Why is the registration fee for the General Session the same price for virtual and in-person attendees?

The registration fee for all General Session attendees (virtual and in-person) are the same as the cost incurred for a hybrid meeting is equivalent to an in-person event. There are added costs of providing content both in-person and online. There are fixed costs for the Convention Center, audio visual providers, labor and a platform to provide content. While the registration fee is the same for all attendees, virtual attendees will overall bear a lower cost without travel or hotel fees .

How is the in-person meeting being held?

The IADR is following CDC and WHO Guidelines and Boston Public Health Authorities for best practices in safety protocols to hold an in-person event. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and will update our attendees as the situation continues to evolve.

What happens to in-person registrations if the meeting cannot be held in Boston?

If the in-person meeting cannot be held, all registrations will be updated for virtual attendance and will not be eligible for a refund.

Can I change my registration type from in-person to virtual or virtual to in-person?

All requests to change registration type (virtual or in-person) must be completed through the required form: https://www.iadr.org/2021IAGS/Refund-WithdrawForm. In the event that the in-person components of the meeting cannot be held, all registrations will be for virtual attendance. 

What if I need to request a registration refund?

Please see the 2021 Refund, Cancellation and Substitution Policy.

Will in-person attendees have access to virtual content?

Yes. All IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition attendees will have access to all content being presented by in-person and virtual attendees. Attendees will be able to access to the content through the IADR hybrid meeting platform. Registered attendees can browse the full program, attend live sessions and view and discuss on demand content. The IADR hybrid meeting platform will allow attendees to interact and connect from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

How do in-person & virtual attendees interact?

All 2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition registered attendees will be able to interact through the IADR hybrid meeting platform and a special General Session community within the IADR Community. Within the hybrid platform, virtual attendees and in-person attendees can interact through session feeds, one on one chat and video chat. The IADR hybrid meeting platform will allow all attendees to connect via computer, tablet and mobile device.