conference FAQ

Everyone

  • What is the conference website?
  • Do I have to use the mobile app? - No, you can just use the conference web address. The mobile app does have more enriched features. Many attendees are using both; watching sessions on their desktop and using the mobile app to chat.

Attendees

  • Get familiar with Whova and how to use it before the conference. You will have to create a free account. You can use the mobile application or the desktop website. Details coming soon.
  • Engage with other attendees. If you limit yourself to just watching the presentations you'll be missing out on an assortment of networking opportunities. We will be setting up discussion forums and video chats for you to connect with peers. Details coming soon.
  • Guard your conference days - Treat conference days as if you were leaving your office. If you bounce between the conference, work, and home life you will not get as much out of the conference. 
  •  Whova How-To Videos


Presenters

  • When is my video recording due? - 5:00PM (MST) Thu. Oct 8.
  • What format should I use? - MP4 typically work the best. We are uploading videos to YouTube; any compatible format is fine. 
  • Any recommendations on video editing/recording software? - We are not able to endorse one particular software or another. Cost, capability, and complexity vary with every option. Below are some options presenters have told us they are using.
    • Recording narration in PowerPoint
    • Record a video share in MS-Teams, Zoom, or other conferencing software.
    • Mac users...iMovie 
    • Camtasia (costs)
  • Any tips for recordings sessions?
    • Randy Bonds Jr, with the planning team put together a short video on general suggestions for those new to recording presentations 
Overview video
  • Customize the video for this event. If you make, or use, a generic presentation the audience is going to pick up on that. Treat it as if it were a live presentation.
  • Show your face! While we can't see you in person your audience will be more engaged if we can at least see a video of you speaking. We realize this may be difficult for some presenters depending on the software you are using. At a minimum have a picture of yourself in your intro slides.
  • If you can show yourself wear clothing that you would wear if it were a live conference.
  • Script your presentation so you know exactly what you need to say.
  • Do not have a distracting background; keep attention focused on you and your presentation.
  • If showing your computer desktop disable pop-ups and reminders. Little distractions can take away from your presentation
  • If you are running a live demo fast-forward or pre-generate results that take a long time to processes. Think of cooking shows that show you what step three looks like when done instead of waiting two minutes. Don't waste your twenty minutes.


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