INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS AT SOMA’s
"Live" Online O&M Conference December 14-15, 2020!
SOMA is planning a virtual conference unlike anything you've ever attended, with interactive exhibits that will allow folks to drop into your "booth" and engage with you live, to see what you have and ask you questions!
Registration of $250 ($300 if paid after September 26) includes:
- Hundreds of orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists, teachers of visually impaired children, and guide dog instructors have already registered from across the U.S. as well as a few from Canada, Switzerland and New Zealand.
- This means a fabulous opportunity for you to network with lots of energized, motivated professionals who are interested in YOUR O&M-related products and services for people who are blind or visually impaired!
LIVE EXHIBIT BOOTHS!
QUESTIONS? Contact Dona Sauerburger by email email@example.com or call 301-858-0138 (cell 301-233-3968).
Using an exciting, innovative platform, participants can explore your webpage "flier" and drop into your "booth" to see your exhibit and chat with you.
TIME TO VISIT EXHIBITS
Our schedule has lots of half-hour breaks, and we plan to add some socials in the evenings.
SOMA traditionally has an opening session, called "Exhibitors' Hightlights," where each exhibitor has a brief moment to share what's new at their table.
This year we will continue our tradition, making it virtual by assembling 30-second videos from each exhibitor and making it available on YouTube, starting December 1st.
"OPEN HOUSE" in September
Folks can view the recorded session to find out what new products and services are available, and plan which exhibits to visit.
Those who view the complete session and are registered for the conference will get ACVREP credit towards renewal of their certification.
Late in September we plan to have an Open House to try out the new platform and find out how you want it to be formatted for the conference in December.
Registered participants are invited to come and familiarize themselves with the platform, go to the "stage" and play some games, meet their friends in the "lounge" as well as check out your exhibit.
This gives you an opportunity to try it out, see what format you prefer for your "exhibit," and work out any kinks so you're prepared for the conference.
Dates for Open House (times listed are Eastern / New York time):
Saturday, September 26 -- noon to 2 PM
Tuesday, September 29 -- 7-9 PM
To register, fill out the form below or click here.
Payment information is below
REGISTRATION PAYMENT INFORMATION:
TO PAY BY CHECK:
Send your check for $250 made out to "SOMA" to:
TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD / PAYPAL
Deena Recker, SOMA Treasurer
PO Box 153
Ottumwa, IA 52501 USA
Registration - $250 (til September 26, 2020)
Photo above is from the 2016 SOMA in Chattanooga (shown in History page).