“Have a Good Conference!”2022-05-26T22:58:20-04:00

We are looking forward to a great conference in 2022 and hope that you are too!

This page is intended to give you a place where you can get answers to some frequently asked questions and some information that will help your conference go smoothly.

Please watch the informational videos and log in as soon as possible to test your system. Be sure to test the system that you intend to use on the day of the conference.

If you experience any difficulties, contact conference@cafcn.ca.

CONFERENCE LOGIN LINK
Download our CAFCN Conference Tips to Have a Good Conference (PDF)

BONUS SESSIONS

Tuesday, May 10 (9:00 AM CDT)
Thursday, May 12 (6:00 PM CDT)
Saturday, May 14 (2:00 PM CDT).

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Some tips for a good conference

What kind of computer do I need to have to attend the conference?2022-04-23T22:01:21-04:00

While it doesn’t matter what kind of computer you have, please remember that this is an online video conference, so you need to make sure that you are using a computer that can handle continuous video. If you can play videos from YouTube without any problems, you should be okay.

Be sure to test the computer that you intend to use on the day of the conference AND the connection. For example, if you are planning to participate in the conference at home, be sure to test your equipment and connection speed from the location where you are going to attend. Sometimes even moving around your home can affect your connection speed!

We will offer some testing times (see Bonus Session information on this page), so be sure to log on for one of those so that you feel more comfortable on the days of the conference and can work out any technical problems beforehand.

I have never been to an online conference before. What do I need to know?2022-04-24T10:35:22-04:00

An online conference is different from an in-person conference, but there are a lot of similarities too! We have tried to keep things looking as familiar as possible while operating on an entirely different platform.

Here are some things that you can do to have your best conference:

  • Check your equipment – Make sure you are using equipment (laptop, computer, iPad, phone) that is relatively modern and can handle continuous video. If you can watch Netflix, you are probably okay.
  • Check your connection speed – Make sure that you sit where you are going to sit to attend the conference and test from there. Even moving around your own house can affect the connection signal from your wi-fi.
  • Check your browser – Internet Explorer is not supported, so if that’s your browser of choice, you will need to download and install another one, preferably Chrome, before the conference. Downloading a new browser is not a big deal and doesn’t mean that you have to get rid of your current favourite browser. Download Chrome here »
  • Participate in our practice times (Bonus Session) – We will be hosting some practice sessions (see times above) to allow people log in, look around and try out a session. If you have problems there, let us know and we can troubleshoot before the conference even starts. To get to the ‘Bonus Sessions’, go to the conference site and click on the ‘Sessions’ tab. Pick ‘Bonus Session’ (first in the list).
  • Watch our videos! See the ‘explainer’ videos on this page to see how things work on the conference site.

Be sure to download our ‘Tips and Tricks’ PDF as a handy reference.

Will there be anyone available to help me if I get stuck?2022-01-28T11:53:18-05:00

Yes!

We are planning to have 2-3 technicians at the conference to help with problems as they arise.

However, you can mitigate the need for help by participating in a practice session and/or logging in early and looking around. By making sure that you are familiar with the system before the conference starts, you can have a smoother, more relaxing time actually AT the conference.

What platform is hosting the conference?2022-01-28T11:54:59-05:00

We have chosen Pheedloop to host the conference again this year.

When are the Bonus Sessions and who can attend?2022-04-24T10:05:19-04:00

The Bonus Sessions are for anyone who would like a little extra practice to get comfortable with the conference platform AND…anyone else who would like to attend for the content!

Tuesday, May 10 @ 9:00 AM CDT
Thursday, May 12 @ 6:00 PM CDT
Saturday, May 14 @ 2:00 PM CDT

The content will be the same at each session, but you can attend as many as you want.

To find the sessions, log into the conference platform. Click on ‘Sessions’ and then on the ‘Bonus Session’.

Use an ‘Icognito’ Window2022-05-24T23:39:07-04:00

Sometimes it is hard to log in because your browser is using a cached version of the page.

To get around this, use an incognito window (Chrome).

Click on the three dots in the upper right hand corner and choose ‘new incognito window’. Then go to the CAFCN website (cafcn.ca) and click on the green button on the home page (scroll down until you see it) to get to the login page for the conference.

Here’s a screencast showing how to do this: https://www.awesomescreenshot.com/video/9079107?key=d0106ff1c08fecf0c36154de2f247125

Password PRO tip2022-05-24T23:29:55-04:00

It can be hard to make sure that you are typing your password correctly when you only see dots!

To get around this, open a text editor like Notepad (Windows) or Textpad (Mac) and type the password in there. Then use the copy/paste function to put the password into the password field on the login site.

How do I log in?2022-03-24T17:33:44-04:00

Your personal conference login information will be emailed to you in the first week of May.

The link to the conference portal is pheedloop.com/cafcn2022/virtual

What browser do I need?2022-04-24T10:06:06-04:00

The conference portal will work on all modern browsers, except Internet Explorer. However, it works best with Google Chrome, so be sure to download the Chrome browser, even just as a backup.

Conference Screencast

These screencasts will show you how to log in and find your way around the conference site.

Conference portal tour

This video should be watched in conjunction with the screencast, as it gives you a tour of all the sections of the conference.

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