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The information below contains the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding our 2020 Virtual Conference, HOMECOMING.

When will HOMECOMING start?

The main plenary sessions and workshops will start on Wednesday, September 30  and end on Friday, October 2, 2020. 

How will we attend? 

In order to access, you must register. Once registered, the virtual campus will be provided to the email address you used for registration.  You can register up until the day of, however, to ensure that that there is no delay in accessing the virtual conference platform we ask that you register as soon as possible.

How can I view the sessions during the conference?

Some sessions will be pre-recorded, on demand--for you to view before live Q&A sessions with speakers. Other sessions will be hosted in real time, and you won’t want to miss them! Check out your schedule for more information on this. 

Can I watch sessions later?

Yes. However, we recommend you attend the sessions in real time as if this is an in-person conference. To get the most out of attending the virtual conference, treat it as if you were attending a face to face event. Add the sessions to your calendar to avoid scheduling conflicts.  

Are all sessions recorded? Or are they broadcast live? 

Both. We are encouraging all participants, whether a presentation is live or pre-recorded to use and monitor the virtual campus Q&A engagement tools throughout the conference. The platform will have an online exhibit gallery featuring sponsor information, sessions and interviews that are available, and contact information for other network members. 


Will we be able to download sessions?

No. All registrants will be able to access all conference content for 30 days from the end date of the conference so that provides you with plenty of time to interact with all virtual material.  Downloading is prohibited.  Any presentations or materials that are available for download will be available when you access the sessions. 

What devices will I need to engage? 

You may access HOMECOMING from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. The platform works best if accessed via desktop or laptop, but can be accessed through any device. Presentations will be using the ZOOM interface. If you are not a frequent Zoom user or you will be using a different device than normal you may want to perform a test.

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