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National Pavement Expo 2021 Digital Edition

National Pavement Expo 2021 is digital this year! Here's what you need to know to make the most of this virtual expo.

Judson Burdon
Posted by Judson Burdon on February 15

The 2021 National Pavement Expo is online this year, which makes it more available to everyone. With no travel, no time off, and no hotels, you can access all the virtual expo features from your desk.

About the National Pavement Expo This Year

Here are the main details you need to know for attending NPE 2021.

When is the National Pavement Expo 2021?

The 2021 National Pavement Expo is February 23rd through 25th, 2021. All times are for the Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5). The first session is at 9:45 am on the 23rd.

How Much Does It Cost to Attend?

Since the event is virtual, there is no admission fee. You simply need to register before February 23rd to attend the seminars live. If you register before the expo ends on February 25th, you get access to all of the recordings for free as well.

How to Register for the National Pavement Expo 2021

 

  1. Go to https://nationalpavementlive.com/

  2. Click ‘Register’

  3. Click ‘Register Now’

  4. Complete the full form

  5. Click ‘Submit’

  6. Check your email for your registration information

  7. Complete those steps to create your account for the virtual expo

Getting the Most Out of a Virtual Expo

Virtual expos operate very differently from physical ones. However, you can still get a lot out of them by using these tips.

Figure Out Your Time

Part of attending a virtual expo is being present. If you’re running a business, you need to work out how you can be ‘away’ even though you’re still physically present. Consider designating a stand-in from your crew or treating those days like you would a vacation.

Additionally, the schedule for the National Pavement Expo is available online without registration. That means you can plan out which sessions and events you want to attend now. Then there’s no rushing around on the virtual expo days.

Clear Your Space

Removing distractions is an essential part of attending any virtual expo. That means silencing or turning off your phone, closing your email server, and finding a quiet location. By removing these distractions, you can focus on the seminars, booths, and networking aspects of the virtual expo.

Use the Networking Space

Virtual expos still provide networking space, even if it’s not quite the same as chatting in the halls. Make sure you drop in and interact with the chat room. Additionally, have a digital business card prepared.

Participate in the Session Chats

During seminars, it’s also essential to participate in the chat. The purpose is twofold. First, it will help you stay engaged with the material being presented. Second, your questions and comments may become part of the presentation, getting you more of the knowledge you need.

Visit the Expo Hall

While the expo halls and booths may not be quite the same, they’re still worth a visit to see what new things companies have. Additionally, you get to skip the wait lines that usually occur at expos since representatives can chat with multiple people at once.

Write Down Action Notes

While actual notetaking is not necessary, you may still want a pen and notepad. When you hear someone mention something you want to try for your business, write yourself a brief note. By the end of the 2021 National Pavement Expo, you’ll have a list of action items to improve your business.

Embrace the Weird

Virtual expos, especially if National Pavement Expo is your first, will not feel the same as in-person events. There will be technical glitches and other unique hiccups. Embracing the idea and rolling with it is an excellent way to ensure you get the most out of attending.

Additionally, a virtual expo may offer activities you could not see yourself participating in at a physical conference. If there’s a scavenger hunt or virtual happy hour, try it out. It’s something else to network over.

Follow Up on Social Media or With Email

After the 2021 National Pavement Expo is over, you can follow-up with your favorite seminar presenters. Sending an email or social media message is a good way to network as well. You can also get more information by following them on their website or social.

Keep Track of the Expo Recordings

The 2021 National Pavement Expo will record the various seminars. Since you registered, you can access these for six months. Even if you do not intend to watch the workshops that aired while you were in another session, keep track of the password. It’s free information, after all.


Register for National Pavement Expo 2021

 

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