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Panoramic view of Tallinn Old Town skyline with the Baltic sea in the background

Register now for 
EGDF Conference in Tallinn
Wed 27 - Sat 30 March 2019

  • Registration deadline extended to 25 February

  • We have a great lineup of subjects and speakers 

Download Conference Registration Form
See Conference Details Here
Read about some of our conference speakers below
Hans Jørgen Wiberg, founder of Be My Eyes app that has eased the lives of 113,00 blind people in 150 countries and has recruited 2 million volunteers to help them with their tasks
Roberto Castiglioni, Chair of Heathrow Access Advisory Group and an international leader in helping to make air travel more accessible for disabled people and their qualified assistance dogs
Renee Tammist, Estonian Minister of Enterprise and Information Technology.  He will tell about e-government systems and Estonia's world-renowned e-solutions.


 
 
Liisa Ly Pakosta is Estonian Equality Commissioner and will be speaking about equality in employment for persons with disabilities.
Amanda Hayhurst, from Second Sight Medical Products, makers of the Argus II retinal prosthesis system, also known as the bionic eye or the retinal implant, that gives people with RP a new way of seeing
Meelis Pavel or Pille Liimal from the Estonian Unemployment Office will speak about the government reforms that enable all persons with disabilities to work and the obstacles and successes they encountered.
 
 
Simon Adderley, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Oxford Brookes Business School and long-time presenter and facilitator at EGDF conferences
Peter Gorbing, CEO of Dogs for Good, UK, Board member of Assistance Dogs Europe and convenor of CEN/TC452 Working Group 4 which is developing the European standard on assistance dog training and assessment.
 
Karl Weissenbacher, from the Messerli Institute at the Veterinary School at the University of Vienna. Pioneered a system of government certification of assistance dogs and is convenor of CEN/TC452 Working Group 2 which is developing the standard on lifetime welfare of assistance dogs
Sean Dilley, an investigative and political journalist in the UK, a member of the EGDF board and an expert on assistive technology for the blind 
Roswitha Warda, chairman of Pfotenpiloten and the newly established Assistance Dog Foundation.   Rosie is an expert with CEN/TC452 and leader of a project to develop a European-wide professional qualification for assistance dog trainers.
Don't miss out.  Book now.  We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Tallinn.
Executive Director
European Guide Dog Federation
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