How to participate
Preparing for your conference
Before June 3
Day Before Conference (June 8)
Check your email inbox for a conference registration reminder and link.
Take 5 minutes to review the Event Guide.
Review the sessions you chose (one educational workshop and two Affinity Group sessions).
Day of Conference (June 9)
Sign in directly to the conference platform at https://www.accelevents.com/e/BridgestoResilienceConference. You will need the email you registered with and will need to create a password to log in.
Once in the platform, you will be directed to join the main event by clicking on the buttons on the left-hand menu.
See "Make the Most of Your Conference Experience" below for hints on optimizing your day.
See Participation FAQs below for hints on participating in this virtual event. Continuous technical support / customer service for the conference platform is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 380-5597.
Making the most of your conference experience
in the virtual hotel
All times below are P.D.T.
7:15 – 7:30 a.m.
In the Google Chrome browser, log in to the BRIDGES TO RESILIENCE Accelevents virtual conference website (https://www.accelevents.com/e/BridgestoResilienceConference) using the same email address and password you used to register.
In the LOBBY, watch the very short video orientation. Tour around the site to familiarize yourself by clicking on links.
Visit the Sponsors and Resource Hall.
Feeling friendly? Click on 1:1 Networking and be randomly connected with another attendee for a few minutes (like meeting in the hotel lobby).
7:45 – 7:55 a.m.
Watch the main CHAT in the LOBBY for updates.
Click on MAINSTAGE / KEYNOTE to enter the Morning Program.
8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Program begins in MAINSTAGE with welcome, keynote presentation and continued instructions for participation options throughout the conference.
Practice self-care. The digital conference experience is screen-time intensive. Take breaks as needed to support your body and mind. If you are able, move your body every 60-90 minutes, keep a glass of water handy, and eat/snack regularly during the day to sustain your energy and focus for learning.
Connect. Enjoy opportunities to connect with other attendees and colleagues via CHAT, 1:1 NETWORKING, and CONNECT requests for video meet-ups.
Gather valuable resources at the Sponsor and Resource Hall during several Networking Breaks during the conference. (See schedule for break times).
Need help? Just ask. Technical and customer service are available continuously. Need 1:1 assistance? Contact email@example.com or (805) 380-5597
Visit the Information Desk for general information and updates.
Join us for the conference finale in the MAINSTAGE for a brief wrap-up and a few surprises!
Do I need to register?
You need to register / create an account to be able to access the virtual event platform. You will receive a registration confirmation email to indicate your account/email active. You must use the email you used to register to enter the event site on conference day. If you already have an Accelevents account, you will also need your existing password. If not, you will create a password on conference day.
What if I already have an Accelevents account (from another community event)?
If you have already created an Accelevents account, you will need the email and password with which you created the account. If you do not have it, you can click Reset your password to set a new one on conference day.
Do I need to download any software to attend?
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in the event. You only need to have access to the internet. However, we do recommend you download and use Google Chrome for the best conference experience.
How does a virtual event work?
Our virtual event offers many of the same components you love at an in-person event. In addition to the main event, you will have numerous opportunities to mingle and interact with speakers, sponsors, and other attendees. The platform features chat rooms, a social feed, direct messaging, video chats, and other networking opportunities.
How will I join the event? Do I need a Zoom link?
Registered attendees will sign in directly to the platform at https://www.accelevents.com/e/BridgestoResilienceConference. You will need the email you registered with and will need to create a password to log in. Once in the platform, you will be directed to join the main event by clicking on the buttons on the left-hand menu. This is not a Zoom event.
How do I sign in on June 9?
Open Google Chrome Browser. (If you do not have Google Chrome, please download it for the best event experience.)
Click the ENTER EVENT button to enter the event.
Enter the email address you used to register. You will be asked to create a password and then click SUBMIT.
NOTE: If you have already created an Accelevents account, you will need the password with which you created the account. If you do not have it, you can click RESET YOUR PASSWORD to set a new one.
NOTE: If after logging in, it does not redirect you to the virtual event hub, just click the ENTER EVENT button again.
What if I have technical issues before or during the event?
Ruby Road team members will be on-hand to address any issue before, during or after the event. You can contact our event staff directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call with any questions (805) 380-5597.