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We had a great day, Friday October 21st with over 300 in attendance at ANZ Docklands, Melbourne. We also hosted almost 2000 guests online via the vFairs platform. We couldn’t of done it without our wonderful sponsors: Gold: Victorian Department of Education, ANZ, and Newsboys; Silver: Amaze, Positive Partnerships and Jim’s Antennas/ Security, and Bronze: GenU Training, Auticon, Untapped, Specialisterne, The A-List, Yellow Ladybugs, Different Journeys Aspergers Victoria, Australian Catholic University, AASE and Travengers. To our I CAN staff and guests who attended but most importantly to the stars of the day, the student speakers who spoke proudly of their strengths inspiring guests and colleagues to be themselves and embrace their unique differences. You can watch those talks via out YouTube channel. Make sure to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss a talk: https://www.youtube.com/@TheICanNetwork

PARTNERS & EXHIBITORS

EMPLOYMENT PANEL – 11:30am – 12:30pm AEDT

Facilitator: Chris Varney
Andrew Baird – ANZ Spectrum Program 
Andrew Eddy – Genius Armoury (Untapped)
Julie Robertson – Specialisterne
Meiko Giesemann – Auticon
15 mins – Q&A

Lunch – 12:30pm – 12:55pm

EDUCATION & POST SCHOOL PATHWAYS – 1:00pm – 1:50pm 

Billy Exton, I CAN Facilitator – Saxophone Performance
Keynote – Christian Tsoutsouvas, I CAN Facilitator
Lachlan Peach, I CAN South West Mentor – I CAN Talk 
Keynote – Jessica Feary, Positive Partnerships 
Professor Sandra Jones, Pro Vice Chancellor ACU, Autism@ACU Program 

MOVE TO CLOSING – 1:50pm – 2:00pm

1:50pm – 2:00pm – Gather in the Red Room Main Stage for Closing
2:00pm – 2:30pm – 2023 Announcements & Thank You’s – Julia Wake & Chris Varney

LIVE SCHEDULE

View the sessions below live via the I CAN LIVE auditorium. Click on the schedule to view times and to save the sessions you’d like alerts for. 
 

REGISTRATION & OPENING – 9:30am – 10:30am AEDT

9:30am – 10:00am – Registration at Live Event, ANZ Docklands
Opening – I CAN Network Founder/ CEO Chris Varney
Remarks by Andrew Baird, ANZ Spectrum Program 
Pre-recorded remarks by Tim Richardson MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Schools
Keynote – Max Williams, I CAN Mentor

HOW I CAN WORKS IN HIGH SCHOOLS – 10:30am – 11:00am 

Kate Andrews – Northern Victoria I CAN Regional Manager 
Rachael Hamilton, I CAN Mentor & Disability Inclusion Ambassador – I CAN Talk
Jake Holland – I CAN Mentee to Mentor
Tom Miller, I CAN Mentor 
Video – Vic. Department of Education – The Art of Learning with Autism 

Morning Tea – 11:00am – 11:20am 

I CAN SCHOOL® GROUP MENTORING PROGRAM

  • Podcast by Alkira Secondary College Students – Mark, Chrissy, Hayden, Tate & Elijah
  • Numurkah Secondary College – Presentation by Lex
  • Euroa Secondary College – Presentation by Levi, Christopher and Declan
  • CRC Caroline Springs – Presentation by Sophia, Kayla, Alex and Christian
  • Geelong High School – Presentation by Cylan, Aiden and Maddie
  • Surf Coast Secondary College – Presentation by Bailey, Cherry, Brooke and Holly
  • John Paul College Frankston – Presentation by Alanna
  • Sacred Heart College Geelong – Presentation by Bella and Alex
  • Craigslea State High School – Presentation by Samantha and Cara
  • St Monica’s College Epping – Presentation by Bronte and Lachlan

ONLINE SCHEDULE

The list below is of videos that will be ‘ON DEMAND’ at the event which means you can watch them anytime during the day via the I CAN TALKS auditorium. 
 

I CAN ONLINE GROUP MENTORING PROGRAM

  • Dinosaur Presentations – Thomas, Parker and Anders
  • Jurassic Presentations – CT and Colby
  • Minecraft Presentations – Shaun, Archie, Austin, Joaquin & Aiden
  • Pokemon Presentations – Patrick, Kobi, Ethan and Eddie
  • Star Wars Presentation – Gavin
  • Harry Potter Presentation – Evie
  • Imagination Club Presentation – Alex
  • Anime Mentoring Group Presentation – Alessia
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