Global IL Summit

Revolution - A Global Independent Living Movement - Annual Conference on Independent Living 2017. Graphic: Continents have been added to NCIL's logo (a blue semi-circle), which forms a globe. A red heart sits between the end points of the semi-circle.Join Us for the Global Independent Living Summit!

July 23, 2017

The Independent Living Movement is growing rapidly. In recent years, NCIL has had as many as 1,500 attendees at our Annual Conference from all 50 states and around the world. Centers for Independent Living are springing up in the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Pakistan, Nepal, Cambodia, Taiwan, Mongolia, Korea, Japan, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, to name just a few.

We’re excited to invite delegates with expertise in international Independent Living and disability rights to apply for attendance at a special one day Global IL Summit on July 23rd, 2017, just prior to NCIL’s 2017 Annual Conference, where we will continue to explore international issues through our Conference theme, Revolution: A Global Independent Living Movement.

The Global IL Summit and subsequent Annual Conference represent an unprecedented step forward for NCIL and the Independent Living Movement as a whole. Though the Independent Living movement has its roots in the United States, it is time to move past our isolationist history and welcome collaboration amongst Independent Living advocates of all backgrounds and nationalities. In these uncertain times, joining with our international colleagues can only strengthen us.

Though we all have different challenges to navigate, the experience of confronting bigotry and discrimination is universal among us.

Space is limited, so apply now!

 Logos - 1. NCIL: National Council on Independent Living 2. USICD: US International Council on Disabilities 3. JIL 4. CGP: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership