Visions of Community Conference 2021 FAQs

 

VOC21 – FAQs

  • Who is VOC for?
    • Parents, Caregivers, Kinship, Youth, Young Adults (14-26), Professionals and Providers who care for children with special needs.
  • What can I get out of it?
    • Training, networking, information, engaging content, resources, connections, access to Pre-events, and the recording of the conference.
  • What are the costs? 
  • Who do I contact for Scholarships information?
  • How does that work?
    • Go to https://fcsn.org/voc/ and click on Exhibitor on the menu button for an up-to-date list of our Exhibitors.
  • How do I speak with an exhibitor:
    • Meet with our Exhibitors during a special pre-event on Thursday, March 4th from 5:30-7:30 pm to learn more about what they have to offer.
    • During the conference, you will be able to meet with them by clicking on the Exhibitor channel either in your browser or on your phone.
      • If on your phone you can…
      • Send them an inquiry.
      • Click on the booth staff and Exchange contact info
      • Say Hi
      • Bookmark for later
      • Send them a message or
      • Click on “Let’s meet” and schedule a time to meet with the Exhibitor
      • Sponsor shout-out
  • If I register online, will you be using my information in any other way?
    • No.
  • Who do I contact for immediate assistance?
    • Email voc@fcsn.org
    • Once registered go to Community and then “Ask the Organizer”
    • Visit the Whova Frequently Asked to view the User Guide
  • Where can I find more information about the youth forum?  
    • Go to the Youth Forum
    • For more information, contact Leslie Leslie at lleslie@fcsn.org
  • Where can I find information on the Sessions?
    • Go to Whova platform
    • Show breakdown of tracks: topic, experience level (beginner, intermediate, etc…), and language.
  • Which languages are you providing translations this year and how does that work?
    • Some of the workshops will be offered in the six languages. To see the schedule which workshops are available in a different language to the Event
  • Can I attend the Pre-events if I do not attend the conference?
    • No. The Pre-events are exclusive to VOC attendees.
  • When are the Pre-Events?
    • Every day from March 2nd – March 5th there will be Networking opportunities and training for those who have registered for this year’s conference.
  • How can I become an Exhibitor?
  • Will the sessions be recorded so that registered attendees can view all of the sessions at another time?
    • This is our current plan but some presenters may request to not be recorded.
    • The full list of recorded workshops will most likely not be finalized until our conference.
  • Is the sibling session meant for parents or siblings and is there a recommended age?
    • The Sibling session is meant for parents.
    • Feel free to submit your questions to the Presenter in Whova prior to the conference.
  • The presenter did not specifically say parents only. Here are the three objectives we were given:
    • Promoting the rights of our brothers and sisters, and of all individuals with disabilities
    • Identifying the positive impact that siblings have on their brothers and sisters who have disabilities
    • Importance of supporting siblings with individuals with disabilities
  • Where do I add the discount code?
    • On the registration page, just under the last ticket option, click on “Add discount code”.  A field will appear that will allow you to enter the code.  This should change the attendee price to “0”.
  • Once you register and create a Whova account to access the conference platform, you can directly message the presenter to see if this would be appropriate for your child(ren) to watch with you.
    • You will go to the Agenda
    • Click on the session
    • Click on chat… it’s that simple. 😊
  • If I accidentally register using someone else’s name, what should I do? 
    • You can change your name under Edit Profile in the mobile app. Tap on your image and edit.
  • How to join the event from a tablet or phone?
    • To join the event from a mobile device or tablet, you will need to download the Whova mobile app.
  • Are there workshop handouts?
    • You may access the handouts by going to the Documents tab on your mobile or browser, then scroll down until you find it.
  • Are sessions being recorded?
    • Yes, All sessions will be recorded.
  • How do I join a session?
    • Go to the Agenda then click on the session you registered for.
    • If you are on a computer, expand the window for full view
  • How can I resolve connectivity issues?
    • Please use the latest version of one of the recommended browsers for the best attendee experience: (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, etc…           
    • If you need assistance contact our Help Desk in the app
  • Can the Google Translation Extension Plug-in work in Whova?
  • Please use the latest version of one of the recommended browsers for the best attendee experience:
    • Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, etc…     
  • Where can I find this year’s flyers?
    • Download this year’s conference flyers and share them with your friends.
  • What are the conference’s hashtags?
    • Use hashtags #voc21 and #fcsnma when promoting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
 
Don’t forget to REGISTER
 
If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page and reach us directly at voc@fcsn.org