Frequently Asked Questions About PM Grow Summit 2021
We know you've got questions about this year's PM Grow Summit. It's been an unusual year, to say the least, but it was important to us to capture the best parts of PM Grow and deliver them in a safe, engaging, and highly interactive environment. We are so excited about the virtual world you'll get to participate in as a conference attendee.
If you have any questions beyond those presented here, don't hesitate to reach out.
Do I have to be on a screen for three full days?
Nope, you won’t be forced to be in front of a screen for three full days. The conference will have a mixture of on-demand content and live events, so that you have flexibility to juggle both the conference content and your day to day responsibilities.
We did this because we understand that screen fatigue is very real. You are free to log in to the virtual world outside conference hours to catch up on on-demand content you missed during the day. The recorded content will also be available to all attendees after the conference.
We want you to be able to maximize your time during conference hours engaging with other people, attending live sessions, and connecting with fellow property managers as well as vendors.
Is this amounting to a glorified Zoom meeting?
Definitely not! When you log on to the online platform, you will create a personal avatar that you’ll control, and who will serve as your “virtual representative” as you walk the 3D world of the conference. You will see and be able to interact with other attendees’ avatars — shake hands, talk to people as you approach them, play games, ride speedboats with your friends, etc. John said it felt like playing a video game, in some respects! When you want to talk to someone and see their actual face rather than their avatar, you’ll also have the ability to connect your camera to designated screens within the virtual world. Choose your own adventure so to speak!
One of my favorite parts of PM Grow is getting to network and hang out with people. Will I still be able to do that?
Absolutely! This is one of our favorite parts of the platform. As your avatar wanders the conference, let’s say, the Exhibit Hall for example, you’ll pass by other attendees’ avatars. If they’re engaged in conversation, you’ll hear their audio get louder as you approach, and softer as you walk by them, just like in real life! You can even pause to listen in, and ask to join the conversation. If you want to have a private conversation with someone, look for the blue halos circling groups of tables and chairs. When you step inside one of those blue halos, your conversation becomes private. No one walking by will be able to hear what you’re saying.
My computer isn’t built for fancy technology. Will I still be able to experience the conference?
Yes! You do not need to have a high-powered computer in order to attend the conference. However, we do recommend that you log in on a desktop computer or a laptop, rather than a tablet or cell phone. The virtual platform runs smoothest on a computer setting.
I’m not tech-savvy. Am I going to be overwhelmed by learning a new piece of technology?
Not at all, because you’re in good hands. Staff from both Fourandhalf and from the virtual platform provider will be on-call during the conference in case you have any questions or concerns. When you first log on to the virtual space, you will be greeted by a staff member who is there to help you get familiar with the software and answer any questions. We can say from experience that the software is extremely user-friendly and intuitive to use. If you’re comfortable using your keyboard arrows to move your avatar, you can do that. If not, you can use your mouse to walk around by clicking on where you want your avatar to go. There will also be a menu on the left which will allow you to instantly go to certain rooms/areas without having to walk all the way from point A to point B. We’ll also be opening up the platform a little early before the conference begins, so that you have time to get acquainted with the software.
What happens if I miss an event?
No biggie. If you miss one of the live events, it will be recorded and made available to you to watch on your own time once the conference is over. Attending a conference from home will be difficult because I have kids / responsibilities I need to attend to. Is it worth it for me to attend if I can only be available for short periods of time? Absolutely. You can tailor your experience of the conference to whatever your at-home needs are. Feel free to pick and choose the live events that you’re most interested in, tune in for those, and watch the recordings of the ones you missed. Or, if you want to use conference time to catch up with old friends or make new acquaintances, use the conference to expand your network. We want this to be as accessible to you as possible.
How much does it cost to attend the virtual PM Grow Summit 2021 conference?
The virtual PM Grow Summit 2021 is just $450 per person. That’s more than half off the regular in-person price! We’re so excited for the possibilities this opens up. Smaller property management companies that may not have been able to afford attending the in-person conference may be able to attend the virtual one. If you’re accustomed to sending just one or two members of your team, perhaps this is the year that the entire team is able to come, and reap the benefits of being in a room with like-minded entrepreneurs. As a bonus, we’re giving away free copies of Chuck Blakeman’s much-awaited book titled “Rehumanizing The Workplace By Giving Everybody Their Brain Back” to the first two hundred (200) people to register for our virtual property management conference.
How do I register for PM Grow Summit 2021?
Learn more and get tickets at pmgrowsummit.com.
Does my existing in-person ticket automatically convert to a virtual ticket?
As an existing ticket holder, you are automatically registered to the virtual PM Grow Summit conference. And since the virtual conference ticket price is lower than what you paid to register for the in-person event, our team will be issuing a refund for your excess payment.
Please click the link below to get the refund process started. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding your ticket.
Existing ticket holders will also get a physical copy of Chuck Blakeman’s much-awaited book titled “Rehumanizing The Workplace By Giving Everybody Their Brain Back.”