Frequently Asked Questions

Our platform is only able to grant access to the full virtual conference. As a result, it is not possible to purchase access to just one or a few sessions. However, we have priced our registration at a very modest rate that delivers value even if you only attend a couple of sessions.

We are using a platform called Hopin. Hopin is GDPR-compliant and provides full encryption of data and passwords. No downloads or installations are required.

No, our conference platform is entirely browser-based. Google Chrome is highly recommended. Internet Explorer is not compatible with our platform.

If you would like to purchase multiple tickets at once please contact us at staff@riacanada.ca. We are happy to arrange for bulk invoicing and provide further instructions for registering each attendee.

The RIA Virtual Conference is powered by Hopin, a leading edge technology to enable a dynamic event experience. Through Hopin’s all-in-one digital platform, attendees will be able to engage with speakers via online polls, connect with each other via video and text chats, and visit the Expo to interact with booth representatives.

Once you are registered, you will receive an email confirmation. You will gain access to the Hopin platform on the morning of June 3rd, ahead of the primer session. Brief platform instructions and reminders will be sent to all attendees closer to the event date.

Attendees can connect during daily networking sessions, with the option to meet peers via video conference, chat, or by exchanging emails. Attendees will also be able to network with exhibitors in the virtual exhibition.

There are multiple chat channels in the virtual platform. Each one serves a different purpose.

  • >  Event chat — this tab shows the global event chat where all participants can post messages.
  • >  Booth chat — each booth has its own chat for group discussions and interaction.
  • >  Meeting chat — in Networking, a private 1:1 chat channel is available to the participants.
  • >  Direct messages — anyone can send messages to an individual at a Hopin event via Direct Messages (DMs) in the People tab. To send a DM, find the person you wish to chat with in the People tab and click their profile photo.

When you participate in the Networking during the Networking Break, you will be matched with other attendees to meet one-on-one, via live video, for a pre-set amount of time. Once the time is up, you will automatically move to the next person. Matching is automated to encourage new encounters. Attendees can leave at any time and have the option to click the “Connect” button during a call to exchange contact information. You can also meet and engage with one another via the conference chat features.