Tent Pole Events: SATH January 2011, USA

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) sets a new global standard for disability rights. As with the "Curb Cut Effect" many positive secondary effects flow from progress in justice for the disability community. Among them is raising the metaphorical "Hospitality Tent" for this under-served and growing segment of the population.

SATH - the Society for Accessible Tourism and Hospitality - has been one of the central "tent poles" offering welcome long before Article 30 of the CRPD established the right of inclusion in sport, travel, and other leisure activities.

The SATH World Congress is designed for those serving travelers with disabilities and the mature.

Thursday January 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM 
Monday January 24, 2011 at 7:00 AM 

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Our conference goal is to bring about industry integration and participation while enhancing the facilities for all people for their travel irrespective of their age or abilities.  Exceptional content and unparalleled networking opportunities are some of the trademarks of our congress. It is a place to see and be seen. We bring you opportunities to learn basic skills to excel in setting up trips and executing them with superb expertise. We pave the way for you to use social media to its full extend to reap in the profits in times like the one we are living now.  


Susan Mydanick 

Sail aboard the Navigator of the Seas
Port Everglades Administration Bldg. - 1850 Eller
Ft.Lauderdale, FL

"Tent Pole Events" is the phrase we are using to identify the many conferences springing up around the world that address Inclusive Tourism either directly or to a significant and sustained degree indirectly. The metaphor is to a tent being raised with supports scattered around the world. The tent is a space of welcome where those who have long promoted opportunities for travelers with disabilities collaborate with those who are now signing on for the journey to inclusion:

Valladoilid Nov 2010, Spain
SATH January 2011, USA, (annual)
ICAT April 2011, Taiwan, (biennial)
REATECH April 2011, Brazil (annual)
i-CREATE July 2011, Thailand, (annual)
IIDI Oct 2011, Brazil, (follow-up to March 2010 in 
TRANSED Sept 2012, India, (biennial)
Interdependence May 2012, Canada
ENAT various dates in various EU locations

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