National WIC Association

7 Frequently Asked Questions About the 2020 NWA Virtual Annual Conference

June 4, 2020

The National WIC Association’s Virtual Annual Conference 2020 is less than a month away! Join us June 23-25 for this exciting event.

Learn more from these seven frequently asked questions:

1. What are the technical requirements needed to participate?

To participate, all you need is an internet connection and a viewing device, such as a laptop, desktop computer, tablet, smartphone, or smart television. For the best viewing experience, we recommend that you join the conference using a supported internet browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google, or Safari.

2. How will I be able to connect with other virtual attendees?

The conference platform will be available for you to interact with other attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors via various features – Main Event Feed for posting updates, 1:1 or Group Chat features during breakout sessions, and more!

3. Will I be able to ask the speakers questions?

Yes, there will be a chat feature that will allow you to send questions to moderators. You will also be able to communicate directly with speakers after their session presentations on the conference platform from June 11 – July 31.

4. Will there be an exhibit hall?

Yes! The exhibit hall is an impressive and interactive function of the platform we are using. Several exhibitors are choosing to participate in the virtual hall in order to provide a robust experience for attendees. You’ll be able to view videos and documents at their virtual booths. You can visit each booth, ask questions using the chat feature, and set up and have 1:1 or groups meetings using the platform. You will be able to speak with the Exhibitors from June 11 - July 31.

5. Am I going to have to watch sessions at 3:00 am my time?

No! The conference will be asynchronous, as we have members/attendees all across the country and there is no time zone that accommodates everyone for a live session. The platform will be available 24 hours a day from June 11 – July 31 for you to log in, view content, and make comments at any time.

The Professional Convention Manager Association (PCMA), the premier authority on virtual meetings, recommends that virtual conferences be held in the time zone where the organization is headquartered.

6. Can I share my virtual conference login information with other members of my team?

For every paid registration to attend virtually, only one device (computer, laptop, tablet, or phone) will be allowed to enter the virtual conference. The Continuing Education Units/Credits earned, the questions asked, and the polling conducted within that single login session are all tied to the account of the individual that purchased the virtual event.

7. Can I access and view recordings of any session from the conference?

In one word, YES! Similar to if you were attending the conference on-site, you will be given the opportunity to select which sessions you’d like to attend virtually. It is up to you to decide which sessions interest you in a given time block and to attend those sessions as desired. You may attend as many or as few sessions as you want. All conference sessions will be recorded and available for viewing beginning 20 minutes after the session ends. The Conference site will remain open and available until July 31, so you can view all Virtual Conference sessions at your convenience and continue networking with peers, partners, and exhibitors.

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