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The Colleague 2 Colleague SIDLIT Steering Committee is excited to welcome you to our first-ever virtual SIDLIT Conference on Strategic Design for Effective Learning August 5-7.  Follow @SIDLIT for conference announcements and updates! Share your experience with #SIDLIT2020.

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

Sched Conference Platform:

We are using a conference platform called Sched. When you register for the event through EventBrite, you will receive an email inviting you to set up your account on Sched. Once your account is setup, you will have access to all session information including session descriptions and speaker bios. You can select the sessions that interest you to create your custom schedule.

All presentation sessions will be conducted via Zoom; the meeting room URL for that session will be listed in the session description in Sched. Session times are in Central Time by default, however you can personalize your timezone on the right-hand panel of the Schedule page.

Sched allows you to personalize your timezone.

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

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 individual participants. A room moderator will be available in each session to provide support for the speaker and 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.

Sched session description includes an "Open Zoom" button to join the presentation.

Opening & Closing Sessions: Keynotes

Opening and closing sessions featuring keynote speakers Robin DeRosa and Erin Crisp will be conducted using Zoom webinars. You can direct questions to the speakers via the Q&A. Chat and cameras of individual participants will not be available to limit distractions.

The webinar has a capacity of 500 attendees. When we reach full capacity, additional attendees will be directed to an overflow room to watch via livestream. 

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.

Unhangouts: Networking, SIGs & SIDLIT Social:

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and the Social will be held in a platform called Unhangout. This open-source platform facilitates small group discussions in breakout groups using chat or video conferencing.

When you click the link in Sched to join the event, you will be prompted to create an account. It is quick and simple using your email, Google, Facebook, or Twitter.

Please review the following resources on Unhangouts:

How to Participate in an Unhangout

Introduction to Unhangouts

Need Technical Assistance?

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