October 26 - 28, 2021
What to Expect During Val Week 2021 Hybrid
Meet face-to-face, virtually or both, gaining solutions-focused training and professional development opportunities
Explore the App
Take a quick walk through the amazing features of the all-new ConnectMe App.
For a Premium Event Experience
Download the New ConnectMe App
Before the event, grab your mobile device, turn on the camera and hover over the QR code or click here to download the new ConnectMe App to unlock these benefits:
- Access the latest agenda, live polling, speaker Q&A and Room Radar to see who else is sitting in the room with you
- See who else is attending, create connections, book meetings, chat and video call
- Interact with exhibitors and add content into your personal digital bag
- Access digital copies of conference materials
- Win prizes by scanning exhibitor QR codes in the exhibit hall
We are proud to deliver you a sustainable event by launching several new initiatives noted below.
Digital Event Agenda
In lieu of distributing a printed agenda at the live event in Philadelphia, we will deliver an environmentally-friendly digital agenda through our all-new ConnectMe app
Lanyards & Name Tags
We will be using a TerraCycle Zero Waste Box to recycle used lanyards and nametags after the event.
This year our event will be fully powered by Renewable Energy.
Our 'Better Stands' Approach
Through our commitment to the evolution of the exhibitions industry, we aim to ensure that we are delivering the best possible experience for our customers. We believe that by moving away from the use of disposable exhibition booths we will improve the ease, quality, safety and sustainability of the exhibitor experience at our events. We aim to further minimize exhibition waste by removing carpet in our aisles, using digital signage options as much as possible or using eco cardboard. Finally, encouraging our exhibitors to minimize handouts by utilizing our digital download QR code technology at their booths.
Virtual Programming Days: Watch Live or On-Demand
Our ConnectMe platform enables virtual attendees to watch sessions live and interact with speakers, panels and Q&As in real-time – just as if you were in the room with them!
You also have access to our library of on-demand sessions to watch at your leisure. Miss a live session? No worries! Live sessions will be made available in the on-demand section the next day. What’s more is you have access to all the recorded sessions for 30 days post-event!
Virtual Networking & Exhibit Hall
The agenda has been designed with dedicated networking breaks so you can forge new connections with your peers and industry partners. Set up your profile, browse or search the directory and directly connect with any and all attendees with our enhanced AI-powered networking. Schedule and accept formal appointments or casual chats for one-to-one meetings or invite other for a group discussion.
Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall, where you can view brief company presentations, collateral and information, with the opportunity to be directly contacted.