Information about the 5th WFDB GA and 11th HKWC will be availible here step by step as soon as we have documentation completed.

1st Announcement  – December 2016

Invitation for the 5th World Federation of Deafblind (WFDB) General Assembly and 11thHelen Keller World Conference (HKWC) 2018

WFDB will with this invite you to 5th WFDB General Assembly at Gran Hotel Bali in Benidorm, Spain, 20st – 22nd of June, and the 11th HKWC 24th – 26th of June 2018.

Meetings of the General Assembly are open and consist of deafblind representatives from national members of the WFDB, see the WFDB constitution article 5.

Information about nominations and nomination form, for the different positions in WFDB will be sent out in later announcements. Applications and motions to be considered by General Assembly must be received by Executive Council at least twelve (12) months before the date of the General Assembly by mail to:

The agenda and all relevant documents related to general Assembly will be sent to all members by the Secretary General at least four (4) months before the date of the meeting.

The preliminary full program of events is as follows:

  • 18th -19th of June: Arrival and possibility for regional meetings
  • 20st – 21th of June: WFDB GA
  • 22rd   of June: NOLB – No One Left Behind
  • 23rd of June: Excursion day
  • 24th – 26th of June: HKWC
  • 27th of June: International Deafblind Day celebration and 50th Helen Keller Anniversary
  • 28th of June: Departure

Further information about the venue, accommodation, expenses and package deals for all events, together with updated programs, will be given in our 2nd announcement.

Welcome to the 5th WFDB General Assembly and the 11thHKWC 2018.

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Best regards
Akiko Fukuda
Secretary General WFDB24th