Theme of December’s event is “Building Back Better: Sport as a tool to place persons with disabilities at the heart of the inclusion agenda.”

This December a stellar list of world class speakers covering civil society, sport, business, development and assistive technologies will take part in the 2021 Inclusion Summit, powered by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and World Academy of Sport (WAoS).

Taking place virtually on 2 and 3 December, to coincide with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Inclusion Summit will bring together more than 40 expert speakers from organisations such as the United Nations, UN Human Rights, International Disability Alliance, International Paralympic Committee, Special Olympics, The Valuable 500 and World Health Organisation.

A full agenda can be found here.

Through a mixture of keynote addresses, panel discussions and presentations, speakers will focus on the theme: “Building Back Better: Sport as a tool to place persons with disabilities at the heart of the inclusion agenda.”

During two half-day session, two key areas will be explored:

  • Promotion of social inclusion and human rights
  • How sport advance the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Having originated in 2010, the Inclusion Summit has continued to evolve over time. It addresses key issues of strategic importance for persons with disabilities, in particular focusing on the important role that sport and the Paralympic Games can play in helping to address these issues both in terms of awareness and change.


To ensure maximum global participation in the Inclusion Summit, registration for the two days is just EUR 25.

Although the majority of sessions will be in English, simultaneous translation in Spanish and French, as well as international sign language and closed captions, will be available.

The event will start each day at 14:00 CET through to 18:00 CET.

To secure your place at the 2021 Inclusion Summit, please click here.


The target audience for the 2021 Inclusion Summit includes a wide range of organisations.  This includes policy makers, government, human rights and SDG focussed organisations, NGOs, international development agencies, sport bodies, businesses with a passion for inclusion, event organisers, universities, think tanks.