Step 1: Check In and Create Account
Click “Create Account” in the top menu bar and complete the form.
The event site will require you to create an account using a unique username without spaces or special characters, and an eight character password containing at least one capital letter, one lowercase letter, and a number.
Once finished, you should receive an email confirmation that your account has been successfully created, and you should be able to view session and presenter information on the event website. When you return to this site on the week of the event, you may need to sign in again, so don’t loose your username and password.
Step 2: Download and Test the Zoom Application
Our event platform will be using Zoom to host breakout sessions.
A big part of being ready for a virtual conference is making sure that you’re good to go from a tech perspective. We want to make sure you can see and hear us, and just as importantly, we want to make sure we can see and hear you (webcams on)! So please complete the next steps from the computer you’re going to be joining the conference from, not your smart phone.
To make certain you can join without issues on April 14, please make sure you have the most updated version of Zoom installed on your device.
This link will show you where and how to update the Zoom application.
When you have that device, click the “Test Zoom” button below and make sure you can get connected and activate your webcam and microphone.
Step 3: Test Ability to View Embedded Videos
Our event platform will be using embedded live streams within the main stage.
Some firewalls block embedded content on webpages. Please make sure you can see the example video embedded on this page here.
Can you see this video? If so, no further action is needed on your behalf. If you cannot see a video, or if the section above this paragraph seems blank, please reach out to your IT administrators to see if they can unlock embedded videos from this site. If they need assistance, you can contact our event support team using the Help Desk item in the navigation menu.
Step 4: Site Navigation (Breakout Session Instructions)
There are two different ways you can view the breakout sessions on the event day. The first view is a schedule grid that shows the times and what virtual room each session will take place in. The second view is a listing page that shows a brief description of each session along with who is presenting each session.
To join a session on April 14 from the schedule grid, you will need to click on the session title.
If that session is being held via zoom, click on the “JOIN SESSION” button to launch the Zoom application.
To join from the schedule listing page, click the “CONTINUE READING” button to open the session page.
You will then see the “JOINING SESSION” button shown above that launches the Zoom application.
Some sessions are pre-recorded, or will be broadcast through another system. If you do not see a “JOIN SESSION” button, you should instead see the video for the session embedded on the session page.
PLEASE NOTE watch links for the breakout sessions will not appear on the site until April 14.