In-Person vs Virtual FAQ's

Due to the evolving circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic there will be both In-Person and Virtual Conventions this year. The In-Person Convention in New Orleans will be held November 18-21, 2021 and the Virtual Convention on December 2-3, 2021. Participants in the In-Person Convention in New Orleans will receive complimentary registration for the Virtual Convention.  

We continue to evaluate health guidelines and In-Person Convention set-up and will make adjustments as necessary. 

When purchasing your registration, there are options for both “In-Person+Virtual” and “Virtual Convention Only.”  Discounted registration rates are available until August 17, 2021. Please purchase your registration only when you’re sure of how your session will present.

When making the final decision about how to present a session, organizers have asked us if a participant can "beam-in" for an in-person session. At this time, we are unable to provide the option of “hybrid” participation. The staffing required to accommodate the “beaming-in” approach is expensive and often disruptive to other session participants. 

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My session is virtual and I plan to attend the Virtual Convention Only.

Your session will be scheduled for the Virtual Convention and you should register for a “Virtual Convention Only” registration.

My session is virtual, but I still plan to attend the In-Person Convention.

Your session will be scheduled for the Virtual Convention Only and you should register for the “In-Person+Virtual” registration.

My session is scheduled for the In-Person Convention, but I am uncertain that all participants will be able to attend.

Your session will be scheduled for the In-Person Convention. Discounted registration does not end until August 17, 2021, and you can wait to select your registration. If/when plans change, complete the In-Person or Virtual Participation Change Request form immediately.

My session is scheduled for the In-Person Convention, but one (or more) of our participants is unable to attend.

Complete this Session Change Request and give a complete explanation of your situation. Given the exceptional challenges we’re likely to confront, we will work on a case by case basis to make your session successful. In some cases one member on a panel may read the paper of another panel member.You may also choose to move to the Virtual Convention to present, and still attend the Convention in-person. 

My session is In-Person and I plan to attend In-Person.

Your session will be scheduled In-Person and you should purchase an “In-Person+Virtual” registration.