- How will the Q&As work?
Plenary and breakout speakers, as well as the participants in the Saturday evening roundtable discussions, will answer questions in real-time when their presentation is first “broadcast.” If you would like to participate in a specific Q&A, be sure to attend the presentation when it premieres. Enter questions or comments in the text chat box next to the video “stage.” A moderator will collect questions for the plenary speakers to answer on live video. Breakout sessions will offer Q&A after each talk via text chat.
- Is Closed Captioning available?
Yes, Closed Captioning is available for most presentations. For videos that are available to watch at any time (on-demand), click on the small “CC” box near the bottom right corner of the video control bar. The default is set to “None,” but you can choose to see English captions (English CC).
Breakout talks will be streamed for their debut without closed captioning, but you can watch a closed caption version by clicking on a link below the breakout video.
Plenary talks will premiere as a broadcast without closed captioning so that graphics are not obstructed. However, after their broadcast debut on the Main Stage, the recordings can be viewed with closed captioning as described above for on-demand videos.
- What happens if I’m late to the debut of a talk?
If you click on talk during its premiere on our site, you will enter midstream if it has already started. But you can go back and watch it again from the beginning after the recorded session has been added to the site as an on-demand video.
Computers and Connections
- What kind of computer, web browser, and Internet connection do I need?
You can log in to the virtual platform with any type of computer and even a smart phone or tablet, but the best experience will be on a desktop or laptop computer using Chrome as your web browser. You can also use Firefox, Safari, or Edge. We will be streaming high-definition video, so having a good Internet connection is important for a good viewing experience.
- What are Internet requirements?
A minimum Internet upload speed of 10mbps is recommended. You can go to https://fast.com/ to check yours. Also, keep in mind that if other members of your household are playing online games or streaming movies while you’re watching the AGM, performance may be affected.
- What if my computer doesn’t have a web camera, or I prefer not to use it?
No camera is needed for the core AGM content and most of the extra activities. Attendees will have the option to appear live on camera during the Social Hour and live games.
- May I view Virtual AGM programs on multiple devices?
Yes, you may switch from one device to another. However, you can have only one device signed in to the meeting platform at a time—when you sign in on a second device, you will be automatically logged off on the ﬁrst.
- May I share my Virtual AGM registration with someone else?
Someone else in your household may watch alongside you. However, registration credentials will allow only one device to be signed in to the meeting platform at a time; a second sign-in will cancel the ﬁrst.
- May I record the videos?
No. To protect the copyrights of the presenters and JASNA, recording or taking screen captures of the presentations is prohibited.
- Will presentations be available for viewing later?
All of the formal presentations will be available to registered participants for 30 days after the initial broadcast so that you can catch up on any that you missed. All you will need to do is log in to the event site with the same information provided when you were first invited to join virtual conference platform. However, some games and other social elements will not be available later. We recommend attending sessions live to be included in Q&As, games, and other fun perks.