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As you know, large public gatherings are not possible at this time. However, the virtual conference is not only a fall-back option. In fact, there are things we can do at a virtual conference that we can’t do in person, like networking and collaborating using current technology. This year, we will be hosting the virtual conference on a customized version of Pathable.com's platform.
Live and on demand
Participate LIVE on Oct 19 and 20th and then enjoy full access to all content for a whole year This includes any of the concurrent sessions you may have missed.
Networking and collaboration
You will have access to a select and “captive” community for networking and collaboration using technology that makes connecting with other participants easy! The outreach feature on the conference platform is an effective way to make new connections and reach out to colleagues.
Cost and travel savings
Registration fees are significantly reduced, making it more affordable for more people.
The virtual format is exceptionally convenient: no travel costs or woes, enjoy meals on your own terms, and sleep in your own bed.
How do I become a sponsor or an exhibitor?
Thank you for your interest in supporting MH4A 2021. Click here to connect with our sponsorship and exhibitor leads.
How do I submit an abstract to be considered to present at the conference?
Abstracts are welcome until July 5th and can be submitted via this link.
Will I receive training on how to present using the virtual conference platform?
Yes, all presenters will be required to attend a training session on the virtual conference platform, where you will learn how to access the platform, upload slides, poll your audience, optimize your livestreaming set up and more.
Will the sessions be recorded?
Yes, all sessions will be recorded and available on the virtual platform for one year following the conference.
Will presentation slides or documents be made available to delegates?
Presentation slides or documents will be uploaded to the conference platform and made available for delegates in each session, both LIVE and on demand for a year.
Do presenters need to register?
Yes, presenters are required to register. We offer a reduced rate for presenters.
What is included in the cost of my registration?
You will receive full access to the virtual conference platform 7 days prior to the event, allowing you to familiarize yourself with the platform, complete your profile and start creating your personalized calendar.
You will also enjoy full LIVE access to the conference proceedings and then complete access for a full year following.
When will I be able access to the virtual event platform?
You will be able to access to the virtual conference platform 7 days prior to the conference. You will be invited to create a profile and personalize your conference agenda. You will also be able to see the profiles of the presenters and other delegates, and send them meeting requests for 7 days prior to October 19.
Do I need to select my breakout sessions during registration?
No, you will be able to select your breakout sessions when you are given access to the virtual conference platform 7 days in advance. The maximum capacity for each breakout session is 500 people.
Is there funding to assist with registration costs?
At this time, bursaries are not available. However, reduced registration rates are available for students, presenters, CMHA staff and people with lived experience of mental illness.
How do I register for the conference?
Registration is not available at this time. Please continue to check our website for more information, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @CMHA_NTL for updates.
Will there be poster presentations again this year?
Unfortunately, we are unable to organize poster presentations this year due to the virtual aspect of the conference.