This year's Annual General Meeting will be held at The Museum of London Docklands on Saturday 11 November.

Free for you to attend, this year's event will once again be a great opportunity to meet fellow members and hear about our forthcoming work. You can also take part in information sessions on topics such as employment and social media.

To register for the event, please complete the online booking form:

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We’ll be updating this page with a full agenda and visual story next month. If you have any questions before then, please contact our Supporter Care team on 0808 800 1050 or email membership@nas.org.uk.

Venue

Museum of London Docklands,
No. 1 Warehouse,
West India Quay,
London,
E14 4AL

The Museum of London Docklands is situated on the Isle of Dogs, in East London. It’s housed in a warehouse that was built 200 years ago to store sugar, coffee and rum. The museum tells the fascinating story of the Thames, its port and the people from all over the world who settled there.

A map to the venue can be found on the Museum of London Docklands website.

Travelling to the Museum of London Docklands by public transport is quick and easy. It’s within walking distance of the Underground and various DLR stations. It is also served by river boat and on several bus routes.

Agenda

10.00am

Registration

Tea and Coffee will be served upon arrival. The AGM will take place in the Wilberforce Theatre.

10.55am

Welcome Address and Animation workshop

Dr Carol Homden CBE, Chair of Trustees will open the proceedings and there will be a one minute silence for Armistice Day at 11

Or:

Chocolate Films Animation Workshop 11-12pm

11.15am

Mark Lever, Chief Executive, will deliver a talk called “The National Autistic Society: today and tomorrow”

11.30am

Guest Speaker

Dr Jamie Nicholls

11.45am

AGM Business

11.45am – 11.50am: Approval of Minutes

11.50am – 12.00pm: Explanation and adoption of the Accounts

12.00pm – 12.05pm: Ratification of appointment of new trustees

12.05pm – 12.15pm: Questions from Members

12.15pm

Lunch and networking

 

1.15pm

Afternoon breakout sessions

Either: Journey through the world of employment

This session will cover the challenges and benefits faced by autistic people in the workplace. We will hear from two autistic people including a former National Autistic Society employee.

Or: Inquiry into education: our findings and a personal perspective

This session will focus on findings from our parliamentary inquiry into autism and education in England. We will also hear a personal perspective on autism in education.

Or: Social Media

Delivered by an autistic vlogger, this session will cover how to interact online and online safety for those on the spectrum.

2.15pm

Afternoon networking

Afternoon breakout sessions will continue after a 15 minute break.

2.30pm

Afternoon breakout sessions

Breakout sessions repeated as above.

3.30pm

End of day

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. You are most welcome to look round the museum until it closes at 6pm.

Getting there

By road

There is a public car park directly behind the museum on Hertsmere Road. The museum entrance is on the quayside (waterside) of the building, which unfortunately is not accessible for vehicles.

By Tube

The closest tube station is Canary Wharf which is 6 minutes walk.

By DLR (Docklands Light Railway)

The nearest DLR station is West India Quay which is 2 minutes walk.

By bus

The museum is on the D3, D6, D7, D8, 15, 115, 135 and 277 bus routes.

By river boat

The Thames Clipper stops at Canary Wharf Pier. Call 0870 781 5049 for times and prices.

By bicycle

There are a number of bicycle racks by the museum.