Why did HCTC21 decide to go virtual? To protect the health and safety of attendees, speakers, and sponsors. We also understand the financial challenges that COVID has negatively impacted many personal and program budgets. Being virtual, we are able to provide a tremendous, safe experience at an affordable cost.
What if there is a successful vaccine developed before May? HCTC21 will stay virtual, as there remains uncertainty with the availability of a vaccine once it is approved. We hope to be back in-person in for HCTC22. In fact, each HCTC21 registrant will receive a 5% discount off their in-person HCTC22 registration price.
What makes HCTC21’s virtual experience event platform unique?
Attend the event from any location; accessible through your PC or any mobile device via the Whova Mobile app
Access the event platform weeks prior to and post-HCTC21 to view information and for enhanced networking opportunities well-beyond the two-day event
Obtain real-time push notifications to let you know important updates
Access all HCTC21 documents
SmartProfiles, which is auto-populated prior to HCTC21 and enables you to add or edit information, allows you to learn about other attendees, directly communicate with other attendees via in-app messaging, and exchange contact information with other attendees via E-Business cards
Maximize your virtual event networking opportunities through Attendee Matchmaking, where Whova recommends others with commonalities including professional and educational background, location, and interests
Access the Community Board to start discussions, share thoughts, ask questions, and “Suggest a Meet” to engage with other attendees outside of the Community Board
Interact with speakers by “liking” their session and leaving comments
Use the Twitter tool to share your thoughts with those outside the event, with the #HCTC21 hashtag automatically added to your tweets
Access virtual booths via the Sponsor Showcase, which allows you to view sponsor videos, photos, marketing materials, giveaways, special offers, and chat with sponsors
Do you limit the number of registrations? Yes. Registration is limited to the first 100 registrants. One of the aspects that makes HCTC special is the intimate learning and networking environment. It is much more easier to stand out while networking when you are one of 100 instead of one of several hundred, whether you are in-person or virtual.
Is HCTC just for assistant coaches? Absolutely not. We have had numerous head coaches from all collegiate levels attend HCTC to learn strategies to not just obtain a new Head Coach position, but also how to be the most successful in their current role as a Head Coach.
If my Assistant Coach is not ready to become a Head Coach, why should they come to HCTC? If their end goal is to become a Head Coach, it is never too early to learn and implement successful strategies. Hearing exactly what you go through as a Head Coach will help them relate better to your in your role, while learning necessary responsibilities will make your job easier by allowing you to delegate more easily to them and allow them to take more ownership of those responsibilities.
How do I register for HCTC21? Please visit this link.
Do you offer registration discounts if I would like to send three or more of my staff members? Yes. Early staff registration price is $300, which allows you to include up to five staff members and is a 20% discount off the regular staff registration price. The registration price for staffs will increase to $400 on February 1, 2021.
Do you offer scholarships? The BDS Agency offers scholarship opportunities for those currently enrolled in bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. You can find more info HERE.
Do I need Whova and Zoom to join the event? No. A Whova account is all that is required to join the event.
How do I access information prior to HCTC21 and join the event? In the weeks prior to to the event, you will receive a link via email to create a Whova account and access the HCTC21 platform.
Is it required to turn my webcam/camera on? No.
Will sessions be recorded and accessible following the event? No. If you’ve already been to HCTC, you know that our speakers are very open and tell intimate stories. We want to ensure that all speakers feel comfortable and confident when sharing information and stories with attendees and do not feel they need to watch what they say because it is or will be available for viewing elsewhere.
Can I receive a refund should I need to cancel my registration? No. HCTC21’s registration is non-refundable.
Can I transfer my registration to another person should I not be able to attend HCTC21? While no refunds will be provided, you may transfer your registration one time should you not be able to attend HCTC21 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the person you are transferring your registration to.
I am interested in speaking at HCTC21, who should I contact? Feel free to email email@example.com.
I am interested in becoming a sponsor for HCTC21, who should I contact? Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.