2021 Virtual NCR PDI Frequently Asked Questions

Attention Government attendees (.mil and .gov),

Please make arrangements to train from home on Thursday 11 March on your personal laptop or you run the risk of not being able to connect into our event.


The ASMC NCR PDI event is hosted on the ZOOM commercial Platform; and we have confirmed that in particular OSD, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard will not be able to access this event from their government equipment. We are unable to assist with any technical issues related to firewalls in this regard.  Please help us by doing your part in order to enjoy this exciting educational event!

  1. What is a virtual conference?
  • A virtual conference is an interactive event that takes place online bringing together a large group of people who share common niche interests or expertise – to network, learn and plan.
  1. What can I do in a virtual conference?
  • Hear relevant and timely insights from Federal leaders on upcoming challenges and priorities
  • Share and gain information on industry insights
  • Network with professionals and peers in real time
  • Discuss issues, ideas and work that focus on a topic of mutual concern
  1. Will there be tech support?
  • Yes. We have support both in the platform and from your main webinar page.  Including direct communication with the staff that is assisting your presenters and users via our robust webinars platform, live chat agents ready to help you with anything you need from logging in to printing certificates.  As well as phone agents ready to answer any questions your users might have.
  1. Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?
  • No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in a virtual conference. You only need to have access to the Internet. We highly suggest that you use Chrome and do not use Internet Explorer.
  1. Is a camera or webcam required?
  • It is not a requirement in order to participate. However, some people at the event might request you for a video chat, in which case, you might want to have a functional camera/webcam and mic.
  1. How do I login to the event?
  • Your login information/instructions will be emailed to you within a couple of weeks of the event. You will need to use your personal email address and personal laptop[preferably from home] to login - in order to avoid significant technical hassels and risk.To login, simply use those details. Make sure that you leave plenty of time to read instructions and login in advance - also ensure the email address associated with your registration is accurate and up to date so that there is no delay in receiving our communications.
  1. Where will the event be held?
  • This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location in order to become a part of the event. You can participate from anywhere you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.  However, we strongly recommend you access the event from your home and not a Government facility due to Firewalls, etc.
  1. Will I be able to take away any information or brochures from the event?
  • Yes. Like any physical event, exhibitors we offers a swag bag for you! You can add documents provided by each exhibitor to your online swag bag and then email them to yourself or share items with friends and family by simply entering their email.
  1. How can I ask questions at the virtual conference?
  • There are a number of ways you can interact with each other at a virtual conference. These include:
    • Text, audio, video chat
    • Group chat
    • Live Q&A during or after webinars
  1. Do I have access to all of the educational sessions?
  • In a word, yes! You will be given the opportunity to select which sessions you’d like to attend virtually. It is up to you to decide which sessions interest you in a given time block and to attend those sessions as desired. You may attend as many or as few sessions as you want.
  1. Will I be able to see the presenters for each session?
  • Yes. You will be able to see all general session and selected educational session speakers along with their presentations.
  • For sessions that occur concurrently that you are unable to attend, you will have 30 days post event to view these sessions while the event page is active.
  1. How will I earn credit for the educational sessions?
  • To earn credit for any educational session you attend, you will have to respond to Attention Checker prompts that appear within the Session Player throughout the session. Depending on the type of credit you need to receive, you will have to respond to a certain number of Attention Checker prompts – 4 out of 5, 3 out of 4 – in order to receive credit once the session concludes.
  1. Can I share my virtual conference login information with other members of my team?
  • NO. For every registration to attend virtually, only one device (computer, laptop, tablet, and phone) will be allowed to enter the virtual conference. If you forward/pass on your personal login to others, you will forego your permission to enter the event and nothing can reverse that permission. The credits earned, the questions asked, and the polling conducted within that single login session are all tied to the account of the individual that purchased the virtual event. With that said, there is nothing stopping you from attending the virtual event and encouraging your colleagues to register themselves to enjoy the conference right next to you from wherever you are viewing the event!
  1. As a virtual attendee, how do I access my certificate and credits for attending the conference?
  • Please go to this link https://www.washington-asmcnationalcapitalregionpdi.org/current-historical-ncr-pdi-self-recording-worksheets/ and fill out the 2021 NCR self-reporting worksheet with the session you attended and keep it for your CPE records.
  1. Do you accept the SF1556 or SF 182 for payment?
  • No, The SF 1556 or SF 182 is not valid payment method. However, we understand that the ASMC Washington Chapter address and vendor information is a requirement on these forms. Please use the below address and POC for this requirement. Payments using the Government purchase card (IMPAC) will be accepted.


Wayne Whiten, MAOM, CFE, CICA, CDFM-A
6361 Walker Lane, Suite 1000
ATTN: 2021 ASMC National Capital Region PDI
Metro Park
Alexandria, Virginia 22310-3252
(703) 797-8831 phone
(703) 509-1544 Cell
(703) 600-3831 fax


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