*****RECAP: MOST IMPORTANT THING*****
If you registered for the convention and if you haven’t already done so, please create a WHOVA ACCOUNT (using your email address) and a PASSWORD, so that you will be able to enter into the convention in the Whova platform. (If you already created a Whova account and forgot your password, you can use the “Forgot your password” option on the Sign-up/Login page). We want you to be able to join in right on time!
Simply go to this Whova sign-up/login link: https://whova.com/portal/webapp/misop_202110/
Dear friends of the Misophonia Association, we are about to present the 2021 Misophonia convention! READ DR. JOHNSON’S LETTER HERE
2021 CONVENTION DATES: Meet-and-greet reception on Thursday evening, October 14; convention presentations on Friday October 15 and Saturday October 16, 2021 with wonderful speakers, exciting presentations and discussion groups with varied and pertinent topics!
The convention will feature the most current and relevant research and information about misophonia, including presentations from diverse fields of expertise and life, social opportunities and support from others with misophonia, and interactive sessions and activities.
Our overall goal remains to create an affordable convention that will bring you the very best in current thinking, coping, management, new knowledge, and practical sessions with useful advice and support.
PAYMENT FOR CONVENTION:
One Family/Household first device – $100
For a family’s additional device – $25
You can also donate today and help make a difference! A $40 donation includes a 1-year membership to the Misophonia Association, which is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to nurturing sufferers of misophonia while helping professionals towards their efforts at pursuing a cure. All of the contributions we receive go towards this goal, which we pursue through Education, Advocacy, Research, and Support (EARS). To donate please visit: https://misophonia-association.org/membership-account/membership-levels/
CANCELLATIONS: If you must cancel your registration, we’ll issue you a partial refund depending on when you cancel. If you cancel before September 24, 2021, you will receive a 80% refund of your ticket costs. If you cancel after September 24 and on or before October 13, 2021 you will receive a 50% refund of your ticket costs. Cancelation requests will not be accepted on or after October 14, 2021.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Those wishing to apply for a scholarship towards their registration fee may contact the Misophonia Association Board at email@example.com. In your email message, please share information about yourself and the specific reasons for your scholarship request.
WHOVA CONFERENCE PLATFORM:
Why would we do such a thing? FOR YOU! You told us following the 2020 Virtual Convention that you are looking for ways to meet other convention-goers, that you’d like opportunities to make lasting connections with other people in the miso community. In-person conventions are really good at that. Online conventions can also be really good at it, with the right set of tools. That’s why we chose Whova.
Does that mean I’ll be paying more for this year’s online convention? Nope! Your cost to attend this year’s online convention is the same as last year.
What about Zoom? Zoom works amazing! Great news! We’ll still be using Zoom for every single presentation and every single discussion group. Whova complements Zoom, adding lots of ways for you to interact with one another throughout the convention—not just during the live sessions! But under the covers, Zoom is still there powering each session with crystal clear audio, and true-to-life video.
There’s a Whova app, on the app store? You got it! Whova loves their free mobile app. And they also like their browser app, too. The point is…whether you are on the go during the convention, or you are in the comfort of your home or office, you’ll be able to connect to convention with ease. In fact, Whova recommends using BOTH the mobile app and the web-browser AT THE SAME TIME, if you have the gear for doing so. Fire up the current live session on your computer/browser…and perhaps use your mobile device to chat.
Event will appear in Whova Event List on October 1: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN and you may register for the convention right now, and up until the day of the convention. Once you register, you will be able to set up your Whova username and password on the Whova mobile app, which will enable you to attend the convention October 14-16, 2021. Even so, you will not see the convention listed in the Whova Event List until October 1, two weeks prior to the actual convention. Once our convention appears on Whova’s Event List, you’ll be able to log in and start planning your agenda, participate in online discussions, and much much more!
Until October 1, we’ll continuously post updates about the convention here at: CONVENTION WEBPAGE with some updates to Facebook as well, so please watch for this information.
One last thing…your privacy. Whova is going to tell you that “You can see the whole attendee list on our official event app,” but the fact is, if you’d like to keep your convention registration and attendance private, you most certainly can do so. You will only appear in the attendees list if you want to appear in the attendees list. If you do not want to appear in the attendees list, you can specify this during registration, and you can update your election any time after the event is listed on the Whova Event List on October 1.
Here’s how: during registration, when you are asked “Do you want to see the list of other attendees and their profiles on the official event app?,” be sure to answer “No” to stay off of the list. Answer “Yes” to be on the list.
Got Questions? We’ve got answers. And if we don’t, we’ll find them. For any questions you have about the 2021 Online Misophonia Convention, please shoot us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject line to signal that your question is about the convention.
OUR CONTACT INFORMATION:
Reach us by email: email@example.com
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MisophoniaAssociation
Visit our website: https://misophonia-association.org