Thank you for sharing your expertise with the NOFA-NY community!
Please read our Community Agreements which all conference participants agree to abide by.
- Standard NOFA-NY workshops are 75 minutes long and should include about 15 minutes of Q&A. Standard Seed Conference workshops are two hours long.
- Your presentation should be given live (not pre-recorded) and can contain slides, video, or both. You should be prepared to share your screen.
- If you would like someone to share slides for you, or for us to have them as backup, please email them to me as soon as possible. If your presentation is too large for email, wetransfer.com is a handy, free site that you can use to transfer large files.
- Two staff members will be there on the day of to help facilitate your workshop. One will introduce you and assist with Q&A. The other will assist with tech. Please be prepared to let them know how you would like Q&A handled, if you have links you would like them to share in the chat, or any other unique details.
- Your workshop will be recorded. Recordings will be available on the conference website and mobile app until April 14, 2023.
- Captions will be enabled. If you would like to turn captions on, there is a function in your toolbar that will allow you to see them.
- If you have handouts that you would like participants to access, please email them to me as soon as possible and I will add them to your workshop.
- If polling, breakout rooms, or any other Zoom functions aside from screen sharing are a planned part of your workshop, please let me know.
What You Need for Your Workshop:
- Zoom: if you don’t already have it, you can get it at www.zoom.us/signup.
- The Zoom link for your workshop: this will be emailed to you and the facilitators before the conference. It will also be available using the “Join Live Stream” button found in the “Agenda” on the conference website.
- A strong internet connection: this is very important to the success of your workshop. If you know your internet is unstable, please plan to relocate. If you can’t, an ethernet cable plugged directly into your computer might help.
- A fully charged computer and your charger just in case!
- A webcam and a microphone: these are probably built into your computer.
- A phone: if your internet connection is bad, you may need to call in to present. Hopefully, this is an unnecessary safety net.
Accessing the Conference Website and Mobile App:
- Please register here as soon as possible if you haven’t already.
- Once you are registered. Sign in to the Conference Website. Sign in with the email you used to register for the conference with and then create a password.
- You can also download the mobile app. You do not need the mobile app to present or access the conference content, but it’s a nice networking tool.
15 Minutes Before your Workshop Begins:
- Join the Zoom meeting.
- Change your name: We suggest full name (pronouns), organization
- Chat with staff about your workshop. Share links with them if you’d like.
- Practice sharing your screen.
During your Workshop:
- A NOFA-NY facilitator will open the session by sharing some general conference announcements, thanking our App Sponsors, welcoming people to the workshop, quickly introducing themselves, and then introducing you using your name and the name of your farm name or organization.
- They will then ask you to introduce yourself with more information about your farm or organization, location, practices, etc. This method helps to ensure all the information you would like to be included in an intro is mentioned.
- They will hand it over to you and all goes smoothly from there!
Contact Jessica Aubrey:
If you have any questions or concerns about your workshop, you can contact me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 607.222.8493.