FAQs

How does COVID-19 impact Big Data and AI Toronto?

Big Data and AI Toronto is going hybrid! In addition to postponing the event to September 29-30, 2020, the in-person event will be fully replicated online. Attendees, speakers, and exhibitors can choose to attend in-person or virtually. The in-person event will closely follow the guidelines from public health officials by adopting severe physical distancing measures and increasing methods of prevention and sanitization involved in the event (including badge pick up, booth placements, food & beverage, conference room and theatre capacity). Should an in-person event not be possible, then our team is fully prepared to take the event 100% virtual.

WHERE AND WHEN?

  • September 29-30, 2020.
  • The in-person event will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, located at 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6
  • The virtual event can be accessed on September 29-30 through your desktop and mobile, from the comfort of your home

DO I NEED TO RESERVE MY SEAT IN THE CONFERENCE ROOMS?

  • The in-person event will decrease the capacity of the theatres and conference rooms to abide by physical distancing measures. We recommend you arrive to your designated session 15 minutes before it starts.
  • The virtual event will guarantee attendance to all sessions as capacity will be unlimited

Do I need to register for a virtual pass to access the online event?

  • If you’ve registered for a conference pass or an expo pass already, then you will automatically receive access to the virtual event
  • If you haven’t registered yet, then you will need to register to any pass to get access (whether a hybrid or virtual pass)

WHAT CAN I ACCESS WITH MY CONFERENCE PASS ?

  • All Expo Floor theatres (Main Stage, Big Data Theatre, AI Theatre, Cloud Theatre, Cybersecurity Theatre)
  • Big Data, AI, Cloud, Cybersecurity conference content in Rooms 204, 203, 202, 201D and 201F
  • Lunch, coffee, and refreshments
  • WiFi access and dedicated working areas
  • All-access to the Virtual event platform
  • On-Demand access to session post-event

WHAT CAN I ACCESS WITH MY EXPO PASS ?

  • All Expo Floor theatres (Main Stage, Big Data Theatre, AI Theatre, Cloud Theatre, Cybersecurity Theatre)
  • All exhibitors on Expo Floor
  • Access to the virtual event platform
  • On-demand access to the Expo Floor sessions and presentations post-event

I’m looking to switch my existing conference pass to a virtual conference pass, will I receive a refund?

Yes, if you wish to downgrade your existing conference pass to the new virtual conference pass, please contact us on info@bigdata-toronto.com and you will be refunded the difference as soon as possible

WILL PRESENTATION SLIDES BECOME AVAILABLE ?

Yes, with the new virtual event, you will get access to the recordings and slides for all sessions during, and to the approved ones post-event.

What sessions do I have access for?

  • For conference-pass holders (both hybrid and virtual), you will have access to all 250 sessions at the event including: Main Stage, 4 Expo Theatres, 4 Conference Rooms, and Masterclasses
  • For expo-pass and career-pass holders (both hybrid and virtual), you will have access to the 100 sessions presented on the Main Stage and 4 Expo Theatres

ARE THERE DEDICATED NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES ?

There are two 30-minute networking breaks on each day in the morning and afternoon. If you book a 1-to-1 meeting through our virtual platform, head to our dedicated meetings area on the expo floor at your pre-scheduled meeting time or at the virtual meeting space online.

IS THERE AN EVENT APP ?

Yes ! We will update this shortly with a link to our app.

How can I network with exhibitors if I cannot make it in-person?

Our virtual event will include the contact info, demos, and 1-on-1 meetings with all exhibitors, making sure you can still access the same network virtually as you would have in a physical event

Book your pass today to attend Big Data & AI Toronto 2020