F.A.Q.

If you have a question that was not answered by one of the frequently asked questions below, please email us at [email protected] and we will do our best to assist you.

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Why host a virtual conference?

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 real life. This year, we will be hosting the virtual conference on a customized version of Pathable's platform. 

Live and on demand 

Participate LIVE on the day and then enjoy full access to all content for a whole year, when it’s convenient for you. This includes any of the concurrent sessions you may have missed. 

Networking and collaboration

Access a select and “captive” community for networking and collaboration using technology that makes connecting with other participants easy! An outreach feature is an surprisingly effective way to make new connections, and to reach your 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.  

About Becoming an Exhibitor or Sponsor

How do I become a sponsor or an exhibitor?

Thank you for your interest in supporting MH4A 2020. Click here to connect with our sponsorship and exhibitor leads.

About Presenting at the Conference

How do I submit an abstract to be considered to present at the conference?

Abstracts are welcome until June 12th 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 the 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 in the year following.

Do presenters need to register?

Yes, presenters are required to register. We offer a reduced rate for presenters.

About the Venue

When and where is the conference take place and where is it located?
The Mental Health For All conference will take place on September 23rd, 24th, and 25th at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario.

What are the hotel room rates?
The rate in our block is $279.00. For more information, click here.

How do I get to the hotel?
Click here for directions: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/yyzwi-the-westin-harbour-castle-toronto/

What time do I arrive for the conference?
The conference begins with registration and continental breakfast from 7:30am to 9:00am.  The conference officially begins at 9:00am on each day.

About Registration and Registration Fees

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 20.

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.

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.

About Poster Presentations 

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.

General Conference Related Questions

Will there be wifi?

Yes, there will be Wifi at the conference in the meeting space.  It is included with the cost of registration. A code will be provided at the conference.

Will there be volunteer opportunities?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the conference. Please email us at [email protected] for more information about potential opportunities.

Accessibility

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