CONFERENCE FORMAT/AGENDA FAQ'S
Below are some of our frequently asked questions. If you have any questions that aren't covered below, don't hesitate to reach out to Event Marketing Manager, Ally MacDonald at Allison.MacDonald@informa.com
When does the in-person conference & exhibition take place?
The in-person experience takes place across 4 days from September 20-23, 2021 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. September 20 is the pre-conference workshop & exhibition set up day and the main conference & exhibition will run from September 21-23. Your All Access In-Person Pass also grants you access to all benefits included in the Digital Experience Pass.
How many attendees/exhibitors will be onsite in Boston?
This will be our first TIDES in-person experience since COVID-19, but we expect around 500-600 attendees and 60+ exhibitors onsite. We expect in-person attendance to be heavily US-focused, but we are already receiving international registrations from EU and Asia!
What COVID-19 safety protocols be implemented?
TIDES USA's in-person experience will be organized in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard.
Will you be offering exhibit hall visitor passes?
Yes! Exhibit hall visitor registration will open up in mid-July.
What networking opportunities are available?
Both the in-person and digital attendees, exhibitors and speakers will be contactable in the ConnectMe digital event platform for meeting scheduling and instant messaging. Plus, our in-person experience will have an evening drinks reception in the exhibition on Sept 21 as well as the return of our famous Biotech Week Boston Party in the Park at the Lawn on D on Sept 22!
Which platform are you using to host the virtual portion of the event?
To deliver a seamless event experience, we’ll be using our best-in-class ConnectMe digital event platform makes it easier than ever for you to access today's leading science, technologies and networking opportunities within the global therapeutics’ community.
You can watch an informational video of how the platform works here: https://informaconnect.com/tides/digital-attendee/#take-a-tour-of-tides-usa-digital-2021
Is there a virtual exhibition space?
Yes, there is a virtual exhibit hall where each sponsor will have their own "booth" for you to engage with them.
Can I connect with other attendees?
Yes, from September 20-30, you are able to connect with all other attendees in numerous ways through video chat, instant message and meeting request functionalities.
Will all of the presentations from the live event be available on the ConnectMe platform?
Yes, all the main conference presentations from the live event will be available to watch on-demand during the week of September 28-30 on the ConnectMe platform.
Please note: Pre-Conference Workshops will not be available on-demand as this is a paid add on, and only taking place in-person in Boston on September 20.
Will you be accepting poster submissions?
Yes, we are accepting poster submissions for both the in-person and virtual events. You must add the poster presentation to your conference pass during the registration process, as well as fill out a poster submission form. For more information, visit: https://informaconnect.com/tides/poster-presentations/
Will posters be available in-person and virtually?
Yes, we will have a poster hall within the exhibit hall on-site in Boston, September 21-23. Any in-person poster presenter who wishes to have their poster displayed virtually will also have that option. There will also be a virtual poster hall within the ConnectMe platform.
Will speaker presentation slides be made available after the event?
No, unfortunately we do not share speaker presentation slides with our attendees. However, the presentations will be made available for 30-days post event for you to rewatch at your leisure.
Will I receive a delegate list?
The delegate list is not available pre or post-event, however, you will be able to see a full list of who attended live and in-person, as well as communicate with all registered delegates through the ConnectMe platform by scheduling meetings or initiating 1:1 chats.
TICKETS & REGISTRATION FAQ's
What are the conference pass options?
You can choose between an All Access Conference + Workshop Pass (In-Person), an All Access Conference Pass (In-person), or a Digital Experience Pass (Virtual Only). Descriptions of what is included in each of these can be found here: https://informaconnect.com/tides/pricing-options/
Can I share my Digital Experience Pass with a colleague?
No, your digital experience pass will only allow one person to access the ConnectMe platform and cannot be shared with colleagues or anyone else. If more than one member of your team would like to attend, you can take advantage of our group discounts, for more information please contact Jessica.email@example.com.
Can I change my registration from Digital Experience to In-Person, or vice versa?
Yes! Our new flexible registration policy for 2021 allows you to substitute your all access pass for a digital experience pass, or vice versa, anytime up to 14 days before the event. Simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will either charge you the difference for upgrading to all access or credit back the price for transferring to digital only.
Can I register on behalf of someone else?
Yes, you may register on behalf of someone else. When you book online we'll need you to provide the name, job title, company and contact details of the person you wish to register so we can make sure they receive their login details.
When will I receive my log in details for the ConnectMe (Digital) Platform?
All attendees will receive access to the platform the week of September 13. This will be sent to you via email, so keep an eye out for this.
Can I transfer my registration to a colleague?
Your registration can be transferred to a colleague, free of charge, at any time before the start of the event. Please contact email@example.com who will be able to assist you with your inquiry.
Do you offer group discounts?
Yes, we offer discounts on groups of 3+ - we encourage teams to attend the meeting in order to make more connections and multiply the value that you can take back to your organization. For more information, please contact Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you offer reduced rates for academics and start ups?
We do offer a reduced registration fee for academics and start ups in order to make the meeting accessible to everyone. For academics, please visit the pricing page as the discounted rates are already made available there. For start up’s, please contact Allison.MacDonald@informa.com.
CONTACT THE TIDES TEAM
+1 (617) 960-6173
Customer Service Team
888-670-8200 (U.S. Toll-free)
+1 941-554-3500 (International)