Social Media

  • Connect with the Getting Real community by using #docsgetreal.

  • Follow IDA on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for real-time updates, photos, stories, recaps and links to supplemental information.



Grenadine is our attendee registration and scheduling portal.

  • Your registration is non-transferable.

  • Please be sure to create a Grenadine account when registering for Getting Real ‘20. If you checked out as a guest, and need to create an account, you can do that here.

  • Once you have created an account, 1) you will be able to register for RSVP-required breakout sessions. Some of these RSVP-only breakouts are designed for a specific community and/or identity group, and we ask that you read the description of the session carefully before submitting your RSVP to ensure that it is a space you should join. 2) Set up your home timezone, which will display session times in your time zone on each event page.

  • Check out who will be attending the conference and connect with them on social!


Most of the programming for Getting Real ‘20 will be held via Hopin, and all-in-one events platform. If you are registered for Getting Real ‘20, you will receive access to Hopin 24-48 hrs before the start of the event. You will also be able to access individual Hopin links via the event schedule.

Once you receive access to the platform, we recommend taking a look around before the event starts. You’ll quickly see that it’s a fairly simple and intuitive layout! You can watch this demo video prepared by the Hopin team that moves through the attendee experience.

The “Reception” area will give you important daily announcements, and features a “what’s happening now” button that will steer you to the right place for current, live programming.

On the left-hand menu, you’ll find the different areas of the event, which is where you’ll be able to access programming during our time together.

  • Core programming will take place on the “Stage,” and smaller breakout sessions will occur in “Sessions.”

  • Sessions” are essentially conference “Breakouts.” In each room, individuals will be able “share audio and video” simultaneously (depending on the session; some rooms will be “moderated” and require a request to share), and others can simply view the session. Note that some sessions require an RSVP and/or have a maximum number of viewers - so please read the session description in prep. Participants can control their own audio and video by using the corresponding buttons at the bottom of the screen, and can also mute individual participants forthemselves only (e.g. if someone has background noise and has neglected to mute their own audio, you can control that!).

  • 1:1s”is a setup similar to what is commonly called “speed dating” in conference settings. Attendees meet one another in a one-on-one video call setting, with a visible timer letting them know how long they have to connect. During the call, if both attendees click a blueCONNECT button, their contact information will be shared with one another. Once the time expires, attendees will have the option to launch into another, random conversation with the next available colleague.

  • The “Expo” area will feature our event sponsors. We encourage you to visit them for resources and information.

On the right-hand side, you’ll see the chat function. You can send chat messages that are visible to

  1. the entire event
  2. attendees in the main stage event or breakout session where you are currently participating,
  3. your conversation partner in 1:1 Networking, or
  4. a specific attendee by clicking their name.

Please be mindful of where you're chatting when you type in a message and make sure it is the correct chat channel!

There is also a “people” tab that tells you who is registered for the event. Click someone's name to send them a direct message and/or invite them to a video call!

Schedule Changes

Changes or announcements will be

  • updated on the Grenadine Attendee Portal

  • communicated through email, and

  • posted in the reception section of Hopin, our all-in-one event platform where the majority of our programming will take place.

Tech Tips

In breakout sessions, you may have the opportunity to join via video. To get the most out of your attendee experience from a tech perspective, follow these simple suggestions:

  • If you can, please use earbuds with a microphone, or a headset with a microphone, for the best audio. Hopin's audio is quite sensitive, so we recommend turning your audio "off" (you'll recognize the little microphone button at the bottom of the screen) when not actively contributing. We also recommend you find a quiet room or space for the event.

  • In general, using a laptop or desktop will be much more successful than a tablet or phone —although Hopin is viewable with tablets and phones. To test your internet connection, you can do a Google or speed test. ("Upload" speed is the most important measure).

  • Use Chrome or Firefox as your browser. Please avoid Brave, Safari, and Microsoft IE or Edge for now.

  • If you have questions or need technical support during the event, you will be provided with a direct phone number to call. You will also be able to send direct messages to the members of the Getting Real production team, Crux, throughout the conference.

Recording & Media Release

As a digital event, Getting Real ‘20 main stage programming will be recorded by IDA. By attending the event, you acknowledge and agree that IDA may edit and use footage it captures at the event for marketing and promotional activities. By your presence on screen in the main stage area, you acknowledge that you have been informed that you may be screen captured and recorded as part of the release in video and/or any media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity throughout the universe and the advertising and publicity thereof.

Sharing photos, social media stories, and quotes are welcome during main stage programming. Make sure to use #docsgetreal!

Recording of breakouts, 1:1s and private meetings is not permitted at Getting Real ‘20. However, if you appear on camera, over audio, or in chat, IDA disclaims all liability for the capture of your name, image, voice, likeness and all reproductions in any multimedia format by other attendees at the event.

Last updated: September 16, 2020.