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Weekdays with Bernie FAQs

Frequently asked questions

What is Weekdays with Bernie?


BerniePortal’s 4th annual user’s conference, Weekdays with Bernie 2021, will convene hundreds of HR industry leaders and innovative thinkers for best-in-class, in-person and virtual learning opportunities, networking, and strategic solution-oriented sessions.




Who should attend?


The event, which will be held in-person in Nashville, TN, and online via live stream, is dedicated to providing valuable strategic advice to the HR professionals who keep our businesses across the country going and growing.




Isn’t it risky to be holding a conference given the current state of public health?


We understand there’s a lot of uncertainty around COVID-19 and in-person events. That’s why BerniePortal is taking strict precautions and monitoring guidelines and health and safety rules. We will continuously provide updates on the status of our in-person event as we get closer to May 19-21. Additionally, we're offering a virtual component of the conference for attendees who aren't interested in traveling or can't make the trip.




Do we have to attend in person?


No! Both attendees and presenters didn’t miss a beat during our 2020 virtual-only conference. And, thanks to a more experienced team and fine-tuned features, we expect the online option for the 2021 conference to be even better this year.




What should attendees expect?


In 2021, we’ll be joined by keynote speaker Kindra Hall—a professional storyteller and best-selling author—as well as a great lineup of human resource and leadership experts. During the two-day conference, attendees will have opportunities to hear from Kindra and other HR experts, as well as network with HR industry innovators. Both in-person and virtual attendees can expect to learn how to use strategic storytelling to grow, recruit, and retain employees; how to build high-performing teams and a culture that matters; insights and strategies for workplaces amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; legal issues facing small businesses in 2021; and plenty more.




Are tickets priced the same for in-person and virtual attendees?


Virtual tickets only include access to general sessions—including the keynote with Kindra Hall. Meanwhile, in-person tickets include the general sessions as well as Bernie Breakouts, which feature even more industry experts (including BerniePortal team members) presenting even more expert tips, best practices, product updates, and more. As a result, online-only tickets are lower tickets for the in-person experience.




Will there be BerniePortal Broker Training?


Yes. Due to popular demand, we have added a pre-conference training session for Broker partners. Perfect for new BerniePortal partners or those who weren’t able to make it to training the first time around, the training portion of Weekdays with Bernie 2021 will start one day earlier than the conference. Take a look at the training schedule here.




What is the investment to attend Weekdays with Bernie?


Virtual registration starts at $99 while In-Person Early Bird registration starts at just $499 and pricing increases as the event nears. For sponsor pricing, please contact Tasneem Islam at tasneem.islam@bernardhealth.com.




How can I get approval from my boss to attend Weekdays with Bernie 2021?


Click here to download our customizable request template.




Is transportation available?


The Hilton Downtown Nashville is located at 121 4th Ave S., Nashville, TN 37201. From the airport, the hotel recommends a taxi or rideshare service. Attendees with a large group may benefit from a shuttle service.




What should I bring?


We recommend bringing a laptop. Networking materials may also come in handy!




What is the dress code?


Business casual—jeans are okay!




Will I be able to attend all sessions?


In-person attendees will have access to all general sessions, with no other events occuring during these periods, while multiple Bernie Breakout sessions take place at the same time. Attendees can select the most relevant Bernie Breakout session during those designated periods. Online attendees will have access to all general sessions, including the keynote.




What meals will be provided?


Breakfast and lunch are provided by Weekdays with Bernie 2021 for in-person attendees.




Can attendees earn continuing education (CE) credits for attending?


Yes! The in-person conference experience is approved for 12.0 SHRM PDC credits while the virtual conference experience is approved for 7.0 SHRM PDC credits.





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