Join the Event as a Speaker
To join the event as a presenter:
1) Click here to run a systems check to ensure that your camera and mic are connected properly, that you have sufficient bandwidth and that you are using the most up-to-date browser. We recommend using Google Chrome for the best experience.
2) Click here to access the online virtual conference system. We recommend that you bookmark this page for easy access during the conference.
3) Claim your event profile by signing up with your speaker email address*
❗A speaker email address is an address you provided to us when you originally registered as a speaker. It's important to log in under your speaker email to get access to the presenter tools.
❗You may already have an account if you have participated in a previous conference and registered for the mobile application. If you don't remember your password you can reset it by clicking the password reset link that appears after you submit your email address.
2. Visit Your Session, Check the Schedule and Configure Streaming
When you join the event, you can go to the agenda menu, find the session you're presenting at, and click on the notification to enter your speaker practice room. Please verify your session date and time and ensure that you have access to the speaker practice room.
❗If you do not see the speaker practice room, ensure that you registered using the same email that you used to register for the conference.
Alternatively, 10 minutes before your session begins, you're going to see a pop-up notification with an option to enter your speaker practice room:
Within the practice room, you'll be able to:
Turn your audio, webcam, and screen sharingConnect with other speakers to discuss the session and coordinateKeep an eye on the broadcast start time in the upper left-hand corner
In order for your audio, webcam, and screen sharing to work, you need to grant access to your microphone and camera. Typically you see an automatic pop up asking you for permission. If you missed the pop-up or it didn't come up for you, follow the steps outlined in this guide for your specific browser and operating system. When you connect your microphone, make sure to select the exact microphone you want to use for the presentation as shown on the video below:
Once you are sharing, you'll get the ability to select the audio input & output sources (that is, which microphone and speakers you'd like to use) and the video input source (camera). If you're using something other than your device's built-in mic or camera, make sure the proper devices are selected before your session starts.
It's recommended to use a dedicated USB microphone and a dedicated HD or Full HD webcam. If you prefer a headset, AirPods have proven to work best in terms of quality and reliability.
3. Interact with Attendees
When presenting, you'll have access to our interactivity tools that enable you to engage with attendees in real time.
You can switch between these tools by clicking on their respective tab icons, or hide the interactivity bar altogether by clicking the ">" arrow. You can always bring it back again by clicking the "<" arrow when it's hidden.
This is the place for attendees to ask questions and give real-time feedback to your presentation. When doing live Q&A, scroll through this section to look for questions that you can answer while you are still presenting. Questions that got more likes may be worth more attention as they indicate several people are interested in finding out the answer. You can also get some notion of how attendees are receiving your speech based on their comments.
The People section will indicate the number of people watching your session at this very moment, and show you who they are. Scroll through this area if you want to get a better idea of who's currently joined. You can click on individual profiles to see more details and send them a private message. (For privacy reasons, make sure to check you're not screen-sharing when you do this.)