What if I am already registered for the SAMBA 2020 in-person meeting?
For your convenience, we offer the following options:
• Your original conference registration fee will be applied to the virtual, live-streaming experience
• Prior to the meeting, we will email you a direct link and instructions to the virtual platform
• The conference fee includes future access to the content on-demand, and has been reduced to $349 for members and $499 for non-members
What happens to the difference between the in-person meeting price and the virtual meeting price?
To make the pricing adjustment easy for you, we’re providing the following options:
- Donate the difference to SAMBA to support ongoing member benefits such as Resident Travel Awards (tax receipt will be provided)
- Receive credit towards SAMBA 2021, hosted in beautiful Phoenix, AZ, May 12-15, 2021
- Non-members may use $250 of the fee to become members and support SAMBA
Complete this form to make the credit application of your choice. If you are unable to attend, you must let us know by completing the form by May 1, 2020 to process your refund, less a $50 processing fee.
If I already canceled my registration due to COVID-19, can I re-register for the virtual conference?
You are more than welcome to re-register. Please register here.
If I choose to transfer my registration fee to next year, when will I receive my SAMBA 2021 registration confirmation?
We will follow up with you individually about the transfer of your registration to SAMBA 2021 in Phoenix, AZ if you choose this credit option.
When can I sign up for SAMBA’s 2021 annual meeting?
Registration for the 2021 annual meeting will open in fall 2020 on the SAMBA website.
When and where is SAMBA’s 2021 annual meeting?
May 12-15, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ.
Hotel and Flight Changes
Do I need to cancel my hotel?
If you’ve made hotel reservations at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL, contact the hotel directly by clicking here, or call 407-239-4200, no later than 72 hours ahead of your reservation date for a full refund.
Do I need to cancel my flight reservations?
Check directly with the airline you are utilizing for their change/cancellation policies. Note the World Health Organization’s global pandemic declaration as your justification, as most major airlines have relaxed their cancellation policies in light of this declaration. Consider selecting a credit to use to book your flights for SAMBA 2021.
Format of the Virtual Meeting
What can I expect from a virtual conference?
More than a webinar, SAMBA’s virtual meeting promises an exchange of ideas from our worldwide network of experts in a format that promises to be even more engaging – thought provoking – and relevant than ever.
More than a webinar, you can look forward to helpful breakout sessions, digital networking groups, innovative speakers and a virtual exhibit hall. Plus, content still qualifies for CME’s and will be available in the future to access on demand.
Will the agenda change?
Yes, we have reimagined our content to meet the urgency of the moment yet still provide all the rich presentation content originally intended. We are working with our presenters to update the sessions offerings. We will have the updated agenda posted by 4/30.
What are the technical requirements needed to attend virtually?
To participate you will need an internet connection and web browser – no greater technology requirements than what most of our participants use for basic computer use.
For the best experience we recommend you join the conference using a supported internet browser which includes Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not recommended as some functions, such as chat, are not fully supported.
If you experience buffering or issues with viewing the videos, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. A trouble-shooting guide will be provided ahead of time.