5th Global Conference CONNECTED FAQs

MNF Global Conference CONNECTED logoWe were grateful for your understanding of our decision to postpone the conference and we are excited to welcome you to the CONNECTED event.

We know you will have questions and we hope that some of the answers are below. If you have additional questions, please contact us at [email protected] 

No. While we can no longer meet in person in Bangkok, the 5th Global Conference is not cancelled; it is moving to a virtual space and now called CONNECTED.

CONNECTED means both the digital nature of the event and the chance to collaborate and connect on the conference digital platform.

The Second Global Summit on Food Fortification is taking on a new format, with a number of activities over the course of the coming months, including a kick-off event during the CONNECTED Conference. You can find more information on the summit website.

During the CONNECTED Conference, we will be hosting a combination of live and on-demand sessions over a longer period of time. 

On-demand and pre-conference meetings start October 17. 

Live programming, including an online opening ceremony and high-profile presentations, starts November 9, 2020.

Please note: For security reasons, your payment details from the original registration were not saved. We cannot issue automatic refunds. You must submit your refund information by September 4 to be eligible for a refund.

Paid delegates should have received an email the week of August 17 with subject “Announcing the Micronutrient Forum CONNECTED Conference” with the below instructions. If you did not receive the email, please check your junk folder in case it was wrongly allocated or email [email protected].

Micronutrient Forum Conference Only

All currently registered delegates have three options:

  • Option 1: CONNECTED Registration at a Discounted Rate: You can transfer your registration from the in-person event to the CONNECTED event and receive a 50% discount on the cost of your conference registration fee.
  • Option 2: CONNECTED Registration: You can transfer your registration to the CONNECTED Conference, with no refund. Part of your registration fee will be used to support the registration of a student or LMIC delegate. Thank you!
  • Option 3: Canceled Registration: In the event that you do not want to attend the CONNECTED Conference, you may receive a full refund.

Combined Micronutrient Forum Conference and Second Global Summit on Food Fortification

If you were registered as a delegate for both the conference and the summit, you may receive a full refund for the summit portion of the registration fee, and may receive a full or partial refund of your conference registration.

Second Global Summit on Food Fortification Delegates Only

If you were attending the summit only, you may receive a full refund of your registration.

*Please note that some banking fees may occur 

 

If you registered for any side events or products, you can receive a refund for the full amount of the side event or product. Those events and products include content capture, gala dinner, accompanying person pass, one day pass, exhibition hall pass.

Refunds will be processed the week of September 28.

No. The CONNECTED event has no early bird rates.

CONNECTED event registration are as follows:

HIC Delegate $400

LMIC Delegate $213

Student $75

The Micronutrient Forum CONNECTED Conference will include scientific content and a myriad of engagement activities over the course of several weeks. The Micronutrient Forum has always sought to make the Global Conference as accessible as possible, while delivering world-class programming. Transitioning to an online event reduces some costs, increases others, and allows us to reach an even broader audience than an in-person event. The event sponsors and partners allow us to subsidize the cost of the event for delegates, so that the Forum can deliver a robust program with numerous opportunities for engagement on the conference platform.

The Conference Program Committee is working hard to update the conference program. Despite our goal to keep as much of the originally planned content and speakers as possible, the change in delivery and the impacts of COVID-19 may affect some sessions and speakers. We will be contacting speakers about their sessions very soon.

Yes, poster presentations remain an important part of the CONNECTED Conference and they will be delivered digitally, including the opportunity for an audio recording. We will be presenting poster presenters very soon with details on how to submit posters.

Bookings made through the MCI at the Landmark will be refunded together with registration (or alone if no registration was purchased)

Bookings made through the MCI registration website in cooperation with Expedia will be refunded together with registration (or alone if no registration was purchased).

For bookings not made through MCI you must contact the hotel directly.

If you have any questions about hotel deposit refunds, please contact the MCI registration desk at [email protected]

No, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, a physical event will unfortunately not be possible this year.

We are not able to cover change fees charged by airlines. If you received a travel grant for the conference from the Micronutrient Forum, please contact us to discuss at [email protected]. If your travel was supported to the summit, please contact GAIN at [email protected].

If you were a paid delegate to the 5th Global Conference in-person event, please check your inbox for details on how to transfer to the CONNECTED event. 

If you weren’t already registered, watch for information about registering for CONNECTED in September 2020! We’ll be posting information soon! 

You would have received an email about refunds if you: 

  1. Booked a hotel room through the registration system
  2. Purchased a gala ticket or content capture
  3. Received a complimentary registration to the Conference but paid for a Summit registration. 

You do not have to be a registered delegate to present your poster or be a speaker at the Conference. You will simply upload your work to the Conference portal. Please note that if you choose not to be a conference delegate, you will not have access to the poster gallery or (the majority of ) the conference sessions if you are not a registered delegate. 

Unfortunately, you cannot designate who gets the complimentary ticket. We will do our best to share as many complimentary tickets as possible. 

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