Frequently Asked Questions
When will the three-part virtual series take place?
April 20-21, 2021
June 1-2, 2021
July 14-15, 2021
How long will each program be?
Each program will include 8-9 hours of educational content spread over two days.
How will educational content be spread across the three-part virtual series?
Each program will focus on different topic areas (Food Safety, Water, Emergency Preparedness, Climate and Health, etc.). The exact content of each program will be determined by mid-February, 2021.
When will registration open?
Registration opens March 1, 2021.
Will I have to register for all three programs in the series?
There will only be the option to register for the entire three-part series.
What if I am unable to attend one or two of the programs?
While we encourage everyone to participate in the live programs to maximize engagement and to take advantage of live networking opportunitties, we understand that may not always be possible. All content will be recorded and made available to registered attendees after the conclusion of each program for at least 6 months.
I already registered, how do I access the Virtual Series?
Registrants will receive an email invitation to the virtual platform aproximately 2 weeks before each program in the series. Please make sure to add ‘email@example.com’ to your allow list to ensure you receive your invitation.
Do all individuals in a group need to register at the same time?
Registration must be completed by one person who can register all individuals within the group at once.
What information does the person registering need in order register all individuals in the group?
Membership status, name, email, and mailing address (for each individual).
Is group registration open to members and nonmembers?
Group registration is only available to NEHA members. All individuals in a group registration must be individual members of NEHA. All group registrations will be reviewed by NEHA staff and registrations will not be considered final until membership status of each individual can be verified by NEHA.
What should we do if there are nonmembers in our group?
Nonmembers in a group should join NEHA individually prior to inclusion in a group registration.
Can membership be purchased during the registration process?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer bundling membership with group registration. Membership can only be purchased by an individual since new members create individual profiles during membership sign-up. Everyone in a group should ensure they have an active NEHA membership prior to group registration.
When will individual registrations in a group registration be considered final?
Membership status for each individual will need to be verified before individual registrations can be finalized and individuals will be granted access to the virtual platform.
When will I be notified if my abstract was accepted for a presentation?
Presenters will be notified by the end of February, 2021.
Am I required to register for the conference?
YES. All presenters are required to register for the full three-part series.
Can I get registration fees waived as a presenter?
We anticipate over 100 presenters who not only present but also attend our other educational sessions. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer discounted registration to so many presenters. We also encourage collaboration and attendance to our other educational sessions, so presenters not only spread their knowledge but also gain value from other presenters.
What A/V equipment will I be required to have to be a presenter?
All presenters will need a web cam, microphone, reliable internet connection, etc.
My abstract was accepted, when will I find out the time and date of my presentation?
Details regarding date and time, as well as additional details, will be sen to confirmed speakers by March 10.
Will virtual presentations be pre-recorded or live virtual sessions?
All educational sessions will be live virtual sessions.
Will there be a training reviewing how to use the virtual platform for speakers?
Yes. Details on the training will be sent via email to all confirmed speakers.
Exhibitors and Sponsors
I already paid to sponsor or exhibit at the 2021 AEC, what should I do?
Soni Fink will be working with exhibitors and sponsors in the coming weeks to discuss potential opportunities for involvement in the virtual program. If no alternative opportunity can be agreed upon, a refund will be offered.
What do Virtual Exhibit Booths come with?
- Virtual booth where you can promote your company and engage live with attendees
- Two standard attendee registrations with full access to the three-part virtual series including all educational sessions
- Inclusion as an exhibitor on the exhibitor conference webpage with hyperlinked logo visible worldwide
- Lead retrieval for your company booth
- Postconference attendee mailing list
- Recognition in the October 2021 issue of NEHA’s Journal of Environmental Health (JEH)
For more information on the AEC, please e-mail AEC@neha.org or call (303) 756-9090.