Thank you for attending Vermont Fest! Below you will find final necessary actions and other information you’ll need!
Create your Hopin account and Connect it to Vermont Fest
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The online and most up-to-date schedule is posted here (https://vita-learn.org/vermontfest/schedule/). On this page, you can also download a PDF version of the schedule in condensed and expanded versions.
Please complete a feedback survey for each session, including Keynote and Featured Speaker presentations. It is only 4 multiple choice questions and an optional fill in the blank for other comments. By completing the survey, you provide valuable feedback to our presenters. Additionally, you will also receive your Professional Development Certificate, and you will be entered into the daily door prize drawings. Some Door Prizes require that you visit the Expo booths to register for individual drawings. All drawings will be at 6:30 pm (W-F) and at 12:30 pm (Sat).
The survey can be found here:
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Once you are logged into Hopin and you’ve entered the event, click Expo.
Expo Booths are available from October 28, 1:30 pm until October 31, 1:30 pm. Some booths will be staffed by company representatives for certain hours. Visit each booth to learn more! Some of the door prize drawings require that you visit the booths and register for that prize!
Water cooler rooms are set up to allow any groups of attendees to gather and video chat with each other. They have no set topic or agenda, and they are available on a first-come first-serve basis. These are public spaces, and other attendees may show up in the room at anytime! You may politely ask others to leave a room if you are having a private conversation, but please be respectful of the limited and public nature of the water cooler rooms.
If you want to have a private video chat, you can initiate a private video chat by finding the person in the People tab in the sidebar, then invite them to a private video chat. But, for groups of 3 or more, we ask that you leverage your own video conferencing platforms as we are unable to manage creating private spaces during the conference, sorry!
Each evening from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Vermont Fest breaks for dinner. We invite everyone to eat together at virtual tables in the virtual banquet hall. You’ll need to bring your own dinner! Dinner Session Rooms are set up in the Sessions area just like workshop session rooms except that there is no moderator. That means everyone (at least the first 8 or so) people can turn on their cameras. So, it’s a virtual round banquet table that seats about 8-10 people!
Some “rooms” will have no topic, and others will. They will be listed on the conference program with all of the workshop sessions. Please find a seat somewhere and join in. If you’d like to suggest a topic for one or more of the dinners, please email Jeff Mao, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pre-Conference Workshops are hosted in Zoom. Specifics for each session were sent separately by the workshop leaders. If you did not get or you cannot find the login details for your workshop, please contact the workshop leader directly!
Digital Citizenship Workshop with Common Sense Education – Sue Thotz
A Caroling We Will Go with Create Make Learn – Lucie DeLaBruere
If you require technical assistance while you are at the conference, please stop by the Conference Help Desk found in the Expo area. The Conference Help Desk is staffed for most of the hours of the conference unless the staff has been pulled away to provide support in another part of the virtual venue!
If you require technical assistance during your session, most rooms will have a room helper who can provide assistance or alert the Conference Help Desk of the issue.