NAVIGATING THE VIRTUAL EVENT

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PLATFORM

The SHFM National Conference is going virtual! Your conference pass will give you exclusive access to:
  • All general sessions streamed live & on-demand (30+ days)
  • Interactive exchanges with colleagues, speakers and panels
  • Countless networking opportunities, including one-on-one via video chats
  • Innovation Showcase

Take the Tour!

Get to know the virtual platform and watch the video tour below. The platform is robust with easy to use features for ample educational content and networking as well as sponsorship opportunities. To participate in conference you must register with SHFM. In mid-November, you will receive a separate email invitation to the virtual platform - be sure to log-in, create your profile and explore the platform in advance.  Hear more details in the video tour!

 

EXPLORE THE INNOVATION SHOWCASE!

We encourage everyone to check out all of the latest and greatest innovations these sponsors have to offer. Attendees can view each exhibitor page at any time to download information, view videos, and connect with company representatives. When you gain access to the virtual site please take some time to set up appointments with our sponsor representatives. We have scheduled two separate times exclusively for customer/vendor meetings on December 1 and December 8 from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm eastern time.

Please be sure to show your support to our generous sponsors, who have made this conference possible, by booking appointments.
 

FAQ:

If you cannot find the answer to your question below, please contact us.
 

How do I login?

First, please be sure to register for the conference. Starting in mid-November, the conference platform will be open, and registered attendees will receive a separate email invitation with log-in instructions to the virtual platform. Once you receive the instructions, please join in advance of the conference to design your virtual profile, explore the conference platform and be ready to make the most out of your conference experience!
 

Which browser is best for the virtual platform?

To attend a virtual meeting on the Pathable platform, we strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers. Additionally, some of the sessions and 1:1 video chats in the platform are powered by Zoom and we encourage everyone to join from a device that can access zoom. Due to limitations within Zoom, attendees in Safari, Firefox, or other browsers may have to dial in via telephone in order to hear the meeting audio. Alternatively, you can also start the broadcast, then click the link in the lower-left corner to open the meeting within the Zoom program. Be sure to download the latest version of Zoom before conference begins.
 

How do I attend a session?

On the Pathable platform, attendees can view descriptions and learn more about the session speakers by navigating to the individual sessions from the Agenda page:
  • Attendees can customize their agenda by selecting the session they want to attend
  • Selected sessions appear on attendee's My Agenda page
  • Attendees will be notified when their selected sessions are starting
  • Be sure to log-in to the platform a few minutes before the session begins and open the session in the My Agenda tab - the live session will stream right there!
  • When the session begins, attendees will be able to join the live presentation
  • While on the session page, attendees can ask questions, view documents and take polls
  • Each session will also be recorded and available for viewing up to 30 days after the event

How can I connect with attendees?

Attendees can schedule a meeting with any other attendee! If accepted by the other attendee, the meeting will appear on their personal agenda. At the time of the meeting, they just navigate to the meeting on their agenda and join the video chat!

To schedule a 1:1 meeting:        
  • Navigate to the People tab and click on attendees
  • Click on the attendee you want to meet with
  • Click on the Schedule meeting button
To send a message:
  • Navigate to the People tab and click on attendees
  • Click on the attendee you want to send a message to
  • Click on the Send Message button
To join a community conversation:
  • Navigate to the conversations tab
  • Reply to an ongoing conversation
  • Or click the new conversation button to start a new thread

How do I book a meeting with exhibitors?

  • Navigate to the exhibitor page
  • Click on the exhibitor of your choice
  • Click on a photo of one of the booth staff
  • Click on the "Schedule Meeting" button

What time zone will be used for the live virtual sessions?

Agenda items on the virtual platform will be shown in your native time zone. All times listed on the conference website are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).
 

Share the excitement!

Share your SHFM conference excitement on your social media channels. We've made some easy to use graphics below!

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