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Join us at STARCON20: A Virtual Experience!
October 15-17, 2020

GENERAL INFORMATION

Program Highlights:
 
STARCON20 will be a true Virtual Experience like none other. In true "STAR style" the live three-day STARCON will feature:
  • Keynote Speaker Doug Keeley: Master storyteller, serial entrepreneur, and leadership expert
  • Stenograph Showcases: Reporter and firm owner focus sessions
  • Case CATalyst training sessions with Cindi Lynch, Pam Szczecinski, and Grace Molson
  • Panels on Embracing Remote Reporting and, back by popular demand, Preserving the Record in Today's Challenging Industry, Part 2
  • STAR's 2020 Annual Business Meeting
  • 12 hours of continuing education!  1.2 CEUs have been NCRA approved and 12 hours (non-ethics) have been approved by the Texas JBCC!  All CEUs earned will be submitted at no additional charge to you.
  • Daily virtual social and professional networking opportunities
  • Virtual STAR Lounge/Irv's Place

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REGISTRATION FEES

  FULL CONVENTION        
           
           
  MEMBERS       $150
           
           
  NON-MEMBERS       $200
           
           
  STUDENT MEMBERS       $35
           
           
  STUDENT NON-MEMBERS       $50
           
           
   
           
           
           
  DAILY - THURSDAY        
           
           
  MEMBERS       $70
           
           
  NON-MEMBERS       $85
           
           
  STUDENT MEMBERS       $20
           
           
  STUDENT NON-MEMBERS       $25
           
           
   
           
           
           
  DAILY - FRIDAY        
           
           
  MEMBERS       $60
           
           
  NON-MEMBERS       $75
           
           
  STUDENT MEMBERS       $20
           
           
  STUDENT NON-MEMBERS       $25
           
           
   
           
           
           
  DAILY - SATURDAY        
           
           
  MEMBERS       $70 
           
           
  NON-MEMBERS       $85 
           
           
  STUDENT MEMBERS       $20
           
           
  STUDENT NON-MEMBERS       $25
           
           
   

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

When is STARCON20: A Virtual Experience?
STARCON20: A Virtual Experience will take place from October 15-17, 2020. All times are listed in Eastern Time (ET). Times may be converted to your local time here

Who can attend?
Anyone from around the world can participate! To access content and receive credits, individuals must register here. Only individuals who register and attend will receive a
Certificate of Attendance to be used for continuing education purposes. 

How do I become a member of STAR to take advantage of the discounted member rate?
If you wish to become a member of STAR, click here.
 
How do I attend?
After you register online, you will receive a confirmation email verifying your registration. Once you get the confirmation email you can add the convention to your 
calendar. Roughly a week prior to the convention, you will receive an email with login information to the STARCON20 virtual landing page.

What if I can't attend some of the sessions?
All sessions will be recorded and can be accessed by all registered attendees.

If I am unable to attend the live sessions and can only view the recorded presentations, can I still submit for credits?

Yes, CEUs will be available as part of STARCON20 for those who register for 14 days (through November 1) for those who are unable to attend live but can take advantage of the recorded sessions. As NCRA requires submission directly within a set amount of time, STAR will be able to submit CEUs to NCRA for all live attendees and for those who view the recorded sessions through November 1.  After November 1, all sessions will be available for purchase/viewing but attendees will have to submit to NCRA on their own.

 

EXPERIENCE

Can I ask questions during the sessions? 
STAR highly encourages all attendees to utilize the Q&A feature. 

Will I have access to presenter's slides and/or handouts? 
STAR requests all speakers to provide us with their slides and handouts. If speakers provide these to us, they will be available for attendees to download within the session. 

Can I use my computer or my mobile device to connect? 
The convention is optimized to be accessed on a desktop or laptop computer using the Google Chrome browser. We do not recommend using your mobile device. However, you will have the opportunity to dial in, if need be.

Are there any networking events? 
Yes!  Join us at the Virtual STAR Lounge/Irv's Place on Saturday, October 17, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET. This informal, virtual meetup is your chance to connect with fellow STAR attendees!

Will there be sponsors? 
Yes, we will have a virtual sponsor directory which will allow attendees the chance to connect with different companies!

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CEU CREDITS

STARCON20 offers 12 hours of learning and has been approved by NCRA for 1.2 CEUs. In order to receive CEU credits, attendees will be required to complete an evaluation after each session attended. STAR will submit all CEUs to NCRA on behalf of attendees at no additional charge! 
STARCON20 has been approved by the Texas JBCC for 12 hours of non-ethics continuing education credits.  If you are a Texas CSR, please indicate your need for a certificate of attendance on each completed session evaluation.  Certificates of attendance will be sent within 7-10 days following completion of STARCON20 to the attendee's email address linked to their registration.

Attendees are responsible for submission of their individual state continuing education credits. If your state requires specific attendance verification, email [email protected] at the conclusion of STARCON20 and provide the needed information for your state.

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SPEAKERS

   Brian Clune   Jeff Cobb   Randall Dean  
  Marybeth Everhart    Linda Fifield   Janet Harris  
  Kevin Hunt   Doug Keeley    Cindi Lynch  
   Richard Mechelke   Grace Molson   Chris Page  
  Ryan Piper   Kelly Sieracki   Lucy Smith  
  Pam Szczecinski   Karen Tyler   Sandy VanderPol   
     
 
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