Everything you ever wanted to know…

Why has the Quirk’s Event gone virtual?

In response to ongoing travel restrictions and safety concerns, this event will be a virtual event – the 2021 Quirk’s Event Virtual Global, which will take place February 23-25, 2021. An online venue also enables us to have a truly global event in a way we couldn’t do in person. The event will still offer ways to connect and find new business partners and we have an exciting lineup of speakers and exhibitors. We think we’ll come as close as you can get to an in-person event!

What is a virtual event?

A virtual conference is NOT just a series of webinars. It is a conference held online but with many of the same features of an in-person event.

Learning: Attend the sessions through live presentations and on-demand video broadcasts. Ask questions and interact with your fellow attendees.

Networking: View and message fellow attendees. Engage is text chats and ask questions of speakers.

Business: Browse the sponsors’ pages and learn of the latest services and products.

How do I register for a virtual event? What’s the deadline?

You can register for the Quirk’s Event Virtual Global via the website. You must register by February 22 at 2:00 p.m. central time in order to attend. 

Can I register day of?

No. Due to logistics, registrations will not be allowed the day the event starts. You must register by February 22 at 2:00 p.m. central time to attend the event.

Can I register more than one person?

No, due to privacy laws, we request that each attendee register for themselves.

Are registration cancellations or substitutions permitted?

You may cancel your registration by e-mailing There are no refunds or substitutions allowed after your registration is processed so please make sure you can attend.

How much does it cost to attend virtually?

Registration for MR suppliers/others is $95. A limited number of free tickets for end-clients are available, but once these are gone end-client registration will be $25.

When will I receive the instructions for attending the virtual event?

The Quirk’s Event Virtual portal will open approximately the Friday prior to the event, giving you enough time to create your profile and agenda and get familiar with all of the features the event has to offer. If you register a few days before the event, you will receive your credentials to enter the portal a few hours after your register. 


How do I participate?

If you simply want to listen to/watch the sessions, all you’ll need is a good set of speakers or headphones. 

Are there ways I can get involved besides attending sessions?

Yes! You can post a video business card, stating what you hope to learn or are most looking forward to by attending. You can post a rant-and-rave video to tell people what is on your mind. You can participate in lunch-and-learn small table discussions, text chat with attendees and speakers during sessions, mix and mingle at the happy hour by going table to table and of course you can connect and video chat with other attendees.

How can I interact with conference sponsors and exhibitors?

Either in the Exhibitor Zone or in the My Recommendation section of the platform, you can find a wide range of insight providers. You can click to their page to watch videos, download content (white papers and literature) and swipe your badge (to leave your business card). You can also schedule calls and have one-on-one video chats with exhibitor staff.

Will I be able to connect with other attendees?

Yes, but only if they want to connect with you. You can message people, but no personal contact information is shared or exportable.

What hashtags should we use for the conference on social media?

#QuirksEvent and #QuirksVirtual

What should I wear?

Be comfortable! After all, you’ll be participating from your home or office. But remember: It is a live video event, so you must wear clothing!

I just want to see one session. Do I still have to register for the event?


Do I have to attend the entire event?

Virtual events bring the experience of an in-person conference to your personal computer, so just like an in-person conference, you have the freedom to pick the sessions you attend. But attending the event in its entirety – the sessions, the breakouts, the virtual trade show – will help you to get the most out of the experience. But you are not required to attend the entire day. Come and go as you please over the three days. 

What time does the conference start?

Day 1 – 8:00 a.m. ET, February 23

Day 2 – 8:00 a.m. ET, February 24

Day 3  – 8:00 p.m. ET, February 24, through 8:00 a.m. ET, February 25.

Convert to your local time here.

What platform is the event using?

We are using the Pathable platform.

What technology do I need to attend this event?

For the best experience, we suggest using a desktop or laptop computer. Before attending, test to make sure your video and speakers/headphones are working correctly.

Do I need to have a webcam/microphone for the event?

Although you do not need a webcam/microphone to attend virtual events, you’re encouraged to use your webcam during roundtables and networking events to allow for a face-to-face experience with other attendees.

How do I log in on the day of the event?

After registering, you should receive a confirmation e-mail confirming your registration. The Friday before the event you will be sent details to log in and create your profile for the event. You will use these credentials to log in on the days of the event.

Do I need to download specific software in order to participate?


Can I share my virtual conference login information with other members of my team?

We do not recommend you doing so.

What if I come to a session late or live in a different time zone and miss a session?

For live sessions, the sessions will be recorded and available for you to watch on-demand at a later time. For pre-recorded sessions, when you enter a session room the video will play from the beginning – these will also be available for on-demand at a later time. The Quirk’s Event Virtual Global portal will be available for 60 days after the event. 

Can I access and view recordings of any sessions from the conference?

The sessions will be recorded and available for you to watch on-demand at a later time. The Quirk’s Event Virtual portal will be available for 60 days after the event.

Do I have access to all the educational sessions?


Will I be able to see the presenters for each session?

That is up to the individual speakers if they want to share their camera.

Can I ask questions during the educational sessions?

Yes, there will be a text chat window where you can ask questions. It will be up to the individual speaker(s) to decide if they will take questions during their talk or answer them after the event.

Can I get slide decks after the presentation is over?

If the speaker(s) make the slide presentation material available, it will be on the individual session page for you to download.