Virtual Congress
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How it works

CPA Virtual Congress is an interactive online experience designed to provide participants with the same rich calibre of content and experiences as previous Congress events.

The three-day virtual conference will feature an exclusive mix of keynote speakers, global panels, pre-recorded content, resources and networking opportunities.

The program has been designed with flexibility in mind, so participants will be able to access sessions at their convenience, around work and personal commitments.

In light of the global impact of COVID-19, Congress will be an online-only event this year. This decision was made to protect the safety of our members, participants and staff, and ensure we deliver the best experience possible.

Virtual Congress will provide 30-40 hours of video content. Viewing hours of each participant will be recorded and CPD hours will be allocated to the CPD diary of the respective member by 18 December 2020.

The event will be available at any time and will have a curated program across different time zones. View the Program.

Once the conference has concluded, the event will stay open for a limited period for last-minute access to certain sessions and rooms. Please note that not all sessions will be available after the event has ended, sponsor booths will be unattended, and some features will not be accessible.

The virtual conference can be accessed from a laptop, computer (Mac or PC) or tablet (Android or IOS). We recommend you test your computer or device in advance.

We recommend using Chrome or Firefox as they are the most stable and consistent browsers for accessing this virtual environment.

About attending

CPA Virtual Congress tickets will be available for purchase by all CPA Australia members, members of the wider profession, and any interested members of the public. The program has been designed for a global audience and with flexibility in mind, so participants can access sessions at their convenience.

You will receive a reminder 24-48 hours before the event with login and access details. The event will be delivered through a virtual event platform. We recommend you run a system check prior to the event.

It is open to CPA Australia members and non-members across the globe.

On the day

Yes, you will be required to use the same email with which you registered to log in to the event.

Yes, you can log in and out when the event is live. Any sessions you do not watch live will be available as a recording later.

There will be a chat function for the majority of the keynote sessions, where you can ask the speaker questions. There are also live Q&A opportunities throughout the program.

Most sessions are being recorded and will be available to view during the event and for a short period after it has ended.

There will be a range of public, private and moderated chat options available throughout the event to encourage networking opportunities amongst participants.