Convention Format

The SSMA Board of Directors selected Whova as our platform to deliver our first ever virtual convention!  We hope that you will join us this year as we learn to connect with each other in this new environment.  With Whova you can help you meet with old connections and make new connections by creating your attendee profile, attending match-making events, and virtual meet-ups. You will be able to have private chats to help foster deeper connections.  There will be an active community board to discuss common topics and share photos, articles, and tips.  There is also a virtual business card exchange to enable future communication.

Attendees of the live convention will also have access to the Archived Convention, which will be available for 3 months following the live convention.  SSMA members who are not able to attend the Live convention may also purchase access to the archived convention.

You can visit our Convention Website for a preview or our exciting schedule of presenters.

We want to encourage all to register early to take advantage of the networking capabilities within Whova prior to, during, and after the convention.

Getting Ready for the Convention

Whova has provided guides to help SPEAKERS and ATTENDEES to prepare for the convention in advance. All attendees can upload a profile picture and fill out their profile information. 

Get our official conference app,

Get the most out of the app and have a more productive experience!


NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data. Access useful information like ridesharing and local attractions through the Community Board


NETWORK effectively. Plan whom to meet by exploring attendee profiles and sending out messages


PARTICIPATE in event activities through session likes, comments, ratings, live polling, tweeting, and more

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Information for Speakers

All speakers must register by October 1, 2020 to have their name included in the program.  In addition to uploading their pictures and biographical information, speakers can also upload handouts, videos, and links to their Zoom sessions. See the guide for speakers for more information.

Registration Information

Registration for the event is open and can be accessed here.  Members, please log in with your member details and the registration form should self populate your correct payment option.  Members can renew their membership with their registration (if they are within their 30 renewal period).  Nonmembers can also choose to join at this time.


Live Access (includes access to Convention Archives
Member type Rate
Regular Member $100
Student/Teacher Members $50
Nonmember $200
Nonmember Student/Teacher $100
Archive Access Only (members only) 
Regular Members $80
Student/Teacher Members $40


Please note: the SSMA business office will upload your registration information into the Whova platform. You will not get immediate access to Whova platform, but the business office will check registrations frequently and upload into Whova's system. Once uploaded into the Whova system, you will get an email notification that will allow you to register into the convention platform.  This process will allow for membership pricing for our SSMA members. Thank you in advance for your patience.