World Federation of the Deaf Congress: Istanbul

February 13, 2015

Meeting with the WFD Congress Organising Committee


The WFD Board Members had a very positive meeting with the representatives of the WFD Congress Organising Committee. They gave updates on information relating to registration, the official list of keynote presenter, and commission plenary presenters.  The International Presidents are currently reviewing a large number of abstracts and the process will be completed soon. The aim is for the full programme of the WFD Congress to be available at the end of February.
For further information about the Congress, please refer to the official website.


Deadline for the Early Bird Registration is extended until Sunday, 15 March 2015.

Don’t miss out the opportunity to enjoy a discount of at least €50.00

For more information about the WFD Congress Registration, refer to the official website under Online Registration’.

WFD Congress Keynote Presenter - Dr Liisa Kauppinen

Dr Liisa Kauppinen will be the official keynote presenter at the Opening of the XVII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf in the afternoon of Tuesday, 28 July 2015.

Enjoy her introduction video message in International Sign at

International Presidents and Plenary Presenters

WFD is pleased to announce the list of International Presidents and Plenary Presenters for the following WFD Congress Commission Streams:

          Accessibility and Technology

          Developing Countries
          Human Rights
          Sign Language and Deaf Culture

Find out who the International Presidents and Plenary Presenters are.

Tentative Programme of the WFD Congress


The tentative programme of the WFD Congress is now available on the official website under ‘Scientific Programme’. A detailed programme will be updated by end of February 2015.


Looking for accommodation 

Information on accommodation is available on the WFD Congress website.
Please click this link for more information


Want to exhibit your art work or business at the WFD Congress

Exhibition will be held between 28 July and 1 August 2015.  Further information can be found on the official website underExhibition’.


Want to sponsor the WFD Congress


We welcome sponsorship for WFD Congress of varying nature and amount. Refer to the official website under Sponsorship Opportunities’ to find out more about the package.

Do not forget important dates in Istanbul, Turkey:

·        WFD General Assembly Workshop - Saturday, 25 July 2015 (Ordinary Members Only)

·        WFD General Assembly - Sunday, 26 July and Monday, 27 July 2015

·        WFD Congress - Tuesday, 28 July - Saturday, 1 August 2015