Plenary presentations will be conducted using Zoom Webinar. Attendees will view the presentations via the Conference App.
Talks should be 25 minutes, plus 5 minutes of questions.
You can look up your presentation time on the Schedule of Events. All presentation times are shown in Eastern Daylight Time/GMT -04:00/UTC -04:00.
You should be prepared to present your talk at any time during your session. If a presenter that precedes you is unable to present, the session chair may decide to move your talk to an earlier time within the session.
Plenary speakers have the option of pre-recording their 25 minute talk (talk only; Q&A will still be live). If you would like to pre-record your talk, please contact Suzy Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 5. Your talk should be uploaded no later than March 19.
Please register for the conference by March 5 to receive the speaker access link.
All oral presentations will be recorded and made available to registrants through April 22, 2021.
Make sure your connection speed is 2 Mbps upload/4 Mbps download or better. You can test your internet connection speed at SpeedTest.net. Please do the test in the location where you will be presenting, since connectivity may change with distance from your router.
We strongly recommend that you download or update the Zoom Client for Meetings in advance of your presentation and test your sound and permissions prior to the day of your talk (see below). If you have attended a Zoom meeting recently, you likely already have the client installed. You’ll want to make sure you have the desktop client or mobile app: version 5.3.0 or higher.
To access your assigned Zoom Webinar session as a speaker, you will receive a special link via email from Zoom the week before the conference. This link will not work until 10 minutes before your session. Note that you cannot use the links in the Conference App to access your session as a speaker.
You will use your own device for your presentation. You should use a laptop or desktop computer, rather than a mobile device if possible. If you would prefer to pre-record your 25-minute talk because of device or connectivity issues, please contact email@example.com. The five minute Q&A will be live, even for pre-recorded talks.
If you are using a Mac, you should, in advance of your session, test screen sharing at https://zoom.us/test so that you can confirm you have granted Zoom the appropriate permissions. Doing so requires you to restart the application (which you won’t want to do during your session).
You should present in a quiet area without background sound and use a headset if possible. You can use https://zoom.us/test to test your Zoom audio in advance.
We recommend that you share your camera during your presentation, so that attendees can see you while you present.
All oral presentations will be available for registered attendees to view online until April 22, 2021. Although sharing of results without permission is a violation of the Code of Conduct, you should be aware that we cannot monitor whether attendees take photographs, screen shots, audio recordings, or video recordings during your presentation.
All registrants agree to abide by the GSA Conferences Code of Conduct. Our Code of Conduct was established to communicate a transparent set of standards and guidelines for acceptable behavior at GSA Conferences and to provide a positive, safe, and welcoming environment for all attendees.
Note that all sessions will be moderated and actively monitored for disruptive behavior. Any attendees disrupting the session will be removed from the webinar by technical support staff.