FAQ 2021

Will SEI 2021 be in-person or online?

SEI will be held entirely online for 2021. We expect to return to an in-person workshop in 2022.

Who is in the faculty lineup for SEI 2021?

We encourage you to check out the instructor biographies and class descriptions.

What can I expect from an online SEI workshop?

Similar to our traditional in-person format, our virtual workshop will be a cohort model with approximately 40-50 participants. Sessions will be held over three and a half consecutive days in a 100% virtual format. Workshops may include small group breakouts, full cohort group instruction, or short pre-recorded videos. There will also be optional events (happy hour, discussions) for community building. 

What platform will SEI 2021 use for the online workshop? What are the technical requirements to participate?

SEI will use Zoom. The main rooms will be auto captioned. An overview of the System Requirements are here. If additional support is needed with installation or technical concerns, please contact Nicole Finzer by email at n-finzer@northwestern.edu.

Will the workshops be taught synchronously or asynchronously? Will recordings be available?

SEI 2021 is a live event and nearly all workshops will be taught synchronously. Some technical demonstrations may be pre-recorded and delivered asynchronously. Recordings will only be made available in the event of an attendee technical difficulty. If a request to view a recording is approved, a transcript auto-generated by Zoom will accompany the recording. 

What is the cost to attend SEI 2021?

SEI 2021 will be offered at the reduced rate of $200 for VRA and ARLIS/NA members. The non-member rate is $225. Tuition is expected to return to the normal rate of $595 for VRA and ARLIS/NA members and $695 for nonmembers in 2022. Registration is capped at 50 attendees.

Will scholarships be available to support attendance at SEI 2021?

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation has generously donated funds to support attendance at SEI. Instructions on how to apply for Kress Scholarships will be announced soon. Priority will be given to those who are in graduate school, unemployed or ineligible for professional development funding, or who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

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