Frequently Asked Questions
Is the 2022 AEC in Spokane cancelled and moving Virtual?
No, the AEC is currently scheduled to take place in Spokane, Washington June 28 – July 1, 2022. NEHA is currently planning a virtual component to compliment the in-person conference.
Will the same educational content be available in-person and virtual?
The in-person option will allow for the greatest variety in educational content. Attendees will have the ability to earn comparable hours of Continuing Education (approximately 24 CE’s), however there will be fewer options available virtually. All live in-person keynote sessions will be livestreamed to the virtual platform. The exact number of in-person and virtual sessions will be determined in early 2022.
Will attendees have access to on-demand content following the live conference?
Both in-person and virtual attendees will have on-demand access to recorded in-person and virtual educational sessions for 6 months.
Will virtual attendees have the ability to ask questions?
Yes, the virtual audience will be able to ask questions at virtual sessions and at the limited livestreamed sessions.
When will registration open?
Exhibitor registration opens October 1, 2021 and attendee registration opens December 1, 2021.
What will the registration fees for in-person and virtual attendees be?
While the registration fees are still being determined, the cost will likely be the same to attend in-person and virtually.
Will I have the option to switch my registration from in-person to virtual or virtual to in-person?
Yes, there will be the option to switch your registration before the live conference.
Will the Call for Abstracts deadline be extended?
The Call for Abstracts has been extended and the new deadline to submit is Monday, October 25.
Am I required to register for the conference?
YES. All presenters are required to register for the conference
Can I get registration fees waived as a presenter?
We anticipate over 200 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.
Will speakers have the option of presenting in-person or virtual?
At this time, the option to present virtually is only available to those with employer-imposed travel restrictions. Presenters will have the option to submit their current status when abstracts are submitted and presenters will have the option of updating that information closer to the conference. Keep in mind, NEHA will continue to monitor employer-imposed travel restrictions and will organize the in-person and virtual agendas according to these restrictions.
Can I still submit an abstract if I am unsure of what travel restrictions will be in place next summer!
Absolutely! NEHA will work with all accepted abstracts based on the ability to travel to the AEC.
If I already submitted an abstract for the AEC, will I need to resubmit for a virtual session?
No. Abstracts already submitted for the 2022 AEC Call for Abstracts will be considered equally for the hybrid program, there will be no need to re-submit. Speakers will have the option to update their travel status on their abstract submission.
When will I be notified if my abstract was accepted for a presentation?
Presenters will be notified in December 2021.
Exhibitors and Sponsors
What if I already purchased an Exhibit Booth for 2022?
There will be no change to the in-person exhibit hall. At this time, the virtual component will be exclusively for educational content and there will be no virtual exhibit hall.
For more information on the AEC, please e-mail AEC@neha.org or call (303) 756-9090, dial 1 for AEC assistance.