Conference Information

Thank you for joining us for this year’s in-person and virtual conference events!

Virtual Conference Attendees:

All registered virtual attendees will have access to recorded presentations and materials in Socio for at least 30 days and IAEA Members will enjoy access for six months (as long as they remain active members during that time).

Following the virtual conference day, the conference team will work quickly to make virtual conference recordings available via the Socio app. Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement via Socio alerting you when recordings are available.

Virtual conference attendees can still access the socio Agenda for supplemental materials. Make sure that you have the conference date (November 13th) selected in the Socio app in order to see presenter information.

Virtual Conference Web App

The web app is only available to registered attendees.


In-Person Conference Attendees:

All registered in-person attendees will have access to in-person presentation materials in Socio for at least 30 days and IAEA Members will enjoy access for six months (as long as they remain active members during that time).

Additionally, in-person attendees can view the special session recordings from the virtual conference day once the conference team makes those available via the Socio app. Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement via Socio alerting you when recordings are available.

In-person conference attendees can still access the socio Agenda for supplemental materials. Make sure that you have the conference dates (November 5-6th) selected in the Socio app in order to see presenter information.

In-Person Conference Web App

The web app is only available to registered attendees.

 

 

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 Hybrid Conference!

IAEA was proud to host several special speakers at this year’s 2021 conference!

Special speakers were highlighted during the virtual conference day, Saturday, November 13th, only.

IAEA Member Benefit: IAEA members who registered for IAEA’s 2021 In-Person Conference will also access the Special Speaker recordings featured during the Virtual Conference on November 13th. Recordings will be available via the Socio app soon.

 



Professional Development Hours and Information

On Friday, November 5th, 2021, In-Person Conference Day, an individual can be eligible to receive (3.0) or (5.0) PDH.

On Saturday, November 6th, 2021, In-Person Conference Day, an individual can be eligible to receive (3.0), (5.0) or (7.0) PDH.

Important: Look for an email from [email protected] within two weeks of the last date of the conference. Fill out the evaluation form linked in the email(s). You will receive an email, if you met the attendance hour requirements, for each day you signed in at the conference. At the end of the evaluation you will receive a link to access the Evidence of Completion document. All evaluations must be completed within two weeks of the receipt of the email(s) from [email protected]. If you have any questions, please email: [email protected]

On Saturday, November 13th, 2021, Virtual Conference Day, an individual can be eligible to receive (4.0), (6.0) or (8.0) PDH.

Important: Attendance hours have been tracked via a digital record. During the virtual conference, you had to stay online for the full duration of the session (50 minutes) to receive credit. PDH credits will be offered in the above-listed increments only.

What will the 2021 conference look like?

The 2021 IAEA conference will be hybrid! That means that we will have both in-person and virtual events. You can register for both in-person and virtual events. OR, you have the option of only registering for in-person, or only registering for virtual.

What does my conference registration include?

Your paid registration for IAEA’s 2021 In-Person Conference includes access to sessions and events in Bloomington-Normal November 5-6, 2021. Please note that some ticketed events will incur additional material fees.

IAEA Member Benefit: IAEA members who register for IAEA’s 2021 In-Person Conference only will also access the Special Speakers featured during the Virtual Conference on November 13th. Please note that IAEA members must register for the Virtual Conference to access the remainder of sessions on November 13th. To register for the Virtual Conference, click on the “Register” tab.

Registration for IAEA’s in-person conference is $125.00 for members and $150.00 for non-members. We are currently limited to 300 attendees for the in-person conference. Full-time student registration costs $50, with 20 volunteer slots available (fee waived).

Your paid registration for IAEA’s 2021 Virtual Conference includes access to the digital conference platform where you can view live and mock-live conference presentations on November 13, 2020.

Registration for IAEA’s virtual conference is $50.00. All are welcome to attend, including non-members. IAEA members, however, benefit from after-pass access for 6 months following the virtual conference day. 


My school district will be registering me. What information do they need to do so?

If your district or school is registering and/or paying for your conference registration, make sure YOUR name is included in the registration information so you will be included in the records.

Please also make sure that the person registering has all your pertinent information including email address, Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN), etc. Indicate whether you will be registering for both in-person and/or virtual conference events.

What if I’m not a licensed Illinois teacher, but I still need a certificate of completion for my employer? 

No problem! Simply enter “no IEIN” in the IEIN field on the registration field and send a follow-up email to [email protected]

Do you accept checks as a form of payment?

