Meet Our Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors

The Organising Committee are delighted to welcome our first ICED 2020 Ambassador.

Our Ambassadors are helping us to actively promote ICED 2020 across the globe. We thank you for your valuable contribution to the Conference. 

Colin Allen AM

As a deaf person who has used Australian Sign Language (Auslan) since birth, Colin has advanced the human rights of deaf people and more broadly people with disability for over 40 years in the political, professional and social realm.

Colin has been President of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) since 2011 having been involved since 2003 as a board member. Colin is also past Chair of the International Disability Alliance (IDA). In these roles, he has guided and represented WFD and IDA in their engagement with the UN System and other international human rights and international development organisations. 

Colin has addressed international and national conferences as a keynote presenter and has presented workshops on issues related to human rights for both the Deaf Community and persons with disability in more than 70 countries.



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Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Open: 6 February 2019
Registration Open: 6 July 2019
Call for Abstracts Close: 6 October 2019
Early Bird Deadline: 6 April 2020
Congress Dates: 6-9 July 2020