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    [General Information] Where will the 2021 Biennial Convention be held and what is the address?

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    [General Information] Do I have to be a member to attend?

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    [General Information] How can I review the program prior to the convention?

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    Our Convention Mobile App will be available in advance. We will also upload a PDF version of the printed program on our website.

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    [General Information] I have a question. Where can I get help at the convention? 

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    AASP2021 staff will be available to answer your questions at the Registration Desk.

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    [General Information] Do I need to wear my convention name tag to attend sessions or other SPSP convention events?

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    Attendees are required to wear their name tag to all convention sessions, activities, receptions, meals/breaks, and while in the Exhibit Hall. Wearing your name tag signals to security that you have paid registration fees and are permitted in these attendee only areas. For any event that is outside of the convention venue, it is advisable to bring your name tag with you in case door staff needs to verify your inclusion with the group, but it is not necessary to wear it.

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    [General Information] Can I leave a session before it is over or come to a session late?

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    1) Yes, while we certainly hope you stay for the entire session, we understand sometimes there are overlaps in the schedule that require you to bounce around. If you are an attendee, you are welcome to come and go from sessions as you wish. If you plan to arrive late or leave early, please sit in a location that allows you to come and go with as little disruption as possible.

    2) No, if you are a presenter/speaker in a session, please arrive early and meet with your chair, and then stay for the entire session.

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    [General Information] Can I record sessions?

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    AASP asks that you do not photograph, audio or video record speakers, presentations, or posters without the permission of the authors/speakers. Selected sessions such as Keynote sessions, Featured presentations, and award sessions will be will officially recorded by AASP and later posted online.

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    [General Information] Are posters/sessions archived? Can I see last convention's talks/posters?

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    [General Information] Can I bring a spouse, friend, or relative into my session to see my poster or talk?

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    Yes, however a name tag is required for every person attending a programming session or event. No unregistered adults over 18 are allowed in the exhibit/poster hall.

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    [General Information] What should I wear at the convention?

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    There is no formal dress code. Convention attendees typically wear a mix of business and business-casual attire. Presenters typically dress more toward business attire, while some attendees dress more toward the casual side of the spectrum. No matter your dress, comfortable shoes are highly recommended!