FAQ

This is a new event, so there are likely lots of questions.
Here are some we’ve heard so far.

Is this an in-person event?

This event is 100% virtual. There is no in-person aspect to the show.

When is the event?

The dates are December 2nd & 3rd, 2020. The show will start at approximately 8 a.m. PST and end at noon each day.

How will attendees participate?

Anyone can register for the event and stream it online via computer or mobile phone. Closer to the event dates we will notify registered attendees where to stream the event.

What if I miss a session? Will sessions be recorded?

Yes, all main stage sessions will be recorded and available post event.

Are the speakers live or pre-recorded?

Most speakers will appear live. There may be some pre-recorded material depending on the circumstances of the speaker concerned. 

How will speakers participate?

Given the issues posed by the pandemic, most or all of the speakers will be remote, but we will strive for a high-grade, broadcast-like production with the help of our partners.

How much does it cost to attend the event?

Registration is FREE to watch the main programming for the event. For participants who would like to engage with specialized breakout sessions, engage in Q&A with speakers, or participate in virtual networking, there is a non-refundable Pro Pass option for $25. For those unable to afford a pass, there is a free, “no-questions-asked” pro pass option.

What is the format for Sight Tech Global?

The main part of the show is a video stream in which all the speaker sessions take place. Expert moderators will run small panel discussions, demos or 1:1s lasting 20-30 minutes. Between each session, a host team will discuss the show’s program from a commentator’s “booth.” In addition, those with Pro Passes will be able to join extended breakout sessions on more specialized topics as well as Q&A with some speakers. There will also be networking opportunities built into the pro pass features.

Who is organizing the event?

Ned Desmond is the founder of the event and executive producer. He is assisted by a number of volunteers with expertise in design, event and video production, and marketing. Most of the event team is volunteering their time at no charge, including Mr. Desmond.

Who is the owner of Sight Tech Global?

The Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is the owner of Sight Tech Global.

What is the value in a Sight Tech Global sponsorship?

We have designed a wide range of sponsorship options and prices. Sponsors support not only the development of an important new event in the accessibility world, but also the important work of a California-based nonprofit, Vista Center, dedicated to assisting people who are blind and visually impaired. For more information, please contact sponsors@sighttechglobal.com

Who is the recipient of the revenues from sponsorships and pass sales?

The non-profit Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is the beneficiary of all proceeds from the show.

Is is possible to support the work of the Vista Center directly?

Yes, Vista Center depends on contributions to provide  its services. Learn more here.