The Platform Orientation and Technical Meeting will help you become familiar with the platform's functionality. You will learn about optimal slide and technical requirements to mitigate day-of technical glitches.
Our Technical Director will:
- Review the digital platform and its functionality and simulate the live experience.
- Explain the technical requirements and process for livestreaming your presentation.
- Discuss the options and functionality for the interactivity requirements of your presentation.
Note: During your orientation, please ensure you are in the same location where you will be presenting LIVE as well as using the same hardware (computer, microphone, camera etc.) This will allow us to test your equipment and ensure compatibility.
Please submit the following items by email to CPD Conference Services
Credentials & Appointments
All speakers are asked to submit their signature in the following format:
Short Biography (50 words or less)
Your biography should be 2-3 sentences (50 words or less) outlining your experience in the field.
Please provide a professional headshot in jpeg or png format. This will be used on the online platform and in conference marketing materials.
Publication Release Form
You will need to complete the following Publication Release Form.
All presentations must include a minimum of 25% interactivity. This is typically achieved through audience response (polling) and Q&A. Details on how to implement interactivity will be reviewed at the Platform Orientation and Technical Rehearsal meeting.
Animations & Video
The platform does not natively support animation or video. Please prepare your presentation without these elements.
Content for PowerPoint presentations, websites and printed materials should not contain copyright-protected work. However, if the materials are deemed essential, the application of Fair Dealing may apply.
All presentations must comply with patient confidentiality agreements. Patient names should not be used, and images must not contain identifiable features (e.g., institutional location of scan, date of scan, patient date of birth, MRN, photography that shows facial or other identifiable features etc.).
After reviewing the above requirements please submit your presentation by email to CPD Conference Services. Please ensure your presentation file is named:
housingfirst-firstname-lastname so we are able to easily track it.
- If your presentation is too large to submit by email, please use WeTransfer
- If you have polling questions, please write the question number and slide number in the body of the email so we can ensure they are not missed.
Conference presenters are required to provide one-page plain language summaries of their presentations. These summaries can be submitted in English or French. These summaries will be developed and disseminated in collaboration with Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) and conference partners and posted on the OHFRN-CoI webpage. You can download the Summary bulletin Template here. Please complete the following sections:
- highlighting objectives
- research or practice-based evidence
- implications for practice
- areas of needed policy change
- and related resources
24 hours in advance of the conference, you will receive a calendar invite and an email with a presenter link for your unique session(s). This link must be used to access your session. Any other links will not provide you access as the presenter.
30 Minutes prior to the start of your session open the presenter link. We will then conduct a final technical check and test your presentation, audio and video set up.
These resources will ensure your presentation is compatible with the platform and runs smoothly.
- A stable high-speed internet connection – a wired ethernet connection rather than WiFi is recommended
- A headset with built-in microphone
- Adequate lighting
Please remember to use a Chrome Browser; ensure you download this in advance if you do not have it installed. Other browsers will cause technical issues.
Video & Audio Tips
- Silence any ringers or notifications, close your door, alert co-workers, or family members that you can’t be disturbed
- Make ‘eye-contact’ whenever possible. Don’t read your presentation script off the screen
- Be more expressive than you would be in a traditional lecture (due to less nonverbal cues)
- Prepare a glass of water so you will not need to get up during your presentation
- Ensure your laptop is plugged in