Ready to get fired up for #AdvoCon2018?
After over 4 years of volunteer, grassroots advocacy work, BCEdAccess is going non-profit. We need this structure to be able to continue our education, support and advocacy efforts in the province of BC both with and on behalf of students with disabilities.
Our first fundraising event will be our pre-conference event, Struck By Inclusion! – a series of Lightning Talks by leaders passionate about inclusion and education.
Enjoy snacks, drinks and conversation while listening to exciting, quick presentations designed to get you excited about inclusive ideas!
A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes. Several lightning talks will usually be delivered by different speakers in a single session. At our event we’ll present a few talks in a row followed by breaks to continue the conversation.
Annie Ohana – Surrey Aboriginal and Social Justice teacher, advocate for her students, a champion for her community and an original thinker.
Lucas Gates – Ambassador for Pacific Autism Family Network, Advisor for the Voices of Autism, Canucks Autism Network Events Staff, Canucks Sports & Entertainment/Rogers Arena Retail, and Blazin’ Soccer Dogs everything.
Jeff Hopkins – founder of the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry, Jeff has – been a counsellor, principal, and school district superintendent, and is first and foremost a parent and spouse.
Luke Dandurand – Wiyé.nox ‐ the man of sound. A name earned and gifted from the Elders of Kwantlen First Nation and his hereditary chief Marilyn Gabriel, for his extensive background in music and capabilities of public speaking.
Amanda Billet – a young woman with a learning disability who works a full time job at SFU and lives on her own with her boyfriend
Nicole Jarvis – socially, environmentally & politically conscious Teacher. Vice President of the BC Early Career Teachers’ Association
Susan (Sue) Jackson – world renowned expert on profoundly gifted children, youth & adults, psychotherapist, author, consultant, producer of the internationally acclaimed documentary“RISE”, founder of Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted (www.daimoninstitute.com)
Bobbi Taylor – a parent and advocate who believes in and has had success through a collaborative and active involvement with school and PAC.
Cindy Frostad – former educator, volunteer resource parent, advocate for her children and others, who pursues system change though a collaborative process within the intersection of education, health, and social development sectors.
The venue will be in Surrey near the Surrey City Hall, but is still tba – it will depend on how many people sign up for the event!
Invite your friends – this should be a fun and engaging way to spend an evening while supporting a good cause!