With Saturday Academy's Discovery Event being fully online this year, there are several questions folks have been asking. We don't want to hinder the fun with worry, so here is a list of commonly asked questions and answers:
Q: Do I need to register if I have already agreed to be a sponsor or a table host?
A: Yes, please! Your registration will connect you to our system so we can send you the link to join the event. It also provides us with the address of where to deliver your event box. You can use this link to register.
Q: Do the guests at my table need to be local?
A: They don't; that's one of the great aspects of an online event. You can invite anyone to join from anywhere. This is an ideal time to introduce friends, colleagues, and family across the country and the world to learn about and support Saturday Academy, from the comfort of their own home. (And in addition to no parking hassles, there is no dress code either - even pjs are ok, and no one minds if a beloved pet joins the fun!) Please ask your guests to use this link to register.
Q: Will the people at my table be grouped with me online?
A: Everyone who attends the event will be in one group. Since the event itself runs just over an hour, there isn't time to break everyone into groups. If you would like to gather with your "table," you can set up a pre- or post-event gathering on your own to socialize.
Q: How will I know how to join the event?
A: We will email you the link to join the event a few days before and on the morning of the event. All you need to do is click on the link to join. The link will also be posted here on the day of the event. (No, you're not overlooking it; it won't be posted there until March 11.)
Q: How can I donate to support Saturday Academy during the event?
A: We will share a variety of ways for you to donate with you in the next few weeks and during the event, and anyone who wants to contribute prior to or after the event can contact me directly. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Q: Do you have a matching gift this year?
A: We do indeed! The first $10,000 in donations made before, during, or after the event will be matched by two generous donors.
Q: What's the deal with the event boxes?
A: The event boxes contain a variety of items that you can use to participate in activities both during and after the live show. There's a secret ingredient for the Discovery Signature Cocktail, a foldable microscope and slides for a cool group hands-on activity, additional cocktail recipes and microscope activities, and a delicious dessert treat made especially for this event. All sponsors and table hosts are entitled to boxes for their guests, and individual guests can choose to purchase one.
Q: How will I get my box?
A: Boxes (more accurately, bags) will be assembled and delivered or mailed by Saturday Academy volunteers the weekend of March 6-7. (We apologize that we are not able to mail internationally.)
Q: What if I want to share the activities from the event with other people?
A: The event will be recorded, and a link will be posted on the Saturday Academy website for anyone to access.
Q: What if I have more questions?
A: Contact Lisa Sloan at email@example.com.
We look forward to having you join us on March 11 at 4:50 pm PST.