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What time zone will the event be in?
All times listed in the event are Eastern Time.

Which virtual meeting platform will be used?
To help deliver a premier virtual experience, we have partnered with BankerCollege, a leader in online financial education services. To ensure your system will allow you to access both live and pre-recorded content, please visit the following test site and attempt to access both links on the page.


If you were unsuccessful in accessing the content within the test website, your system may not allow access to our live content. To confirm your ability to view our recorded sessions, we've also included two additional test links below.


Do I need to register for individual sessions?
You do not. On each day of the conference, you will select whichever courses suit you best and you’re able to change your choices at anytime during the day.

Is there any certification planned for this event?
Attending this event will help to prepare you for the optional Certified IRA Specialist II (CIS II) exam. For additional CIS II information, visit our website at https://www2.ascensus.com/education-training/professional-development/cis-certification/

Can I share my virtual conference login information with other members of my team?
For every paid registration, only one device (computer, laptop, tablet, phone) will be allowed to enter the virtual conference. Additional attendees can be added to your registration at a discount, please contact education@ascensus.com with questions about adding attendees to your registration.

Are the sessions eligible for continuing education credits?
Yes. Please reference our Continuing Education chart for additional details.

Will this event satisfy the Certified IRA Specialist (CIS) recertification requirement?
Yes. Attendance at the Virtual Compliance & Legislative Summit will satisfy the current requirement to attend Ascend or IRA Institute during your 3-year reporting period.

Will I be able to see the presenters on-screen for each session?
Yes. You will be able to see all general session and educational session speakers along with their presentations.

Can I ask questions during the educational sessions?
We encourage you to ask questions at any time using the Zoom Chat feature. The instructor or moderator will answer as many questions as time permits.

Do I have access to all of the educational sessions?
Yes! Your virtual conference registration includes access to all educational session recordings. You may attend as many or as few sessions as you want both live and recorded until November 30, 2020.

What happens if I miss one of the live events?
All live sessions will be available for on-demand viewing shortly after each session concludes.

How long will I have access to the conference website?
All participants will have full access to the conference website until December 1, 2020 which includes all presentation recordings, handouts, surveys, certificates of completion, and other tools.

Can I download and save the conference presentations to my computer for future viewing?

Will there be an Ascend 2021?
Yes! We plan to host the Ascend conference in Portland, ME September 13-15; San Antonio, TX October 25-27; Las Vegas, NV November 15-17, 2021.