When will the conference take place?
The UR Asia 2021 will take place on 2nd-3rd December 2021.
Where is it located?
Orchard Hotel & Online.
How to go to Orchard Hotel
442 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238879
Orchard Station (NS22)
7, 7B, 36, 36B, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A
When will the Focus Day take place?
The Focus Day will take place on 1st December 2021.
Where is the Focus Day located?
The Focus Day is a fully virtual event and will take place online. To attend the Focus Day sessions, just click on the “Join the Session” button in the agenda.
Is the conference schedule available?
A full conference schedule, including conference sessions, will be available on our website soon.
I have received my COVID-19 vaccination. Can I be exempted from Pre-Event Testing (PET)? (Updated 17 Sep 21)
You are exempted from PET if you been fully vaccinated, i.e. has received the appropriate regimen or World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca-SKBio, Serum Institute of India, Janssen, Sinopharm, Sinovac-CoronaVac) including their respective duration post-vaccination for the vaccine to be fully effective (please refer to summary in Annex A of VDS Information Sheet), and have your vaccination records ingested in MOH’s national IT systems.
You will need to bring along your mobile device with call or internet service, or updated TraceTogether (TT) app on the day of the event, business, or activity. If you do not have a mobile device, please bring along your working TT token. Our event staff will be able to retrieve vaccination status directly from MOH’s database using the SafeEntry (Business) app.
I have taken COVID-19 vaccination(s) overseas. Can I be exempted from PET? (Updated 24 Aug 2021)
Currently, only individuals with updated vaccination records in Singapore’s National Immunisation Registry are exempted from PET. If your records have not been ingested in the registry, you will have to produce proof of vaccination and take a serology test at an approved provider. More details on the process, including the list of the approved providers, can be found on MOH’s Post Vaccination Matters website.
You will need to bring along your mobile device with call or internet service, or updated TraceTogether (TT) app on the day of the event, business, or activity. If you do not have a mobile device, please bring along your working TraceTogether token. Our event staff will be able to retrieve your vaccination status directly from MOH’s database using the SafeEntry (Business) app.
From 21 August 2021, newly arrived Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, Long-Term Pass Holders (LTPH) and Short-Term Visit Pass Holders (STVPs) would be exempted from PET, if you produce a valid tamper proof, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) issued vaccination sticker on your passport or a valid negative result. These stickers would be valid until the end of your STVP validity or until 30 September 2021, 2359hrs, whichever is earlier.
From September, the IT systems will be enhanced such that travellers, upon verification of their eligible vaccination status at entry, will also be recognised by SE Biz App through their TT apps/ Tokens to be eligible for vaccination-differentiated safe management measures without needing to go through PET.
I have recovered from COVID-19. Can I be exempted from PET? (Updated 17 Sep 21)
You will be exempted from PET if you have recovered from COVID-19, i.e. less than 270 days of first positive PCR test result.
You will need to obtain a PET Exemption Notice from any clinic offering ART or PCR testing services (see here) or a Discharge Memo. You will be allowed to enter or remain at the venue of the event, business or activity, as long as it is within the validity period specified in the PET Exemption Notice or Discharge Memo.
If you have recovered from COVID-19 and are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you must still obtain a PET Exemption Notice or Discharge Memo to be eligible for exemption from PET.
With the PET Exemption Notice or Discharge Memo, you will be allowed to enter or remain at the venue of the event, as long as it is within the validity period specified in the Notice. You are required to provide original Government-issued photo identification (e.g. NRIC/FIN/Passport) so that the Event Organisers/Relevant Enterprises for verification purposes.
For more information, please click here to download full FAQs for Attendees/Patrons.
What must I bring with me when going to get tested?
An internet-enabled mobile device with SMS service OR your TraceTogether token.
AND your original Government-issued photo identification documents. (e.g. NRIC, employment pass, passport).
Do I have to pay for PET?
We (organisers) will cover the costs.
What should I do if I'm found to be ART-positive or ART twice-invalid1? (Updated 10 Aug 21)
You are required to seek a confirmatory PCR test as soon as possible and self-isolate until you obtain a negative PCR result.
You may obtain a government funded confirmatory PCR test at any Swab-and-Send Home (SASH) GP clinic. You will be required to present a standard MOH referral note issued by the ART Provider.
Alternatively, the ART Provider may refer you to a Regional Swab Centre (RSC).
Key event attendees/patrons (e.g. wedding couple/speakers/emcees) may wish to get your ART conducted at these clinics. These clinics have access to rapid PCR testing facilities (with approximately 3 hours) in the event that are you tested ART-positive and require a confirmatory PCR test. Please take note that the cost of all rapid PCR tests are self-funded and will not be borne by the Government.
1 An ART ‘twice-invalid’ test result means that your sample(s) has been tested twice by an ART provider and in there was no conclusive finding in both instances as to whether the you tested positive or negative. Anyone who tests twice-invalid is subject to the same requirements as an someone who tests ART-positive.
