General Conference Information

Admission and Conference Badges

Admission to conference sessions and features is limited to registered conference attendees. Your name badge serves as the “admission ticket” for gaining access to all conference activities.

Whova App or Web-based Access

For more information about the 2019 Autism Conference and Expo of Georgia please download the Whova app to your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet. Once you download the app, search for the conference’s name and sign in using the email address you used to register on Eventbrite. You can use the app to access the agenda, create your own schedule, network with other attendees, and access other information about the event. If you would prefer to access the web-based version, please go to the following web address: The web-based version contains similar information and gives you access to most of the app’s features.

*** All important conference updates will be posted in Whova by the “Conference Coordinator”. In order to stay up-to-date with all conference happenings, be sure to check Whova throughout the event.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions are located on the second floor and will have limited seating. Indicating asession on your personal schedule on Whova (app or web-based versions) will guarantee aspot in the session. We do not anticipate session filling to capacity, but please note that thisis a possibility. We ask that you arrive to your session promptly to ensure you have a seat. A “Session Full” sign will be placed on the door if a room has reached capacity. If you see that asession is full, please find a different breakout session to attend during that time.

Session Feedback and Conference Evaluation

Evaluations give attendees the opportunity to provide feedback on presenters, speakers, and the overall conference. You can provide session feedback for each session you attend directly through the Whova app by clicking on the session and selecting “Rate”. If you are using the web-based version, click on the session and select “Send Feedback”. Please be sure to complete this at the end of the session. A conference evaluation survey is also available through Whova. We can also send a link to our survey to complete the conference evaluation electronically.Upon completion, you will be provided a link to print the conference certificate of attendance.

Exhibitor Expo

Representatives from leading agencies, organizations, and companies will showcase their products and services, and engage in a question and answer exchange with attendees. Exhibitors are located in the Ballroom.

Sensory Room

The Sensory Room is open to anyone, who may need a safe space or “chill out zone” during theconference. This room is located on the second floor, in Room 203. You are welcome to accessthis space at any point during the day.

CART Services

Communication Access Real-time Translation will be available for sessions taking place in the Speaker’s Auditorium. This service provides captioning services for the audience. This will be available on television monitors located at the front left- and right-hand side of the stage.


Free basic WiFi is available throughout the venue. To connect, select the GSU-Guest network. Your browser may open automatically to the GSU Guest login screen or you may have to open a browser webpage to access the GSU Guest login screen.

Network: ACEGA2019 (Case Sensitive)Password: ACEga2019 (Case Sensitive)


We will be providing a buffet-style lunch on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Two identical food stations are located in the Ballroom for your convenience. If you indicated that you have specific dietaryneeds or restrictions when you registered, please notify a volunteer or a
Panther Dining attendant to acquire the alternate meal.

Lunchtime Networking and Discussions

This will be your opportunity to connect and network with professionals, community members, and advocates. Please check the map for table topics and facilitators.

Door Prize Giveaway

You received a game card in your conference bag. Visit exhibitors on the card to learn abouttheir products and services, then have them sign your card. All fields must be complete in order to be eligible to win. Game cards must be placed in the Silver Gift Box by 3:05 pm tobe eligible for the prize drawings. The prize drawings will take place in the Speakers’ Auditorium at 4pm and you must be present to win.


If you have any questions or concerns, please see a volunteer, Center for Leadership inDisability staff member at the registration desk located in the pre-function area, or send anelectronic message directly to the “Conference Coordinator” attendee through the Whova app!

Spanish Interpretation Services

All sessions in the Speaker’s Auditorium will be simultaneously interpreted from English to Spanish on both days of the conference. This service is provided to all conference attendeesthat registered for the Spanish Track. If you do not need this accommodation, please fill theseats located in the center and/or left-hand side of the stage (facing the stage).

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