INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS AT SOMA’s
"Live" Online O&M Conference December 14-15, 2020!
TAKE A TOUR OF A BOOTH!!
This video shows a regular booth, which allows only one person in at a time.
But SOMA exhibitors will have a PREMIUM booth, which allows you to invite as many people as you want to come into the booth from the waiting room,
where folks can browse through your fliers and handouts and leave you messages if you're not there.
REGISTRATION FOR EXHIBITORS IS NOW CLOSED
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!
Almost 300 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!
Registration of $250 includes:
LIVE EXHIBIT BOOTHS!
Using an exciting, innovative platform, participants can come into your booth and sit down to talk with you or view your shared screen once you let them in from the waiting room.
You can also post handouts that are available to all participants.
TIME FOR PARTICIPANTS 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.
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.
OPEN HOUSES November 8 and 12, 2020
If you register by November 5, you are welcome to open your booth and exhibit at our Open Houses, where we all can relax while making ourselves comfortable with the platform.
The Open Houses are (times are both Eastern / New York times):
2-4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, November 8, 2020
7-9 o'clock Thuirsday evening, November 12, 2020
REGISTRATION TO CONFERENCE
Each booth comes with a badge for one person that allows you to attend the conference -- you can sit in on sessions, check out the lobby to see who's at the conference, pull up a chair in the lounge to visit folks, and just explore this unique, interactive virtual conference platform.
MULTIPLE EXHIBITORS AT YOUR BOOTH
You can have as many rooms as you need to recieve visitors, and as many people as you want to help you at your booth (if they want to explore the platform and attend sessions, they will need to register as participants).