The ACCAC Start-up Forum took place in tampere on 26-27 september 2013 in order to recruit Finnish and international speakers and performers, launch marketing of planned ACCAC Festival & Congress 2015 and identify potential partners. The purpose of this forum was to gather information about areas and perspectives of accessibility that were currently underpublished and which should be highlighted in becoming festival. The Forum also aimed to assess the need, will, financing possibilities and partners in addition to addressing the content of 2015 Festival & Congress.
It gathered together international event organisers, people and organisations working on behalf of accessibility and persons with disabilities, local partners, decision-makers and representatives from commercial sector. The number of participants was 150.
The final result of the forum was that ACCAC Festival & Congress is needed. The arrangements started after the forum and the first full size ACCAC Festival & Congress took place in Tampere Hall 2013 March.
The Forum was organised by Accessible Arts and Culture Finland with the support of City of Tampere and AVEK.