The Canadian Fabricare Association virtual conference, themed “Rebuilding Relationships During COVID”, promises to be packed with useful information for all “attendees.” The conference will air online on Sunday, October 25, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. The conference is free to CFA members, and just $50 for all others.
“So, how do I get involved?“
Step 1: Download the conference packet, which includes information about the presentations, speaker bios and, most importantly, the registration form. You will need to fax or mail your registration.
Step 2: You will receive an email with an invitation to the meeting, hosted on Zoom. This will include important information to get you connected to the meeting, so save it.
“Wait, I’ve never Zoomed before!”
Never fear, there’s a first time for everything. It’s actually very easy to get set up to participate in Zoom events, and you will probably enjoy it once you have a few experiences. You’ll need a computer, tablet or cell phone which has a camera and microphone. That’s it.
Since it can be intimidating getting into something like Zoom for beginners, you can view a very simple video online that will get you all set.
“What else do I need to know?”
This conference will be set up so that the only people you see on the screen are the presenters. That means not only will you not see other participants, they won’t see you, either. So, no need to worry about what you wear or what is in the background behind you while you are viewing the program.
So, bring a snack, sit back and get ready to take notes.
You can submit questions you’d like the presenters to answer in their talks ahead of time (read the information packet to know what will be discussed) and they will try to address those. You can also submit a question during the presentation, which will be given to the speaker afterward and answers will be posted in upcoming CFA newsletters.
Becca Anderson spent 17 years in public relations, advertising and corporate PR before joining Fabricare Canada in 2000. She was named editor in 2013, and welcomes feedback about the magazine via the contact form on this site.