Select the ‘CHECK’ option when finalizing your conference registration. Be aware that conference registration will NOT be confirmed until your check has been received. If a check is not received within 14 days of registration submission, your registration will be canceled. Checks can be made payable to IAEA and sent to:

Ingrid Crepas, IAEA Conference Registrar, P.O Box 257453, Chicago IL 60625-9998

Do you accept Purchase Orders (PO) as a form of payment?

No, IAEA does NOT accept Purchase Orders as a form of payment.

How do I cancel my conference registration?

To cancel conference registration, you must submit your request in writing (ie. email) to the Conference Registrar, Ingrid Crepas ([email protected]) by October 31st, 2021. A $35 cancellation fee will be applied to your refund. Allow 4-6 weeks after the conference to receive an authorized refund. 

After October 31, 2021, no refunds will be processed, however you can authorize in writing (ie. email) to have a colleague attend in your place. 


IN-PERSON FAQ

How will the in-person conference November 5-6th work?

The IAEA in-person conference will take place in Bloomington-Normal at the Marriott November 5-6, 2021. We are currently limited to 250 registrants, so this event will have a different feel than years past. While smaller and more intimate, the learning is sure to be meaningful! We are planning a variety of hands-on and traditional sessions for you. Please note that due to evolving COVID restrictions, some special events, like student show, member show, and awards will take place online.

What if I can’t attend the in-person conference during the actual conference dates?

We recommend that you consider registering for the online conference day, which is November 13th.

How do I secure a hotel room for the in-person conference?

IAEA has a room block with the Bloomington-Normal Marriott. You can book your room via the following link:

https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1616445854163&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Questions on registration? Contact Ingrid Crepas [email protected]

 


VIRTUAL FAQ

How will the virtual conference on November 13th work?

The IAEA virtual conference will take place online on November 13, 2021. IAEA is using Socio as an online platform to deliver conference content. On November 13th you can access conference sessions on your computer, tablet, or even smartphone. Conference presenters will share content in a variety of ways. Sessions may be live or mock live. The great thing about attending a virtual conference? You can do so from the comfort of your own home and then revisit content as much as you like.

What if I can’t attend the virtual conference during the actual conference date?

All registered attendees will have access to conference presentations during the conference day, November 13, 2021. All registered attendees will have access to recorded presentations and materials in Socio for at least 30 days and IAEA Members will continue to enjoy access for six months (as long as they remain active members during that time).

Do I need a Zoom Account to attend the virtual conference?

For the best conference experience, you will need to create a Zoom account. If you do not have a Zoom account already, create one prior to the conference. After you register for the IAEA Virtual Conference, registration confirmation and communication will be sent to your provided email address. This email will be connected to your virtual conference access. We recommend you use the same name and email connected to your Zoom account.

Will I have access to a conference app or the virtual conference?

There’s an app for that! IAEA is hosting its 2021 virtual conference with Socio. Socio is the platform that we will be using to upload all of the wonderful content for those registered for the conference. Whether you are using the web version or the mobile version of the Socio app, you will be able to:

  • View the conference agenda details digitally
  • Create your own personal conference agenda
  • See who else is attending and make connections
  • Interact via polls, Q&A sessions, event games, social walls, and more!
  • Receive real-time updates and announcements throughout the conference

Shortly before the conference dates, you will be able to use the IAEA Virtual Conference app to:

  • Plan which sessions you want to attend 
  • Jumpstart on networking
  • Receive updates leading up to the event via push notifications rather than email

After the live conference concludes:

All registered attendees will have access to recorded presentations and materials in Socio for at least 30 days. IAEA Members who register for the virtual conference November 13, 2020 will have access to presentations and materials in Socio for 6 months following the virtual conference day (as long as they remain active members during that time). 

Questions on registration? Contact Ingrid Crepas [email protected]

Have Questions about the Conference?
Contact the following people with questions about the Conference:
Conference Coordinators: Sherri Kushner & Ingrid Crepas, [email protected]
Professional Development: Joan Mills [email protected]
Conference Registration: Ingrid Crepas [email protected]
Vendors Coordinator: Joey Hatch [email protected]
Conference Proposal Coordinator: Eryn Blaser [email protected]
IAEA Member Show: Stacey Gross [email protected]
IAEA Student Show: Susan Tiemstra [email protected]
IAEA Membership Coordinator: MacKenzie Powell [email protected]
IAEA Website Manager: Theresa McGee [email protected]
IAEA Awards: Chris Grodoski [email protected]
Student Advisor Coordinator: Danielle Sheppard  [email protected]

 

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