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Last day to register is Tuesday, September 22nd by midnight PDT.
WRC-ALCA 30th Annual VIRTUAL Conference
September 24-26, 2020
Post-Conference intensive (separate fee) offered October 2nd
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Why Participate: This conference is critical to our continued pursuit of professional excellence, training and certification. We know that you have to be choosy when it comes to educational expenses and we feel confident the conference agenda will provide you with multiple reasons to choose our conference!
In addition to dynamic general sessions, we will be offering multiple breakout sessions each with a CLINICAL, LEGAL/ETHICAL, INNOVATIVE PRACTICE or SELF CARE focus. The pre / post conference intensives (separate date and fee; more information coming soon) will likely have an INNOVATIVE PRACTICE (BUSINESS) and/or SELF CARE focus and, though quite valuable, may be non-credit sessions.
We’re planning some networking, fun and relaxation too so be on the lookout for details soon!
Conference Dates: September 24-26, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT with time included for breaks and activities.
Conference Agenda: .View the At a Glance Agenda HERE. For the detailed Program of Events including presenter details, session descriptions and more CLICK HERE.
Questions:For questions regarding conference registration, please contact Shannon Qualls, Registration Coordinator, at MeetingWise, LLC (WRC-ALCA’s meeting management partner) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (310) 937-9473, ext 103. She will get back to you within 24 to 48 business hours.
INFORMATION SPECIFICALLY FOR REGISTERED CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS
Know Before You View (KBYV) Emails
You will receive a total of three emails from us – the first on Monday, September 21st. If you do not receive these emails, there is a possibility they went into your spam / junk mail so please be sure to check there first. If there is still an issue, please note that the most critical information from the emails is included below and email email@example.com if you would like the emails forwarded to you.
Conference App / Meeting Platform & Zoom Links
Conference App details will be posted here on Monday, September 21st and will also be included in the emails noted above. Be SURE to download the CrowdCompass Conference App – on as many devices as you plan to use including desktop, laptop, tablet and / or phone – early in the week so that you may test and experience it BEFORE you need to log into your first session on Thursday.
The app is your “go to” source for everything conference – complete at a glance agenda, conference program of events, presentation information, surveys, Zoom links, sponsor information, bookstore and so much more! Post-conference session recordings and chat / Q&A summaries will be accessed there as well. And… it provides you with connectivity — with each other.
The Zoom links for all of the sessions will be embedded in the app and will be the best way to link to the sessions
Customer Service / Technical Support
If you have trouble with the conference app, the Zoom links or anything else we’re here for you and… throughout the conference.
NOTE: We encourage email contact rather than phone where possible. Please allow up to five (5) minutes for response.
Conference Support (For any general issues related to Conference Registration / Zoom Link Access) – Shannon Qualls, firstname.lastname@example.org, (310) 937-9473, x103
Socio Conference App / Meeting Platform – Stacey Boswell, email@example.com, (310) 937-9473, x104
Conference in a Box
If you registered for the conference by or before midnight on Sunday, September 13th , your Box (actually, a large and colorful envelope) should have already arrived to you. IMPORTANT NOTE: Your “box” mailed to the address on your online registration form. IF you registered on Monday, September 14th or after, be assured we’re still sending YOU a box but… you may not receive it until after the conference. All conference pertinent “box” items will also be available in the app.
For ALL of the core conference general sessions we will be using Zoom Webinar and your video / audio will be disabled. However, we encourage you to use the CHAT box for communications including comments, observations and questions. Be sure your messages are appropriate for the entire group. For the breakout sessions, we will be using Zoom Meeting where you’ll have the option of audio and video. As a result, there is potential for background noise when the speaker is presenting. Please keep your microphones on mute during these sessions unless you are asking a question. Of course, CHAT is an option as well.
The CHAT icon will be at the bottom of your screen. Once opened, you’ll see the CHAT box on the right side of your screen. You may view and respond to all public CHATS.
The session moderator will field questions and, time allowing, ask the presenter(s) to respond to as many as possible.