Thank you for participating in this year’s IDEC Annual Conference, Dialogue: Diversity + Design from March ‎‎1 -5.

Below you will find important information regarding the event. Please review it and contact if you ‎have any questions. Note that for convenience, the platform will adjust to the time zone indicated ‎on your computer or mobile device

Program Guide 

Download this year’s Program Guide to following along on all Conference events and activities.

Conference CEUS

This conference offers 20 hours of CEU. To claim your CEUs, keep track of the presentations which you attend and complete the survey which will be emailed to you at the end of the conference.   ‎

Instructions and Tips

To participate in the conference, you will use IDEC’s virtual conference platform: ‎ Below you will find instructions for accessing the platformbuilding ‎your attendee profileadding sessions to your personal agendaparticipating in sessionsvisiting the Exhibit Hall, and engaging with other attendees.‎

Accessing the Platform

Beginning Thursday, February 25th, all attendees will receive an invitation to log on to the platform and create a profile. If you have not received ‎your invitation, please contact Please note that the invitation will come from no-‎, so please make sure to add this domain to your safe senders list. We also ‎strongly recommend using Google Chrome as your browser to ensure the best experience of the ‎platform.‎

Within your invitation is your unique link to create your account within the platform. Do not share ‎this link with others, as the invitation is directly linked to your personal account/profile. Once on the site, you will be prompted to create a six-character password ‎and accept the site’s Terms & Conditions. Now you will have complete access to begin building ‎your profile, adding sessions to your agenda, explore the exhibit hall, and check out who else will ‎be attending the conference.‎

Create Your Profile

From the top navigation menu, hover over your name and select “Edit my profile. Once on the ‎profile screen, you may upload a photo, change any of your contact information, change your ‎password, add your biography, or add tags that other attendees can use to identify you as having ‎similar interests. ‎By updating your profile and including a photo, this will further your personal interaction with other attendees and exhibitors, making this more than just another virtual event. Show your support of IDEC by using this Zoom background developed specifically for the conference.

Building Your Agenda and Participating in Live Sessions

From the top navigation menu, hover over “Schedule”, to reveal the “Schedule of Events”, ‎‎“Schedule at a Glance”, and “My Agenda”. To view the complete schedule of presentations and ‎events, select “Schedule of Events”. From here you may click on any session to learn more ‎about the presenters and the topics they will cover, or click the red + button to add it to your ‎personalized agenda, which may be viewed by selecting “My Agenda”.‎

Once the conference begins, you may access sessions from either the “Schedule of Events” or ‎‎“My Agenda”. To join a live session, first click on the session to view the session details. A red button ‎marked “Join Session” will replace “This meeting has not started yet” in the upper right-hand ‎corner; you will click that button to ‎enter the session. The session will not open until ‎approximately one minute prior to its scheduled ‎start time

Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall may be accessed at any time from the top navigation menu. When you click on ‎an exhibitor’s virtual booth, you have the option to review videos and other materials that ‎‎exhibitors have posted, request information, or, during the show hours on Tuesday, March 2nd ‎and Wednesday, March 3rd at 11am – 12pm CST and 3 – 4pm CST, enter a Zoom Meeting with ‎the booth staff by clicking the “Enter Video Meeting” button.‎


From the top navigation menu, hover over “Connect”, to reveal the list of “Speakers”, ‎‎“Attendees”, “Public Discussion Forums”, and “My Inbox”. On the “Speakers” and “Attendees” ‎pages, you may search and use various criteria to find other attendees you wish to connect ‎with. When you are ready to connect, click the three dots next to their name to view their ‎profile, send them a message, or schedule a 1:1 or group Zoom Meeting. ‎If you’re looking to start an open dialogue around a specific question or topic, use “Public Discussion Forums” to begin the conversation.