Thanks VERY much for participating in #SEJ2020, part one of SEJ’s 30th Anniversary Conference taking place virtually on September 16, 17, 23 and 30.
Need to know how to navigate the conference? Start here.
And while you’re here, please bookmark this page!
All emcees, moderators and speakers must register for the virtual conference. The discount code to waive your fee is in the info email sent to you with subject line “SEJ Conference Info: Registration, test run, bio upload and more”. Haven’t received yours? Email Cindy.
Please upload your materials to this Dropbox.
You’ll receive via email a personalized link to access your profile on the Whova conference app. There you can upload your bio, photo, files (maximum three documents with 10 MB file size limit), article URLs, social media handles and more. You can return to make edits any time you like. Haven’t received yours? Email Cindy.
Go to the #SEJ2020 agenda page to locate the date and time of your live event. Practice session dates (test runs) are as follows. They take place at the SAME TIME OF DAY as your live event. (It’s very important that you participate in the test run to prevent issues during the live event.)
Wed, Sep 9 for Wed, Sep 16
Thurs, Sep 10 for Thurs, Sep 17
Mon, Sep 14 for Wed, Sep 23
Mon, Sep 21 for Wed, Sep 30
Here are some tips to help you prepare for speaker participation in a Zoom event.
Use a desktop computer or laptop, if possible.
Sit at least three feet away from a wall behind you. Try to sit still. Do NOT walk around; this is very distracting for attendees.
Look carefully at the background behind you and remove distracting objects.
If possible, sit so that natural light from a window or door illuminates your face from the front or side, and avoid light sources from behind or above.
Turn off noisy appliances.
Above adapted from “Bringing Stories Home Under Lockdown, With Remote Video Interviews,” SEJournal, Aug 26, 2020, by Eli Kintisch.
|Subjects in a remote video interview should have the lens at eye level, so they can look directly at the camera, as shown in the diagram above.
Image: Inquire Films, courtesy author Eli Kintisch.
For help with agenda, Whova and other info updates:
For technical help using Zoom and/or Whova:
(for tips on using Whova as an attendee, please see our conference guide)
For content questions (format, other speakers, what to expect, etc.) about your event:
REMEMBER TO BOOKMARK THIS PAGE! — and thanks, again, for being part of SEJ’s first-ever virtual conference!