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Organize an Online Conference

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  1. PSA Day Organizers' Due Dates
  2. Getting Started
    9 Articles / Instructions
  3. Support for Speaker Senseis
    2 Articles / Instructions
  4. Support for Registrar Ringmasters
    2 Articles / Instructions
  5. Support for Moderator Managers
  6. Support for the Exhibitor Executive
    5 Articles / Instructions
  7. Support for Chief Technical Help Officers
  8. Sponsors
    1 Article / Instruction
  9. Getting ready for the big day
    5 Articles / Instructions
  10. The day of the the event
    3 Articles / Instructions
  11. Other Resources
    1 Article / Instruction
  12. Recordings of previous Drop-In Hours
    1 Article / Instruction
  13. Trial Run
    1 Article / Instruction
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Support for Moderator Managers

The Moderator Manager is responsible for:

  • Advertising, requesting, and encouraging moderators to apply for workshop moderator, a person who will cohost or monitor and respond to the chat feed, control Zoom functions like turning off attendees’ mics, creating and assigning breakout rooms if required, introducing the workshop presenter, and other similar duties, all while enjoying the workshop. It is highly recommended that the moderator manager and moderators complete the self-paced How-to Present an Online Workshop Course. This course is great for those using Zoom for the first time and for those who need to learn how to use specific features.
  • Collecting workshop moderator applications through easyREG which streamlines the process. Moderators can enter all of the pertinent contact and any other information that the organizers would like to collect.
  • Assigning moderators to be responsible for a specific workshop(s).
  • About two weeks before your event introduce each presenter to their co-host/moderator so that they can discuss how they will effectively work together.
  • The how-to co-host or moderate a session is an accessible online training course to help prepare your co-hosts/moderators. Co-hosts/moderators who are given the link https://www.conferenceorganizers.ca/courses/cohost-or-moderate-a-session/ do not need to create an account to access the course.
  • On the day of you may ask moderators to complete a tech checklist prior to the session beginning. You may want them to report to you and/or the Chief Technical Help Officer that everything is ready to go or that they need assistance by text, phone, email, or updating an online spreadsheet.