Maximizing Your Virtual Experience At HIDA’s Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange
September 15, 2020
Posted by Shaune LaMarca, Senior Manager, Marketing, HIDA
HIDA’s Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange (Sept 22-24) will be presented 100% virtually, and if you’ve never attended an online event you may be wondering what to expect.Here are a few pointers to help you maximize your virtual HIDA Streamlining experience:
Get Comfortable With The Streamlining Virtual Platform
Using the link you received from HIDA on September 1, be sure to create your Streamlining virtual attendee account and password ahead of the show. Explore the full contents of the Streamlining platform including the event agenda, and choose the sessions and networking events you wish to attend. By signing in ahead of the event, you have time to thoroughly review the attendee list, strategize who to meet with, and pre-schedule meetings with fellow attendees.
Join Us For A Walk-Through
If you’re logged in and want a little extra practice using the virtual platform, join HIDA on Zoom for a live Streamlining tour with our virtual expert Jackie Gil. For your scheduling convenience we’re holding two live walk-throughs:
Webinar 1: Wednesday, September 16, 1:00pm EDT
Webinar 2: Monday, September 21, 1:00pm EDT
If you can’t attend the live webinars, watch the recorded Streamlining walk-through and check out HIDA’s easy-to-follow virtual resources.
Tips For During The Event
Whether you’re attending HIDA Streamlining from your office or home, make sure those around you are aware you are attending a live event and that you need quiet time. Close the door to your home or work office during conference hours. Mark your Outlook calendar as busy, and set an auto-reply on your email. Make sure your phone cell phone is silenced, and your office phone is set to “do not disturb” if you’re attending from work. You want to avoid as many outside disruptions as possible, and prime your environment to help you focus.
Use the Streamlining scheduled break times to stretch your legs, get some fresh air, and grab a coffee or a snack. Breaking every few hours helps you recharge and renew your focus on the events ahead.
Business casual is the recommended attire for the Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange. During Expos, Executive Business Exchanges, private meetings, and virtual happy hours you will be on video conferences with fellow attendees, so dress as you would during an in-person business meeting – think professional, but comfortable (slippers are OK!). Wearing a professional look will help you stay engaged as if you were in an in-person business setting.
Always use your camera when you have the option to. Your face is what makes face-to-face networking!
To meet via Zoom meetings with multiple companies, attend HIDA’s Innovation Expo, Distributor Reverse Expo, and GPO & IDN Reverse Expo, all September 22.
Also be sure to check out the HIDA evening happy hours, September 22 and 23. HIDA offers a range of happy hour “rooms” focusing on professional and leisure topics ranging from cooking and music, to specific market segments. Don’t forget to bring your beverage of choice!
Attend HIDA’s Education Sessions
The HIDA Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange offers live education sessions during the COVID-19 Supply Chain Virtual Summit (September 22-23), as well as Post-Conference Sessions (September 24). View the sessions via full-screen on your monitor and take notes with an actual pen and paper – don’t check email!
If you miss a session, recorded presentations will be available to Streamlining attendees for 30 days after the show, but we recommend attending as many live sessions as you can.
During the live sessions you can interact with the speakers and ask questions via the live chat, and see what other attendees are saying.
If you have questions about the navigating the Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange, email firstname.lastname@example.org.