We invite you to take part in the International panel discussion

«Developing talents and abilities in a digital world:

the experience of total online»


In preparation

International InclusiveExpo, Yekaterinburg 2023

IV Russian Congress of People with Disabilities from Villages and Small Cities, Samara Region 2020

International scientific-practical conference “Extrability as a phenomenon of inclusive culture”


Autonomous non-profit organization “White cane”

Institute of Management Design and Competitive Strategies LLC


Freediving and swimming club “Aqualibrium”

Ural State Pedagogical University

Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin

Wingate Institute, Israel

Carlow University, Pittsburgh, USA


We spent more than a month in self isolation. The vast majority of people on planet Earth who have access to the Internet spend a significant part of their time at the computer and telephone. Why do we donate time to the online world? What do we get from this right now and in the near future?

It turned out to be a discovery for a psychologist that he can conduct full-fledged consultations even using only text chat. For the organizer of social and cultural events, it unexpectedly turned out that he could organize concerts and panel discussions in an online format. People with mental disabilities participate in international conferences online.

Members of the cosmonaut team study remotely for future space flights, free divers train in a daily format in a Telegram for future deep-sea dives, blind people do yoga under the guidance of sighted trainers.

In general, a wide range of forms of training has become more accessible.

Most of us began to learn something new and completely unexpected in an easier way.

Transforming familiar activities into an online format is often not easy. Teachers and students of schools, colleges and universities are not easily included in the new format. It is hard for older people to master Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp. A gigantic volume of both qualitative and absolutely stupid information is falling upon a person. You forget which button to press on the computer, it is erased from memory, when and which conference is held with your participation. The most important question is how to realize your competence abilities in the new conditions? How to transform habitual activity or how to create a new effective one?

Self-isolation and the screen in front of us is a powerful limitation, in which the lion’s share of the world’s population fell. It is at the time of restriction that special talents and abilities begin to form and manifest themselves – extrability, first discovered in people with disabilities.

Human extrability develops due to limitations and successful socialization. Some of us have already developed extra-extremity due to, for example, professional development or long exposure to extreme conditions. Self-isolation mode is a new challenge for the formation of special abilities. In a new situation, we start to think differently. For example, when you habitually begin to plan local events related to your city or region, you suddenly catch yourself thinking: “If everything is done online, you can no longer do purely local projects.” Almost any of your activities becomes global and can be limited, for example, only by the language your project is in, and for the time being, as online translation technologies make a breakthrough every day in improving the quality of translations.

It will be great if we do not just adapt to the global Internet world or community, it is cool if we learn to grow with new abilities and competencies. To do this, we must learn to discuss online and about online what we could not talk about before.

We started modeling new features online on April 25th at the International Panel Discussion «New opportunities and challenges for experts in the field of inclusion in transition period». A video of the panel discussion is available at https://youtu.be/LqwW9JCNYwc

We discussed new opportunities and challenges for experts in the field of inclusion in the transition period on April, 25. The video of this discussion is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqwW9JCNYwc&authuser=0

We invite you to participate in a panel discussion on May 30. The discussion will be held in English. If you want to take part in the panel discussion, please, register here: https://forms.gle/zrsMUMh8gP1vPsdD9 

Certificates will be provided to all registered participants.

Panel discussions will bring together experts and newcomers online, representatives of different professions and social groups to discuss problems, challenges and those aspects that appear in online life, aspects that we did not notice, did not predict, but we can use for self-development and for integration into new social models.

Topics of discussion:

  1. The development of soft skills online.
  2. Special competencies for the implementation of extrability online.
  3. Online format of my activity: limitations or opportunities.
  4. The effectiveness of education and professional activities online.
  5. The role and place of online work formats after self-isolation.
  6. Social projects on-line, involving representatives of socially excluded groups in interaction.
  7. Emotion based professional training program for leaders implementing extrabilities creative projects focusing on the transformative era. 

May, 30 from 4 PM to 6 PM (Moscow time, GMT+03:00)

International panel discussion will be held on the Zoom platform (link to the conference is in the registration form above).

Connection to the panel discussion begins at 15:30 (Moscow time, GMT+03:00)

The conference is accompanied by specialized adapted subtitles, we invite inaudible people to take part in a panel discussion. 


The panel discussion will be attended by:


Kolpashchikov OlegPresident of “WHITE CANE», Head of the International Inclusive expedition “Sails of the Spirit”




Susan O’Rourke, O’Rourke earned a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in Instructional Design and Technology (1999). A professor in education at Carlow University with 20 years experience teaching online and conducting research in effective practices in video conferencing especially for and with diverse populations.


Hily Rosenblum, Head of Art and Movement Therapy programme, Coordinator of Research on Emotions in Education, Zinman College of Physical Education&Sport, Science Wingate Institute, Israel  https://web.facebook.com/hily.rosenblum


Alastair Creelman, Specialist in E-learning at Linnaeus University, Sweden https://lnu.se/en/staff/alastair.creelman/  Blog on technology and learning,https://acreelman.blogspot.com  


Thomas KrausSocial Entrepreneur, Berlin, Worldwide Congresses for persons with Disabilities, Germany  www.socialartist.events


Sristi K.CFounder of Blind Rocks organization, Nepal  freshsristik@gmail.com 


Konstantin Borisov, Cosmonaut, head of the Freediving and swimming club “Aqualibrium”


Aggeliki Pappa,  Visionary Edu-Inventor Founder ‘i love dyslexia’ EFL School, President 3Dlexia Cosmos NPO. Inventor of the 1st Method Globally for EFL/ESL & Dyslexia & 3Dlexia Paradigm for a New Earth of PEACE, LOVE & Sustainability, Greece



Svetlana Borodina,  PhD in Anthropology, Rice University, USA.


Panel Discussion Coordinator:

Vera Gorynina, +7-962-575-00-35,