Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

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How can I contribute a session to EDGE or become an EDGE speaker?

There are several ways that EDGE staff source content and speakers for EDGE. 
 
  • The Call for Sessions - The EDGE Call for Sessions is how we source the majority of educational sessions (our ‘core’ tracks). During the Call for Sessions, members submit a title, description, two brief ‘takeaways’ and a list of speakers they would bring to present the session. These submissions are reviewed by staff and the EDGE Committee, rated for quality and adherence to EDGE principles and then selected by EDGE Track Chairs. The EDGE 2020 Call for Sessions already passed as the timeline for this process is usually from mid-December to mid-February. Stay tuned for the 2021 Call for Sessions coming in December 2020.
  • The Sponsor Series & Supply Chain Exchange Series - Our Sponsor and Supply Chain Exchange Series are opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to present educational sessions on topics relevant to today’s supply chain professionals. These sessions are held to the same high standards of unbiased education as our core educational sessions. Sponsor Series and Supply Chain Exchange sessions are included as part of certain exhibitor or sponsor packages. To learn more, go to our Sponsorship Opportunities or Exhibit at EDGE 2020 pages.
  • Become an EDGE Track Chair - EDGE Track Chairs are member volunteers who work with CSCMP staff throughout the year to build great educational content for EDGE. They don’t just select session submissions from the Call for Sessions, they build the rest of their track sessions and source expert supply chain speakers to present them. So, if you have a million ideas for valuable, actionable session content, and wide network of expert speakers to tap into, apply to become an EDGE Track Chair for future years. EDGE 2020 Track Chairs are already hard at work, but CSCMP will start accepting applications for EDGE 2021 in July of 2020. 
  • Speaker Opportunities - If you don’t have a specific session in mind, but you would be willing to be a co-speaker, panelist or moderator should the need arise, email your name, title, company and topics of expertise to conference@cscmp.org with the subject “EDGE Speaker Inquiry”.

What are the different registration prices?

Please refer to our Registration page.  

What is your cancellation policy?

Tickets for EDGE 2020 Live! are non-refundable due to the nature of the virtual setting. EDGE 2020 Live! will be available on-demand for 90 days following the close of the event, so you can access at your leisure until December 31, 2020. CSCMP membership fees are non-transferable and non-refundable. No refund will be given for membership fees collected during registration to EDGE 2020 Live! 

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

Transfers of like registrations (example: member to member, young professional to young professional) are allowed if requested in writing by e-mail to conference@cscmp.org. no later than September 7, 2020. No substitution is allowed after September 7, 2020.

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How does networking work in the virtual setting?

During the event, you will be able to see who else is attending (and how many attendees are in each session room) and connect with them in the following ways:

  • By clicking on their name/profile, you can message other attendees and participate in 1:1 conversations and group chats
  • Connect with and follow them socially (if they list any of their social profiles)
  • Email them within the environment (if the person you’re trying to email makes that available in their profile)
  • Download and exchange virtual business cards
  • In the Networking Lounge, you can see who is participating in various chats, click on their name/profile and connect with them

What time zone is EDGE Live! taking place in?

All sessions and events will take place in Central Daylight Time. We are aware that these times will not work for all attendees, but you will be able to watch the sessions on-demand after they have been delivered live.

Will presentations be given live, or will they be pre-recorded?

All To ensure the highest standard of quality and to minimize technical difficulties, sessions will be pre-recorded but the Q&A section at the end of each session will be live with presenters answering attendees’ questions. In case that there is not enough time to answer specific questions, speakers will be able to address them directly with the person who asked them via the messaging function.

Will attendees be able to ask questions or participate in the session, or is the session going to only consist of streamed presentations?

Our goal is to offer an interactive and immersive experience which is why the Q&A section will be live. Some sessions will also feature real-time polling.

How can I access the content after the conference has ended?

The platform will be available to registered attendees for 90 days after the live event. The content will be exactly the same as the live event, however, all sessions will be converted to on-demand. You can still ask questions and we'll coordinate with the speakers to provide an answer to your inquiry.

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