Hybrid Model

  • What is a hybrid conference?

    AME Roundup 2022 will be both an in-person conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre West and a virtual conference hosted on Whova, a leading conference platform. Registrants may purchase a full pass for in-person and virtual access to the conference, or a virtual-only pass to experience the conference fully online.

    The two platforms will be truly integrated. The technical and special sessions will be filmed and available live (streamed online) as well as on-demand after the event. Presentations may be a mix of in-person and remote presenters and all exhibitors will have in-person and virtual booths.

  • How does a hybrid model impact the conference programming and format?

    AME Roundup 2022 will include all our traditional programming. The physical conference sessions will be hosted at the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) West and streamed on a virtual platform. We will be hosting a physical Exhibit Hall at VCC West and a parallel virtual Exhibit Hall on the Whova platform including Exhibitor Booths, Core Shack, Prospectors’ Tent, Project Generators Hub and Poster Session.

    Networking opportunities will take place in-person and online, but ticketed events will be for in-person attendees only.

  • Will networking sessions be in-person or remote?

    Both! Our goal is to host our traditional in-person networking events with modifications to meet the relevant public health orders. Stay tuned for more details. In addition, we will be hosting online networking opportunities, including daily Speed Networking Sessions and our second annual Poker Tournament.

    Visit our schedule at a glance and the Networking Events section to view your networking opportunities.

  • COVID-19

  • What measures will AME have in place to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, including COVID-19, at AME Roundup 2022?

    Health and safety are top priorities at AME and part of our core values. If you choose to attend Roundup in person, you will be required to abide by the posted rules of the conference. AME will be guided by emergency orders, health orders, and recommendations made by the Canadian, British Columbia, and local governments.

    At a minimum, be prepared to wear a mask when requested, wash and/or sanitize your hands frequently, social distance and stay home if you are not feeling well.

  • Will proof of vaccination be required to attend AME Roundup 2022 in person?

    British Columbia introduced a Vaccine Card system in September 2021.

    An order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) on September 10, 2021, states that proof of vaccination is required to access some events, services and businesses in British Columbia. By September 13, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated. The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022, and could be extended.

    This order includes indoor organized events with 50 or more people, including conferences, trade fairs and workshops. For more information, visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

    We advise that participants be prepared to show proof of vaccination throughout the duration of the conference through February 3, 2022.

  • What happens if the in-person portion of AME Roundup 2022 is cancelled because of the pandemic?

    Our decision to cancel the in-person portion of AME Roundup 2022 and switch to a fully virtual conference as we did in 2021 will be guided by emergency orders, health orders, and recommendations made by the Canadian, British Columbia, and local governments. In the case of a full or partial cancellation of the in-person portion of Roundup, all programming including ticketed events will transition to the fully virtual platform for Roundup or be postponed to a later date.

    For individual delegates who purchase a full in-person and virtual pass, you will be offered a partial registration refund and transition to the fully virtual platform for Roundup. See the AME Roundup 2022 – Delegate Terms & Conditions for details.

    Booth exhibitors will be transitioned to the fully virtual platform and may be refunded for the in-person portion of their booth. Booth exhibitors who choose not to participate virtually may apply to cancel their booth in writing and will be subject to a fee. See the AME Roundup 2022 – Exhibitor Terms and Conditions for details.

    For our valued sponsors, we will do our best to accommodate all benefits in the online platform. Each sponsorship agreement will be discussed on a case-by-case basis with sponsors as each sponsorship agreement is unique.

  • Will COVID testing be available?

    As part of our commitment to health and safety, we are considering rapid testing on site.

  • Registration Questions

  • When does registration open?

    Registration for AME Roundup 2022 will open on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

    Register here.

  • How do I register for AME Roundup 2022?

    Registration for AME Roundup 2022 will open on Monday, October 13, 2021.

    Register here.

  • Membership

  • How do I become a member or renew my membership?

    All AME Individual Memberships for 2022 can be purchased while registering for Roundup. Please renew/purchase your membership during Roundup registration to ensure you receive member pricing for the conference.

    Corporate membership is not eligible for the Roundup member discount. All discounts are attached to individual members.

    All AME memberships run from January – December.