Why Virtual

7 Facts About Our Virtual Conference, Access for All

The conference will be held over three days:  October 13 – 15. It will be a dynamic mix of live and pre-recorded content and ongoing discussions.

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Each day starts with a live broadcast at 08:00 Eastern time (UTC-4) that ends approximately 4 hours later (12:00 Eastern).

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Access for All: Plain Language is a Civil Right follows 5 themes that show how plain language enables access to justice, health information, housing, and more.

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Each day features at least 2 live discussions between keynote speakers, the conference host, and the audience. These live discussions are presented like a television broadcast, not the Zoom calls we have all become accustomed to. Related talks about the same theme follow the keynote discussions. 

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Our keynote and related talks will give you a fascinating mix of international perspectives on our 5 themes. 

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You can watch pre-recorded keynote talks and related speaker talks on demand before or after the live discussions.

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You can even reach out to talk with attendees around the world on our live chat channels, 24 hours a day, until October 31. Start a conversation with other attendees when it suits your schedule and watch it continue across time zones during and after the conference.

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7 Reasons Virtual Is More Accessible for All

Our incredible speakers will be more accessible to answer your questions than they would be at a live conference. 

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You can attend ALL talks; you don’t have to choose between competing breakout sessions.

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All keynote talks will be available before the event, so you can view them at your own pace. You’ll be able to ask better questions during the live sessions and have better conversations with your colleagues about the keynote and related speaker talks.

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Conversations about a talk are not limited to the “room where it happened” because the virtual “room” is accessible to all attendees.

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Conversations about a talk can continue after the live conference ends because we’ll keep the talk channels open until October 31.

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You’ll have access to all pre-recorded talks for a year, so you can refer back to them as often as you want.

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The conference event costs far less – no travel costs, less time away from work, and lower ticket costs - than traditional conferences.

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7 Reasons Virtual Gives You Better Control

You have the best seat with the ability to tune in from your home or office. 

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You can see and hear the speakers better than in-person because you control your environment, including the video and the audio.

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You can decide when to watch because even the live portions will be recorded and available for a full year.

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You can decide when to ask questions, start conversations, and pursue interesting tangents with people you always talk with and people you’ve never talked with.

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You can decide to dress up or down. No new wardrobe required.

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You can surround yourself with a few of your favorite things, like your cat or dog.

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 If something comes up – like a family emergency, a neighbor dropping in for tea or you have to work, you can always come back and not miss a thing.

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