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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hybrid event?

Deal Maker Live 2021 is a hybrid event, which means attendees can participate in person (at the venue in Dallas, TX) or virtually (through the event app, Whova)

 Attendees will receive the same great content and hear the same speakers. Some networking events will be combined (all attendees participating virtually through the app) and others will be in-person only or virtual only.

When is DML 2021?

July 15-17, 2021

Where is DML 2021


Hilton Anatole 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas 75207

The Hilton Anatole hotel is located on 45 lush acres just north of the downtown Dallas, Texas business district on interstate highway I-35E (Stemmons Freeway) – 20 minutes from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport and 10 minutes from convenient Dallas Love Field Airport.  The hotel has nine restaurants and bars, a health and fitness club, therapeutic spa, sculpture garden and extensive art exhibit.  Close to the Dallas arts, entertainment and shopping districts, it is a wonderful location to explore all Dallas has to offer.   Bring your family!  The Hilton Anatole is a great place to stay cool this summer! The hotel’s resort-style pool complex, JadeWaters, is an oasis exclusively for hotel guests and includes pools, splash and play areas, kids activities, a lazy river, and a swim up bar.  Guests of the hotel can also enjoy enhanced walking paths and green spaces

How do I make hotel reservations?

A room block has been arranged at the Hilton Anatole.  Rooms are limited, so be sure to make your reservations early.  Reservations can be made using this link:

How do I register for Deal Maker Live 2021?

Go to for information and to register.

You will be able to choose in-person or virtual tickets, as well as General Admission or VIP.

What are the hours of Deal Maker Live 2021?

TBD if we add virtual networking for 7/14/21

  • Thursday, July 15 – In-Person Registration/Badge Pickup and Opening Reception (4:30 pm – 9 pm)
  • Friday, July 16 – Sessions then Networking Reception (approximately 8:00 am – 9:00 pm)
  • Saturday, July 17 – Sessions then Networking Reception (approximately 8:00 am – 9:00 pm)

(subject to change – see event app for final agenda)

What COVID mitigation protocols will be in place?

Every effort will be made for DML to be a safe event for our attendees.  Our event COVID protocols will be available at this link 

What if I am not comfortable attending in person?

No problem!  DML 2021 is a hybrid event and attendees can choose to participate virtually.

What is Whova?

Whova is our official event app.  Soon after you register, you will receive an email invitation to download Whova onto your computer or handheld device (or both!).  For all attendees, this is where pre-event networking will take place and connections can be made.  You can connect with fellow attendees, exhibitors and sponsors, speakers and more.  

For in-person attendees, this is also where you will find the agenda and venue map. 

For virtual attendees, this is where everything happens for you – participate in pre-event networking and discussion, event presentations, visit exhibitors in our virtual exhibit hall and make connections that will last far beyond this event!

I am a virtual attendee, what if I am unable to attend every session?

We hope you will be able to attend all the exciting sessions we have planned!  If you end up having to miss one, all sessions are going to be recorded.  General Attendees will have access to the recordings for one week, VIP attendees will have lifetime access to the recordings.

How do I access the virtual event?

Virtual Attendees will find everything for DML 2021 in Whova. Soon after you register, you will receive an email invite to download the Whova app, which can be accessed via phone, tablet or desktop.

How will I see and hear the speakers?

In Whova, you will be able to see the agenda and click on links that will connect you to the speaker’s presentation at the scheduled time

Will I be able to connect with other attendees one-on-one?

Yes!  Whova is an amazing tool that will allow you to connect with other attendees through direct messaging, networking meetings, hangouts and Community Board discussions.  Spend some time in the app…you will find so much more than you expect!


** Make sure to update your profile in the Attendees tab so people can get to know you and your interests.

How will the “Virtual Networking” work?


How will I know what to watch at what time?

Be familiar with the Agenda tab at the bottom of the Whova app.  It will show you what is happening and when.  

Whova is telling me I am not a registered attendee - what do I do?

To download Whova, you need to use the same email address that you used when you registered for Deal Maker Live.  That email will be listed in the email you received from Whova inviting you to download the app.  If you are still unsure of what email you used, you can email us at [email protected]

How can I access Whova from my desktop or laptop?

For the optimal experience, you can access Whova from your desktop or laptop by going to ADD LINK HERE

You will need to login using your Whova account (using the same email you used when registering for the event).  See your invitation email from Whova if you are unsure of your email or contact us at [email protected] for your login info.

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