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Attendee Planning

New for 2020, Convergence is offering two virtual registration options in addition to the in-person event in San Antonio, TX to make it possible for even more people to participate in the event.

Three Paths to Convergence

 
In-Person

Online Premium

Online
Custom Website and Mobile App available available available
Live Plenary Sessions (3) available available available
50+ Educational Sessions available available  
Select Educational Sessions from Two Defined Tracks (16)     available
Spontaneous Engagement Activities available available  
Solutions Circles and One-on-One Connections (Online) available available  
Solutions Circles and One-on-One Connections (In-Person) available    

 

 In-Person Features:

Mobile App and Custom Website – Build your agenda, navigate through Convergence, take notes during sessions, access materials, and connect with other attendees.

Educational Content – 14 pre-conference workshops (add-on purchase), three plenary sessions, 50+ hot-topic concurrent educational sessions organized in four tracks.

Onsite Activities:

  • Convergence Welcome Reception and Solution Center (Exhibit Hall) Grand Opening – Sunday, 13 September, 5:30-7:00 pm - Kick off your Convergence experience by connecting with colleagues and exhibitors in a fun, relaxed environment.
  • Dine Arounds – Monday, 14 September, Departures at 6 and 6:30 pm - This popular dining event is a great opportunity to spend quality time with friends and colleagues outside the convention center and enjoy some of San Antonio’s local hot spots. Sign up in the lobby by registration.
  • Regulatory Gives Back: Party with a Purpose – Tuesday, 15 September, 5:45-7:30 pm - Join your regulatory colleagues throughout the event as we partner with The Children's Hospital of San Antonio for a give-back activity. The culmination will be a party with a purpose where you can connect with colleagues in a fun, relaxed environment.
  • Solution Center (Exhibit Hall) – Meet with a variety of solution providers to help address your pressing challenges around communication, conformity assessment, regulatory intelligence, regulatory information management, staff training, translation services, consulting services, and more. RAPS will have a dedicated area where you can stop by to get information on membership, volunteer opportunities, news, the Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), RAPS products and services, and publications.
  • Solution Circles – Described as a think tank, where collaboration rules, Solutions Circles are where regulatory professionals will be able to come together with the highest form of collaboration. During these events, you will be able to bounce ideas off your colleagues and examine regulatory challenges. Create the kind of learning structured by you, for you. Seating is limited and is managed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Online Premium Features:

Access each from computer or mobile device using the Convergence App or a web browser.

Mobile App and Custom Website – Build your agenda, attend live streamed sessions, participate in live sessions with chat, Q&A and polling, connect with other attendees in real-time with video or text, participate in an in-app social activity feed, access on-demand content and handouts, and take notes during sessions.

Three Plenary Sessions – Live-streamed sessions with opportunities for attendees to participate via chat, Q&A and polling in real-time.

16 Educational Sessions – A selection of hot topic educational sessions from two defined tracks will be live streamed and include opportunities for attendees to participate via chat, Q&A and polling in real-time.

Additional Sessions – Access to the additional hot topic educational session content that is part of the in-person program.

Solution Circles – Described as a think tank, where collaboration rules, Solutions Circles are where regulatory professionals will be able to come together with the highest form of collaboration. During these events, you will be able to bounce ideas off your colleagues and examine regulatory challenges. Create the kind of learning structured by you, for you. We will host video collaboration groups to continue these popular offerings online. Space is limited and is managed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Attend from anywhere (e.g. mobile, tablet or laptop) — App or browser

Spontaneous Engagement Activations – Part of what we look forward to with Convergence each year are some of the surprise activities and activations we incorporate. We are planning to include some of those for the online audience too, but we will keep this a surprise for now.

 Online Features:

Access each from computer or mobile device using the Convergence App or a web browser.

Mobile App and Custom Website – Build your agenda, attend live streamed sessions, participate in live sessions with chat, Q&A and polling, connect with other attendees in real-time with video or text, participate in an in-app social activity feed, access on-demand content and handouts, and take notes during sessions.

Three Plenary Sessions – Live-streamed sessions with opportunities for attendees to participate via chat, Q&A and polling in real-time.

16 Educational Sessions – A selection of hot topic educational sessions from two defined tracks will be live streamed and will include opportunities for attendees to participate via chat, Q&A, and polling in real-time.