DESIGN. LITERACY. PRACTICE.

Access for All through our three themes

What's Happening?

Schedule Overview

 

  • All keynote talks are videotaped and are posted on May 4, 2021 for viewing before the virtual conference kicks off on May 11-13, 2021.

  • Related speaker talks are posted after the broadcast on the day of the theme.

  • Live sessions are broadcasted live and the replay will be posted immediately after.

  • All videos are available until December 31, 2021.

  • World cafés are open before (Days 2 and 3) and after each day's broadcast and the in platform chat lines are available 24 hours.

DAY ONE - Designing Plain Language

May 11, 2021

 

08:00 EDT

Welcome from the three hosting organizations

  • Julie Clement, Clarity, President

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

  • Margrethe Kvarenes, PLAIN, President

 

08:10 – 08:20

Overview of three themes and conference structure

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

08:20 – 8:45

Introduction and video highlights for Designing Plain Language keynote speakers

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

08:45-09:15  

Live conversation with Designing Plain Language keynote speakers

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

  • Helena Haapio, Finland

  • Rob Waller, United Kingdom

  • Karel van der Waarde, Belgium

 

09:15-09:20

Wrap-up of panel discussion and introduction of related speaker videos

09:20 – 09:35

Introduction to world cafés

  • Designing Plain Language, sponsor lounge, and related discussions

09:35 – 09:50

Introduction of related speaker videos

  • Milva Finnegan, USA

  • Anne Ketola and Eliisa Pitkäsalo, Finland

  • Thomas McGrath, New Zealand

  • Carrie Morales, USA

  • Rebecca Wright and Fred van Geloven, USA

 

09:50 – 10:00

Introduction to world cafés, wrap-up, and preview of day 2

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

10:00 

Designing Plain Language related videos released

 

12:00 – 13:15

World café one opens

  • Table hosts to be announced

18:30 – 19:45

World café two opens

  • Table hosts to be announced

DAY TWO - Literacy Across the Disciplines

May 12, 2021

 

06:30 – 07:45 EDT

World café three opens

  • Table hosts to be announced

 

08:00 – 08:10

  • Plain Language musical interlude with images from around the world

08:10 – 08:20

Welcome back to Access for All day two: Literacy Across the Disciplines

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

08:20 – 8:45  

Introduction and video highlights for Literacy Across the Disciplines keynote speakers

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

 

08:45 – 09:15

Live conversation with Literacy Across the Disciplines keynote speakers

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

  • Dr. Kathie Irwin, New Zealand

  • Matla Titi and Shelley van der Westhuizen, South Africa

  • Michael Villaire, USA

09:15 – 09:20

Wrap-up of panel discussion

 

09:20 – 09:25

Introduction to the Federation Updates

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

09:25 – 10:05

Updates from the Federation

  • David Lipscomb, USA

  • Vera Gergely, Hungary

  • Neil James, Australia

  • Gael Spivak, Canada

 

10:05 – 10:20

Introduction of related speaker videos

  • Geri Baumblatt and Eran Kabakov, USA

  • Susan Kleimann, USA

  • Eyitayo Ogunyemi, Nigeria

  • Tove Ragna Reksten, Norway

  • Melanie Sampson, USA

 

10:20 – 10:30

Reminder of world cafés, wrap-up and preview of day 3

  • Barbra Kingsley, Host of Access for All

 

10:30

Literacy Across the Disciplines related videos released

 

18:30 – 19:45

World café four opens

  • Table hosts to be announced

May 13, 2021

 

06:30 – 07:45 EDT

World café five opens

  • Table hosts to be announced

08:00 – 08:10

Plain Language musical interlude with images from around the world

 

08:10 – 08:20

Welcome back to Access for All day three: Plain Language in Practice and Purpose

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

08:20 – 08:45

Introduction and video highlights for Plain Language in Practice and Purpose keynote speakers

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

 

08:45 – 09:15  

Live conversation with Plain Language in Practice and Purpose keynote speakers

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

  • Neil James, Australia

  • Joe Kimble, USA

  • Ginny Redish, USA

 

09:15 – 09:20

Wrap-up of panel discussion

 

09:20 – 09:35

Introduction of related speaker videos

  • Paul Aterman, Canada

  • Sibusiso Biyela, South Africa

  • Deborah Bosley, USA

  • Mariella Niederkofler, Italy

  • Claudia Poblete Olmedo, Chile

  • Nabeela Siddiqui, India

 

09:35 – 09:50

Break

 

09:50 – 10:00

Welcome Back

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

 

10:00 – 10:35

ClearMark Awards

  • Casey Mank, USA

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

 

10:35 – 10:40

Introduction to PLAIN Awards

  • Margrethe Kvarenes, PLAIN, President

 

10:35 – 10:50

PLAIN Awards

  • Margrethe Kvarenes, PLAIN, President

 

10:50 – 11:00

Reminder of world café, thank yous, and farewell

  • Barbra Kingsley, Center for Plain Language, Chair and Host of Access for All

 

11:00 

Plain Language in Practice and Purpose related videos released

 

18:30 – 19:45

World café six opens

  • Table hosts to be announced

DAY THREE - Plain Language in Practice and Purpose