AGOSCI Conference 2021

1 – 4 September 2021
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Australia

AGOSCI Conference 2021

1 – 4 September 2021
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Australia

AGOSCI Conference 2021

1 – 4 September 2021
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Australia

AGOSCI Conference 2021

1 – 4 September 2021
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Australia

Due to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Organising Committee of AGOSCI Conference 2021 have made the difficult decision to postpone the Conference until 2022. The new dates of the Conference will be 17 – 20 August 2022 and will still be held at Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart.

While we have a fantastic program including incredible speakers and panellists, the COVID-19 situation across Australia is not stable and will undoubtedly impact on attendance. Although holding a virtual or hybrid Conference was considered, we felt strongly that this Conference should be held in-person so that delegates can connect and network in the AGOSCI way. In addition, protecting members of our community was also a key impetus to this postponement.

If you are a delegate, presenter or sponsor, please be aware that we have emailed you on the next steps. If you have not received this email yet, please contact the Conference Managers directly.

If you have any questions that have not been answered, please give us a call on +61 2 9265 0700 or email us at register.agosci2021@arinex.com.au for accommodation and registration queries, or agosci2021@arinex.com.au for all other enquiries.

Thank you for supporting the AGOSCI Conference. Please ensure you save the new dates in your calendar, and we look forward to seeing you in Hobart in 2022!

Registration Now Open

Early Bird Registrations for AGOSCI 2021 are now open! Register before 30 June 2021 and save.

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Key Dates

Early Bird Registration Deadline
30 June 2021

Standard Registration Deadline
1 September 2021

Conference Dates
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.

About AGOSCI
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.

Delegates

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. 

Delegates include:

  • 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

Networking

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.

Yours sincerely,
Kim Nguyen & Tracey Hanigan
Conference 2021 Co-Chairs

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