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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What day and time does the Elevating Leaders’ Summit start?

A: Tuesday, August 4th – Friday, August 7th at 2:00PM EST/ 11:00AM PST / 8:00AM HST

A: You have been preassigned to a small group session. When time, you will be prompted to click on a button that will automatically send you to the correct session page. You will be in the same small group for all four days of the Summit.

Q: How do I know what Small Group Session to attend?

Q: How can I get help if could not enter into my Small Group Session room?

A: Please use the Support button located at the bottom right corner of your screen. Please provide your name, the email address you received APIA emails from, and what page you are currently located on.

A: Yes, whole group sessions will be recorded and posted in the Agenda page for next day viewing. You can click directly on the title of the whole group session, and a video player will open in the window.

Q: Can I re-watch a previous day’s Whole Group Session?

Q: Do I need to have a webcam for the event?


A: Yes, you will need a webcam to have the full experience during the small group sessions, where you have the ability to see and hear your fellow scholars. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with your peers.

When you enter the small group session, your video & microphone will be off; when ready, you need to turn them on by clicking the two buttons below the video player. When turned on, the slash going through the icons will go away. Click HERE for a screenshot of the interface.

A: You are only able to log in to the Summit from one device at a time. If you log out, it will take about five minutes for the system to reset and allow you to log back in. You will need to re-enter your credentials with each new visit to the site.

We recommend that you use either a computer (Desktop w/ webcam or laptop) when participating in the Summit. Our technology works best on these types of devices, and not on a mobile phone or tablet.

Q: Am I able to log in from my phone, tablet, and computer?

Q: I logged in on another device and now my login doesn’t work. Why?

A: You can only log in to the Summit from one device. If you logged out, it will take about five minutes for the system to reset and allow you to log in again. You will need to re-enter your credentials with each new visit to the site. If you continue to run into problems, please use the Support button located at the bottom right corner of your screen. Please provide your name and an overview of your issue.

A: Each day at 2:00PM EST and again at 4:30PM EST, there will be dedicated time to participate in the official conference chat! This is where you can meet and interact with Scholars and Group Facilitators. You can use the chat to speak with all attendees or in private/group chats with anyone
who is currently active within the chat.

Additionally, you can also view the Attendee page where you can learn more about your fellow Scholars and how to connect with them during and after the Summit.

Q: How can I meet other APIA Scholars who are also in attendance?


Q: How can I connect with APIA Scholars on social media?


A: Find APIA Scholars on the following platforms and use our event hashtag, #madetoelevate when posting:

Facebook: @apiascholar

Twitter: @APIA_Scholars

Instagram: @apiascholars

LinkedIN: @APIA Scholars

YouTube: @APIA Scholars

A: We have included a suggested dress code for the four days of the Summit; we hope you participate with your fellow scholars. Don’t worry though if you don’t have something to wear on that particular day; please come in what makes you comfortable, but appropriate!


Tuesday – Casual attire
Wednesday – College Swag
Thursday – APIA Scholars T-shirt or your Favorite T-shirt
Friday – Cultural or casual attire

Q: What is the dress code for the Summit?



Q: Five quick steps to optimize your viewing experience:

A: 1. Ensure you have your registration credentials ready. These include the email address you registered with and the password provided in the email received on Monday, August 3rd.

2. Check your internet. You will need a minimum of 5 mbps of internet access to view the site. Please do a system requirements check here.

3. Use the best browser, i.e. Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. Unfortunately, other browsers, like Safari, do not currently support our technology. We recommend Chrome for the best experience.

4. Choose your device! You can only log in to the conference from one device. If you log out, it will take about five minutes for the system to reset and allow you to log back in. You will need to re-enter your credentials with each new visit to the site.

5. Log in early. The site will be launching at 9 AM ET on Tuesday, August 4th. We recommend you take time in advance to log in and navigate around. Get familiar with the site before the first Whole Group session begins.

A: For any questions or concerns, please click on the support button located in the bottom right corner of each page or contact the APIA programs team at programs@apiasf.org

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns?

Q: How can I stay in contact with fellow APIA Scholars?

A: You access the 2020-2021 APIA Scholar cohort group on myAPIAnetwork: myapianetwork.org and continue to chat with fellow Scholars

A: Look for an email from APIA Scholars in early September.
Questions? Contact us at programs@apiasf.org

Q: When will the APIA Scholars Peer Mentoring Program be available?

Q: Will my scholarship funds be sent to me or to my institution?

A: All scholarship checks will be sent directly to your institution.

A: You can email applicant@apiasf.org with any scholarship questions you have.

Q: Who do I contact if I have a question about my scholarship funds?

Q: Who can I reach out to at APIA Scholars for support in overcoming challenges during the academic year?

A: You can contact the Programs Team at programs@apiasf.org and we’d be happy to help!