AdvoCon is volunteer driven and is for everyone—self advocates, parents/guardians, educators, administrators and supporters of inclusion. BCEdAccess is proud to be providing captioning, ASL interpretation and Active Listeners during every presentation and workshop.
From September 22nd to 26th, 2021, over 150 attendees from around BC will gather virtually for our seventh annual, and second fully virtual education advocacy conference. The conference will feature BC speakers with a passion for activism and educational equity, including presentations by the First Nations Caring Society on Jordan’s Principle and Lindsay Waddell on human rights for children and youth in education. In addition to accessing the livestream, during which attendees can engage with presenters in real time, ticket holders will also be able to view recordings of the conference after the live streams have ended.
AdvoCon is always well-attended by parents and guardians, self-advocates, teachers, school trustees, educational assistants, psychologists, principals, inclusion agency representatives, and other professionals. Why? AdvoCon provides attendees with opportunities to learn practical information, earn professional development credits, and interact and network with peers, mentors, and sponsors.
As a non-profit organization led by volunteers, we look to the community to support our annual advocacy conference. AdvoCon is a great opportunity for businesses and organizations to reach our audience and let them know that you share their values. Our membership and follower base has grown significantly over the past few years, we’re reaching more people now than ever:
The private BCEdAccess Facebook group has over 3,700 members and is very active with upwards of 10 posts per day, all of which receive significant engagement
We have a significant amount of followers on social media with over 4,000 followers on Facebook and 2,500 followers on Twitter
Our mailing list reaches over 1,000 subscribers
On average, our blog posts have 3,000 visitors within 24 hours of being published
Last year’s virtual AdvoCon had 170 attendees and we are expecting higher numbers at our 2021 conference due to our increased remote events throughout this past year
We welcome financial and in-kind contributions from like-minded and supportive organizations.This year we have expanded our sponsorship options to include a Supporter tier beginning at $100.00 and Program Sponsor tiers for sponsoring specific accessibility services including Captioning and ASL Interpretation. Additionally, the benefits included in each tier have been updated from the previous years’ sponsorship packages. Check out our 2021 Sponsorship Package here and learn more about the benefits of each opportunity, or reach out to us at email@example.com to ask questions and discuss your options.
If you are an individual interested in supporting AdvoCon, here are some additional ways to show your support:
- Do you know a local organization or have connections with a business in your community that may be interested in supporting AdvoCon? Have them take a look at our sponsorship information here or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- We are always thrilled to accept donations from individuals. If you are interested in supporting this event, you can donate here and please be sure to select AdvoCon on the form to direct your donation towards the event.
2021 has been a pivotal year for our organization as we have recently been granted Charitable Status by the CRA. Charitable tax receipts will be issued to the name and email provided in the sponsorship agreement or at the donation link. BCEdAccess is proud to be a registered charity.