Q: What impact is COVID-19 having on in-person events and sponsorship in 2020?
A: Our top priority is the safety of our attendees, staff and vendors. With this in mind, ChIPs has decided to go virtual with all our 2020 events. We will be pivoting from in-person to virtual events for the 2020 Mock Program, Next Gen Summit & Global Summit.
Q: If I applied to be a sponsor for the 2020 Global Summit and/or Next Gen Summit, what happens to my application now that the event in no longer in-person?
A: We appreciate your interest in sponsoring our 2020 events. We have kept all applications and will contact all 2020 applicants once we have finalized our virtual sponsorship opportunities.
Q: Do you expect there to be sponsorship opportunities for your 2020 events now that they are virtual?
A: Yes. We are in the process of re-imagining what sponsorship opportunities and benefits will look like within this new virtual platform.
Q: Will the dates stay the same for the 2020 Global Summit now that it is virtual?
A: We do not have any plans to change the 2020 Global Summit dates. However, the event format and duration may differ depending on finalized programming now that we are moving to a virtual platform.
Q: Has there been a new date announced for the 2020 Mock Program and/or 2020 Next Gen Program?
A: Yes. The Mock Program will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 and the Next Gen Summit will be held over three consecutive days, Tuesday, August 4 – Thursday, August 6, 2020.
Q: What should we expect for events in 2021?
A: At this time, we are expecting that our 2021 events will return to in-person events. We are working to secure dates in Fall 2021 for our Global Summit at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA.