Thank you to those who have registered for the 2021 National Conference. If you have registered, you can log in now and get acquainted with our virtual Attendee Hub.
Here are the top tips to help you prepare:
Logging In to the Attendee Hub
Log in to the event by accessing the link below or by visiting the event website and selecting Already Registered? Log in now in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Accessing the App:
From your Mobile Phone or iPad download the app “Cvent Events”
- Open the add and search for the event “2021 National Conference”
- Click the download button to the right
- Go to the profile tab at the bottom >> Login with your First/Last Name & Email Address
- You will be prompted for your Verification Code which will be texted/emailed to you
Please note you will not be able to watch sessions on the app you have to log into the attendee hub to join sessions.
The only technical requirement to access educational sessions is an internet connection. Otherwise, the Zoom meeting app will be used for interactive experiences in the exhibits and consultations. We recommend downloading this in advance of the event, however, you will automatically be prompted to download upon entering a virtual exhibit booth for the first time (if not already on your computer). Please visit the Zoom download center for download and version information.
Add Sessions to Your Calendar
You can add sessions to your calendar by browsing all available session titles and descriptions within the ‘All Sessions’ tab. Tip: Make sure to save these times on your personal or work calendar (by selecting the ‘Add to Calendar’ button) and enabling reminders. Note: There is no limit to the number of guests who can attend each session.
Review the Exhibitors Tab
Whether you need to get answers to specific questions or simply want to explore all of the resources our exhibitors have to offer; you can visit with booth staff in our virtual exhibit booths throughout the event. You can view exhibitors within the ‘Exhibitors‘ tab.
Need more information?
For optimal participation please review the attendee guide here.
The support desk will be available from Sept. 29th to Oct. 2nd, from 9 AM – 9 PM ET.
For National Conference, the Amputee Coalition is committed to providing an expanded and innovative virtual social interaction with high quality programming to as many community members as possible. A commitment we shared with you in early June when we made the difficult decision to host the 2021 conference 100% virtually.
After receiving a tremendous response to our call for presenters and evaluating the new models for hosting virtual meetings in the fall of 2021, we are delighted to announce that we are extending conference across eight days! Adding four additional days throughout October ensures that each day is impactful, and participants get to fully engage with the information being shared.
The Coalition is focused on our commitment as well as the community’s top three priorities when attending conference (based on community feedback after our 2020 conference):
- Sense of Community
- Access to vendors/exhibitors
The extended conference model allows us to speak to all those priorities while engaging participants in a realistic way that does not tax community members time, energy, and the technology of all involved.
What does an extended conference mean for me as a participant?
- Registered participants will be able to access all sessions live and on your schedule until December 31, 2021 (all sessions except the roundtable support sessions will be recorded, archived, and available through the end of the year).
- Registered participants get an additional four days to participate in roundtable support sessions, adaptive recreation sessions, networking/community building activities, educational breakout sessions, and the exhibit hall.
The schedule for the first four days of conference (9/29-10/2) is available now and will be updated daily. The schedule for the additional four days of conference will be announced shortly. We will be announcing speakers and sessions regularly!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is 2021 National Conference being hosted virtually?
While 2021 conference will be different and we understand the disappointment associated with not being able to physically engage with friends, colleagues, and community members, we are committed to the health and safety of our community first.
We also weighed consistent community feedback about what makes the conference experience meaningful which falls onto three categories: engagement with fellow community members, access to exhibitors, and timely educational sessions in order to ensure we can deliver on each area during the 2021 conference and beyond. We can and we will.
Finally, staff and community stakeholders assessed our 2020 convening and saw an increase in access for community members. More than fifty percent of last year’s attendees were first time participants. Of those first-time attendees, many told us they were previously unable to participate due to cost or mobility issues.View More Questions and Answers