Our annual research conference was a week long virtual research festival, held on the 3rd to the 10th July 2020.

It replaced our annual Discover Conference, originally scheduled for 10th July.

Our Autism Research Festival brought together autism researchers, autistic people, relatives and carers to hear the latest research and discuss how to make progress towards long, healthy, happy lives for autistic people.


Lasting a week there was a range of sessions each day including panel discussions showcasing the latest autism research. We also shared autistic voices throughout the week and held a Quiz social on the evening of the 3rd July.

Our wide range of content included Dr Sarah Cassidy, Dr Katie Maras and Professor Jacqui Rodgers as our Keynote Speakers.

Delegates were able to choose which sessions to attend, fitting them around their own working week and personal interests. The majority of sessions were recorded and shared after the end of the festival.

For the first time, we included a medical humanities session 'Taking an interdisciplinary approach to autism and neurodiversity'. It took place on the afternoon of Friday 3rd July.

Thank you to our sponsors, FUJITSU for helping us make this all happen