connectED Speed Meetings FAQs

  1. How do I request a meeting?
    Choose which hosts you would like to meet with, and follow the link on their profile to the meeting request form. Complete the form and you will see a ‘thank you’ screen and receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. You will need to complete a new form for each host you wish to meet with.
  2. Where/how will the meetings be held?
    The meetings will be held at Platform 5 Café in the EICC – follow signs from Registration.
  3. Can I request a specific time for my meetings?
    The meetings are scheduled according to the availability of the hosts. We hope you’ll make space in your calendar to attend your meetings as we are unable to accommodate individual requests to reschedule.
  4. Why are meetings only available to delegates?
    The speed meetings are part of the whole Festival experience and take place in the Festival venue, and as such are available to pass holders only.
  5. How long will my meeting be?
    Your meeting will be ten minutes long. Please arrive at Platform 5 Café at least 5 minutes before the start of your meeting so that we can seat you in good time.
  6. When and how will I hear if my meeting requests have been successful?
    You will be sent a confirmation of your meeting(s) OR that you are placed on the waiting list on Thursday 18th August. We will use the email address you used to register your request to contact you.
  7. Will my meeting request be valid if I am not a delegate at the time of application?
    When you request a meeting we will cross reference your name with the delegate list. If your name doesn’t appear, unfortunately we will not be able to accept your request so please buy your pass before applying for meetings.
  8. Can I bring a colleague with me to my speed meeting?
    The meetings are a chance for a one-on-one meeting so delegates will have to fly solo.
  9. Will all my requests be successful?
    We cannot guarantee all meeting requests will be granted but we’ll do our best to match delegates with at least one of your chosen hosts and/or a host who works in the same field. 
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