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1. Make sure your event registration form, and event biography, are complete.
Go to the My data tab, to check the information that will be visible to all attendees. Be sure to update your bio and event message!
2. Set up your computer and webcam for voice & video chat.
You will be able to chat, talk & video call with other attendees during focus groups and the virtual powwow, so be sure to set up and have your webcam ready. Please note: Adobe Flash Player Version 10.1.82 or higher is required to access the virtual powwows and focus groups. To download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player go to:http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
3. Review the scheduled sessions and speakers, and decide which topics most interest you.
Go to the Sessions tab, and review the scheduled events, adding them to your calendar so you won't miss them on September 30th. You can even submit questions ahead of time for presenters.
4. Review the event programs, set your personal schedule and submit questions for speakers ahead of time.
Click below to access the event schedule for each day of the series. Attendees are able to add sessions to their calendar so you won't miss them. There are also on-demand presentations that will be available throughout each day. You can even submit questions ahead of time to presenters via each of the individual session pages.
5. Suggest topics for group discussions and vote on submitted topics.
The event needs your help in nominating & choosing a topic for the scheduled group discussions on September 30th. What topic would you like to see attendees discuss? To suggest a focus group topic click here, you can also vote on the topics that interest you most.
6. Ensure you meet technical requirements to participate in prize drawings and discount offers.
The exhibit hall environment supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 or 8 on PCs. Leopard, Lion, and Snow Leopard are supported on Macs. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Release 6.2 (64 bit) are also supported operating systems.
On entering the environment, a system check is run which will identify computer requirements that need to be addressed to interact with the online environment. It is recommended to view the environment with the display resolution of 1024 x 768. To run the system check, click here.
The most updated internet browser should be used. Click the images below to download the latest versions of the following browsers:
7. Browse the list of attendees.
You can browse the list of registrants, searching for people by name, country and company fields. Read the bios and messages, and interests expressed, to get a feel for the type of people you can meet and interact with on the day of the event. Don't forget to enter your own bio and message.
8. Tell a friend.
If you like the idea of this virtual event, spread the word. By bringing in more attendees the experience will be enriched for all.