FAQs for presenters

What platform will we be presenting on? How does the conference platform work? 

We will be using a virtual events platform that integrates with Zoom video conferencing and creates a central online hub for the event. Participants will gain access to the event hub by logging in with their username and password created while registering.


What will I need in order to present at the online conference?

A computer, tablet, or smartphone that has a camera, microphone, and internet access (preferably high speed). We will send along some recommendations for improving the quality of video and audio during your presentation. If your presentation requires music, video, or other projection, you will also need to have a way to access that material on your computer to share with the audience via Zoom.


Will there be any opportunities to help me learn the technology I’ll need to use?

Yes. We will distribute written “how-to” guides to help you get ready for the event. We will also hold pre-conference webinars to walk through the technology for those who feel they need additional training.


Besides the training webinars and how-to guides, what else can I do to prepare for my session?

Hold a dress-rehearsal with you and your panelists! If you are a session coordinator please ensure that all your panelists know how to use the platform. If possible hold a pre-conference zoom meeting to practice your session and the timing so that your session has plenty of time for Q&A and conversation. 


Can I pre-record my session?

In order to emulate the dynamic participation and engagement opportunities of our in-person meetings, the conference will operate as a live gathering. As in previous years, we encourage presenters to leave at least half the session time for engagement with the participants, whether as a full group or in breakout rooms. We do recognize, however, that participants will be connecting from across the globe and will have access to different technologies/bandwidths. With this in mind, we will make recordings of the sessions available to conference registrants for 30 days after the conference.


Can I individually record sessions or share links on social media?

In order to create an environment that is most conducive to creating dynamic engagement opportunities for conference attendees, we have limited access to session recordings to the community of registered attendees. By participating in NHC sessions, you agree to not individually record or screen-capture any of the proceedings. If you want to review a particular session after it has concluded, you may do so in our “recording bank” of sessions that will be available until December 13, 2020.