Workshop on Scholarly Publications

” Professional Productivity and Scholarship: Ideas and Best Practices to Enhance Academic Writing and Presentations “



Dissemination of research findings is an essential part of the scientific research process.  Hence, it is of utmost importance for a researcher who is writing a full paper with the aim of publishing in a reputable journal or in a reputable proceeding.  Furthermore, getting a paper published in a reputable peer-reviewed journal or proceeding is an important milestone for researchers.

Through the publication workshop we intend to disseminate knowledge on writing scientific papers and scholarly publications to assist future researchers.  All conference participants are welcome to participate in this workshop.

Date: 07th November 2019
From: 4.30p.m – 6.00p.m

Resource Person

publication workshop

Dr. Henry Santos Metcalf
Brandman University, USA

Share your story at WDRC 2019

We are all storytellers: being a storyteller is part of what makes us human, distinguishing us from other living beings. WDRC 2019 strives to bring together storytellers from our attendees that help us learn about each other outside of the framework of a formal conference paper.

In the spirit of the ongoing work of building a global movement in Disability and Rehabilitation, this storytelling session will take place within the Conference. All of our attendees, from activists, advocates, academics, leaders, journalists, independent researchers and NGOs in disability studies and related fields have an opportunity to share your story.

The storytelling session of the WDRC 2019 offers you the opportunity to share your story in the following categories and modes of presentation:


  • Success Stories—personal and project achievements, joyful accomplishments
  • Stories of Struggles–including setbacks, anger, sadness


  • Narratives
  • Documentary films
  • Short fiction films
  • Performance art—poetry, song, short dramas

How to submit your work

  • Send your original work to on or before with your biography.
  • Your work should be submitted in English
  • After submission, please acknowledge receipt via an email within three working days.
  • Submissions must be in English or with English subtitles.
  • All storytellers will be notified of acceptance within two weeks.

Each storyteller will be given a 30-minute slot in the session including the discussion time.


Once you notified with the acceptance of your research work,

  1. Register for the session: Online Registration
  2. Pay the Registration fee: Pay Here
  3. Reserve your slot.

(The Storytelling session will be held during the conference period. The exact date and the time of the session will be announced with the final conference program one month prior to the conference These performances will be ongoing throughout the day, and attendees can join at any point.)


Special Session – Storytelling
Delegate USD 750
Student USD 600


Roundtables are a productive conference feature that unleash the expertise of professionals in a friendly discussion where everyone has the potential to contribute. Round Table Discussions organized in WDRC 2019 will provide a great platform for delegates to discuss and share their insights on the trends, issues, and possible solutions to prevailing concerns in the field of Disability and Accessibility Studies. Interested delegates are encouraged to participate in the roundtable discussions and gain the maximum output during the conference period.

WDRC 2019 Roundtable Discussions Benefits

  • Make a global platform for novel ideas and thinking at the international level.
  • Gather top knowledge people to one place from around the world.
  • Give an opportunity to meet researchers, policymakers, and industrial representatives at one table.
  • Facilitate a discussion that gives each participant the maximum amount of group input on a given subject of common interest in a short amount of time.

Round Table Themes

WDRC 2019 will have two parallel round table sessions and participants can attend according to their interest.

Round Table 01: Disability Activism: Ways of Theorizing and doing

This round table will address the challenges of society’s perception towards individuals with disabilities while bridging divisions between disability activists. This means to identify legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with disabilities.



Dr. Loren O’Connor

Brandman University

Round Table 02: Economic empowerment for persons with Disabilities

This round table will encourage participants of the conference to develop the knowledge and skills that individuals with disabilities need to succeed in overcoming economic barriers. In this roundtable, we will discuss what needs to be understood, recognized, respected and followed by mainstream society, the disability communities and close allies, in order to empower economic growth and freedom for those with disabilities and unique challenges. Specifically the participants will be discuss the following areas:

  • Current trends in research
  • Barriers to be tackled
  • Recommended actions


Nekram Upadhyay
Head, Department of Assistive Technology
Indian Spinal Injuries Centre

Round Table Agenda 

  1. Welcome and the introduction by the moderator. (3min)
  2. Introducing of participants. (2min)
  3. Identifying areas of common interest in the topic. Brainstorm all of the possible topics that can be discussed and select the top three topics. (15min)
  4. Each member shares ideas and suggestions or experience that relates to the topic. (45min)
  5. Present the discussion points and the outcome of each round table by the moderator to all audience. (10min)

On 08th November 2019

From 10.20a.m – 11.50a.m

All conference participants are invited for this round table discussion.

Limited seats are available. Please register for one of the registration tables and reserve your seat.

This is Complimentary for all the Conference Participants. Please make sure to register here to reserve your seat


Conference Chair’s Workshop

A workshop will be arranged by the Conference Chair to discuss the outcomes and get feedback of the Conference. Participants can share their experience of attending the conference and express their ideas on areas to be improved in the future.

Moreover, the plans to be executed when organizing for WDRC 2020  will be discussed during the workshop providing an opportunity for participants to share their views and voice their suggestions in terms of the conference theme, conference tracks, venue, dates, keynote speakers, partners featured events and any other applicable areas.

The workshop will provide an insight to deliver the future conferences in a fruitful way with the outputs received by the Conference Chair, Keynote Speakers, Participants and Organizers.


On 08th November 2019

From 5.20p.m. – 5.40p.m


Dr. Loren O’Connor

Assistant Vice Chancellor of the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services,

Brandman University,


Helping People with Disabilities by Taking a Holistic View of Trauma

A workshop that explores how we can help others, who have felt physical and psychological trauma in their lives by:

  • Recognizing and acknowledging our past
  • Embracing a strengths based approach
  • Searching for and Maximizing available resources



Date: 08th November 2019
Time: 3.20p.m – 5.20p.m

Resource Persons

Dr. Loren O’Connor
Assistant Vice Chancellor of the Office of Accessible Education and Counseling Services,
Brandman University,

publication workshop
Dr. Henry Santos Metcalf
Brandman University, USA

Prof. Thierry Kolpin
Brandman University,