Zoom for Presentations

All conference presentations will be held through Zoom Webinar, with the exception of the roundtable discussions which will be held through Zoom Meetings. In a Zoom Webinar, attendees do not have video or audio capabilities, but will be able to interact through the Q&A feature.

In order to make sure your experience viewing and participating in Zoom presentations is exceptional, please review the resources below.

Getting started with Zoom

For the best experience, we recommend you download and install the Zoom application. Follow this resource—Zoom: Test Your Video—to both download the Zoom application and test your experience in Zoom. However, if you are not able to download Zoom, you can always join the Zoom webinar or meeting through your browser. To join from your browser, follow these instructions: Launching Zoom from a browser.

Joining a Zoom Webinar

If you haven't joined a Zoom Webinar before, please review this resource: Joining and Participating in a Webinar.

Test Your Audio Connection

In order to listen to Zoom webinars, you will need to know how to either use your computer speakers or use your phone to dial in to the Zoom webinar. Please review this resource: Testing Computer or Device Audio to learn how to adjust your audio settings in Zoom.

Slack for Networking

Throughout the conference, you can use Slack to communicate and network with fellow conference attendees. To learn more about how to use Slack during and after the conference, see the resources below. If you're not familiar with Slack, see the resource about Getting started for new members and the video "How to Use the Conference Slack Workspace."

Login to Slack

The conference Slack Workspace will be available to registered participants starting one week prior to the start of the conference and available one week following the conference. Registrants will receive an email with an invitation link to join the conference Slack Workspace one week prior to the conference. Please review that information to sign into Slack. 

How to Use Slack

When you join the conference Slack Workspace, you will have access to all the various conference channels. Slack uses channels to organize communication topics. 

Learn more about using channels.

Sample Conference Channels

  • #hallway_conversations - use this channel to connect with colleagues and continue discussions about ideas presented through the conference
  • #announcements - the conference planning team will send out announcements through this channel
  • #intro - take time to introduce yourself in this channel
  • #general_session - keep up the momentum around what you heard during the morning general sessions

Threaded conversations

Use threaded conversations in Slack to keep conversations easy to navigate and manage. For more information about threaded conversations, see this resource: How and why to use Slack's threaded messages in channels and Apps.

Questions about Zoom or Technology

Zoom issues include sound trouble, logging in, viewing the chat window, accessing Zoom on different devices, etc.



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Questions about Registration

Registration questions include switching sessions, cancellations, or profile questions.