Being in awe of the people that we meet, we wanted to bring you all together to inspire one another during an event that we hope will inspire many future collaborations!
We’ve chosen the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, the most visible iconic building in Wales to stage this first meeting of minds event to talk about multiple themes that society often wants to hide. Growing awareness fosters inclusion and helps people gain access to empowering support. We want to encourage healthy critical thinking towards information we are given once a diagnoses occurs and support a deeper awareness of our intuition that might just be telling us more than we realise.
The Waterloo Foundation has kindly supported us in making this a free event for individuals and their families by providing sponsorship for a limited amount of tickets. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible if you would like to make use of their kind offer as it will be a first come first serve basis. Our dream was to make sure that finances would not be a limiting factor for people and families to take part in this inspirational meeting of minds and we thank the team at The Waterloo Foundation for believing in us.
Speakers include an international storyteller, a researcher, a psychologist/professional storyteller, a business owner and people with a diagnosis themselves to name but a few.
We will be doing something different by having four themed threads:
A plenary introduction will be given by Dr.Martine Delfos, the third owner of InAwe, who works all over the world and whose developmental perspective on autism and trauma is changing the way we think about these themes. The programme consists of four opportunities per thread to hear inspirational speakers, enabling participants to create their own unique and personalised programme.
Please use the hashtag #IAmHumanToo to connect with us and help spread the word about an event that we hope will become an international meeting of minds and a safe space to share each others stories and passing on of knowledge.
9am – 4pm Main event (more details to follow)
4 – 5pm Coffee/tea reception
Dr.Martine Delfos, biopsychologist, researcher and fellow InAwe director
Nikki Giant, Director of Full Circle Education
Mike Armiger, consultant/educator on trauma in young people
Dr.Steve Killick, psychologist and professional international storyteller
Clare Murphy, professional international storyteller, guest lecturer Central Saint Martins MA Animation department
Angela McMillan, (BACP accr) psychotherapist/trainer, Elemental Health
Adam Bradford, entrepreneur consultant and experiential worker in autism
Petra, BSC psychology, experiential worker in autism
Sam Holt, social entrepreneur, eggseeds.com
Annette Gee, Owner of Taskforce Paintball Games
Judith Thatcher, autism job coach at ASDES
Zein Pereira, speech/language therapist, Afasic Cymru Sue Richardson, Cariad Fostering Young Ambassadors, Beat www.b-eat.co.uk
Where can I book a ticket/s as a professional/organisation?
Please go to www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for ‘Meeting Of Minds 2016’
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This is an inclusive event though subject matter will be catered to people over the age of 16. Difficult subjects are going to be addressed but we do not want to exclude young people who would want to be a part of this meeting of minds.
If you would like to attend/bring a young person under the age of 16 please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can have a chat about this and find the best solution for you.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are multiple parking opportunities close to the Wales Millenium Centre such as Mermaid Quay and Havannah Street (between Techniquest and St.Davids Spa).
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions I may have?
We have a limited number of exhibitor spaces which can be booked by contacting us. We want to find exhibitors who embody the Meeting of Minds ethos and who would like to work together with the team at InAwe to make a difference.
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