FAQ

How much does the IDEAS Summit Cost?

Actua’s IDEAS Summit is FREE for anyone interested in attending.

Who can register for the IDEAS Summit?

This Summit is for anyone interested in moving the dial on diversity, equity, inclusion and access in STEM. We have intentionally designed the IDEAS Summit with K-12 educators in mind – creating sessions for pre-service educators working towards a teaching degree, K-12 teachers in classrooms across Canada, and STEM outreach groups that work directly with youth. We also think it’s critical for anyone shaping K-12 education to be a part of these conversations, so we’re encouraging post-secondary instructors and faculty, policy makers, and board and district admin and specialists to attend as well.

Where is the IDEAS Summit being hosted?

The IDEAS Summit is a virtual event, hosted entirely online. We’ll be using the platform PheedLoop. About a week before the Summit, you’ll receive an email from our team with participation details, including how to create an account on PheedLoop – no download is required.

I can only attend one day of the Summit, can I still register?

Absolutely! We understand you have varying schedules and commitments. We encourage you to register and attend the sessions that you have availability for. You do not need to register for any particular sessions. Simply register for the entire event, and show up to the sessions that interest you.

I’m only interested in a couple of the sessions, can I still register?

We welcome anyone interested to attend the sessions they are the most passionate about. You do not have to attend the entire event, although we know you won’t regret it if you do! Simply register for the entire event, and choose to show up to the sessions that interest you.

Is there a registration deadline?

The deadline to register is April 27, 2021 (note the extended deadline!). This is to ensure we have time to send you your unique URL to access the Summit platform, and for you to explore the resources and activities on the platform before the event. If you need to register after April 27, send us an email and we will follow up directly with you.

How do I get a swag bag?

We’ve got free swag for the first 200 people that register for IDEAS! If you’re interested in receiving some surprise gifts from Actua, be sure to register early and provide your shipping address during registration. Please note we can only provide shipping within Canada.

Why is my digital signature required when I register?

On the last page of registration, you’ll see the forms we typically ask event attendees to sign at our in-person events: a photo/media release, a personal liability and a waiver and release of liability. Your digital signature indicates that you understand the terms and provide your consent for participation. If you have any questions about the registration process, don’t hesitate to email our team.

Will the IDEAS Summit sessions be recorded and shared after the event?

While IDEAS Summit will be recorded for archiving purposes, we will not be sharing complete recordings of sessions with participants or publicly online. These are for internal use only. Actua may, however, share short clips showcasing session highlights and impactful moments on social media during and after the event.

If you can’t make it to the IDEAS Summit, we encourage you to visit actua.ca and follow us on social media for updates.

What happens after I register?

Immediately after you register, you should receive an email from ideas2021@actua.ca confirming your registration has been received. Depending on how close to the event date you register, you’ll receive one or more additional emails from our IDEAS Summit team – we’ll start sending reminders with more details in the weeks leading up to the event.

You should also receive a message from our conference coordinators by Friday, April 23 (with information on how to set up your account on our platform and your unique URL to attend the Summit). If you don’t get that email, contact us at ideas2021@actua.ca and we’ll help you out!

How do I cancel my registration?

We’re sorry to see you go, but understand that sometimes plans change. If you need to cancel, please contact ideas2021@actua.ca with the subject “Registration Cancellation”.

Where can I learn more about what to expect at the IDEAS Summit?

We encourage you to follow our updates on social media! You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn – we’ll share more about the sessions we’ll have at IDEAS, our speakers, and fun ways to get involved. You can also follow #IDEASxActua to join the conversation.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Please email ideas2021@actua.ca with any questions and someone from our team will get back to you within 1-2 business days. We hope to see you at the Summit!