Disability Capital 2011

20 Oct 2011


Disability Capital 2011

London Mayor and Minister for Disabled People to Speak at Disability Capital Conference

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Minister for Disabled, Maria Miller head an impressive line-up of leading policy makers and Paralympic athletes who will be speaking at the Mayor of London’s Disability Capital Conference, to be held at ExCel on 20 October 2011.

Disability Capital Conference is a unique opportunity for delegates to engage with London’s most senior policy makers. The programme and speakers will cover critical issues affecting the disabled and deaf communities in London. Topics will range include Olympic legacy, transport, hate crime, volunteering, London debt strategy and putting disability equality in practice.

It will also be an opportunity to meet London 2012 Paralympic Athletes, hear about their experiences and find out how you can get involved in developing GLA strategies to meet your needs.

The conference has attracted an extremely high calibre and impressive line-up of speakers who will provide valuable insight, highlight new initiatives and tackle the key issues of the day before taking questions from the floor.

The conference is free – to register attendance go to www.london.gov.uk/disabilitycapital or call 020 7983 4915

The speaker line-up includes:

  • Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
  • Richard Barnes, Deputy Mayor of London
  • Maria Miller, Minister for Disabled People
  • Richard Blakeway, Mayor Advisor on Housing
  • Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson, Paralympic Athlete
  • • Margaret Hickish, Mayoral Advisors on Paralympic Games
  • • Mark Dyer, Accessible Transport Manager
  • Megan Ashfiled, Principal Populous – Architects for London 2012 Olympic Stadium
  • • Stewart Lucas, Chief Executive, Interactive, Disability Equality in Sport
  • • Vicki Austin, Head of Equality and Inclusion OPLC
  • • Stephen Golden, Accessibility and Inclusion Manager London Underground
  • • Wayne Trevor, Accessibility and Inclusion Manager, London Underground
  • • Mike Keegan, Transport Strategy Manager TFL
  • • Faryal Velmi, Director, Transport for All
  • • Sam Faulkner, Detective Chief Inspector, Metropolitan Police
  • • James Foley, Detective Inspector, Metropolitan Police
  • • Paul Richardson, Detective Constable, Metropolitan Police
  • • Jonathan Naess, Director of Stands to Reason
  • • Caroline Walters, HR Director, BT
  • • Jon Williams, Head of UK Network and London Officer, Changing Faces
  • • Henrietta Spalding, Head of Policy, Changing Faces
  • • Lizzie Noel, Mayoral Advisor, Social Action and Volunteering
  • • Eithne Rynne, Director, Greater London Volunteering
  • • Yasin Ahmed, Project Manager for Capitalise
  • • Liz Sayce, CEO, Radar
  • Dervis Konuralp, four time Paralympic Swimmer
  • Sophia Warner, T34, 100m and 200m athlete

For more information and to view the Disability Capital 2011 schedule click here (.PDF 258KB)