Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL SYMPOSIUM QUESTIONS

Does this virtual event qualify for CEUs?
Eligible participants can earn 12.25 PDH, CM or LU credits/hours for attending the ACC/AAAE Symposium. Attendance for the entire three-day Symposium program and completion of the required attendance verification and evaluation survey are required. You can claim your credits/hours beginning March 4 through the 19 in the ACC Training Hub.  Please review the 2021 Symposium FAQs for accreditation documentation criteria and deadlines.

Will there be a 2022 Symposium?
Yes, the 28th ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design & Construction Symposium will be held March 1-3, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee, hosted by Nashville International Airport.

 

VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT QUESTIONS

How will I access the virtual symposium?
Registered attendees will be sent an email from AAAEmeetings@aaae.org by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, February 26. This email will contain a link to access the virtual symposium platform login page on 6Connex.com. Attendees will be able to enter the platform at 9 a.m. EST on Monday, March 1. The link will be sent to the email address that was used to register you and is how you will access all the symposium content. The same link can be used each day to access the platform for the live conference and whenever you choose to view on-demand content when the Symposium is over.

When can I enter the virtual platform?
The virtual symposium platform, powered by 6Connex, will open to all participants at 9 a.m. EST on Monday, March 1.

What if I do not receive the link?
Contact AAAEmeetings@aaae.org and a member of the AAAE Meetings team will assist you.

Can I share this link with others?
Just like an in-person meeting, registrations cannot be shared. Each registration provides a single sign-on secure experience for the user.

How and where do I access plenary and concurrent sessions?
Plenary and concurrent sessions will be live streamed to participants on the date and time noted in the agenda . Plenary sessions can be found in the virtual platform’s Auditorium. To access all concurrent sessions, click on the Concurrent Sessions Room icon from the navigation bar and then choose from Concurrent A or B. All registrations provide full access to all spaces within the virtual platform from 9 a.m. EST on Monday, March 1 through through Friday, April 2, 2021.

Will plenary and concurrent sessions be recorded?
Yes, thirty minutes after a live streamed session concludes a recording will be available for on-demand viewing. Recordings can be found in the Auditorium for plenary sessions or in the Concurrent Sessions Room. This is a great way to get content from all concurrent sessions. Attend one concurrent live and later you can watch the other when it's convenient for you. 

How much content will there be on March 1, 2, and 4?
Each day will feature one (1) streamed plenary session and six (6) streamed concurrent sessions. View the agenda for scheduled times.

How much time should I expect to be online during the event days?
During breaks from the live sessions, you can visit other areas of the virtual symposium, like the exhibit hall and networking lounge while logged on to the platform. We want you to be able to participate in as much as you can each day and not miss out on everything the event has to offer! The more you participate, the more chances you have at winning a prize in the Symposium Virtual Virtuoso leaderboard game.

Will session materials (handouts or PowerPoints) being presented during the symposium be made available in advance or after sessions have been completed?
Session materials (handouts or PowerPoints) made available for release by speakers will be available in the virtual platform’s Resource Center, Documents section. These materials will appear in the Resource Center once a session has started and will remain there until the platform closes on Friday, April 2.

Am I able or allowed to share downloadable conference content?
While PowerPoint and supplement materials in the Resource Center and other areas of the platform will be available to download until April 2, please note that no recordings/sessions of any kind available on the platform can be downloaded (or shared) at any time. This is a single sign-on/no group sharing of content, in other words your registration is just like a conference badge at an in-person event.

How can I get either technical or general help during the symposium?
Participants who are logged in to the virtual platform can access the symposium’s Help Desk for either technical or general questions. The Help Desk will be open during the following dates/times:

Monday, March 1: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST
Tuesday, March 2: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
Thursday, March 4: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST

Do I have to watch the symposium from the same device used to register? Our training manager typically handles all the sign-ups but will not be the one participating.
Your registration login can be used on any piece of equipment (see below for FAQ guidance on devices/equipment), but you do have to use the email address that was provided when you registered and associated with your registration. If someone else handled your registration, be sure that person provides individual emails so every attendee can sign in using the required single sign-on credentials.

I’m not sure if my company will allow access to the virtual platform site. Is there a way I can check to ensure I won’t have problems when the symposium begins?
We recommend using the 6CONNEX SYSTEM CHECK to test the functionality of the platform with your device. In addition to the system check, ensure that you can play videos hosted by Vimeo. If you are unable to play videos on Vimeo, check with your organization’s IT department. You can also test your ability to play videos and hear audio after logging in to the virtual platform by clicking on Briefcase from the horizontal navigation bar at the bottom of your screen and then clicking PLAY for Test Your Video and Audio. The virtual event is best viewed on a laptop or tablet using Chrome (preferred), Firefox, Safari, Explorer, or Edge as your browser. The recommended resolution for your display is at least a 1024x768 or higher resolution. The virtual experience will adjust itself to your screen size. However, this is the recommended setting for optimal display viewing. Using the zoom in/out feature on your browser will also ensure that you see/click-on all components of the virtual environment.