Virtual Macstock 2021

Can’t wait for Macstock 2022? Virtual Macstock is back for a second year and, just like Macstock itself, we took what we learned from last year and made this year’s Virtual Macstock even better!

Once again we’ll be chatting with some of Macstock’s presenters who’ll be giving you “snack-size” talks that preview their full presentations at Macstock 2022! And with three options to join in the fun, HOW you take part is up to you!

Whether it’s watching the live stream, chatting using video and audio in our new, improved, virtual lounge, hanging out in our chat rooms, or, for the first time since 2019, enjoying the in person feel of Macstock with a limited seating VIP Pass, we’ve got more options than ever to stay in touch with your friends while waiting for Macstock 2022 to get here.

Hope to see you there!

Questions?

When & Where

} When

September 25, 2021

11am-4pm US Central Time (16:00-21:00 UTC)

check time zones here: https://time.is/UTC

Where

Attending Online:
Via your web browser! As we get closer details will be sent to all who sign up.

Attending In-person:
Stage Left Café at 125 W Van Buren St, Woodstock, IL 60098

Stage Left Café

The home of Virtual Macstock 2021!

You’ll find the Stage Left Café at
125 W Van Buren St
Woodstock, IL 60098

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

What are your COVID-19 Policies?

effective: July 1, 2021

Macstock takes your health and the health of our community seriously. All current Social Distancing and Mask guidelines will be enforced at Virtual Macstock 2021. While masks are not required for those who are fully vaccinated, we do encourage face coverings for times when you can not adequately maintain social distance from others.

We ask everyone to respectfully comply with our policies for the safety of all attending.

Vaccination Policy:

The State of Illinois and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly recommend that everyone be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to attending events such as Virtual Macstock 2021. While VIP Passholders will not be required to show proof of vaccination, vaccinated attendees will self-attest that they are in compliance and aware of the State of Illinois’ and the CDC’s recommendations prior to entry.

Face Mask (face covering) Policy:

Virtual Macstock 2021 will be held indoors.

Face masks are not required for fully vaccinated VIP Passholders when indoors.

UNVACCINATED VIP Passholders MUST wear face masks when indoors. Please bring your own face mask and wear it within the venue except while actively eating or drinking.

When worn, Face masks must fully cover the nose and mouth and secure behind the ears. Neck gaiters, face masks with exhalation valves, decorative/costume masks, and face shields (unless used in conjunction with an acceptable cloth face mask) are not sufficient as a face covering and you will be asked to leave.

As guidance continues to evolve, Macstock—with the support of health and government officials—may make adjustments prior to the event. If you have questions, please contact us.

More information on travel during COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

What is the risk of attending events during COVID-19?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. Per the CDC, vaccines are safe and highly effective at protecting people from severe COVID-19. Getting fully vaccinated may also protect people around you.

The CDC recommends prevention measures for unvaccinated people. If you are unvaccinated, you should continue to wear protective face coverings and practice social distancing while in public places to protect others.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Macstock cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By attending Virtual Macstock 2021 as a VIP Passholder you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and you assume all responsibility for protecting yourself and the health of others around you.

More information on travel during COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

What is your refund policy?

The refund policy for Virtual Macstock VIP Passes and Digital Passes is as follows:

If circumstances change and you can no longer attend Virtual Macstock 2021 using your VIP Pass, you may cancel your registration no later than August 28th, 2021 by providing written notice using our Contact Us page. Please keep in mind that there are certain points in the planning process where costs are incurred that we cannot recover, so cancellations made after August 28th, 2021 will not be refunded, although we will work with you to apply your fees toward future events hosted by Macstock.

Please note that all Virtual Macstock VIP Passes include a $10 non-refundable processing fee built in to the price. All qualifying refunds will receive a refund of the registration fee less the $10 processing fee.

If, as a VIP Passholder, you do not attend Virtual Macstock 2021 and did not cancel your registration, you will be responsible for the full ticket price paid and you will not be refunded.

Remember that canceling your registration does not cancel your hotel and travel arrangements. You are responsible for canceling your own hotel and travel reservations.

Virtual Macstock 2021 Digital Pass:

Due to the nature of the pass, Digital Pass purchases are non-refundable after content has been made available to Virtual Macstock 2021 Digital Passholders.

If you have any other questions or concerns with your Macstock registration, please Contact Us!

I purchased a ticket to Macstock 2020 which was postponed due to COVID-19. Is that ticket good for Virtual Macstock 2021?

No, I’m sorry, Virtual Macstock 2021 is a separately ticketed event.

But don’t forget: All previously purchased tickets to Macstock 2020 will be honored for the next in-person Macstock conference (“Macstock 2022”) which is tentatively scheduled for July 2022.

What is the deadline for Virtual Macstock 2021 Registration?

In-person VIP Passes for Virtual Macstock 2021 are first come, first served. Once we sell out, no more tickets will be made available. However, if they’re available, you may purchase a ticket to Virtual Macstock 2021 right up to day of the event. Note the deadline to register and receive the full benefits at the time of check-in is no later than September 4th, 2021. Late ticket purchasers will have their t-shirt mailed to them.

The Virtual Macstock 2021 Digital Pass may be purchased up to and even after the event ends.

You may register for the Virtual Macstock 2021 Free Pass up to the day of the event, but please understand that information regarding access is sent separately and may not arrive in time for you to enjoy the day. (Although we will do our best to get it to you!)

Will I need to show a printed ticket at the door?

Although you have the option to print your ticket and bring it with, you won’t need a physical or digital ticket to check in – just the name or email you used to purchase your ticket.

I need a special diet. Can this be accommodated?

We will work with you in regards to special dietary concerns. When registering for your VIP Pass, please indicate any special diets and we’ll do our best to accommodate you!

How will the charge appear on my Credit Card statement?

Macstock uses Stripe and PayPal to process transactions on our site and we use Square at Virtual Macstock’s in-person Registration Desk.

Payments made via Stripe should appear on your card statement as Macstock Conference

Payments made via PayPal should appear on your card statement as PAYPAL *ESCTECHGRP

Payments made via Square should appear on your card statement as SQ* ESC TECHNOLOGIES GROUP

*** No credit card information is ever stored on our servers ***

What are your anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies?

Macstock has defined both a Code of Conduct for its attendees as well as a set of rules we ask each speaker to acknowledge and abide by during the conference and official conference-related events (such as the Midwest Mac Mingle).

In short:

Macstock is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, nationality, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of Macstock participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any Macstock venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Macstock participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the Macstock organizers.

Virtual Macstock 2021

Sign Up for Your Free Pass Here!

The Virtual Macstock 2021 Free Pass is an Online Only Pass for access to the Live Stream on September 25th, 2021.

The On-Demand Digital Pass and the In-Person VIP Pass are separate purchases.