2021 SEL Exchange Virtual Summit
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Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

What is the 2021 SEL Exchange?
Hosted by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Exchange is a unique and timely national forum for those who are committed to creating caring, productive, and equitable schools and communities that develop the whole child and ensure that all students can thrive. Visit our about section here.
Who should attend this event?
The 2021 SEL Exchange Virtual Summit is for anyone who is committed to supporting the social, emotional, and academic development of young people and educators. We will feature researchers, educators, young people and thought leaders from the field, sharing ideas and information about our theme from their different perspectives. Before attending, we do recommend tuning in to our SEL 101 webinar that can provide some helpful, foundational context on social and emotional learning (SEL) and our website that has more information and resources on SEL.
Are you issuing continuing education credits for attending the 2021 SEL Exchange Virtual Summit?
We will not be providing continuing education credits for the 2021 SEL Exchange Virtual Summit. You can download a certificate of attendance in your registration portal after the live event has concluded.


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Registration: General

What is included in registration?
Registration includes access to pre-event networking, live content and Q&A sessions on October 14, 2021 and access to on demand content through April 15, 2022.
I want to register a group of people, does everyone need to register individually?
Multiple people can register under a group name by clicking the "Group Name/PGC Registration" link on our registration page. The assigned Primary Group Contact (PGC) will receive a custom registration link and instructions to forward to all group members. We do not reccommend registering on behalf of someone else.
May we register an individual or group by phone?
No. All registrations must be done online to ensure information is complete and accurate. If you have technical difficulties while registering, you may contact us.
I would like to cancel my registration. Can I request a refund?
Registration is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person thru Friday, October 8, 2021.
Can I transfer my registration to another person?
Yes. To transfer your paid registration, please contact us. Transfer requests must be received by October 8, 2021. After the requested transfer is complete, your original registration will be cancelled.
I registered as an individual, but should be in a group registration (or vice versa). How can I make that change?
Please contact us in order to correct your registration type. Please include your group and primary contact names to help us complete your request. Once complete, you will receive a new confirmation email noting the change.
How do I change information on my registration?
After registering for the 2021 SEL Exchange Virtual Summit, you will be sent a confirmation email with a link to your registration portal. Here, you can update and change your information related to the event.

Registration: Cost

Are there discounts for early registration?
No. We are offering a discount for groups of 4 or more.
Do you have a group rate? / How do I register my group?
We are offering a group rate for the 2021 SEL Exchange Virtual Summit.
Please note:
  • Groups must be 4 or more, $100 per person, billed to one invoice
  • Group Name and primary group contact (PGC) must be affliated with every group
  • The PGC will provide instructions and a custom registration link to all group members
  • All group members must use the custom group link to complete their registration under the assigned group name
Do you have a student or teacher discount, financial aid, or scholarships available?
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we are able to offer the 2021 SEL Exchange Virtual Summit price at $125 per person. For access to our free offerings, we encourage you to visit our website, casel.org, for guidance and support around schoolwide and districtwide SEL implementation. Additionally, we offer free monthly webinars through our Building Connections webinar series, which have all been recorded and can be watched on our website.

Please explore the links below for more details.

Registration: Payment

Do you accept check payment by purchase order and invoice?
Yes. During registration, when prompted to pay, select "purchase order" payment type, upload your PO form, and enter your PO #. Purchase orders will require a credit card to be entered until full payment is received. Upon completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with an attached invoice and payment instructions.
  • Purchase orders must be received by October 13, 2021.
  • Invoice payments must be received by December 14, 2021.
  • If either of the deadlines above are missed, the credit card on file will be charged.
Where do I send purchase order check payments?
Checks should be payable to CASEL.

Remit payment to:
CASEL Lockbox
P.O. Box 95253
Chicago, IL 60694-5253

*Please be sure to include the full invoice number on your payment memo.
I am trying to complete my registration but I keep receiving an error in processing my credit card.
Typically, a credit card will decline due to your bank flagging charges for your protection. Please contact your bank to make them aware of your purchase and resolve the issue. In the event that you continue to experience complications, you can contact us for further assistance.
I need a W-9 for my organization to reimburse my registration costs.
You can access and download CASEL's W-9 here or through your registration portal.
I need CASEL to complete a state direct deposit form, vendor application, or other form allowing my district or state organization to pay for my registration.
Please send your detailed request to purchaseorders@casel.org. Our finance team will respond with the requested information, signed forms, or answers to your questions.


When will the full agenda be available?
An agenda at-a-glance is available on the 2021 SEL Exchange Virtual Summit website. Information will be frequently updated on the event website and the virtual platform. Follow us on social media for the latest updates.

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Can you share more information to help me obtain approval to attend?
For help making the case, check out our event website for a snapshot of the presenters who will be elevating this year's theme. We will continue to update event details through our social media platforms and event website.

Live Event Platform

How do I log in on the day of the virtual event?
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the virtual event. A link will also be available in your registration portal.
What is my password for the virtual platform?
You will not have a password if this is the first time you are logging in. To create your password, simply log-in with your registered email address and follow the instructions provided to set your password.
How can I reset my password on the virtual platform?
Passwords can be reset by clicking the “Forgot Password" link under the sign-in fields of the main login page. A reset link will be sent to you using the email address you registered with.
What technology do I need to attend this event?
For the best experience, we suggest using a desktop or laptop computer and Google Chrome internet browser. To download Google Chrome internet browser for free: CLICK HERE. Also, please check that your system is compatible with the virtual environment by viewing our Technical Check: CLICK HERE.
Does the virtual platform require you to download software?
No. You will not be required to download software prior to the event. You will be provided a link to access the virtual platform.
Can I watch this event and participate on my mobile device?
Yes. Our virtual event will be available to view via laptop, desktop, tablet, or mobile smartphone. Please note some features may be condensed or reformatted on smaller devices due to screen size, however full functionality of the event and content will be available on all devices.
How / When can I choose my preferred breakout sessions?
Approximately 2 weeks prior to the event, each registrant will receive an email with instructions to log into the virtual platform, create a profile, select sessions, and network with others. If you do not receive an email by October 1, 2021, please contact us.
Will I be able to network with other people at the event?
Yes. Once the virtual platform opens, you will be able to network and connect with other attendees. You will also be able to connect and chat with attendees, make appointments with sponsors, ask questions, and more during the live event.
Do I need a webcam for the event?
No. You do not need a webcam to attend the virtual event. However, some exhibitors or attendees may have the ability to request a video chat. We encourage you to use your webcam during sessions to allow for a face-to-face experience with other attendees.
What type of internet connection or browser will I need to view this event?
We recommend an internet connection with a minimum of 3MB download speed and 1.5MB upload speed for 720 HD Video.

The platform supports the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

  • Safari

  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox

If you are using an older browser like Internet Explorer, please upgrade to one of the browsers above for the best experience.

Do you have another question not listed here?

If you have questions regarding your event that are not listed here, please email us at SELExchange@support.eventpower.com.


Thursday, October 14, 2021
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

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“I was lucky enough to attend the Virtual Summit with the focus on identity, belonging and student agency. After we listened to student voices, our team went away to try and really articulate what it was that we could do to make identity, belonging and agency more visible and explicit for our colleagues. It sparked a lot of our professional learning last year.”

– Marna MacMillan, Curriculum Coordinator at School District #43 (Canada) and 2020 Virtual Summit attendee

Past Conference Photo (for About page)