PWQA 2021 Virtual Convention FAQ

 PWQA 2021 Virtual convention

Thank you for your interest in this year’s PWQA Virtual Convention. Please take the time to view some Frequently Asked Questions below. If your question is not listed or you would like more information, please contact Jenneva at (626) 283-4464 or via email office@pwqa.org.

Q: When is the event? How do I attend?

A: October 12-14, 2021. Education sessions are scheduled in the mornings from 7 am to about 11 am PT daily (check here for up-to-date schedule). The Industry Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday October 12, 2021 at 4 pm. All sessions and activities will be held via Zoom.

Q: Do I need to register in advance? How can I register?

A: Yes, you do need to register in advance. You can register online here or by download the registration form here and returning via email. Applications sent via email may take up to 24 hours to process after October 5, 2021. Email completed applications to info@pwqa.org .

Q: How much does it cost to attend?

A: The Convention will focus on our education courses.  The Education Session registration costs $59 per person for member companies and $79 per person for non-member companies. The Education Session registration includes access to all Virtual Education Classes (live and post event recordings), Tech Talks, Exhibitor Virtual Booths and the Industry Award Ceremony. There is no fee to view all Virtual Exhibitor Booths or Tech Talks. We only request your name, company name and your email address as registration before you view the page.

Q: I want to exhibit. What do you need from me?


A: Thank you for being a part of our event! Submit all materials to info@pwqa.org, include dropbox/wetransfer links for large files. Material submission deadline is Tuesday, October 5, 2021 to check for technical difficulties and to be certain your video is available online on October 12. Exhibit Booth can be uploaded at any time throughout the event and will be posted on the website throughout the rest of 2021. Any materials received after that date will be posted 24-36 hours of receipt.

This year we are offering 2 types of exhibit booths, the Juice Joint Exhibits or the Speakeasy Exhibits.

Juice Joint Exhibiting:

Videos for Virtual Exhibits need to be 5 to 10 minutes in MP4 Video. Powerpoint slideshows need to be a max of 15 slides.

Speakeasy Exhibiting:

One-page pdf showcasing your products, logo, and contact information.

The files can be provided directly to our office or you can upload to your company’s YouTube channel (if applicable) and provide the link directly to us via email. You can record yourself using your mobile device/ camera or you can record using Zoom and share the recording with us. Remember, keep it simple and natural. Be as creative as you want to be.

Videos/Slideshow for Virtual Exhibits or Sponsorship need to be 5 minutes or less in MP4 Video or Powerpoint slideshow. The files can be provided directly to our office or you can upload the video to your company’s YouTube channel (if applicable) and provide the link directly to us via email. You can record yourself using your mobile device/ camera or you can record using Zoom and share the recording with us. Remember, keep it simple and natural. Be as creative as you want to be. Be sure to also provide the below for introduction on our Virtual Exhibitors Listing Page:

Company Logo
Company Name
Website
Contact Information: Name and Title, Phone, Email
Short Message to Attendees: (limits to 2-3 lines)

Q: My company would like to exhibit but I don’t know where to start.

A: Greg Reyneke and Allan Horner have created videos with great tips and examples on how to create a virtual booth. They can be viewed on the website here. Remember, keep it simple and natural. Be as creative as you want to be. The exhibit booths do not need to be complicated. See the Virtual Booth requirements below.

Q: I can’t log into my member portal/ I don’t know what email I provided/ I forgot my password, what do I do?

A: Please email Jenneva Guzman at office@pwqa.org.

Q: How does a Virtual Convention work?

A: The convention will be held online via Zoom. The event will take place over 3 days with education sessions each morning from 7 am – around 11 am Pacific Time. The Industry Award Ceremony will take place Tuesday October 12 at 4 pm Pacific Time. Registration can be completed at any time online via your company member portal or by emailing the completed registration application here to info@pwqa.org. Applications sent via email may take up to 24 hours to process after October 5, 2021. Each attendee will receive an email confirmation containing their personalized link to join the Convention. All attendees will start receiving their confirmation email on October 5, 2021. If you do not receive your email by end of day, please contact Jenneva at office@pwqa.org.

Q: In person, I make my way over to the Trade Show floor to visit all the exhibitor booths and listen to the Tech Talks. How can I do that if the event is virtual?

A: The Virtual Convention Exhibits can be viewed on the PWQA website 24 hours a day starting October 12. The Tech Talks will also be posted on PWQA’s YouTube Channel and on PWQA’s Social Media Channels and will be on displayed till the end of 2021. There is no fee to view all virtual exhibitor booths or Tech Talks, we only request your name, company name and your email address as registration before you view the page.

Q: If I do not purchase the Education sessions, can I still view the exhibitor booth?

A: Yes, you can. There is no fee to view all Virtual Exhibitor Booths or Tech Talks, we only request your name, company name and your email address as registration before you view the page. The Virtual Exhibitor Booths and Tech Talks will be available to all on the PWQA website once the event begins October 12 and will be accessible for viewing until the end of 2021.

Q: Do I have to watch the education sessions, exhibit booths, and Tech Talks at a certain time slot?

A: The live education sessions are from 7 am to around 11 am PT during the convention. The recording from each session will be provided to those who register for the Education Session registrants only after October 14. The exhibit booths and Tech Talks will be pre-recorded to accommodate the presenters’ and your schedule. The Virtual Convention Exhibits can be viewed on the PWQA website 24 hours daily starting October 12, 2021.