Posted 27.10.2021

Belfast International Conference Centre
Belfast, Northern Ireland
7- 8 June 2022

Following the success of the Harkin International Disability Employment Summit in Iowa in 2021, we can’t wait to bring the Summit to Belfast Northern Ireland, working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Executive’s Department for Communities.

Harkin Belfast 2022 will provide a platform for individuals and organisations to challenge for change, celebrate and share success, and positively reframe the narrative on how we approach, support and enable persons with disabilities to achieve their career goals and aspirations.

Call for Expressions of Interest
For the first time, we invite leaders and activists at all levels globally, to develop and submit expressions of interest for items they want to deliver as part of this exciting two-day Summit. You bring the content, we will provide the platform.

Under a headline theme of ‘Disability: Shaping, Growing and Driving Economic Change’, we invite creative minds to come forward with content applications in the form of Key Note Speakers, Presentations & Showcases, Panel Discussions, and Workshops under a range of sub-themes:

  • Nurturing the next generation of disabled innovators
  • Say THE word!: Mainstreaming disability in the diversity and inclusion agenda
  • How can government get it right?
  • Innovating through a pandemic: New opportunities
  • Still Taboo: Disability in media, communications and corporate Imagery
  • Data that drives change.

Click here to Express your Interest today

Please respond by 5pm (GMT) 19 November 2021

All applications will be considered, and we are committed to achieving diversity and international representation within this agenda. If you have an idea, no matter the scale, be creative and please come forward.

Furthermore, please feel free to share this invitation with any of your contacts that may be interested in Expressing an Interest in presenting at Harkin Belfast.

We hope to see you all next year for some Belfast hospitality – watch out for tickets going live in early 2022.

Senator Tom Harkin
The Harkin Institute
Deirdre Ward
Director of Work & Wellbeing
Department for Communities