What can I expect from a virtual conference?
While this year’s conference will look a little different than TNOYS’ in-person events, it still offers professional development opportunities and a dynamic lineup of speakers and sessions. Conference attendees have the chance to earn CEUs, build concrete skills, and have fun alongside youth participants. Attendees will enjoy educational workshops, engaging and inspiring keynotes, an exhibit hall, much more.
Which software tools will I need to participate?
We are using the virtual event platform Whova to host the conference. From this platform, attendees can easily join a live session, chat with an exhibitor, participate in community board discussions, or set up virtual meetings with other attendees. Whova is easy to use and can be opened on any desktop or in the Whova mobile app. Conference sessions will be powered by Zoom. Attendees can opt to use a camera when participating in sessions, but it is not required. Prior to the event, the TNOYS team will send detailed instructions and tutorials for using Whova and Zoom. We will also have staff on hand throughout the event to help troubleshoot.
Will I be able to interact with participants and network during the virtual conference?
Yes! The conference agenda will include time to network, visit the exhibit hall, and participate in fun, interactive activities. There will be many ways for conference participants to interact throughout the event. Before and
during a workshop, attendees can ask the speaker questions with the Q&A chat function. Attendees can also engage with peers, speakers, and youth through the community board. Attendees will also be able to chat one-on-one with others and share contact information.
How can I visit exhibitor booths during the virtual conference?
The platform includes a “virtual exhibit hall,” which showcases all of the exhibitor booths. Attendees will be able to visit each booth virtually and chat with exhibitors through a video live stream. They will have the option to instantly share their contact information with the exhibitor.
Interested in joining the conference as an exhibitor? Learn more and sign up here.
How can I register for the event?
Early bird registration is now open. Register for the conference by April 30 to secure the early bird rate.