International Association for the Scientific Study
of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Conference Systems

2012 IASSID World Congress

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Conference Information

Halifax World Trade Convention Centre

July 9, 2012 – July 14, 2012

1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS

The 2012 IASSID World Congress provides an opportunity to celebrate the strength and reach of our network and to share strategies in research, education, and services with one another. Join your colleagues in this conference and help shape the future for those with intellectual disabilities.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED: The last day to register ONLINE for this event is July 4, 2012. ONSITE registration will be available at the Congress in Halifax.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Delta Barrington and Delta Halifax have extended their room rate until June 15. Click on "Accommodation" (above) to book your room.

IASSID ACADEMY WORKSHOPS: Academy Workshop registration is held separately from the World Congress Registration. Follow this link to learn more about and register for the Workshops

About the World Congress
IASSID is partnering with AAIDD, the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities and AUCD, a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs. As well, RTC, the Research and Training Center on Community Living which provides support to those persons with developmental disabilities to live full, productive and integrated lives in their communities, will be joining its two partner organizations listed above. The Congress will also coincide with the State of the Science sessions held at the connecting Prince George hotel.

Official Patron
Jean Vanier is the Official Patron of the 14th IASSID World Congress.

Kitchen Party
The Kitchen Party will feature a variety of acts during the reception and lobster dinner followed by a high energy Atlantic Canada Ceilidh Show, making Halifax one of the most memorable Congresses. To order extra tickets, see below.

Some Important Links

Halifax is an historic port city that is home to friendly people, spectacular summer weather, and countless attractions. Museums, galleries, parks, historic sites, restaurants, pubs – Halifax has it all. To get an idea of everything the city has to offer, please visit the Halifax tourism website at www.halifaxinfo.com.

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