We decided to bring the conference to you! With everything going on regarding the COVID 19 pandemic, the AMR Conference Committee decided to try a virtual conference this year.
We chose the Whova Web Application which not only incorporates Zoom for video chats and webinars but also has virtual networking (that will start before and continue well after the conference), surveys, virtual booth space where attendees chat with exhibitors, and much more…
How do I access the virtual conference? First things first, you will have to register with us through treatminewater.com and the EPCAMR store for the PA AMR Conference (like every other year) and we will give you the credentials/instructions to access the Whova Virtual Conference Applications. We will use the email you registered with so be sure to follow the instructions on our Registration Page carefully.
We will open the virtual conference web applications weeks ahead of time so you can get used to browsing around and start chatting with other registered attendees and exhibitors. This way you can plan ahead and arrange your schedules to sign up for sessions you are interested in attending.
What do I need to participate? Once you register, you will need a computer or smartphone/tablet with internet access to participate in the conference. You won’t need to download anything as the Whova Web Application runs through your internet browser (Google Chrome is preferred). Optionally, There is a Whova Mobile App for your smartphone you can download through the Google Play or Apple App store. Please don’t try to access Whova Apps before registering as you will need a username and password supplied by us. Although most of this conference will be using Zoom Video, you won’t need to download it or register for it separately and you don’t necessarily need a webcam to participate in the webinar presentations as there will be chats, polls, and Q & A text options to participate. With all that said, your internet does not have to be the highest broadband speeds (dial-up internet speeds work in a limited capacity). Virtual networking among attendees and exhibitors will also be through text unless we host a video chat among attendees with audio and video capabilities. See Zoom System Requirements for more specifications.
If you do not have this available, please contact Anne Daymut to see if arrangements can be made to allow you to participate.
Scholarships: Being that this is a virtual conference, there will be no travel scholarships this year. A 50% discount is worked into registration for non-profits. This is on your honor, but we will be checking non-profit status through the registration process.
Whova Application User Guide: Get more out of virtual conference participation by visiting the Whova Application User Tutorial for more info. The tutorial shows you how to do things in both the Web App and the Mobile App. There are instructions on how to:
- Sign in
- View the agenda and plan your schedule
- View live streams and session videos
- Use the session Q&A
- See who is attending the event
- Join discussions on the community board
- Start or join a virtual meetup
After that, you should be ready for the virtual conference!