How to Register, Prepare, and Attend

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1. Register

Before June 3

2. Prepare

Day Before Conference (June 8)

  • Check your email inbox for a conference registration reminder. It contains a link to the event platform.

  • Take five minutes to review the Event Guide and/or view the Virtual Event Platform Overview Video.

  • Review the sessions you chose (one educational workshop and two Affinity Group sessions).

  • Download the Google Chrome browser for the best conference experience.

3. Attend

Day of Conference (June 9)

  • Access the event platform. Click the Enter Event button. Enter the email address you registered with, enter your password (or create/reset a password), and click Submit.

  • Join the main event by clicking the buttons on the left-hand menu.

  • Need tech support with the event platform? See the Attendance FAQ's below, or contact (805) 380-5597 or


Virtual Event Platform Overview Video


Making the most of your conference experience

Think of the event platform as a virtual conference 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 event platform  ( using the same email address and password you used to register. (If you don't know the password, you can create/reset one at this time.)

  • 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 (it's 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 tech support? Just ask. Technical and customer service are available continuously. Need 1:1 assistance? Contact or (805) 380-5597.

  • Need emotional support? We recognize that discussion of some conference topics may be activating or triggering for some attendees. There will be a Help Now booth in the Resource Hall on the conference platform, staffed during the day for live text and video chat.

  • Visit the Information Desk for general information and updates.

2:45 p.m.

Join us for the conference finale in the MAINSTAGE for a brief wrap-up and a few surprises!


Registration FAQs

Is there a cost to attend?

  • With the support of ACEs Aware Initiative and our generous sponsors, the 2021 Bridges to Resilience is free to attendees.

  • Fees apply to continuing education credits only. 

What should I do before I register?

  • To see how the day is structured, see the Schedule page.

  • To decide what you'd like to attend, see the Sessions page. You'll want to pick:

    • One morning educational session (six educational sessions to choose from)

    • One Affinity Group for "round one" (four sector discussions to choose from)

    • One Affinity Group for "round two" (same four sector discussions to choose from

How do I register?

  • To register, click here. You will be be redirected to the BRIDGES TO RESILIENCE Conference page on the Accelevents digital platform.

  • Enter registrant information.

  • You will be asked to create a password. The password will be required to log in to the conference on June 9, so please save your password. If you already have an Accelevents password, please use it when you register and again when you enter the conference.

  • Important: You may only register one attendee per email address. Please do not attempt to register multiple people from a single point of contact email address, as they will not be able to enter the conference.

  • Enter all the required fields and select your preferred education session and Affinity Groups. 

  • You will receive an email confirmation and reminders at the email address you registered.

  • To log in to the conference on June 9, you will need the email address and the  password that you used to register. (If you lose the password, there will be an option to create/reset a password when logging in.)

  • For more information about accessing the conference event platform, logging in, and navigating the conference, see the Event Guide (PDF, 1.5 MB) and/or the Event Platform preview video (YouTube).

How do I register multiple persons from my organization?

  • Multiple attendees must be registered one at a time. Only one name and email address may be processed per order. It’s important that you register one person per order, using the registrant's name and email address (not an admin/contact) on each order. 

  • NOTE: The name used for conference registration must also match the name on any medical/ healthcare license for attendees wishing to get CME or CE credits.

How do I earn continuing education credit?

Attending the BRIDGES TO RESILIENCE conference can provide CME credits for physicians, and CE credits for behavioral health (LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, LEP). See the Continuing Education page for details.

What are the registration deadlines?

ACEs Aware and the KIDS Network present the fifth annual BRIDGES TO RESILIENCE conference, connecting the Coastal Tri-Counties.

  • This year's conference is a live virtual event on June 9, 2021.

  • Registration for physicians opens May 3.

  • Registration for the community opens May 13.

  • Registration closes June 3 at midnight.

What if I still have questions?

Please contact or (805) 380-5597.


Attendance FAQs

Do I need to be registered?

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 is 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 event platform at 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?

  1. Open Google Chrome Browser. (If you do not have Google Chrome, please download it for the best event experience.) 

  2. Visit the event platform at

  3. Click the ENTER EVENT button to enter the event.

  4. Enter the email address you used to register. You will be asked to create a password and then click SUBMIT.  

  • 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.

  • 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, or call with any questions (805) 380-5597.

These topics can be triggering. Is emotional support available?

Feeling activated, or out of sorts? Is it too much too fast? Need a reset, a break? Support and insight are available for conference participants. Visit the Help Now booth in the Resource Hall in the conference platform. There you can connect by text or video chat with our wonderful partners from Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley. They can listen and guide you in the use of wellness skills using the Community Resiliency Model.® Practice compassionate resilience by checking in with your body and nervous system: if you feel anxious or overwhelmed, please seek support in a safe place. The team is ready to help; you are not alone.