By Cheryl Higley posted 08-03-2020 11:51

We know it's not what we're used to but we can't let a year go by without providing education, networking and yes, even the trade show! The 23rd Annual Snow & Ice Symposium is going virtual for 2020. Here are 10 reasons we hop you'll give the virtual event a try!

  1. Supersized education: Access to 25+ sessions, live and on demand, covering every role in snow and ice!

  1. CSP credits galore: Satisfy your Certified Snow Professional continuing education requirements in just 3 days!

  1. The more the merrier: Whether you’re a Symposium die hare, have never been to a Symposium or maybe have always wanted to bring your team? 2020 is your year! An individual pass is the same member price as in-person with more benefits and no travel and hotel costs. Plus we created a new company pass to allow your team to join the fun.

  1. We miss seeing you: You can’t beat the networking at a Snow & Ice Symposium so we’re bringing it online. Two snack and chats and the HUB role-based roundtables are back in an innovative and interactive virtual platform. Plus we’ll have a welcome reception to kick off the event.

  1. “Kick the tires” at the trade show: It won’t be the same as walking the trade show floor (and you’ll have to bring your own beer) but dozens of exhibitors will be manning their booths during the virtual trade show, including a special time for 1:1 meetings.

  1. Participate in your jammies if you want, we won’t judge: View sessions at home, in the office or even on a work site — access is easy through the Virtual Experience dashboard on your computer or your smartphone. 

  1. No Symposium is complete without the swag: Register and your official Symposium T-shirt will be mailed out! Attendees will also have access to a digital swag bag (including cocktail & food recipes, background/zoom images, kid entertainment, and more) via the Virtual Experience Dashboard.

  1. Did we mention there are prizes?: The more you participate, the bigger prize you can win! Simply enter the code given out at each event or vendor table for your chance to win a 3-night stay at the 2021 Symposium host hotel, ASM certificate course, SIMA swag, and more.  

  1. Get energized for the snow season: Connect with SIMA, your peers and industry experts to Elevate, Engage and Innovate and get ready to battle winter head-on! 

  1. SIMA needs your support: Not gonna lie, the revenue generated by the annual Symposium allows SIMA to create and produce valuable member benefits, training and education for snow and ice professionals. Your financial support of the Virtual Experience will allow us to continue to provide those benefits. We hope you’ll take a chance on this new and exciting event!