Frequently Asked Questions


When will the three-part virtual series take place?  
Exact dates have not been announced; however, NEHA is planning on three separate programs spread over Spring and Summer 2021. Keep an eye out for additional details in the coming weeks. 


How long will each program be? 
Each of the three programs will likely include two half days of educational content. 


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 after the Call for Abstracts closes December 7. 


When will registration open? 
Registration will open after the exact dates and educational content have been finalized in early 2021.  


Will I have to register for all three programs in the series? 
There will be the option to register for one program or all three programs in the series.  


If I already submitted an abstract for the in-person AEC, will I need to resubmit for a virtual session?
No. Abstracts submitted for the initial 2021 Call for Abstracts will be considered equally for the virtual program, there will be no need to re-submit. 
When will I be notified if my abstract was accepted for a presentation? 
Presenters will be notified in early 2021, following the Call for Abstracts re-opening November 16 – December 7, 2020.  


Am I required to register for the conference?  
YES. All presenters are required to register for either one virtual series (day of your presentation) or 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.  


Will virtual presentations be pre-recorded or live virtual sessions?  
Both options are a possibility. As a presenter, please be prepared for either a pre-recorded or live session.  

Exhibitors and Sponsors

I already paid to sponsor or exhibit at the 2021 AEC in 
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.