2023 SIDLIT Technical Support

The Colleague 2 Colleague SIDLIT Steering Committee is excited to welcome you – in person or virtually – to the first Hybrid SIDLIT Conference. In today’s climate, when disagreement, divisiveness, and disruption seem inescapable, we will take this opportunity to focus on Getting Together, Staying Together, and Building the Future Together. Follow @SIDLIT for conference announcements and updates! Share your experience with #SIDLIT2023.

We have strategically selected cutting edge technologies to facilitate this event:

Technology Requirements

This is an interactive, hybrid event. For the best virtual experience, we recommend using a desktop or laptop computer with a high-speed internet connection. You may experience limitations on how you can participate from a Chromebook, tablet, or mobile device.


  • We encourage turning cameras ON during sessions. However, a webcam is not required to participate.
  • A USB headset microphone will produce the best quality audio, but is not required.
  • Please make sure you have the most recent version of Zoom on your local computer before attending sessions virtually. You can get the newest version of Zoom at https://zoom.us/download

Sched Conference Platform:

We are using a conference platform called Sched. After you register for the event, you will receive an email inviting you to set up your account on Sched. Once your account is setup, you have access to all session information including in-person room numbers, Zoom links for virtual attendees, session descriptions and speaker bios. You can select the sessions that interest you to create your custom schedule.

All presentation sessions will be available via Zoom. Virtual attendees should go to the desired session in Sched and click the provided Zoom link. Virtual and in-person presenters need to launch Zoom so that both virtual and in-person attendees can participate.

Navigating to Events in Sched

If you attended other SIDLIT conferences, you may see previous events in Sched. To view all the events associated with your account, 1) click on the “Sched” logo in the upper left to go to the directory; 2) click on your profile in the upper right; and 3) select “My Events”. Then, you can select SIDLIT 2023 from the events listed on your directory.

If you are running late to an event and it is not showing up on your schedule, use the “Show Earlier Events” button to reveal sessions that are in progress or over.

Show Earlier Events

All presentation sessions are available via Zoom. Virtual attendees should go to the session event in Sched and use the provided Zoom link. See the “Joining Zoom Sessions” below for more information.

Time Zones

Session times are in Central Time by default, however you can personalize your timezone on the right-hand panel of the Schedule page.

Sched works in a browser or a mobile app. Please refer to the following guides for help with common tasks in Sched:

NEW! Sched Chat

This year you are able to chat with attendees who are online in the Sched platform. Click the speech bubble icon in the upper right to view a list of online attendees.

Web Tour for Attendees

App Tour for Attendees

Zoom Video Conferencing:

Sessions will be hosted in Zoom. Sessions will allow for chat and cameras of virtual participants. A room moderator will be available in each session to provide support for the speaker and virtual attendees.

Join Zoom Meetings:

Zoom links can be found in the session description in Sched. Once you click on the session in your schedule all you need to do is click on the yellow “Open Zoom” button. Please ignore the expanded Zoom block, which asks for your Name and the reCAPTCHA. The blue Join button does not seem to work with all browsers.

Opening & Closing Sessions: Keynotes

The featured keynote speaker Angela Gunder, and the Opening Remarks & Panel Discussion will be conducted using Zoom webinars. Virtual attendees can direct questions to the speakers via the Q&A. Chat and cameras of individual participants will not be available to limit distractions.

Engage with Sponsors

Check out the Sponsors in Sched to learn about their products and services, access their contact information, and find opportunities to interact with them in a virtual booth during the sponsor networking session. Some sponsors will be on-site.

We’re glad you’re here and we look forward to meeting you!

Need Technical Assistance?

If you have questions or concerns about the conference platforms, we’re here to help! There are three ways to contact support:

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