Get your tickets for Struck by Inclusion, our third Lightning Talk event held in the evening at the Civic Hotel in Surrey, BC Friday October 18th. You can attend this event on it’s own, or join us for all of Connecting to Strengthen Advocacy In Education, our 5th education advocacy conference!
This evening will be a relaxed event with cocktails and appetizers, lightning talks, and a Q&A session.
What’s a Lightning Talk? Quick, 4-5 minute presentations done in succession, and all of these will be on the broad topic of disability inclusion.
We are still seeking more speakers for this event! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are fired up to share something about inclusion!
Speakers so far include:
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. Part of my goal and what I currently do for work full time is let people know about the success, pride and passion of my Kwantlen family and what has been accomplished through our community.Wiye.Nox
Amanda is a self-advocate who works for SFU Burnaby in the dining hall as a dishwasher worker. She is a young woman with a learning disability.
Ted Leavitt is a registered clinical counsellor in private practice in Abbotsford, BC and currently the program manager of Langley Youth and Family Services. Since 2006, he has worked with and specialized in impulse control difficulties including ADHD, addictive behavior, aggression, self-harm, and attachment trauma.
Chantelle is a member of the BCEdAccess board of directors, mother, DPAC co-chair, radio show host and more.
Also the evening’s emcee, Chantelle will be sharing her reflections on the meaning of inclusion.
We will update this post as speakers are added, and can’t wait to see you there!
Read all the details about our conference here: