Shobhit Behal is a member of the Education 2.0 Conference’s organizing committee, has a sharp eye for details, and is keen on learning new things daily. There is so much to learn out there, which is why Education 2.0 Conference’s Dubai edition is ready to explore topics varying from EdTech fraud/scam/spam to combating the global talent shortage through skill development programs.
The conference season is in full swing, and there are lots of great conferences happening all over the world. However, with all of these exciting events comes an unfortunate side effect: scams. As people rush to buy tickets or register for events, fraudsters try to take advantage of their excitement by offering tickets that don't exist or charging exorbitant prices for things like hotel rooms through phishing emails.
The Education 2.0 Conference is a place where educators from around the world come together to learn about the latest learning and teaching practices and how to best use technology in the classroom. It's meant to be an exciting event where we can share ideas, collaborate on projects, and network with other like-minded professionals.
Unfortunately, there have been reports of scammers trying to take advantage of attendees by sending them fake emails about free networking passes or discounted rates for tickets to education conferences in 2022. We want everyone who attends our event to have fun and feel safe doing so—so please don't fall for these scams! If you receive an email like this with our brand name, please alert the conference organizers immediately so they can investigate further.
Since scams and fraud run amok in the conference space, we want to ensure that you don’t fall victim to the schemes of criminals while trying to access genuine learning and networking opportunities with us. Here are a few things that you should be mindful of while getting your passes to an education conference in the USA:
Education 2.0 Conference Suggests Scam Prevention Measures
- Always make sure that any emails or links you get about a conference are coming from an official source like the organizer themselves; don't click on anything that looks suspicious.
- Don't share personal information like your credit card number or social security number unless you're absolutely certain about where that information is going or how it will be used! It might sound harmless, but if something goes wrong, then those pieces of information could end up in the wrong hands...and then who knows what could happen after that?
- If a conference does not have social media presence or a website, then chances are this is just someone trying to make money off of other people without putting any thought into what they're doing themselves!
At the Education 2.0 Conference, we make sure that our attendees are informed about new speaker inclusions and agenda updates through our social media channels, and of course, our official website. Make sure that you return to them off and on to know what to expect in our upcoming editions.
- Conference organizers who won't provide contact information or who pressure you into making a decision quickly without providing enough information about what's included in your ticket price might be scammers. To stay safe, make sure that you ask for their information decks and grill them about the venue and speakers!
- Finally, if something doesn't feel right then don't be afraid to ask questions! Everyone working at these conferences should be happy to answer any questions you have.
If you receive a suspicious phishing email from someone claiming to be affiliated with the Education 2.0 Conference, do reach out to us. If you have any questions about a speaker or session at the conference, please contact us directly through our website.