When do we have to let IIBEC know if we accept the proposed package?
May 8, 2020
How do I access the technical program content (educational sessions)
All registrants will receive detailed instructions and login information approximately a week prior to convention start date of June 12. If your registration included the educational content, you will be able to click the sessions you wish to attend once you are logged into the virtual platform.
Will there be a 2021 IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show? – both Attendee & Exhibitor FAQ Tabs
Yes! The 2021 IIBEC International Convention & Trade Show is scheduled for March 4-9, 2021, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and the Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona.
Are we able to make change out exhibitor reps?
Yes, please contact Ashley Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do Trade Show Complimentary Reps need to register themselves so they can attend trade show and/or education?
No, if you were registered to attend the in-person event convention and trade show, you remain registered to attend the virtual event to include education.
Can Trade Show Additional Reps attend education?
No, the same registration status applies, with one exception, refunds will be made for anyone registered as an “additional rep” at $75.00. Trade Show Additional Reps may rep the booth at trade show only and may not attend education.
Can I use Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) from the virtual convention and tradeshow? If so, can I carry forward or back CEHs from this virtual program?
Attendees are eligible to receive up to 26 continuing education hours (CEHs) from the 2020 virtual convention and tradeshow. Attendees will be able to enjoy all the education classes offered this year from the convenience of their home, office, or mobile device. There are 23 technical education sessions and each course will earn 1 IIBEC CEH. Attendance at the virtual trade show will earn up to 3 CEHs. Registrants can carry half of their annual CEH requirement forward each year and can carry unlimited CEHs back to the previous year. NOTE: CEHs for trade show attendance can only be earned during the live trade show hours on June 12-13.
For example, if a registrant obtains 20 CEHs in 2020 from the virtual convention and tradeshow, and holds the RRC, RWC, or REWC designations, that individual can use 12 CEHs for 2020 requirements, apply 6 CEHs towards 2021 requirements, and can carry back the remaining 2 CEHs for 2019 (if needed).
How does a virtual trade show work?
A virtual trade show is accessed easily with your computer, phone, or tablet, whereby attendees and exhibitors connect via live chat when visiting booths. Much like the in-person trade show, you choose from booths to visit and can ask questions or request private conversations with representatives. Within the booth, you can view exhibitor materials, such as documents or videos, and chat with the representatives attending the booth. Representatives will be available for chat in the booths on June 12-13 during the trade show hours. After the live dates, the booths will remain available to you through July 15 as part of your registration. While a representative may not be available for chat in the booth during the extended days, you will be able to submit questions or request additional information by simply sending a message from inside the booth.
If the virtual convention is actually June 12-14, what content will be available through July 15?
June 12-14, the virtual convention will be “live” – there will be live presentations, attendees will be networking using the chat feature, certain presenters will be answering Q&A while their sessions are in progress, and the exhibit booths will have representatives available during trade show answers to provide additional information and to answer questions. From June 15-July 15, the recorded educational sessions (23 of them) will be available to view on demand and the trade show booths will still be “open” so that visitors can view the information and contact a representative.
How does the value of my registration translate from the in-person to the virtual convention and trade show?
The virtual event will provide the same level of exceptional education and exhibition that you have come to know at the IIBEC convention and trade show. Your experience will net a greater opportunity to view all educational sessions while obtaining your needed continuing educational hours and professional development as well as interaction with exhibiting companies. And, you will enjoy 30 additional days to consume the sessions and visit booths at your leisure, as these materials will remain available through July 15! As a virtual event, the opportunity is also cost saving to the individual/employer as attending requires no airfare, hotel, and per diem expenses.
What does a virtual education room look like?
Think of a virtual platform as any other website. It provides links to click to get you to the information you want to see. In this case, that webpage has been designed to look like a conference room or auditorium. Once you login and click the link for the room you need, you will see links for the sessions you want to view and the chat function to “talk” with other attendees in the same room. The virtual platform can host many registrants during any one presentation.
Is there a video to explain how to use?
We will be adding more information to the IIBEC website clearly explaining how to access the site, how to navigate to the events you want to attend, and what you can expect to see.
Who will design the booth?
IIBEC will provide a portal login for the booth and you will be choosing a template to work from. The below booths are examples from previous trade shows using the software IIBEC will be using.
When will gain access to the booth portal?
We will contact you when booth portal becomes available.
Will we be uploading our own information to the booth?
Yes, you will be uploading all data to your booth portal.
Will there be dedicated Trade Show hours?
Yes. Those hours are being determined as we refine the schedule.
Will there be a live chat option?
Yes. There will be a live chat within the booth. You will be able to chat with everyone within the room at one time and have one-on-one chats.
Do I have to have someone available for chat every day, all day?
No, outside of the trade shows designated hours, your live chat will turn into an email that will go to whomever you would like.
How many days will the trade show be live?
The trade show will open on June 12, 2020 and the main show days will be June 12-15. However, all of the virtual content will be live and available until July 15. After June 15, if an attendee wants to reach an exhibitor it will be done via email.
How will an attendee get to the trade show?
The attendee will click on the trade show icon at the bottom of every screen to take them directly to the trade show virtual floor.