InterChange 2022 (Friday, October 7) provides value and normalcy in uncertain times. Whether you’re ready to register, you want to learn more first, or you’re on the fence about attending, here is a list of questions and answers.
What is the theme of the conference?
The theme of InterChange 2022 is “New, Now, Next.” What’s new in the profession, what’s going on now, and what’s next?
Where can I register?
Go to Eventbrite to register and purchase tickets.
Sorry, but I still don’t go out much.
We understand, but you don’t have to! This year’s conference is entirely virtual. You can attend from anywhere in New England, or the world, really, as long as you are awake between 9 AM–6 PM Eastern time.
How will InterChange work?
InterChange 2022 will present a full day of topics in two tracks: Tools and Best Practices and Professional Development. We are setting up three virtual meeting rooms, one for each track and one for the opening and closing sessions and social gatherings. When you register we will send you the URLs for each room. You can choose which room (session) you attend at any time.
What meeting application are you using?
We are using GoTo Meeting. You can use it free from Windows or Mac computers; Android, iOS, or Windows phone devices; or the Chrome browser with no download.
Important: Before 7 October, go to GoTo.com to download the free app for mobile or desktop devices. See https://support.goto.com/meeting for more information.
What does registration cost?
Everyone is welcome at $199 for the day. See the registration page on Eventbrite for details.
Is there a registration discount for STC members?
Yes, STC members can attend for $99. See the registration page on Eventbrite for details.
Is there a registration discount for STC New England members?
Ayup! STC NE members can attend for $79. See the registration page on Eventbrite for details.
Is there a registration discount for tech comm students?
How do you do, fellow kids? The student rate is just $19. See the registration page on Eventbrite for details.
If I register and can’t attend, can I get a refund?
Yes, up to the day before the event. But before you ask for a refund, we will be recording the presentations. See below.
Who is presenting? What are the topics?
Stand by for the list of sessions and presentations.
My coworkers might benefit from these sessions. Do you offer group discounts?
Yes, for three or more attendees registered from the same organization (as determined by email domain). Contact us at Interchange@stcnewengland.org for details.
Sorry, sounds interesting, but I’m busy that day.
See the next question…
Will the presentations be recorded?
Yes, and we will send links to registered attendees so they can view the recordings for up to one year after the conference ends. You can’t ask questions or interact with attendees, so live attendance is your best option; but you can register, do something else that day, and watch the recordings later at your convenience.
I miss the opportunity for face-to-face networking.
So do we. That’s why we’ll leave a virtual “room” open all day (not recorded) for structured and unstructured social events. You can hang out together or use private chats to network one on one. Catch up with friends or make new friends. Recruit. Talk shop or anything but. (Sorry, no coffee will be served.)
I miss the closing raffle. Will there still be swag?
We’re working on it! The closing sessions will still feature drawings (TBA).