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MNCPA Tax Conference

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Login/download instructions are sent to registered attendees two business days before the event. If you do not receive this email, check your spam folder. If you can't find the email, contact us at 952-831-2707 or 1-800-331-4288 (toll-free).


How to ensure your system is compatible:

We recommend logging into the platform on your computer (or downloading the conference app if using a mobile device) as soon as possible to ensure you’re ready to go when the conference begins.

View event platform system requirements
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How to access the platform on a desktop/laptop:

1. Go to https://crowd.cc/taxx20 and enter the password you received via email
2. Click "Access Event"
3. Click "Log in" (recommended) so you can personalize your dashboard, or choose "No thanks, I'll do this later"
4. Enter your first name, last name and email address
IMPORTANT: Use the name and email address you used to register for the conference
5. Enter the 6-digit verification code you receive via email
If you didn't choose to log in, you will not receive a verification code. Verification code is valid for 24 hours and one-time use only. If you don't receive it, please check your spam folder.

How to access the app for mobile:

1. Download the MNCPA Events app (Apple or Android)
2. Open the app and search for the event 'MNCPA Tax Conference'
3. Download the event using the password you received via email
4. Click "Log in" (recommended) so you can personalize your dashboard
5. Enter your first name, last name and email address
IMPORTANT: Use the name and email address you used to register for the conference
6. Enter the 6-digit verification code you receive via email
If you didn't choose to log in, you will not receive a verification code. Verification code is valid for 24 hours and one-time use only. If you don't receive it, please check your spam folder.


How to view your personalized schedule:

Your personalized schedule will only appear if you log in with the instructions below and you had pre-registered for sessions before Nov. 11.

1. Log into the platform using instructions above
2. Choose to log in so you can view your personalized schedule
3. Enter your first name, last name and email address
IMPORTANT: Use the name and email address you used to register for the conference
4. Click "Next"
5. A verification code will be sent to you via email -- enter it and click "Verify"
6. Fill out your attendee profile (optional) or skip to the next step
7. On the left, click "My Schedule" under the Schedule heading


Important note about schedule changes:

If you make any session changes to your personal schedule within the conference platform, you must also make those changes in your MNCPA registration record to ensure you receive proper credits. See instructions below.


How to add or change session selections in your MNCPA registration record:

To receive accurate CPE and/or specialty credits, please make sure you've registered for sessions. You may select sessions or make changes to your sessions starting Monday, Nov. 16.  

1. Go to your CPE schedule and log in with your username and password
2. Click on the "Sessions" link listed under the Tax Conference event
3. Click the "Add/Remove Sessions" button (above the "List of Your Sessions" heading)
4. Use the check boxes to make your session selections
5. Click "Continue" at the bottom of the page


How to join a session:

1. Click “All Sessions” or "My Schedule" (if you've logged in)
2. Select date of session at top of page
3. Select desired session
4. Click the green "Join Session" button at the top of the page
5. A new browser window or tab will open to take you to the Zoom meeting for that session; enter your first name, last name and email address
IMPORTANT: Use the name and email address you used to register for the conference
6. Click "Register"
7. Click "Open Zoom Meetings" on the dialog box that appears and you'll be taken to that session

Note: You can only be in one Zoom session at a time.
 

How to access conference materials:

Most sessions have materials available for download. You can access the PDFs via the MNCPA website through Wednesday, Dec. 2, or via the conference platform during the event. Your registration fee must be paid in full to access the materials on the MNCPA website.

To access materials from within the conference platform (recommended):

1. Click "Materials" in the left navigation
2. Select a day to display the available materials
3. Click on a session title to open the PDF
If you don't see a session listed, there are no materials for that session.

You can also access materials by clicking on an individual session page from the schedule and scrolling down to the “Documents” heading.

To access materials from the MNCPA website:
Some users are experiencing technical issues accessing materials on the MNCPA website, especially with Firefox. If you’d like to access materials from the MNCPA website, please try Edge or Chrome. If these don’t work, please use the instructions above to access materials within the conference platform. We apologize for the inconvenience.

1. Go to the My CPE Materials page and log in with your username and password 
2. Under the Tax Conference event, click the link to the session materials you want to access

How to access the conference program:

Download the program PDF 
The program is also available in the left navigation of the conference platform. 

How to answer polling questions:

Your CPE attendance will be tracked with polling questions at each session during the conference. You do not need to answer the questions correctly in order to earn CPE credits, but you must respond to each polling question to receive full credit.

1. When a polling question appears on your screen, click a response
2. Click "Submit" at the bottom of the polling question window
 

How to qualify for CPE credits:

1. Make sure you're registered for sessions
2. Answer each session's polling questions

Be sure to click the "submit" button to log your response.
 

How to qualify for ethics credits:

To earn ethics credits, you must register for and attend approved ethics sessions, and answer the polling questions. There is no additional sign-in for ethics credits.
 

How to qualify for IRS CE credits:

To earn IRS CE credits, you must register for and attend approved IRS CE sessions, answer polling questions and sign in using these steps:

1. Click the “Credits” navigation icon in the conference platform
2. Select “IRS CE Sign-in”
3. Follow the prompts
 

How to qualify for CLE credits:

To earn CLE credits, you must register for and attend sessions and answer the polling questions. There is no sign-in for CLE credits -- you report those credits yourself after the conference.
 

How to qualify for CFP credits:

To earn CFP credits, you must register for and attend approved CFP sessions, answer polling questions and sign in using these steps:

1. Click the “Credits” navigation icon in the conference platform
2. Select “CFP Sign-in”
3. Follow the prompts

How to ask a question to a speaker:

You can type your questions into Zoom's chat feature at any session during the conference. Questions will be answered as time permits.

A select group of TAX20 speakers will also be available at various times throughout the conference to answer questions.

1. On the navigation on the left, click "Speaker Q&A"
2. Click "Launch Q&A"
This will open a new browser tab
3. Click the speaker you'd like to ask a question to
Available hours are noted underneath each speaker name
4. Enter your first and last name and click "Submit"
5. Click the green "+ Ask" button
6. Type in your question and click "Submit"
7. Check back later to view answers

How to interact with sponsors and partners:

1. On the navigation on the left, click "Sponsors & Partners"
2. Click on a company name
3. Click on any of the available options to learn more about the company's products and/or services

Options depend on company and may include virtual exhibit booths, product demonstrations and links to informational materials.
 

How to participate in the games:

1. On the navigation on the left, click "Games & Giveaways"
2. Click on any of the options for more information on how to participate and enter to win prizes
 

Troubleshooting:

How to get technical assistance:

1. In the event platform, go to the Virtual Help Desk in the left navigation
2. Click "Visit Help Desk" to talk with an MNCPA staff member
3. You can ask your question verbally or type it into the chat

You can also:

1. Call the MNCPA at 952-831-2707
2. Email customerservice@mncpa.org

Emailed requests may not receive an immediate response. For urgent issues, please call or visit the virtual help desk.