June 10, 2021 | Mark Paradies

What In-Person Summit Attendees Need to Know

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Read THIS Before You Pack to Attend the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit

People who have never attended the Summit need to read this. But even “old hands” at attending the Summit need this information. In this article we will cover:

  • COVID restrictions in Knoxville
  • Summit dress
  • Software you need
  • Schedule
  • Interacting with virtual attendees

COVID Restrictions

Knoxville has returned to almost normal for those who have been vaccinated.

There are no mask requirements or social distancing in Tennessee for those who have been vaccinated. Those who have not been vaccinated may still be required to wear a mask, but there is no requirement for proof of vaccination.

Local businesses may require masks but that is rare.

We do ask that if in-person attendees develop any symptoms at all, they attend virtually rather than in person.

Summit Dress

Business casual is the normal dress for participants at the Global TapRooT® Summit. See the Summit pictures above and below to get ideas about what to pack.

We recommend that those who tend to be cold in air-conditioned spaces bring a sweater or a light coat. Temperatures in June in Knoxville range from an average high of 86ºF to an average low of 63ªF.

Software for Summit

We are using the Whova website and app to facilitate networking and scheduling at the Summit. All participants should download the Whova app to their phone or link to the Whova website.

You should have already received directions for connecting to our Summit with this software. To download the app or to connect to the User’s Guide, scan the links below.

Here is a video that explains using the Whova App…

Here is how to use Whova on your computer…

Use Whova to reach out and network with other attendees.

We will use Whova during the Name Game (our networking exercise).

You can also use Whova to keep track of your agenda.

You will also use Whova to fill out critiques of sessions/speakers.


For those attending the Summit in person, your schedule that you selected during registration will be on the back of your badge. But you can also select your agenda on the Whova App.

If you are attending a Pre-Summit Course, make sure you know whether you are attending virtually or in-person and what time the course starts. Virtual and hybrid courses start at 9 AM Eastern Time. The 2-Day TapRooT® RCA Course starts at 8 AM Eastern Time.

The Summit starts at 9 AM Eastern Time on all three days (Wednesday-Friday).

Note that East Tennessee observes daylight savings time.

Interacting with Virtual Attendees

Want to find out how to interact with virtual attendees? See the video of Anne introducing how to use the Whova app (below).


If you have questions once you arrive, stop by our registration desk.

Or e-mail, info@TapRooT.com.

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