As we move the IPMI Conference & Expo to a virtual format, we are committed to offering a robust Conference experience, including education sessions, keynotes, vendor showcases, and networking opportunities.
In order to have the best experience possible, we invite you to review the following recommendations.
Participate in Sessions
You will get the most out of the 2020 IPMI Virtual Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo experience when you actively participate!
Introduce yourself in the chat window when you enter a session.
Follow the interaction guidelines and etiquette rules set by the session moderator.
Explore session resources and participate in any polls and other interactive elements.
Consider collaboration. If you are attending with team members, use Google Docs or other collaboration tool to share notes on sessions.
When the session has ended, complete the short evaluation before moving on to the next session or leaving the event platform.
Follow-up with session presenters in the networking areas.
Explore the Expo Hall
The IPMI Virtual Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo platform includes an Expo Hall, showcasing vendors and exhibitors from around the world. Vendor “booths” will have video introductions, downloadable resources, and staff with whom you can interact.
Interactions include chats with staff in each of the booths. Take some time to:
Explore each booth in the Virtual Expo Hall and participate in our gamification to win prizes! We will have a drawing at the end of each day based on participation in the Expo area, and we will have prizes from our exhibitors! Specifics will be shared closer to the event.
Access the Expo Hall early (before it officially opens). Consider in advance who you might like to meet with during open hours.
Set Up Your Personal Virtual Conference Space
The virtual Conference & Expo takes place over two days (June 1-2), with sessions, expo hall interaction and networking taking place throughout each day. We recommend that you set up your personal conference space in advance.
Create a folder on your computer to save the Conference resources that interest you.
Block off time on your calendar so that others know you are busy. Be comfortable with saying no to meetings or appointments during that time—just like you would if you were attending an onsite conference.
Create a Conference document and take notes. This can also help you stay focused on the content.
Stay hydrated and fed! Set yourself up with some tasty snacks and drinks before you settle in.
Wear your conference badge (kidding!). Wear whatever is most comfortable to you, and be prepared to come on camera (completely optional) for social sessions that you are interested in participating in.
Find a quiet space. Use headphones or earbuds to ensure you can hear as well as possible.
Take Regular Breaks
Any conference experience can be exhausting, and we recommend that you schedule breaks for yourself throughout the day.
Stand and stretch (you can even do this during sessions).
Access the virtual Conference early riser mindfulness videos on-demand.
Step away from your computer. We’ll still be here, and you can catch up with sessions on-demand. Remember, you will have access to the virtual Conference content until June 2, 2021.
Share Your Experience
The 2020 IPMI Virtual Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo will be using #IPMI2020 to highlight topic-specific content and to promote networking between speakers, attendees, and those who are not able to attend.
Additionally, here are several other ways that you can connect:
Connect in conversation in the networking areas.
Explore the Expo Hall and engage in conversation with exhibitors.
Actively participate in session-specific chats and Q&A.
Check out the 2020 IPMI Virtual Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo Facebook page for posts and photos .
Share your Virtual Conference experience on social media with photos of where you are participating from, the weather where you are, or just of your coffee and slippers!
IPMI's 2020 Virtual Parking & Mobility Conference & Expo will be packed with more than 40 sessions and 100 speakers, immersive deep-dive sessions for attendees to explore key topics, presentations from some of the most innovative organizations, and opportunities to engage and foster collaborations and build lasting relationships. Stay Connected! >>
Exhibitors can participate in #IPMI2020 virtual experience in a variety of ways. We've built a program that will both allow you to share content and be a visible participant in the #IPMI2020 platform. From Startup companies giving you a sneak peek at emerging technology to forward-thinking integration platforms and products - you'll find the best the industry has to offer for streamlining your operations and planning for the future. >>
#IPMI2020 is a unique opportunity for technology and service providers and even Startups, to put their businesses in front of a global community of decision-makers that drive millions of dollars of procurement decisions. Virtual exhibitor booths offer you 24/7 access to attendees for a full year. You never have to leave your computer to display your products and services, chat with attendees, and generate high-volume, targeted leads. Custom sponsorship opportunities exist to drive traffic to your virtual booth page and enhance your marketing efforts. >>