Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city and the second oldest capital in Australia, after Sydney. Located at the entrance to the Derwent River, its well-preserved surrounding bushland reaches close to the city centre and beaches line the shores of the river and estuary beyond.
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Abstract Submissions Open
Monday 2 November 2020
Abstract Submissions Close
Monday 15 March 2021
Early Bird Registration Deadline
Tuesday 1 June 2021
1 – 4 September 2021
We welcome you to join us in Hobart for the 2021 AGOSCI Conference
AGOSCI is pleased to welcome sponsors and delegates to beautiful Hobart, Tasmania, for the 15th Biennial AGOSCI 2021 Conference – Explore. Engage. Emerge. Participants will have the opportunity to explore our picturesque state, engage and network with our AAC community and watch relationships and opportunities for authentic communication emerge.
The 2021 AGOSCI Conference will provide an inclusive forum for the sharing of stories and evidence-based practice with a focus on beginning communicators. We will create a space for open collaboration between AAC communicators, families, exhibitors, educators and allied health professionals. This is the first time that AGOSCI has held their conference in Hobart. We hope that you will take up the opportunity to come down and explore new horizons with us.
AGOSCI is an inclusive group interested in enhancing the participation of all people with complex communication needs. AGOSCI also aims to build the capacity of society to achieve our vision that all people with complex communication needs participate fully in all aspects of life.
AGOSCI’s membership includes individuals with complex communication needs, family and community members, teachers, speech pathologists and other professionals.
To learn more about AGOSCI or to become a member to receive discounted conference registration, visit the website here: https://www.agosci.org.au/
AGOSCI’s Biennial Conferences provide a forum for education, networking, mentoring and information sharing.
2021 Conference themes will include;
- Explore the landscape, have a vision, consider the possibilities.
- Engage with someone, build foundations, share understandings.
- Emerge with a voice, a different view, a better way.
AGOSCI Conferences are a must-attend event on the Australian AAC calendar. They attract delegates from all states of Australian and beyond.
The AGOSCI 15th Biennial Conference is expected to attract 350 delegates who wish to share, learn and talk about issues relating to complex communication needs and augmentative and alternative communication.
- People who have Complex Communication Needs and use AAC
- Family Members
- Carers and Support Workers
- Speech Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Educators & School Leaders
- Planners & Support Coordinators
- Assistive Technology Professionals
- Rehabilitation Engineers
- Equipment Suppliers
- Medical Professionals
In 2021, the social program will focus on opportunities to bring together families and professionals to build a stronger AAC community that can band together with a focus on improving outcomes for people with complex communication needs of all ages.
Hobart 2021 will offer a relaxed social program including accessible outdoor adventures. Combined with a stimulating program of inspirational speakers, you will have the opportunity to connect with members of the AAC community and share your knowledge and experience with them.
Join us in Hobart at the 2021 AGOSCI Conference to experience the most inclusive, practical and evidence-based conference in Australia.
Kim Nguyen & Tracey Hanigan
Conference 2021 Co-Chairs
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