Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE DATES OF THE EVENT?

The live conference will be held Wednesday, April 28, and Thursday, April 29, 2021. You can view all recorded keynote sessions, workshops, poster presentations & sponsor booths by logging into the virtual conference platform starting Wednesday, April 28 at 8AM. Conference videos and content will available to view 30 days after the conference.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE LIKE? 

Our virtual conference will offer many of the same components you’ve come to love at our in-person conference! You will have access to numerous learning and networking opportunities through various keynotes, discussion groups, workshops, poster sessions, and sponsor booths. You can continue to interact with other attendees and walk away feeling connected and supported.

WHAT IF I HAVE TECH ISSUES DURING THE EVENT? 

CMHACY staff will be partnering with vFairs experts to address any issue before, during, or after the event.

DO I NEED TO REGISTER? 

Yes. You need to register for the event to be able to access presentations and conference materials as well as access sponsor booths and poster presentations. 

HOW MUCH DOES REGISTRATION COST? 

Because we’ve gone virtual, we were able to reduce the cost of the conference to $250 per attendee (1/2 price)!

WHEN IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER?  

Registration closes on April 26th, 2 days prior to the conference.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AS AN ATTENDEE? 

  • Powerful keynote & plenary presentations followed by live Q&As
  • 21 workshops presented by CMHACY partners with the ability to attend/re-watch unlimited sessions for up to 30 days (for all of you who have ever been sad that you couldn’t be in two different workshops at once!)
  • A Youth Advocate Panel Session
  • Interactive networking and video chat opportunities with other CMHACY attendees individually and with group settings 
  • A live, interactive sponsor & research hall featuring poster presentations and CMHACY’s conference sponsors

CAN I STILL GET MY CEUS?

Yes! CEUs are being processed through Casa Pacifica. Attendees can earn up to 8 credits over the 2-day conference.

DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD ANY SOFTWARE TO ATTEND?

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the internet. If you work for a County or have high-level tech security, we recommend that you disable any firewalls in place prior to the conference. We also recommend using a computer instead of a phone or tablet for the best user experience. 

I LOVE THE ENGAGEMENT ASPECT OF CMHACY’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
WILL I STILL GET THAT SAME EXPERIENCE? 

Yes! The platform we chose is extremely interactive and makes it easy for all attendees to engage and interact during the conference. We hope you take advantage of how accessible your peers will be!

I AM REALLY GOING TO MISS THE PRIZE GIVEAWAYS. IS THERE GOING TO BE ANYTHING SIMILAR?

YES! Each attendee will have a profile where you can collect points on our leaderboard! Collect points by watching videos, viewing handouts, visiting and chatting and with sponsors, and MORE! Whoever has the most points on the leaderboard at the end of Day 2 wins a $100 VISA GIFT CARD!

HOW LONG WILL ALL OF THE VIDEOS AND CONTENT FOR ME TO VIEW & SHARE WITH MY TEAM? 

We will provide access to conference materials for 30 days to all conference attendees.