What you need to know about IBPA Publishing University 2021's fully virtual online platform.
IBPA Publishing University 2021 will take place as a fully virtual event on the Attendify platform, with live programming April 7, 8, 9, and 10 and access to recorded programming through May 7.
Virtual events should feel like events, not websites. That's why IBPA partnered with Attendify to deliver IBPA Publishing University 2021. Attendify's reimagined social and event features will help attendees engage in a virtual environment like never before. Online features include:
Town Hall: Attendify’s virtual experience starts with an open community space that captures the excitement and energy of walking into an event venue and seeing all the learning and networking opportunities available to you.
Interactive Sessions: IBPA Publishing University is built around educational opportunities and Attendify makes it easy to access live and recorded video while also engaging in the experience with social features like polling, Q&A, and a list of attendees in each session for easy networking.
Effective Networking: At every step of the virtual experience attendees will have networking tools. Whether posting on the activity stream, browsing other attendee profiles, sending messages and chat requests, or viewing a session, networking will always be just one click away.
Thanks to the Attendify platform's lower expenses, IBPA is able to provide the same degree of education and networking at 40% off the in-person IBPA Publishing University ticket price. Each conference ticket includes 4-week access to the online platform (April 7, 2021 through May 7, 2021), all online educational sessions (live and recorded), 1-on-1 networking opportunities, access to IBPA's exclusive "Ask the Experts" program, and more!
Fees: IBPA Members: $239; Non-Members: $339 (non-member fee includes 1-year IBPA membership)
Scholarships: Scholarships covering the full ticket price are available. Click here for details.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What do you mean by “a virtual event?” How does that work?
As an IBPA Publishing University 2021 registrant, you’ll be invited to log into the Attendify virtual event platform on April 6. The interface will be user-friendly and there will be IBPA staff and volunteers on-hand throughout the entire program to help you navigate the system. Live, interactive programming will be offered April 7, 8, 9, and 10. Most sessions will be recorded and accessible through the Attendify platform until May 7.
I'd like to register several people from my company. Does IBPA offer a group registration discount?
Absolutely! When three (3) or more people register from the same organization, an additional discount of $39 per person is applied to the MEMBER or NON-MEMBER rate. Bring a colleague! It's a great deal. To request a group discount, contact IBPA COO Terry Nathan at email@example.com.
I have credit on my IBPA account. How do I apply my IBPA credit toward registration for the 2021 virtual program?
IBPA credit, including IBPA Publishing University 2020 tickets held on account for 2021, can be used toward any IBPA Publishing University 2021 experience (conference tickets, extracurricular activities, etc.). If you'd like to use your credit toward IBPA Publishing University 2021, please email Angela Bole at firstname.lastname@example.org before you register.
Will IBPA Publishing University 2022 be in-person?
We sincerely hope so! It is IBPA's intention to host an in-person conference as soon as it's safe to do so. Should a 2022 in-person event be possible, IBPA has space held in the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida from Thursday, April 28, 2022 through Saturday, May 1, 2022. Even if the 2022 event is held in-person, it's likely it will include some virtual learning elements, as well...the best of both worlds.