What do I need to bring to the conference? (Updated 24 Aug 21)
Before you will be allowed to attend the conference, you will be required to present your valid negative COVID-19 test result or other acceptable documents for entry, along with your original Government-issued photo identification document e.g. NRIC, passport, etc. to the Event Organisers/Relevant Enterprises for identity verification purposes.
You will need to bring your internet-enabled mobile device with the updated TraceTogether app installed on the day of the event, business, or activity. If you do not have a mobile device, please bring along your working TraceTogether token.
If you are found to have deliberately misrepresented yourself and/or others (e.g. including but not limited to the provision of false or misleading verification documents and/or information), you may be subject to enforcement action under the Penal Code, Infectious Diseases Act and/or other COVID-19 legislation.
For the full list of acceptable documents, please click here.
What equipment do I need to virtually attend the conference?
You will need a computer, laptop, or tablet and a good internet connection (5mbps up and down minimum). We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox for a browser.
Can I attend the event on my phone?
For the optimum viewing experience, we recommend using a computer.
Do I need to allow microphone and camera access?
As you will be a watch and listen attendee it is not necessary to have microphone and camera function set up.
What should I do if I dont have audio?
First, check that your computer has the sound on and the volume up by going to your computer’s audio settings and pressing the test sounds, or navigating to another video on the web and making sure you can hear audio through your computer speakers or headphones. If you hear audio on other videos on the web and not on the live video stream, check that the volume in the player is turned up.
I don't have video, what should I do?
If you see a blank screen and this remains for longer than a few seconds, please refresh your page. We recommend viewing on an up-to-date version of Chrome. If you’re still experiencing issues, kindly contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I ask a question during the Q&A?
You will see a chat box on the right hand side of the live stream, please type your question here.
What if I can't see the Q&A window?
The Q&A chat box window is to the right-hand side of the video player. Please expand this by selecting the tab situated to the middle of the window.
Live Stream & Accessibility
How do I view the live web stream?
To join the live session click on the link provided in the email from email@example.com. You will find the current programme as they have their live times on them. Navigate to the currently timed session and click ‘Join programme’. (Note the session will go live 5 minutes before it’s advertised start time).
If you are prompted to key in access code when you click the ‘programme’ button please refer to your joining instructions email which was emailed to you from firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be able to find your access code in the email.
What if I can’t make the time to attend a particular session?
All sessions will be available in the On-Demand area of the virtual conference portal, which you will be able to access for up to 30 days after the conference.
What are the different ticket types?
In-person Conference – SGD 300
Online Conference – SGD 50
As a welcome and big thank you to all participating organisations and groups of UR Asia 2021, we will be giving out complimentary tickets to open more doors and opportunities for partnerships to forge. If you wish to enquire about receiving complimentary tickets on behalf of a group, school or organisation, email email@example.com.
What’s included with my registration?
In-person Conference: Access to full-day programmes on 2 and 3 December 2021 at Orchard Hotel based on selected programme track. There are 2 separate tracks each day and participants are required to remain in their selected tracks. Track selection will be finalised by 29 November 2021. A conference package, and serviced lunch and two coffee breaks will be provided. You will also be given full access to the Online Conference platform to view all sessions on-demand. The materials will be available up to 30 days after the event. Additionally, you will have full access to all community sessions taking place virtually on 1 December 2021.
Online Conference: Full access to full-day programmes on 2 and 3 December 2021. There will be two tracks running concurrently and Online Conference registrants will be able to navigate between the sessions and view the sessions On-Demand. You will also have full access to all community sessions taking place virtually on 1 December 2021.
How do I make group or corporate registrations?
I only want to attend one day of the conference, is that possible?
Your registration will grant you access to the full conference. If you are unable to attend any part of the conference, you will be able to view the sessions in the On-Demand area of the virtual conference portal, which you will be able to access for up to 30 days after the conference.
What is the cancellation policy for the conference?
You may receive a full refund less a nominal processing fee until 25 November 2021. No refunds will be granted after 25 November 2021. Refunds will take two weeks to be processed. No-Shows will not be refunded. Requests must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I transfer my ticket?
Substitution requests must be made in writing to email@example.com in order to be processed. Please email your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Outline the transfer information and provide the new attendee’s complete information. Registration transfers will not be accepted after 25 November 2021.
Registration Closing Date
Registration for an in-person ticket will close on 28th November 2021
Registration for a virtual ticket will close on 3rd Decmber 2021
What will happen if in-person events are not allowed to take place?
UR Asia 2021 will proceed as a fully virtual event, broadcasting from Orchard Hotel. In-person Conference registrants will be given the option to convert to an Online Conference registration or cancel their ticket. Participants who convert their tickets will be refunded the difference in the registration cost less a nominal processing fee. Participants who cancel their tickets will be given a full refund less a nominal processing fee.