FAQs

 

FAQs

For any questions, please contact us at mbsummit@littlekidsrock.org!

REGISTRATION

How do I register for the conference?
Head over to this link and fill out the form. You’ll receive a registration confirmation via email.
I registered. Now what?
You should receive another email within two business days prompting you to register for Bizzabo (our conference platform). Once you receive that, the next step is to build your personal schedule by heading to this link.
Do I have to be a teacher to register for the conference?
Although our sessions are tailored to classroom teachers, you do not have to be a teacher to attend the conference! You can register under ‘other’ at this link.
I don’t live in the United States. Can I register for the conference?
Yes! We welcome school teachers from around the world to enjoy the Virtual Modern Band Summit.
Whoops! I registered twice.
No problem; let’s get you a refund! Email us at mbsummit@littlekidsrock.org and we’ll help you out.
I didn’t receive a registration confirmation.
If you do not see your confirmation in your spam or promotions folder, email us at mbsummit@littlekidsrock.org and we’ll help you out!
I’m receiving an error when I try to pay for registration.
Email us at mbsummit@littlekidsrock.org with either a screenshot of the error message or the error code and we’ll help you out!
I was charged more than once for registration.
Email mbsummit@littlekidsrock.org with the dates of your transactions and we’ll help you out!

SCHEDULE

How do I view the schedule?
To view the schedule, visit https://www.littlekidsrock.org/mbsummit/schedule/
How do I create my own personal schedule?
To create your personal schedule, head to this link.
How do I reserve a seat in a session?
You will see two icons next to each session on the schedule: a ‘star’ and a ‘seat’. You can click on the star to mark yourself ‘interested’ in a session (this will help you find it later on), or click on the seat icon to officially reserve your space.
Do I need to reserve a seat to access a session?
You do not need to reserve a seat to access any breakout sessions, but we ask that you do so that our presenters know how many attendees they will be accommodating.
Do sessions have limited capacity?
There are no upper limits to the number of participants who can register or join a session, with the exception of the evening small group social discussions, which have a cap of 20.
Two sessions I want to attend are scheduled at the same time. What can I do?
All sessions at the conference are being recorded and will be made available for free following the event, so feel free to attend one session and watch the recording of the other! We hope to have recordings available within two weeks of the close of the conference.
The session I wanted to attend is full.
There are no upper limits to the number of participants who can register or join a session, so if you are experiencing this, an issue has occurred. We can help! Email us at mbsummit@littlekidsrock.org so we can help resolve the problem.
I registered, but get an error message when I try to create my personal schedule.
It’s likely that if you’re experiencing this issue, we haven’t yet imported your data into the conference platform. Once we do, you will receive an email prompting you to go ahead and add sessions to your schedule. We’re updating the log of attendees daily, so you should have access within 24 hours. Don’t worry—sessions won’t fill up!

SESSIONS

How do I join my session?
When sessions go live, a “Broadcast” button will appear next to the session on the schedule. Click this button to be taken to your preferred session.
How do I move between sessions?
You can jump to another session occurring in the same time slot by heading back to the schedule page and clicking the “Broadcast” button next to another session’s name.
How do I ask a question in a session?
The chat window in each session is set up so that you can communicate directly with the presenter or room monitor. Ask away!
Do sessions have limited capacity?
There are no upper limits to the number of participants who can register or join a session, with the exception of the evening small group social discussions, which have a cap of 20.
Will conference sessions be recorded and made available later?
Yes! The entire conference is being recorded and will be made available for free after the event. We hope to have recordings available within two weeks of the close of the conference.
Will I be able to contact the presenters directly?
Many presenters will offer you their email addresses during their session, but we will not provide presenter contact information.
Can I record a session myself or use images/video/slides from the presentation in my own work?
All of the sessions are protected by United States Copyright Law and are not to be recorded, shared, or duplicated in any way. The content of each session is the intellectual property of the presenter, including their slide presentations and other materials. Should the presenters desire to share these materials, they will be provided for you in the session. If it is not provided in the session or already publicly available, you may assume it will not be provided to you.

TECHNICAL

Do I need to download anything to enjoy the conference?
Nope! The entire conference is browser-based so you can enjoy it without downloading any additional software. We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari as your browser of choice for the conference.
Is there an app for my mobile phone?
The conference will occur entirely through your browser. You can access the schedule, conference platform, and Facebook group through the browser on your desktop computer or mobile phone.
Will I see the other attendees on video? Will I see myself on video?
No! You will only see the presenters on video during breakout sessions, unless the presenter chooses to spotlight an attendee during an activity.
Every time I close my browser window, I have to enter my email to send a new link to sign-in. How do I stay signed in?
Adjust your browser settings to allow cookies by taking the following steps for your preferred browser:

  • Chrome: go to Settings -> Privacy and Security -> Site Settings -> Cookies & Save Data -> Uncheck Third Party Cookies.
  • Firefox: go to Preferences -> Privacy & Security -> Browser Privacy -> Change Setting to Custom -> uncheck Cookies and Tracking Content
  • Edge: go to Settings -> Privacy and Services -> Tracking Prevention -> Change the default “Balanced” to “Basic”

I am experiencing an issue. How do I get in touch with Little Kids Rock?
Email us at mbsummit@littlekidsrock.org and we’ll be happy to help you out!

SOCIAL/FUN

How do I communicate with fellow attendees?
Join the Virtual Modern Band Summit Facebook group to talk to other attendees leading up to and during the conference!

PD Hours

How many Professional Development (PD) Hours will be offered at the conference?
General attendees may earn up to 5 PD hours per day. In total, attendees may receive a maximum of 15 PD hours at the conference. Illinois state educators are eligible for up to 17 total hours: up to 5 for July 15, up to 6 for July 16, and up to 6 for July 17. Attendance will be measured and shared out with our accredited providers. If you want to reach the maximum number of PD hours, please plan to attend each session in its entirety.
What organization(s) are accrediting the provided PD hours?

  • PD hours will be provided by WorldStrides for the majority of teachers in attendance.
  • ILLINOIS EDUCATORS ONLY: PD hours will be provided through ILMEA.

What is the process for claiming PD hours?

  • If you opted-in to receive PD hours during your conference registration, your attendance/contact information will be shared with our accredited PD hours provider, WorldStrides. You will then receive a certificate in the mail detailing and acknowledging your PD hours.
  • ILLINOIS EDUCATORS ONLY: You will be provided a link to sign in and out at the beginning and at the end of each day. Please remember to do so in order to receive PD hours. You will need to have your ISBE IEN number handy which you can find on your profile at the Illinois State Board of Education website.

I forgot to opt in for Professional Development (PD) Hours when I registered. Can I still opt in?
Yes you can! Email mbsummit@littlekidsrock.org with your name and home address to send your certificate to.

MISC

How can I make sure I have the best possible experience?
Make sure you have a dedicated and robust internet connection, and a quiet spot where you can focus and engage. Be ready to download the handouts, chat with your fellow attendees, and participate!
Once I attend the conference, will I be considered a Little Kids Rock teacher?
Yes! If you haven’t yet taken the Modern Band 101 workshop and do so at the conference, you will have the opportunity to register as a Little Kids Rock teacher.
Can I share my access with a friend?
Virtual Modern Band Summit content is for paid registrants only. Registration is just $20 for the public, and all are welcome to purchase their own registration and join us!
What do I do if I have other questions?
Email us at mbsummit@littlekidsrock.org and we’ll be happy to help you out!