How do I select which Stream to attend?
ACND21 offers a standard registration that is designed for professionals who engage with individuals with neurodevelopmental issues as part of their role. This stream provides access to content designed for the professional context. Delegates in this stream will receive a certificate of participation as evidence of professional development hours. The Lived Experience registration is for people who are living with neurodiversity as a parent, carer, partner or spouse. The content is limited to practical strategies and advice to enhance life outcomes. Delegates with this registration do not have access to content designed specifically for professionals and a certificate of participation will not be provided.
I am a parent and a professional, so which registration do I select?
Professional gives you the flexibility to access concurrent sessions designed to support your practice or your personal situation and you will receive evidence of participation for professional development hours. Lived experience excludes content designed to support your practice and does not come with certification of attendance.
I would like to attend in person, but what happens if I am unable to attend due to Covid restrictions or illness?
In-person registrations can be transferred to online access at any time. Full refunds* on cancellations are accepted up to 1 month before the event ( A $50 administration fee applies per registration). Registrations can be transferred to another participant up to two weeks prior to the event at no cost.
What does a Covid Safe event mean?
Tasmania is one of the safest locations in one of the safest countries in the world. The committee and Launceston Conference Centre are adhering to all state government regulations to ensure that this event meets all the requirements. Keeping both our delegates and presenters safe whilst providing the opportunity to connect, learn and network, in person, is one of our highest priorities. When you participate in person you can expect:
- Spaced seating to adhere to physical distancing
- Hand sanitiser on entry to building and conference rooms
- Venue cleaning throughout the day
- Individualised catering
How do I select the right ticket price for me?
We are a COVID-19 safe event. We hope you will be able to join ACND21 in person at the conference venue in Launceston, Tasmania. You may not be able to attend the conference venue, but you can still enjoy the benefits of ACND21 by attending with an online-only ticket. This will give you access to all the presentations for viewing live or at a time convenient to you for 48 hours after the live presentation at ACND21.
I am living with neuro-disability. Can I attend ACND21?
We have a focused stream that is specially crafted for people who have a lived experience of neuro-develpmental disorder. This lived experience may be as a parent, carer, spouse or a partner of someone with a diagnosis, or it may be an adult living with neurodevelopmental issues. At ACND21 we welcome those who bring experience of living with neurodevelopmental disorders and acknowledge the uniquely valuable contribution your knowledge adds. We hope that your lived journey will be strengthened by attending ACND21. On registration, you will be asked if you have any specific needs relating to your disorder that require support or adjustments.
How will my family who has a child with a neuro-disability benefit from ACND21?
The specially selected speakers at ACND21 all have expertise in helping families and people living with neuro disability. You will learn strategies to help your family to grow and live life better informed on how to manage the challenges you face every day. You will join a community of participants who share your experience and can understand your unique parenting journey.
What does “online presentation” mean?
ACND21 will use a flexible and unique blend of live in-person presentations given at the conference venue and online presentations streamed to our large screens. All presentations will be streamed live to an online platform and remain available to view for 48 hours from the close of the live event. If you are attending ACND21 at the conference venue or online you will be able to listen and engage with internationally renowned experts in their field.
Do I have to be at the Launceston Conference Centre to enjoy and participate in ACND21?
We do hope you will be able to experience the joy and friendship of meeting together for ACND21 in Launceston. We aim to offer the same experience of joy and friendship if you are attending ACND21 online only. We hope you appreciate the increased flexibility that online attendance will provide.
We are a COVID-19 safe event. This means that in the worst-case scenario where COVID-19 causes the in-person activities at the conference centre to cease ACND21 will continue fully in the online format for everyone.
My internet at home is sometimes slow. Will this prevent me from streaming ACND21 sessions that I want?
All sessions will be recorded for live viewing online and also available for 48 hours after the live event so if you have any temporary internet connection issues, you will be able to access the online content at a slightly later time when your internet connection is restored fully.
Do I need to listen or stream the session live and at the same time as it is in the program?
No. All online presentations will be available to view for 48 hours after the live stream. You can watch the presentation at a time most convenient to you or even watch your favourite presentation again as often as you like for 48 hours after the close of the conference.
How do I ask a question of the presenter when I am streaming the conference?
During every presentation, there will be an option for you to ask a question. There will be features that allow you to ask a question via the internet. Like any event, there will be limited time for questions following the presentation. However, we will endeavour to respond to all questions asked following the live event.