WHAT TO EXPECT – AWETISM 2020 VIRTUAL EXPO

We are very, very excited to welcome supporters to our Awetism 2020 Virtual Expo on Friday, 20th November.

You are in for a memorable day of Autistic passions, insights, panel discussions and opportunities to connect with our team and partner organisations.

The purpose of this post is to briefly outline what you can expect on the actual day and to share some reminders and key policies so that the event can proceed smoothly and respectfully. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

For more details, including the full schedule, answers to frequently asked questions or to register, please see the Expo landing page: awetism.vfairs.com.

LIVE EXPO HOURS

The #AwetismExpo will take place from 9:00am-8:00pm AEDT on Friday, 20th November. Anyone who registers for the event (up to and including 20 December 2020) can enjoy all of the pre-recorded content until 20th December 2020. However you can only enjoy the live content on 20 November 2020.

HOW TO GET STARTED

You can access the Expo from 9am AEDT from 20th November onward.

To log in, simply go to: awetism.vfairs.com/en/login and enter the email you used to register.

You should have received an email from us at the time of your registration titled “Registration Confirmation – AWETISM 2020 Virtual Expo.” If you cannot remember which email you used, you will have the option of submitting a new registration on the spot via the same link above.

PARTICIPATE ON YOUR OWN TERMS

You can log in and out throughout the day (and beyond). You can have your video on or off – same goes for audio. If you join a live Q&A, you can choose which name appears on your Zoom screen or feel free to use an initial or pseudonym.

The vast majority of the content has been pre-recorded. The live content – including Q&A sessions following our panel discussions and engagement with the I CAN team and the partner organisations hosting exhibitions – will not be recorded.

HOW OUR EXHIBITORS CAN HELP YOU

We will have 20 Exhibitors from within and beyond the I CAN team. You can visit these exhibitions just as you would at a face-to-face event….only virtually! Each exhibit will also have information you can take with you to enjoy for free.

Exhibitors are unable to discuss any personal information, but they can provide valuable perspectives on the scope of their work and how people might benefit from/engage with their services.

Exhibitors are more than happy to provide you with the following types of information:

  • The scope of their organisation and what services/support they provide
  • Information on upcoming opportunities that may be relevant for you/your young person  (e.g. recruitment round by an Autistic employer; social event for Autistic young people)
  • Contact details of their organisation and where to find more information 

When asking questions, please be mindful to phrase them in a general way, to avoid sharing personal information (e.g. no sharing details about an individual NDIS plan, no sharing sensitive information about your young person) and so that everyone can benefit from your questions and the answers from exhibitors.

To read our complete Privacy Policy please click here. If you need further clarification on what sort of questions you can ask, and information you can share, please contact our Expo team at [email protected]  

SCAVENGER HUNT, LEADERBOARD & SURVEY

There is a lot on offer to you at the Expo. To help you get acquainted with the virtual environment, we have set up a Scavenger Hunt and Leaderboard.

The Scavenger Hunt will see you look for 13 chameleons that have been hidden in the virtual environment to help you explore all the spaces of the Expo. If you find the 13 chameleons, you will go in the draw to win prizes. 

The Leaderboard is a point system where each Expo attendee will earn points for participating in the Expo’s presentations and activities, such as completing our Expo Survey, watching a presentation or visiting a booth. High point earners will go in the draw to win prizes for themselves, their team or school.

REMEMBER YOUR PROMISE

Maintaining a safe and respectful environment for all of our presenters and participants is paramount to I CAN Network. As part of the Expo registration process, everyone has agreed to abide by the following ICT agreement:

When I use digital technologies, I agree to communicate respectfully by:

  • Being polite, respectful and compassionate to other Expo attendees and consider how your words and actions can affect them
  • I will not share my personal information nor will I ask anyone to share their personal information with me.

THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF THIS UNIQUELY AWETISTIC EVENT!

As an Autistic-led organisation devoted to proving what Autistics CAN do, we are so thankful for the support of so many people across Australia and around the world.  Together, we can build a world that embraces Autism.

We will see you soon and hope that you enjoy our uniquely AWETISTIC event!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Chris Varney

Founder & CEO I CAN Network