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Abstracts Open: 29 October 2018
Registration Open: 28 February 2019
Abstracts Close: 8 March 2019
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 28 May 2019
Conference Dates: 28-31 August 2019
We welcome you to join the Australian AAC community at AGOSCI 2019 Perth.
Did you know that there are 1.2 million people in Australia with a communication disability (Australian Bureau of Statistics:2015 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) [latest issue: Released 29/11/17])? It is important for people with complex communication needs to connect with family, community, highly skilled support people, allied health professionals and educators to meet their communication goals. The 2019 AGOSCI Conference will provide an inclusive forum for this collaboration and discussion to occur.
AGOSCI is pleased to welcome delegates to sunny Western Australia for the 14th Biennial AGOSCI 2019 Conference – Building Connections and Changing PrAACtice at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Delegates will have the opportunity to network, share research and influence practices that have led, or will lead, to better and more equitable outcomes and inclusion for people with complex communication needs.
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.
2019 Conference themes will include;
- Building Connections
- Changing Practice
- Building Your Practice: Hands-on technology and teaching strategy learning forum
To learn more about our Conference themes click here.
AGOSCI Conferences are unique in the Australian field of AAC and attract delegates from all over the world- around Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, Europe and other Asia- Pacific neighbours.
The AGOSCI 14th Biennial Conference is expected to attract 400 delegates who wish to share, learn and talk about issues relating to complex communication needs, augmentative and alternative communication, and mealtime and swallowing issues.
- People who use AAC / Complex Communication Needs
- 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 2019, the social program will focus on opportunities to bring together like-minded people 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.
You’ll not only get a chance to hear fantastic speakers and top up your AAC knowledge and skills but attending AGOSCI will ensure that you walk away with a passion and enthusiasm to help others find their voice.
Join us at the AGOSCI Conference in 2019 to experience the most inclusive, practical and evidence-based conference in Australia.
Sally Hunter and Kelly Savage
Conference 2019 Co-Chairs