of other sports and regions. 

Joanna Deagle, CAFE Managing Director, said, "We are delighted to be holding our fourth International Conference which is sure to be a memorable two-day event, with engaging expert speakers and many lively discussions".

"The last 18 months or so have been challenging for the entire football community, with disabled fans being amongst those affected the most. The 4th International CAFE Conference is a great opportunity to meet again with many new and familiar faces, to share the latest in best practice, to discuss the challenges we face and to find solutions together as we work towards our shared journey of #TotalAccess".

Attendance at the virtual conference is free of charge, and an online registration form is available on our website. We will ask all delegates to outline any access and language requirements when registering.

The International CAFE Conference offers a unique chance to network and meet with many people across all aspects of the game. The event will bring stakeholders together to reflect, assess and understand the power of sport to act as a catalyst for disability-inclusive change in wider society. We can't wait to see you soon! 

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