Venues for 2017 AWAF Regionals & International Event

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Have you registered for our Early Bird – 8th annual World Autism Festival? Individual & Group rates available

Opportunity to present at the World Autism Trade Show; Open Mic, performances, mini presentations & workshops, cultural displays… – reserve/book your booth/table special Early Bird discount rate – limited exhibits number remaining


ANCA World Autism Festival, 8th annual International Event September 28 – delegates arrive at hotel and receive their delegate bags, full event passes etc… (10-3pm) staging set up, sound check and rehearsals end of day early evening (3-7pm)

September 29 –  Noon – Meet and Greet, Delegate Registration; 4-5.45pm VIP Reception, 4 – 5.45pm Red Carpet, 6 – 8.30pm Opening Ceremony Production (2017 Nominees announced, showcase for each region)

September 30 – 10am – 4.00pm – 2nd annual Trade Show, Exhibits, Performance Arts, Fashion Show, Wine Tasting, “Chalk-it-for-autism” and much more…; 6.00pm – 9.00pm ANCA International Film Festival

October 01 – 4 – 5.45pm Red Carpet, 4 -5.45pm VIP Reception,   6 – 8.30pm Awards GALA Ceremony & Benefit – (8th annual INAP AWARDS – AWARDS Ceremony Production)

Interactive Workshop presentations

October 02 – 9 – 4pm International Showcase of Workshops

October 03 – 9 – 4pm International Showcase of Workshops

October 04 – 9 – 1.30pm 4th International Summit; Closing Luncheon – thank-you appreciation to volunteers, sponsors….; 2-5pm – Special invitations to meet with Consul Generals of respective Country’s for international delegates TBA and TBC

*Note: international & local artists, presenters, performers – technical rehearsal during the afternoon of September 28 and morning to early afternoon September 29. Hair and make-up schedule TBA

To Register: Visit our Registration page – Early Bird registration fee includes the following: Access pass to all festival venues, meals as specified per event schedule below (scroll to bottom of page to review), workshop refreshments, VIP Opening Ceremony & GALA AWARDS Ceremony receptions, VIP SWAG Bags, 2017 exclusive issue of Naturally Autistic magazine, 15% discount voucher for The Edge Restaurant, eligibility to receive exclusive discounts, BW Rewards Card, discount for Trade Show exhibitor table & Free PR opportunity

Attending ANCA WORLD Autism Festival Âû have you got your REWARDS points card? 

As our events have developed into a holiday destination for many of our delegates, we aim to expand your destination experience – availing tourism sightseeing attractions Show Your Badge – Tourism Vancouver   – Show Your Badge for Exclusive Discounts! AWAF 2017 Convention delegates are eligible to receive exclusive discounts at these participating member businesses. Please note many offers require you to book in person at Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre.

Event venues, dates and times subject to change

ANNOUNCEMENT: Update on Regional Kick-Off’s in Asia for May 24, June 02 and June 03.


Covina Cal USA regional bannerRegion #1 – Autism HWY annual Chalk Festival, Covina, California, USA – Saturday, April 01, 2017 (Regional AWARD presentation and the reception 11.30am – 1.30pm)

Contact ANCA for more details and for Regional organiser contact information

Regional organiser for the Presentation of the regional AWARDS: Autism HWY, Founder Kelly Green (ANCA World Ambassador representing Calofornia, USA and 2016 INAP AWARD nominee, Community Mentor

Region 1

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kits and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela




Region #2 – Taipei, Taiwan – June 02, 2017 – Hosted by

Region 2

Australia, Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Singapore, Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu



Alanya, Turkey 2017

Region #3 – Alanya, Turkey – April 23, 2017, 3pm – 5pm 2017 (Regional AWARD presentation and the reception 11.30am – 1.30pm)

Contact ANCA for more details and for Regional organiser contact information

 (Location of INAP Regional AWARDS Presentation TBA)- Regional organiser for the Presentation of the regional AWARDS: Otisium, Founder Erdal Ates (ANCA World Ambassador representing Turkey and 2013 INAP AWARD recipient, Community Mentor

Region 3

Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Central Africa, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, San Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen