Guidance for the Virtual Summit Experience

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How will the Virtual Summit Work?

The main event platform that we’re using for the Racial Justice Summit is called Hopin ( This is a virtual venue with multiple interactive areas to help you connect and engage. 

As an attendee, you’ll be able to move in and out of rooms just like an in-person event and enjoy the content and connections throughout. 

We will also be using ZOOM for parts of the Summit, which provides slightly different functionality. If you don’t already have ZOOM, you can download it and create a basic account for free here:

Your access to the Hopin platform is delivered by email to the address that you provided in your registration.


Accessibility Considerations

Hopin’s capability for direct integrations for captions or screen readers is still in development, and will therefore not be available in real-time. Closed captioning will be available for the Zoom Sessions.

Connecting to the Online Racial Justice Summit Community 

It is important to us that Summit attendees have the opportunity to continue to connect with one another and support one another in ongoing racial justice practice and action beyond the three days of connection and learning of the actual Summit on Hopin. That’s why we are offering you the opportunity to connect through Sutra. 

Sutra is an online space that we hope to support ongoing learning, resource sharing, connection, and community building, and dialogue during, and beyond your Summit experience. The Sutra platform will be available to you all Summit attendees for the year to come. 

[Click here for a full guide on how to get started with Sutra.

You will be able to connect to all Summit attendees, as well as find Circles of Race-Based Affinity, and opportunities to connect around areas of interest, work, or practice. 

 If you would like to be able to connect to the Race-Based Affinity Spaces, and you have not already been given access to them according to the race that you identified in your Summit registration, you must fill out the survey pinned in the Welcome Page & General Support Circle in Sutra to indicate your race, so that we can place you accordingly. 

Note: Sutra is set up to keep you connected and updated on the Circle activity through email. You can set your email notification preferences to be as often or seldom as you would like them to be. 

All Summit registrants should have received an email with a link you can use to connect to Sutra. If you have any questions related to Sutra, please contact Libby Tucci.