ASN * American Society for Neurochemistry
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Information for Attending the Virtual Meeting

Thank you for joining us for this years’ virtual meeting!

Please read the information and instructions below on how to log in, what to expect, how to find things, and more.


How to Access the Virtual Meeting Platform

Watch for an Email with your Virtual Access Link

One week before the meeting you will receive an invitation email with a personalized linkThe subject line will be: "💻 Virtual Event Access for ASN 2021 Meeting - IMPORTANT LINK".  Your virtual meeting login information will be included in this email.  You must be registered to receive a meeting login. Presenters will not have access to their presentation without current registration. Registration is uniquely set up for one virtual meeting login for one individual. Do NOT share your personal login - it is not intended for multiple logins/multiple locations and will not work if shared.  Please check your email inbox as well as spam/junk folder if you do not receive it.  If you need a link to be resent, please email manager@theasri.org.
 
Be sure to login and take the platform for a quick spin before we get started. Complete your profile in the virtual platform, including a picture of yourself. Since we are virtual, this helps others make more personal connections with you and put a face with a name. Craft your personal conference schedule in the platform by reviewing and saving sessions to build the experience you want!
 

Where to get Help

  1. Check Recommended System and Internet Requirements. Adjust as needed.
  2. If you are not able to login, contact the meeting organizer.
  3. If you are logged in to the virtual platform, go to Help.
  4. If this does not resolve the issue, go to the Lobby and use the Private Chat to request help from staff

Time Zone Hours

The Virtual meeting schedule was built using the Eastern Time Zone. However, our platform will adjust to your time zone based on your browser. To see what time zone has been assigned to your account, go to the Account tab and then to your Profile. Be sure to remember this when looking at the schedule.

Itinerary/Personal Scheduler

You can build your own itinerary in two different ways.

  1. Before the meeting, you can go to the Schedule Overview on our website, click session, then use the “Add to Calendar” option to include sessions you want to see. This will export the information into the personal calendar that you use.
  2. Once the virtual meeting has begun, you can add sessions to your personal itinerary by clicking on the top left-hand button box+ within the virtual meeting platform. This option is only available once the virtual meeting begins. To find the info you saved go to Filter at the top, next to the Search function, and choose, Personal Schedule.

What’s Happening Announcements

There are a variety of ways to receive information during the virtual meeting:

Helpful Tips

  • Build your itinerary in advance. Read through the talks and posters and “Add to Calendar” sessions you want to attend.
  • Network with people you have similar interests in the Groups Chat Rooms in the Networking tab.
  • Be sure to update your Profile in the Attendee Portal, so that other attendees can connect with you.
  • Update your Twitter and other social media profiles in your virtual platform profile.
  • Have a file on your desktop with your contact information ready to copy/paste into the chat boxes.
  • The virtual meeting platform will connect you to Zoom rooms for Q&A. Test out your Zoom connection here: https://zoom.us/test.

Information about Poster Presentations

  1. Virtual Platform Poster Hall - Your e-Poster will be housed in the virtual platform, Pheedloop, in the Poster Hall. This is where people can come to read your abstract, look at the poster pdf, watch your video, and Chat with you anytime during the meeting hours. 
  2. You must upload your poster PDF by June 1, 2021. A welcome email was sent to you with information on how to login and upload your presentation.

 

Important Reminders

  • 1 week before the meeting you will receive an invitation email with a personalized link.  Be sure to login and take the platform for a quick spin before we get started.
  • Complete your profile in the virtual platform, including a picture of yourself. Since we are virtual, this helps others make more personal connections with you and put a face with a name.
  • Craft your personal conference schedule in the platform by reviewing and saving sessions to build the experience you want. 
  • Determine when you will truly be at the conference.  If you have others around you most of the day and/or are attending from a work environment, you will want to make sure you can be attentive, out of office, secluded or otherwise focused. If you were away or offsite at an event, you would have that clear separation. For a virtual conference, consider creating that separation for the sessions that are most critical to you.
  • Actively participate in sessions  by responding to presenter questions, engaging in session chats, responding to polls, and any other interactive activities the presenter introduces.
  • Adhere to all guidelines, etiquette rules or other session expectations  set by the conference provider, facilitator or moderator.
  • Complete session evaluationsand the overall conference evaluation to benefit all attendees the next year as well as support presenters and event planners as they work on future conferences.
  • Network, even when it feels awkward!  Whether networking is baked into the platform, setup as a separate platform or facilitated as a session,lean in.