Can’t attend in person? We're going virtual!
What if there was a way for you to stay safe, save money, and still get the high-quality education you’re looking for from the comfort of your home or office?
This is where Virtual AIHce EXP comes in!
Colleen Manning, the Program Director of eLearning at AIHA, and her team have been working hard to finalize the 2020 virtual program as we shift gears due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since this is her fifth Virtual AIHce EXP, she knows what it takes to create a well-rounded, diverse program.
Virtual AIHce EXP offers a robust online program, including the ability to watch the opening and closing keynotes, along with five different concurrent session options. And you can still gain up to 19 CM credit hours towards your certification needs!
“Participants have told us they appreciate being able to do their professional development in a way that still allows them to keep up with the responsibilities at home and at work,” said Colleen. “They also like that they can chat with each other and comment throughout the live sessions — you can’t really do that in person without disrupting the room.” The AIHA Education team is also exploring new ways to provide virtual networking opportunities for attendees.
So, how was this year’s virtual agenda selected? The sessions selected cover a wide range of different topics and tracks, which mirrors the in-person experience as much as possible. By taking in attendee feedback, Virtual AIHce EXP tries to remain true to typical behavior of those normally onsite: attending quality sessions, informal networking opportunities, learning more from select speakers and influencers through personal conversation, and impromptu sidebar discussions with fellow peers about topics they care about.
It’s not just about the education tracks and the professional development courses (PDCs) that are a part of the virtual experience, however. Colleen says, “We’re always looking at ways we can bring more of the expo hall experience, as well as having quality content – including interviews and discussions.” This year, virtual PDCs are being spread out across the digital sphere and available June 4-5 and 8-12.
Be sure to check out the full programming for this year’s conference and register today. Don’t forget that the keynotes will only be available in real time (they aren't recorded), so you won’t want to miss it!
We can’t wait to see you online!