FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

HELIX 2023 with arrows pointing to the right imageWhat options do I have for attendance?
The majority of our sessions will be available to both in person attendees at the Lancaster County Convention Center and virtual attendees joining from home or school. There are, however, some sessions and activities that will only be available to in person attendees. Please consult the “Schedule At a Glance” for more information.
Can I register for both types of attendance, in person and virtual?
Our registration system will ask you to choose one type of registration, in person only or virtual only. Once you choose your format, you will see the sessions that are available under that option.
Will all of the presenters be in person at Lancaster County Convention Center?
Every speaker will be presenting in person at the convention center to both in person attendees and virtual attendees. However, given our shared experiences over recent years, we know that plans change. If the status of any speaker changes to virtual, we will update the information on the website. Additionally, we will have facilitators supporting the engagement of all attendees, whether they are in Lancaster or joining from their computers!
Why is there a registration fee for the virtual conference?
Providing sessions both in virtual and in person formats, to attendees at the Lancaster County Convention Center and at their computers, requires increased technological resources. It is for that reason, we implemented a fee for virtual attendance for the conference. 
Which continuing education options are available?
We anticipate offering Act 48, ASHA, PSYCH, and ACVREP. If you want to submit for other types of credit on your own, you can request “instructional hours” and complete the credit requirements, which will result in you being able to download a certificate of attendance.
Will hand-outs be available?
Yes! Any hand-outs that presenters share with us will be posted on the HELIX webpage on the PaTTAN website. If we don’t receive the hand outs in time for the conference, we will post them as soon as we receive them and ensure that they are accessible. Please note that some presenters do not share their materials with us or choose to share them directly with attendees via QR codes or other electronic means.
How will I receive the links to access the sessions?
If you register for virtual attendance, you will receive an email with links to the sessions, a few days before the conference. All links will be through zoom.
When you click on the zoom links, you will have to enter your name and email address through the zoom registration process. You will then be emailed the actual link to the session, as well as the password. This additional step will allow us to verify your attendance for continuing education credits.
If you register for the in person attendance, you will not receive any links, as you will be attending the sessions in person.

For all conference questions, please email helix@pattankop.net.