UNITE 2020 Conference Registration

UNITE 2020 Conference Registration

Registration for the 2020 virtual UNITE conference on 16 - 20 November is now open through the UNITE Event Management System (EMS):  UNITE 2020 Registration  This link takes you to the EMS main page where you can select the appropriate Ticket type for your conference participation.

The EMS facility supports registration for attendees, speakers, and sponsors, and functions as a shopping site.  This means that you have the usual capabilities to view and modify your “cart” before submitting an order.

We are finalizing the Agenda and details on the Agenda, schedule, and description for each session is available now  through the new on-line UNITE Agenda System which replaces the paper documents (agenda, Conference at a Glance, and Evaluation form) used at previous conferences.

Conference Fee Structure:

The conference fees are defined by category of conference participation as detailed in the Registration Category Notes at the end of this page.  The registration fee includes a full UNITE Membership for the next year or until the next annual conference in 2021.  The 2020 virtual conference fees are:

  • Attendee:                   $250 for 1st attendee from an organization with discounts for multiple attendees.
  • User Speaker:           $200
  • Unisys and other Sponsors:                  As determined by Agreement

Overview

The registration system maintains a database of people who register and it sends emails that contain the registration information to each individual.  Each registered person can use the link provided in the registration email to make changes in their registration details, including name and email address.  It is important to retrieve the registration email from your spam mailbox if it does not arrive in your in-box within a few hours following registration.

NOTE: If you registered for a UNITE conference in 2016 - 2019, then your registration account is still in the EMS database and can be used for registration for the 2020 conference.  You can sign in by clicking the “My Account” menu option at the top of the first page.  If you have forgotten your password you can have it reset using the “Lost Password” link on the LOGIN page.

The individual who submits the payment information for a conference registration order is assigned an EMS user-id and password that can subsequently be used to log-in and make adjustments to any order placed under that user-id.  The user-id will be established and emailed on the first order placed.  If that individual places additional orders, they will be given the opportunity to log-in so they can see all of their orders and can adjust any order, submit additional orders for attendance tickets, or in the case of Sponsors, submit orders for additional sponsor items.

For example, If I register myself as an Attendee, I will receive an order email with my user id from the UNITE EMS ("uniteevents.org"), my "Attendee ticket" information, and a Link to modify any contact information.  If I am also registering a second Attendee (or more) to get discounted rates, then I will fill in the required information for myself and the others on this order.  After completing the payment process, I'll receive an order email with my user id from the UNITE EMS ("uniteevents.org") which includes "Attendee ticket" information and a Link to modify any contact information for each person I registered.  I can then distribute the "Attendee ticket" and Link to the others I've registered so they can make any needed changes in their registration contact information.  

While this is a simple example, the capability is very useful for administrative staff handling registration for multiple people and for Sponsors who have the opportunity to procure multiple items in multiple transactions.

Note that the Paypal processing facility supports payment using any major credit card in addition to payment using a Paypal account so you do not have to set up a Paypal account to use the UNITE registration facility. 

If your organization requires use of a Purchase Order for payment, you also have that option during order submission.  However, orders placed using a PO will be suspended until UNITE receives a copy of the PO, issues an invoice, and receives payment, unless credit has been established in advance. 

The UNITE 2020 Conference access links will be distributed to all registered persons the week prior to the conference and no later than October 15.  Late registrants will receive their conference access links upon completion of the on-line registration process.

Please contact UNITE Administration at admin@unite.org with any questions.

Registration Category Notes

Attendee – Attends the entire conference and can attend any session in which they have an interest.  Almost everyone will register as attendees unless they fit into one of the categories below.  

User Speaker – members from user organizations who speak at the conference receive a discounted registration fee.  A Speaker Id code is required for this registration.  The Speaker code will be emailed by UNITE when your presentation is accepted and scheduled so please defer registration until you receive your code.

Unisys - Unisys participants register using the Unisys Ticket selection on the EMS main page.

Sponsors – Sponsors must submit a sponsor agreement to UNITE before proceeding with registration.  The 2020 Sponsor Contract will be available through the Sponsors Information page.  

Please address any questions, concerns or issues to UNITE Administration at admin@unite.org.

We look forward to "seeing" all of you for the Welcome and Opening Keynote on October 19, 2020.