Questions about registering for the Online WI Lakes & Rivers Convention?
We have answers!
By Wisconsin Lakes Staff
UW-Extension Lakes compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the re-created online version of the Wisconsin Lakes & Rivers Convention, some of which we present in the post below. In addition, Wisconsin Lakes will be blogging about Convention regularly right up until the event. You can see a compendium of posts here.
If you have any questions for which you cannot find answers, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 661-4313.
Now, on with the FAQs:
1) If I registered for the in-person convention prior to March 12, do I need to re-register for the online event?
No. If you registered for the Convention before March 12, you are already considered registered for the online event. UW-Extension Lakes will send you log-in instructions the week of the event.
2) If I registered for the in-person convention prior to March 12, can I get a refund?
Yes. We are processing refunds based on responses to the survey that was emailed to all registered participants on Thursday, March 12. If you do not remember seeing an email, check your SPAM folder for an email from “Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Program” arriving at 9:27 am on 3/12/2020.
If you registered before March 12, but did not receive an email, please fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/9n7jHtswrSpP1cfG7 (please do NOT fill out the survey more than once.)
UW-Extension Lakes asks you to keep in mind that they are operating under somewhat trying conditions, so please be patient. They are working hard to make the event happen and get refunds out as fast as possible.
3) What if I signed up for a workshop that is now cancelled?
We have had some Wednesday workshop presentations cancel (understandable, as some were really “hands on”). If you signed up for a workshop that is now cancelled and you want to join another workshop, you can, but there will be a small fee ($5 per workshop). UWEX-Lakes is working through cancelling those workshops in the registration system, but it is somewhat time-consuming. You will get an email when your refund has been processed explaining what your options are. The online agenda is the most up-to-date source for what is happening and what is not.
4) I never signed up but am interested in joining in for part or all of the online event. Can I still do so?
Yes, of course!
New folks registering for the online event will be asked to pay a small fee: $5 for workshops (Wednesday morning and afternoon options) and $10 for each conference day (Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3)
This is to help us better plan for the actual number of people attending and to help recoup some of the transaction costs associated with the cancelled event.
We hope you’ll join us for this first-of-its-kind Lakes Convention. The great experiment begins April 1 and runs through April 3, with many of the same presentations as were scheduled for Stevens Point to be delivered straight to your chosen place of sequestration. Sorry, though, none of those yummy brownies during break…