Full Conference Delegates: US $10.00 | Full Student Delegates: US $5.00
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REGISTER YOUR CARD AND MAKE PAYMENT
The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona and the National Commercial Bank (NCB) require that credit cards used to conduct business online must have completed a registration process prior to its use. This is a one-time activity for each credit card being used online. Credit card registration has been employed to improve the security of the E-commerce system and to protect all parties, customers, merchants and banks who choose to use it. Please see step-by-step details below of how to create an account, register your card and make payment for the 5th International (Virtual) Conference on TVET in the Caribbean using the UWI E-Commerce platform.
Click and Fill Registration Form (Note: Clicking the Payment link in the Registration Form will take you to setup or login to your New Payment Account).
Create New Account
1. Select the Login/Create Account link in the main navigation.
2. Choose the "Create new account" tab and enter your preferred username, email address and telephone number. Then select the "Create New Account" button to save your information and check your email for a one-time use link and instructions to log in and set your password.
3. When you use that link you will see a prompt to reset your password – choose "Log In" and then scroll down to enter and confirm password. (Ensure that the password consists of a special character such as an “*” or an “&” for example). The system will indicate if your password is good or bad.
4. Next click on Save. Your account has now been successfully created and you can now proceed to register your credit card.
Register your Credit Card
1. Select the "Register New Card" link from the Card registration menu option on the website and enter the required details in the form provided. (The UWI E-Commerce system requires this to ensure that you are the owner of the card). Once completed, choose "Register". If everything is correct a test transaction between $1.00 - $5.00 will be made and you will get a message to say the submission was successful.
2. You should now contact your bank to verify what amount was temporarily charged to the card. The temporary charge will be between $1.00 - $5.00. You will then enter the amount on the “Confirm card” screen, along with the last four (4) digits of the credit card you are registering and select "Submit".
3. If the amount is correct, you will receive a message, “Congratulations your card has been registered” and you will now be directed to a screen to choose your product where you will select "Caribbean TVET" and continue to pay for the conference.
Pay for the TVET Conference
1. On the Caribbean TVET E-commerce product page, select whether or not you are paying for a Regular or Student attendee and enter the First, Middle and Last Name for yourself or for your delegates and select "Add to Cart". (You can add an additional person by selecting Caribbean TVET product again and entering the name of that particular person). The cart will display the information for each person added.
2. Click on "Cart" in the main navigation to view the number of items added to your shopping cart and select "Check out" to continue the process.
3. Enter your billing information in the form provided and select "Continue to next step".
4. Now, on the payment screen enter your credit card details as required and select "Continue to next step".
5. Your payment will now be processed and when check out is complete you will receive an order number which will also be sent to your email address. You may print your confirmation of payment receipt or print at a later date as the information will be saved in your account profile. To retrieve your invoice, select "My Account" in the navigation and then click on the Order tab and click on your order number.
6. Upon completion of payment, you should also receive an email that provides you with a link to get your unique ZOOM link for the Conference.
We welcome you to our 5th International (Virtual) Conference on TVET in the Caribbean 2021. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you are registering as a student, a copy of your student ID must also accompany your registration form.
A Message From The Web Platform Committee
With the onslaught of the coronavirus in 2020, there were concerns that many of the activities we perform normally, including the planning and executing of conferences, would have to be suspended for some time. Most countries had to enforce social distancing, restrict local and international travel, and avoid the gathering of people. But with the basic technology available, it was up to those with the expertise to give us what is now called the ‘virtual conference’. Unlike events such as sports, major international conferences were held virtually after it was determined that the pandemic would continue to disrupt our normal way of doing things. Over the past 12 months, hundreds if not thousands of conferences have been held across the world because the required technology was made available at a manageable cost and easy access.
The Caribbean TVET Conference will take full advantage of the benefits of having a virtual conference, and as a result, we expect to have up to three times the number of participants attending over the previous four face-to-face conferences. More importantly, because the Zoom technology is being employed for the 2021 TVET conference, we anticipate having participants from most if not all the 17 states within CARICOM and our usual contingent from across the world is expected to be among the over five hundred participants who will gather virtually for the 2021 TVET Conference. Access is another significant benefit for the conference, and this is further facilitated by the payment of registration fee of no more than US$10.00 which is a minute fraction of the cost of the normal face-to-face conference. With students being required to pay just US$5.00, we expect TVET students across the education system to take advantage of this opportunity to attend and participate. In many ways, your personal safety from the hazards of traveling across continents and the exposure to the virus is another benefit of the conference. Even those who are not yet vaccinated can take full advantage of the conference from the comfort of their homes.
The 2021 TVET conference will replicate previous conferences in terms of format and breadth of activities. It will be delivered over three (3) days with the normal presentations including keynote speaker, guest speakers and messages from our partners. The conference activities will be centered around the concurrent synchronous presentations, panel & roundtable discussions, symposia and exhibitions. There will also be opportunities for participants to relax and have fireside chats and other meet and greet activities in the networking/chat room.
The smooth presentation of the programme will be in the hands of approximately sixty (60) technical moderators and session chairs, and anyone can join virtually to participate. Because the virtual conference will be a new experience of the Caribbean TVET conference, every effort was made to provide the requisite training for the facilitators, presenters, organizers, and even participants in some cases. In fact, this is the only way to guarantee that the conference will be of the highest caliber, especially having it being delivered under continuous learning conditions.
For the next Caribbean TVET Conference in 2023, we expect that the pandemic will subside, or at least, it will not be a global threat. Hence, with the new normal, the modality for the conference will be a combination of face to face and the virtual technology. We will indeed benefit from both worlds.