AdvoCon2019 – Connecting to Strengthen Advocacy In Education


Friday, October 18 - Saturday, October 19    
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Civic Hotel
13450 - 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V6B 4N4

Event host

BCEdAccess Society

BCEdAccess is presenting our 5th advocacy conference – a full two days of workshops for parents, guardians, self-advocates, and allies of students with disabilities and complex learners. 

We will have remote access tickets available as well as in person. Family Support Institute is helping to organize group streaming events around the province as well, so local families can connect in person and participate. Check with them to see if there is an event being organized in your area!

We are grateful for the sponsorship support of Inclusion BC, Family Support Institute, Your Education Matters, Vancity, and Civic Hotel and Showkraft. Their support allows us to put on a quality event and reach families and allies around the province.

Families have used autism funding for this conference in the past.

The event will take place again at the beautiful Civic Hotel in Surrey. The venue has on site accessible self-parking, and is generally physically accessible. We have a block of rooms available for registrants. More specific details about the event on our FAQ page:


Friday, October 18th:

8:30 to 5 pm full day of speakers and workshops, plus Struck by Inclusion! A series of 5 minute lightning talks by speakers excited about inclusion! 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Friday night optional social event reception with appies) Keynote speeches and workshop by BC People First and Patricia Kovacs, Director of Inclusive Education, Ministry of Education

Saturday, October 19th:

8:30 to 5 pm full day of speakers and workshops

Keynote speakers Karla Verschoor of Inclusion BC, and Jacquelyn Perry, as well as a performance by the Mayday Choir

We will be providing a certificate of completion for all workshops you attend this year, physical copies available at the registration table after the workshop, and we will email copies after the event as well.

See this link for all the details including the schedule and speakers!

Will we see you in Surrey?

Lunch, coffee breaks and materials are included in the full 2 day conference price. Accessibility information is on the FAQ link above.

Information will be updated regularly. Please follow us on Facebook for the most up to date conference details:

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