Whova is an event management platform that combines an online app and logistics and is free for WiP attendees. It’s the tool we will use to communicate, share content, and stay organized during the WiP event! The app provides both a desktop and a mobile app where you can:
- View and customize your conference agenda
- Attend conference sessions through a video conferencing app
- Meet and network with other attendees, including networking sessions
- Pose questions and discussions to organizers or attendees
Many of you have already been quite active in Whova based on the 100s of messages you’ve already sent to each other – that’s fantastic. After the conference, we’ll move the discussions to the Women In Peds WWW site but you’ll be able to return to Whova for 3 months to download materials and re-watch the presentations.
After downloading the app or reaching the site, use the email address you registered with when signing up in the app and choose a strong password. Once you’re signed up, you should be taken directly to the WiP site, where you should take a few minutes to update your profile.
Nothing! We will be using Zoom links embedded in the Whova platform for the meetings, networking breakouts, and the dance party on Friday night. Make sure you clean off your camera so you look your best.
Some guidance to make the experience better:
Mute your microphone
To help keep the focus on the presenter, make sure you are muted during a presentation.
When you are not muted, try to avoid shuffling papers, tapping pens, or other distracting activities.
Position your camera properly
If possible, make sure your web camera is at eye level. This will be help presenters look out onto a real audience.
Be mindful of background activity
Try to avoid bright lights or moving objects in your background.
Turn your camera on before joining a meeting and make sure you are okay with what everyone else will see.
If you can, avoid replying to emails or texts. You won’t retain as much of the presentation, and your response might reflect that your attention is elsewhere.