During the Conference

We are so excited to have you with us for our virtual conference. Together, we will do keynotes, do roundtable discussions, do self-care, and do workshops over the next three days. To make sure you get the most out of your conference experience, let’s review just a few don’ts:

Don’t be late - Our team has made every effort to ensure you have an enjoyable and issue-free online experience, but this is 2020 and we have all learned that unexpected issues can arise. When possible, log into the conference website and your selected session a little early. Don’t assume connecting digitally will always go smoothly -- you will not want to miss anything if a tech issue arises. Be on time and be early when possible.

Don’t be a lurker - We would have loved to see everyone face-to-face for this year’s conference, but we can still enjoy many of our favorite aspects of learning together. This year’s virtual format will allow everyone who has a device with video and audio to be seen and heard if they would like. We have planned numerous networking and discussion options throughout the conference, and you are encouraged to be on camera to participate. If your device is without video and audio capabilities, you are encouraged to participate in the chat and comments. We value you and want to hear from you this year -- don’t be a lurker!

Don’t multitask - We hear every year that the conference is a great opportunity to unplug from your usual work and recharge on new ideas. Obviously, we cannot unplug this year but do not let that stop you from recharging! We have built in lots of breaks, fun, and self-care time in addition to the fantastic content that keeps you coming back each year. Try to stay focused on the conference content just as you would if you were appearing in person. Set your away message on your email, mark yourself busy on your calendar, and give yourself permission to be fully present and recharge!