What's Different About the AWAKE Influencer Forum?

The two words most frequently used by registrants to describe the program of this innovative new event are "Wow!" and "Amazing!" We agree wholeheartedly!

Now that the holidays are over, and the consuming election/inauguration coverage hangover is fading into the start of America's new normal for the next four years, we are excited to take a few minutes to answer some questions about the upcoming digital Adoption Wellness, Advocacy, Knowledge and Experience (AWAKE) Influencer Forum January 28-30.

There are a number of excellent adoption-related conferences available out there, and ASRC is pleased to link to them from our home page. The pandemic has provided an opportunity for most of them to reinvent themselves as digital events, and, much to the surprise of some, the format has been well received. So with various opportunities to learn about search, reunion, brain science and healing research already available, why launch a new Forum? What gap does it seek to address?

If you take a look at the program and speakers for the AWAKE Influencer Forum, we think you'll agree that this is not your typical adoption conference. That's by design, because we believe that everyone can be an influencer, no matter how big or small their circle of influence - or whether they have a large following on social media.

That said, this program may not be for everyone, and if you're just starting to search for biological family members, or in a place where you're feeling overwhelmed by the emotional impact of "waking up" or "coming out of the fog," we encourage you to co