Information for Exhibitors

Dear Exhibitors,

Thank you for joining us for the Savannah Autism Conference on February 6th and 7th, 2020. We have worked hard to curate the content of this year’s conference. While many autism conferences focus on fixing and curing autistic individuals, we try to take the focus away from changing folks to changing society and building a community where everyone is a supported and valued member. It is our mission to continue pushing the Savannah community to improve and increase its capacity for meaningful inclusion of autistic children, teens, and adults. Your participation helps us do that. – Faye Montgomery and Nicole Koplik

Set Up

You may set up your table a day in advance between 1:00pm – 5:00pm on February 5, 2020. A place card will be found on the table assigned to your organization. If you are not able to set up the day prior, you must arrive one hour before registration opens at 6:00am on February 6, 2020.

Break Down

Please break down and clear your table by the end of the keynote address on Friday, March 1st, or no later than 4:00pm.

Name Badges

The name badge will be printed with the name of your primary contact. Please contact us if you need a different name to be printed.

Venue Location

The Richmond Hill City Center sits amidst J.F. Gregory Park on more than 300 acres of serene, natural wetlands. The building is an environmentally LEED-certified, two-story space, located just 12 miles from Savannah, Georgia.  Our conference location was chosen in the hope that it will facilitate a community building environment where our participants may focus on expanding their knowledge, free from excessive external stimuli. Address: 520 Cedar Street, JF Gregory Park, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.

Parking

Complimentary parking is available on site.

General Conference Information

Registration

Please check in at either our general registration or CEU registration tables. Please pick up your name tags and conference material. Color coded communication stickers will be available for self-advocates.

Instructions for CEU Certificates

The conference is proud to be approved for CEUs by Georgia Southern University, Babies Can’t Wait and Licensed Professional Counselors Association. Detailed information can be found on our site.

Accommodations

A quiet room will be provided for the duration of the event. Find a workshop volunteer if you need preferential seating during any workshop, and they will seat you accordingly.

Schedule

Please review our detailed session information before your arrival

Menu

Each day we will provide a light morning snack, lunch and an afternoon break. An assortment of hot and cold beverages will be available throughout the day. You have the option of eating lunch indoors, on the covered veranda or outside surrounded by natural beauty. If you need access to lunch prior to the crowd and the lines, please let a volunteer know.

Internet and Personal Devices

Complimentary Wifi is available to all conference participants on site. 

Special Instructions

Be mindful of autistic participants and sensory sensitivities:

Please do NOT wear any fragrances to this event.

REFRAIN from using flash photography.

LOOK for color coded communication stickers! Some of our guests will be wearing color coded stickers to identify how they wish to be approached. Please be respectful and adhere to the following guidelines.

GREEN
This person is actively seeking communication; they may have trouble initiating conversations but want to be approached by people who are interested in talking.

YELLOW
This person only wants to talk to people they recognize; You should not approach this person to talk, UNLESS you have already met the person face-to-face, This person might approach others to talk, and in this case, you are welcome to reciprocate.

RED
This person probably does not want to talk to anyone. You should not approach this person to talk. This person might approach others to talk, and in this case, you are welcome to reciprocate.