Hello,

We are officially three weeks away from the start of the conference! USASBE is thrilled to have you share your presentation with this broad group of entrepreneurship educators. 

Prior to this notification, you should have received an email from the Bizzabo platform inviting you to the speaker’s portal. 

You now have access to the backend of the Bizzabo platform where all of the conference presentations will take place during USASBE 2022: Pioneer and Persevere. 
Speaker Portal Tutorial

Please set aside 15-minutes to watch this detailed walkthrough tutorial from Program Engagement Director, Brittani Garner, for more information on how to access the backstage of the portal, upload presentations, and other tips and tricks regarding the platform. Yes, it's 15 minutes, but it is better than a 30-minute Zoom call during the holidays.
Frequently Asked Questions

Should I access the speaker’s portal before my scheduled session?
It is advised that all speakers access their speaker's portal at a minimum of one week PRIOR to their session time to ensure the log-in is working and there are no issues in accessing the virtual room. Please view this Bizzabo Tutorial for instructions on how to access the platform and its capabilities. 
Will there be a live training session for me to ask questions? 
Yes! We are offering live training sessions during the following dates and times. Registration is required and can be done by clicking your date and time of choice. If the dates and times below do not work for your schedule, please contact Brittani Garner at bgarner@usasbe.org for an alternate time. 
I am presenting virtually, should I pre-record my presentation? 
We are encouraging virtual presenters to pre-record their session for the conference. This is not a requirement and if you choose to present synchronously, you are welcome to do so (it is riskier because you may experience network or technical issues at your location the day of). If you do choose to pre-record your presentation, you are still asked to attend the session live to answer questions and discuss with the participants. Please view this video from Conference Commission Chair, Jennifer Capps, as to why we are encouraging pre-recorded videos
More Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a conference branded slide deck that I could utilize?
Yes! If you would like to utilize the conference branded slide deck, you can download it here. Please note you will have to download the slide deck to edit it for your presentation. 
 
Does Bizzabo provide a Tech Check to ensure an optimal viewing experience while utilizing the platform? 
Yes! You can check if your system supports the Bizzabo Virtual Experience by utilizing the  Quick Tech Check. (If you are having trouble getting into any sessions or into the platform, it usually is because it is the incorrect browser)
 
How do I upload my presentation files? 
To upload your presentation files, utilize the following steps: 
  • Log in to your speaker’s portal and enter your virtual session. 
  • Select the Files tab in the navigation bar at the top of the screen and select “add file” button in the top right of the pop-up window. 
  • Upload your presentation from your device.
  • Select “add to playlist” once the file conversion is complete
It is recommended to convert powerpoint presentations to PDF for formatting purposes. You can upload changes to your presentation later. Please note that you will need to use a DIFFERENT filename when you upload a new document. 
 
Will there be someone in the room with me to address any technical issues?
Yes, there will be both a technical moderator and a content moderator in your room with you. The content moderator will introduce the session, go over housekeeping items for participants, and assist in monitoring the chat and facilitating the conversation. The technical moderator will begin and end the recording and address any technical issues that may arise during the presentation. 
 
Is it ok if our session ends before the scheduled time?
Yes, if your session ends prior to the scheduled end time it is absolutely ok.
Even More Frequently Asked Questions

I am participating in an emerging track. What are the expectations for the emerging tracks?
While participating in an emerging track you will not be asked to formally present. The emerging tracks allow for a small gathering of colleagues with similar projects to come together and discuss their projects and give each other feedback in a roundtable format.
 
How can I share my presentation materials with the participants?
If you have materials you would like to share with the participants, such as your slide deck, handouts, or other materials, please send them to Brittani Garner or Amy Rogers in an email to upload them to the session page for participants to download. Please be specific with the materials if you are presenting in more than one session.

All of these (and more) frequently asked questions will be available on usasbelaunch.org
Did you have a question that wasn't mentioned above?
COVID-19 Resources

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, USASBE would like to assure all conference participants that we are closely monitoring information from the Center for Disease Control and Preventionthe State of North Carolina, NC State University, and the City of Raleigh, North Carolina and we will continue to rely on their recommendations and expertise to inform our decisions. Please bookmark our COVID-19 conference resources page for the conference for up-to-date information.
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