Overview of Online Interactions in Real Time

We will facilitate online interactions for all sessions (keynote address, panels, and video posters) using Zoom.us software, which can be used by individuals at no cost to them.

Preparing a Panel Presentation or Keynote Address

For panel presentations and keynotes, the "default" mode is slides to be advanced and narrated in real time during the conference.  However, you may display a live "talking head" video feed of yourself in addition to or instead of slides. If you do use slides, you should upload the final versions (in .ppt, .pptx, .key, or .pdf format) to https://www.causeweb.org/voices/uploads by the start of the conference; however, you will advance and show the slides from your own computer. Your slides may include links to videos, which can be shown to the audience via screen sharing (please be sure that your computer's audio is shared, as described here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362643-Sharing-Computer-Sound-During-Screen-Sharing). 

To practice presenting online, please take advantage of the practice sessions offered on Monday, Sept. 18 and Wednesday, Sept. 20. You are welcome to "drop by" anytime between 9am and 12 noon or 1-4pm Eastern Daylight Time on either day. The virtual practice room that will be open at those times is https://psu.zoom.us/j/943588605. If these times don't work for you, please contact Bob Carey (rpc5102@psu.edu) to schedule an alternate time.

Preparing a Video Poster

To present your work as a video poster, you will need to record a short video presentation (suggested length 4-5 minutes, absolute limit 10 minutes). During the conference, participants will be able to view your video and post questions. We ask that presenters be available to answer questions in real time from 5:30 to 6:15pm (Eastern Daylight Time) on Wednesday, September 27th or from 10:30 to 11:15am (Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday, September 28th.

Videos must be created and uploaded (to https://www.causeweb.org/voices/uploads) by Monday, September 18th.  Video recordings should be in .avi, .mp4 (preferred), or .mov format.  PowerPoint files will not be accepted.

Read the following to answer any questions you might have on creating the video presentation.

What software should I use to record my presentation?

Where do I upload my video?

  • Videos -- in .avi, .mp4 (preferred), or .mov format -- can be uploaded at: 
    https://www.causeweb.org/voices/uploads
  • Please provide the same e-mail address that was used to submit a proposal so that we can correctly identify presentations.

What if I need help creating the video?

  • In the weeks prior to the conference, we will have blocks of time set aside to record presentations online. Please contact Bob Carey (rpc5102@psu.edu) in order to set up a session and we’ll take care of the rest.

How can I practice the real-time interactions of the video poster session?

  • To practice presenting online, please take advantage of the practice sessions offered on Monday, Sept. 18 and Wednesday, Sept. 20. You are welcome to "drop by" anytime between 9am and 12 noon or 1-4pm Eastern Daylight Time on either day. The virtual practice room that will be open at those times is https://psu.zoom.us/j/943588605. If these times don't work for you, please contact Bob Carey (rpc5102@psu.edu) to schedule an alternate time.

How do I participate in other conference activities?

  • To take part in any and all conference activities, please register here.
  • A few days before the conference all participants will receive a link to participate in all conference activities as well as some technical information to ensure the webinar software will work with your computer. On the day of the conference, simply click the link to view presentations, posters, etc. as well as to pose questions (via a chat window) to presenters.