What is the Blue Cross Blue Shield 2021 Virtual Summit?


The BCBS 2021 Virtual Summit is a virtual gathering of Plan professionals from across the BCBS System to learn and discuss how we’re evolving and moving healthcare forward in this new era. It’s an opportunity to understand the visions and strategies of Blue Cross Blue Shield CEOs during keynote session panel discussions, to learn how Plans are evolving their programs and strategies to better care for members in 2021 and to make valuable connections with your colleagues and professionals from across the industry.




How long is the event?


The BCBS 2021 Virtual Summit will take place May 4 – 14, and can be accessed on your computer or mobile device. Sessions will remain on-demand for up to 60 days after the conference concludes. While the full conference agenda has not yet been released, our preliminary agenda has the first activity of the day beginning at 8 a.m. (CDT), and sessions are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. (CDT) and conclude each afternoon at 4:30 p.m. (CDT).




How much is conference registration?


The registration fees for the BCBS 2021 Virtual Summit are as follows

Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan ATTENDEES
Full Conference Registration $199
Single-Day Registration $99 (does not include on-demand access post-event)


Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan SPEAKERS
Full Conference Registration $199
Single-Day Registration* $99 (does not include on-demand access post-event)
Speaking and Leaving** No Charge

Full Conference Registration gives you access to all events at the conference.

Single-Day Registration is available only for the day of your session and cannot be combined with other registration types. You will have access to all events at the conference on the day of your session.

Speaking and Leaving Registration indicates that you will be present only for your session and will not attend any other sessions.

*Single-Day Registration is for the day of your session only.

**Speaking and Leaving Registration grants access only to the session(s) in which you are presenting; access to other conference events is restricted.

The registration fees for non-Blue Cross Blue Shield attendees vary based on registration type. For more information on registration types and fees, contact the Conference Registrar at conferences@bcbsa.com or at 312.297.5825.




How can I register a large group? Is there an easy way to do it?


If you would like to send a group from your Plan, send an email to Perry.Juliano@bcbsa.com and include a list of all the people you’d like to register. We will walk you through the details from there to make sure everyone is registered quickly and easily!




Can I register with my personal email address?


For security reasons, only work email addresses will be allowed to access the virtual platform. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate any requests to use a personal email address for access (e.g., Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, etc.).




How do I log in to view sessions?


Detailed information will be emailed to all attendees the week prior to the event including your unique password, a link to the virtual platform and instructions on the two-factor authentication system in place.




I’m unavailable during the scheduled broadcast. Can I watch a session later?


Yes! All scheduled sessions will be available for up to 60 days after the event concludes so you can re-watch your favorites or catch up on sessions you may have missed.




What is the best way to watch sessions?


The virtual platform is compatible with desktop computers, iPads, tablet computers and mobile devices with wireless internet connection. For the best experience, we recommend viewing sessions on your computer using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge. The virtual platform may not look as intended if you use Internet Explorer.

If you are watching remotely, we recommend disconnecting from your VPN from your work to maximize the quality of the streaming sessions. You can click here to test your connection ahead of time and make sure your computer system is compatible with the virtual platform!




Can I earn continuing education credit?


Yes, CPE, CLE and CME/CE credits will be offered. Click here for more information. Please note, in order to receive credit, you will need to watch the sessions at their original scheduled time. Credits will not be offered for watching sessions on-demand.




Is the virtual platform secure?


The BCBS 2021 Virtual Summit is a private, invitation-only event that is not open to the public or the press. There will be a two-factor authentication process in order to ensure only verified attendees are accessing the content.




What’s new and different in this virtual environment?


Several new and exciting experiences are being introduced to the BCBS 2021 Virtual Summit, including: collaboration spaces, virtual exhibit booths, face-to-face video chats, and more ways than ever to engage with your BCBS colleagues – this is far from your typical Zoom meeting.

  • All-New Interactive Environment – step into a virtual lobby and navigate as if you're walking a convention center in person!
  • Join real-time video chats in new collaboration spaces
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall – explore new simulated exhibit booths as if you were really there!
  • Morning Coffee Chats for deep-dive discussions
  • Live polling, trivia and quizzes throughout the event
  • Daily entertainment, interactive demos, contests and more!




Where can I find more detailed program information? Where do I register?


Explore the conference website for further program information. Click the “Register” button on the website to begin the registration process.

For specific questions regarding the BCBS 2021 Virtual Summit, contact the following:

Conference Speakers / Continuing Education Credits: Speakers@bcbsa.com

Registration / Conference Agenda / Business Areas: Conferences@bcbsa.com

Sponsors & Exhibitors: Exhibitors@bcbsa.com




How do I network and connect with colleagues at the virtual event?


There are more ways than ever to connect with your Plan colleagues and sponsors. There are several new ways to connect in 2021 including collaboration spaces, open chatrooms, real-time video chats with BCBS colleagues and key thought leaders.
You can also send direct messages to your colleagues and sponsors through the virtual platform. Plus, there will be several fun activities, themed receptions and games that will create more opportunities to meet with others from across the System in fun and new ways!




Can I make changes to an existing registration or transfer a registration to someone else?


All registration fees are nonrefundable and cannot be applied or credited to future conferences. We would strongly encourage a coworker to go as a substitution.

Registrant substitutions will be accepted only with written notification from the original registrant, sent on or before April 27, 2021, either by email to conferences@bcbsa.com. No administration fee will apply to substitutions; however, only one substitution may occur per registrant. No substitutions will be allowed after April 27, 2021.

Visit the Policies page for more information on registration types and fees, or contact the Conference Registrar at conferences@bcbsa.com or at 312.297.5825.




When will the full conference agenda be available?


Our jam-packed agenda is now live! You can view the full list of sessions here. You can also view the preliminary agenda to get an idea of what a typical day might look like.





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