Virtual Conference FAQ

How do I register for the Conference?

To register for the Chorus America Virtual Conference, log in to your Chorus America account. You can register for the conference here.

Before the Conference begins, we will invite you to create a profile on our Conference platform - which is called HeySummit - where you will then be able to curate your schedule, view speakers and sessions, and more. 

I just registered for the Conference, now what?

Wonderful! That’s all for now. Before the Conference begins, we will invite you to create a profile on our HeySummit Conference platform, where you can register for talks and other events.

I’m having issues logging in to register.

Our system identifies people using an individual’s email address and password as a login. If you are a chorus member, each person that serves on your board or staff is eligible to have their own login to our website, and that login is a personal email address.

  • If you have attended a Chorus America event before you probably already have an account in our system. If you’re unsure which email address your account is under, email Karyn Castro at karyn@chorusamerica.org
  • If you’ve never setup an account, please go here to create a login using your email address and password.

My chorus is a member of Chorus America, but I’m getting the non-member registration rate.

When your chorus joins Chorus America, we typically receive a listing of board and staff members along with their email addresses. We add this information into our database and you receive membership benefits through your chorus’s membership.

  • If you are a current board or staff member, but are not receiving the member price please email Karyn Castro at karyn@chorusamerica.org to update this information in our database.
  • If your organization’s membership has lapsed, please email Karyn Castro at karyn@chorusamerica.org for information on how to renew your membership.

I am a student but I’m getting the member rate.

The student registration rate for conference is limited to people with “student memberships.” If you are a student, but receive your membership by being part of a member chorus, you will need to first join Chorus America as a student member.

How do I participate in this Conference?

The Virtual Conference will be hosted online, primarily through a platform called HeySummit. You will be invited to create a login for the HeySummit site before the Conference begins, where you’ll be able to sign up for talks, attend our Plenaries and Sessions, view pre-recorded Mini Sessions, and view any sessions you may have missed. We will be utilizing a networking platform called Remo, where we will host social gatherings and networking opportunities.

What will a typical Conference day look like?

We’re intentionally scheduling the Virtual Conference to be a bit spread out, with approximately 3-4 hours of programming per day. Each day, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from leaders, to network with new and old friends, and to sing! We understand the demands of being a conference attendee at home are different than being a conference attendee in-person. If you miss a plenary or a session, you’ll be able to view them whenever you have time through HeySummit.

Will there be singing?

Most definitely! We'll begin and end the Virtual Conference with an opportunity to sing with the Chorus America community, and there will be a Daily Sing posted each day to help you connect to the art form you love.

Will I need to download any software or apps to attend the Conference?

We will be using Zoom for our live talks and plenaries, which you can download here. Other than that, our content will all be online. HeySummit and Remo, our conference platforms, are both web-based programs, meaning you don’t have to have any special equipment to participate. All talks and plenaries will be recorded and posted to HeySummit, where you will be able to view them at your leisure.

What technology hardware will I need in order to get the most out of this experience?

To get the best experience out of Conference, you should have a device with access to internet and speakers to hear. To make the most of our networking opportunities, access to a webcam and a microphone is recommended. These can be done on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or even on a smart-phone.

Will I be able to view sessions after they’ve occured?

Yes! Each session will be recorded and posted on HeySummit in our Recorded Sessions Library. This will be the first Conference where you can view every talk if you want to! There will also be shorter, pre-recorded materials, our  Mini-Breakout Sessions, available there for you to explore at your own pace throughout the week. All recorded materials will be available to you on HeySummit until June 30.

Will there be networking opportunities?

Yes! We know one of the best things about Conference is to catch up with old friends, and to make new friends from the field. While it won’t be the same as our in-person networking events, we’re able to utilize technology to bring Peer Forums, One-on-Ones, Sponsor Showcases, and other social opportunities to your own home!

How should I prepare for this?

When you’re invited to create your accounts on HeySummit and Remo, sometime in June, the best way to prepare will be to make sure your profile information is up-to-date. Think of these as electronic business cards. You’ll be able to add your email, connect to you or your organization’s website, connect to your LinkedIn or other social media pages, etc. You’ll want to make sure those are all up-to-date, as well.

Have a question we didn't cover here?

Please contact Programs and Membership Associate Karyn Castro at karyn@chorusamerica.org or 202.331.7577 x246

 

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