Welcome to the BOSS FAQ page!
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What is BOSS and who should attend?
Building Organizational Sector Sustainability (BOSS) is British Columbia’s largest not–for–profit conference. This event is a space for dialogue, collaboration, and the development of game–changing tactics to strengthen our province through partnerships and investments with the not–for–profit sector.The conversations, learnings, and connections happening at BOSS are relevant to anyone who wants to make positive change to strengthen BC’s not–for–profit sector, including Executive Directors, not–for–profit leaders and emerging leaders, board members, Indigenous leaders, government leaders, and not–for–profit stakeholders.
When is the BOSS Conference?
BOSS will take place February 27, March 1, March 3, and March 5, 2021.
Where is BOSS happening?
The BOSS conference will take place virtually through Whova, an event management platform. Attendees can access conference activities, sessions, and social events through their web browser or mobile device
How can I learn more about the conference speakers and shedule?
Click on the Events Calendar or Presenter tabs from the menu above to access the most up–to–date details on conference programming and events. Registrants can login to Whova to view sessions and build your agenda.
How can I register?
Registration is open now. You can secure your spot by following this link and registering for an All Access or Single Day Pass.
How can I access Whova (the conference platform)?
Is the Web App compatible with all browsers?
Google Chrome is the preferred browser to view live sessions during the conference. Some streaming software may have compatibility issues with other browsers. Internet Explorer is not compatible with the streaming service.
Is there a guide for Whova?
Yes! We recommend reviewing the Attendee User Guide for step–by–step instructions on how to:
- Access the Web and Mobile Apps
- View the conference agenda and plan your schedule
- Access live streamed events and use the session Q&A feature
- Make the most of networking opportunities by seeing who is attending the event and sending direct messages
- Joining discussions on the community boards
- Starting or joining a virtual meetup
What if I need technical support during the conference?
Our Technical Support team will be available each day of the conference, from 30 minutes before the first session until the end of the day’s last session. You can reach them through the “Tech Help Desk” forum in the Community section of Whova.
Will there be exhibitors during BOSS?
Yes, we welcome registrants to showcase their organization’s work, mission, and opportunities as an Exhibitor. There is no fee to participate as an Exhibitor, though Exhibitor “booths” are only open to registered attendees. To sign–up please fill out this form.
How can I connect with other attendees during the virtual conference?
There are several ways to connect with fellow attendees virtually, including:
- Community message boards
- Virtual meetups and one-on-one chats
- Evening social events
We recommend reviewing the Attendee User Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to access these features through Whova.
Will the sessions be recorded?
The Keynote Panel sessions will be recorded and made available to participants through Whova after the conference.
All other sessions will not berecorded.
Will conference materials be made available to participants?
Yes, Vantage Point will provide a participant workbook to help you capture your experiences and reflect on your learnings, and any participant materials provided for individual sessions will be available for download through Whova.