Programme

Each block of the conference is framed around a different level at which we can explore Neurodiversity – Cells, Circuits, Cognition and Community. In themed sessions, we will combine expertise from research and practice – with neurodivergent presenters represented in every part of the programme.

Cell

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Presenters in this section will consider how our genes and our brain cells give rise to neurodiversity, and what that means in daily life

Circuit

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Presenters in this section will consider how connections between regions of our brains vary and how that shapes our development

Cognition

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Presenters in this section will consider diversity in our thinking processes and consequences for learning and health

Community

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Presenters in this section will consider differences in our experiences in the world, responding to and carving out our identities

Over two days, the ITAKOM Globel Neurodiversity event will feature keynote sessions hosted by pioneering minds, big talks from Neurodiversity exports, invited talks, storytelling, workshops and more.

Keynote

Leaders thinkers sharing their expertise with the whole conference audience in a plenary session

Big Talk

Big Minds talking about Big Ideas in an hour-long presentation allowing some deeper exploration

Neurodiversity Thinkers

Pioneers at the cutting edge of neurodiversity scholarship, exploring the idea and its implications

Panel

A chance for some dialogue and discussion between experts with diverse perspectives.

Workshop

In-person, bookable, interactive sessions designed as a chance to learn something new

Topic Sessions

Each block features a collection of three invited speakers addressing a topic from multiple angles

Storytelling*

Stories about real life, submitted by neurodivergent people

Research Reports*

New findings and innovations in research, drawn from a broad disciplinary spectrum

*NB these will be submitted and selected, rather than invited

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