awetism 2020 virtual expo

Australia’s Biggest Autistic Youth Event

AWETISM 2020 Virtual Expo is a free event targeted at Autistic students both primary and secondary, who are aware of their Autism diagnosis. The Expo will showcase the awe-inspiring talents of Autistic students (aged 9-20-years-old) by giving them a platform to present on their unique passions, theories and skills. 

“I WOULDN’T OF BEEN ABLE TO DO MY SPEECH AT THE EXPO IF I HADN’T JOINED THIS PROGRAM” 

– I CAN Mentee who thanked I CAN for being able to present at the Expo.

Friday 20th November 9.00AM – 8:00PM AEDT

50 I CAN TALKS – Presentations by Autistic students from all over Australia. 4 PANEL DISCUSSIONS with Featured Guests. 20 EXHIBITION BOOTHS from our supporters and partners. I CAN SHOWCASES of our regions to build our I CAN communities. INTEREST GROUP SESSIONS, QUIZZES, A SCAVENGER HUNT with PRIZES! ALL DAY live discussions and take-home resources.

Once you register you will be given your own personal Login In details to access the event from your computer, tablet or phone. You will enter a virtual foyer just like entering a real expo. There you will be able to choose which sessions you attend, areas you explore and people you interact with. Each session will be supervised by qualified I CAN Ltd staff. 

GUEST SPEAKERS 

James Melino Circle

THE HON JAMES MErLINO MP

VICTORIAN MINISTER FOR EDUCATION

Steve Silberman

STEVE SILBERMAN

AWARD WINNING WRITER – U.S.A

Wenn Lawson

DR WENN LAWSON 

PSYCHOLOGIST AND EXPERT ON AUTISM 

Yenn Purkis

YENN PURKIS 

ADVOCATE, AUTHOR AND PRESENTER 

Emma Goodall

DR EMMA GOODALL 

AUTISTIC EDUCATION EXPERT 

Andrew Baird circle

ANDREW BAIRD

ANZ – SPECTRUM PROGRAM 

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS

FOR WORK PLACE PROFESSIONALS:

12:30pm – 1:30pm

I CAN WORKPLACE FORUM

Facilitator – I CAN Melbourne Regional Manager – Jenni Montgomery. I CAN Deputy CEO – Tiffany Mumford. I CAN Regional Manager Queensland – Bree Huggins. ANZ Spectrum Program – Andrew Baird. Live Q&A to follow

FOR EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS:

3:40pm – 4:30pm

I CAN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Facilitator – I CAN Founder and Chief Enabling Officer (CEO) Chris Varney. Autism Education Expert – Dr Emma Goodall. I CAN Regional Manager Goulburn Murray – Kate Andrews. I CAN Mentor – Lana Wheatfill. Live Q&A to follow

FOR PARENTS, CARERS & FAMILY MEMBERS:

6:10pm – 7:00pm

PARENT FORUM – FRESH START FOR 2021

I CAN Trainee Mentor – Jake Holland. I CAN Regional Manager South West – Kate Meade. I CAN Mentor – Kristie Murden. Autism Education Expert – Dr Emma Goodall. Live Q&A to follow.

FOR EVERYONE:

7:00PM – 7:50PM

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE FORUM

I CAN Ambassador, Author & Autism Advocate – Tim Chan. Advocate, Author and Presenter – Yenn Purkis. Psychologist & Expert on Autism – Dr Wenn Lawson. Award Winning Writer – Steve Silberman (U.S.A) I CAN Founder and Chief Enabling Officer (CEO) Chris Varney. Live Q&A to follow.

See full schedule at: awetism.vfairs.com

keynote SPEAKERS 

Chris Varney 2

CHRIS VARNEY 

I CAN FOUNDER AND CHIEF ENABLING OFFICER

Max circle WS

max williams 

I CAN MENTOR 

James circle WS

JAMES Cifuentes

I CAN PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE QUEENSLAND 

Jake Holland WS

JAKE HOLLAND  

I CAN TRAINEE MENTOR

Patricia Winney WS

PATRICIA WINNEY

I CAN CHAIRPERSON 

Kitarna Drury-Smith

KITARNA DRURY-SMITH 

I CAN Mentee  

I CAN SHOWCASES

9:30AM – 10:30AM

I CAN GOULBURN MURRAY

10:30AM – 11:30AM

I CAN SOUTH WEST

11:30AM – 12:30PM

I CAN GREATER MELBOURNE

12:30PM – 1:30PM

SCREENS, TUNES & CHARACTERS – STUDENT TALKS

1:30PM – 2:30PM

I CAN GREATER MELBOURNE

2:30PM – 3:30PM

I CAN QUEENSLAND

3:30PM – 5:00PM

GAMING – STUDENT TALKS, QUIZZES

4:30PM

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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