The 4th International CAFE Conference has kicked off, with a series of panel sessions, discussions and presentations scheduled for the two-day event.

Due to ongoing travel restrictions, the Conference will take place remotely with speakers and delegates from across the globe taking part.

Download the 4th International CAFE Conference Agenda (PDF). A Word version is also available to download.

The Conference will open with a keynote speech from FIFA Chief of Social Responsibility and Education Officer, and CAFE Founder, Joyce Cook. This will be followed by a number of sessions, exploring areas such as away disbaled supporter experiences, accessibility at mega events, and works in other sports.

Day one will also see sessions held on the impact of technology in increasing engagement with disabled fans, and the experiences and access and inclusion solutions impacting non-visibly disabled fans.

At 18:00 CET, the second CAFE Awards ceremony will take place. Four awards will be presented during the ceremony, celebrating some of those who have gone above and beyond to improve access and inclusion for all.

The day will end with a series of virtual watch parties, allowing Conference attendees to enjoy the evening's UEFA Europa League, UEFA Conference League and UEFA Women’s Champions League matches.

CAFE’s three previous International Conferences were held at Wembley Stadium in 2011, the Stade de France in 2015 and the Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao, in 2018. The events brought together disabled fans, clubs, leagues, national associations and sporting governing bodies, as well as stadium architects, disability and equality advocates and other key stakeholders from within the game and the disability sector.

We encourage you to follow the discussion and join the debate on social media, using the hashtag #TotalAccess.

Published 9/12/2021