Welcome to Strikeup Conference support page.  Please carefully review the section information that applies to you.

Chat Room Moderator

Thank you for joining us as a chatroom moderator for the 2021 StrikeUp Conference presented by the Northumberland CFDC to support women entrepreneurs across South Eastern Ontario to start and scale their businesses.  There are 17 unique chat rooms throughout the conference, each one will be moderated.

Example of a standalone chatroom.

1. Before the chat starts this message will appear.

2. To login click “Click here to join the conversation…” at the bottom. 

3. Moderators need to login using the  “Username” option.

4. Enter the username and password exactly (Fields are case sensitive).

5. All users can invite Facebook or Twitter users.

6. All users can search for other users in the chat room by their username.

7. As an administrator your name will appear in red and you will now see trash bin icons.  Use these icons to delete any inappropriate message.

8. All users can private massage each other by clicking on a user name. A private chat window will pop-up.

9. Moderators can ban users.

10. Any user can logout by using the logout feature.  It will allow the user to login again.

11. When the chat ends this message will appear.

 

Mentor Meetup Speaker

  1. All Participants need to read, understand and meet the technical equipment and general requirements outlined in this document.
  2. Due to the LIVE nature of the mentor meetup sessions, participants are expected to use a wired internet connection. Do not use wifi.
  3. Decisions as to all aspects of the production are at the discretion of the Creative Producer.
  4. The Creative Producer reserves the right not to use recorded material that exhibits technical problems such as low-quality video, jerky video, low volume, noise or intermittent audio.
  5. All speakers must pass their technical check to participate in either or both the recording sessions and live aspects and only use the tested setup at their decided location.
  6. Sessions are LIVE.  Sessions will not be subject to content editing after the conference. Participants are encouraged not to draw attention to the overall construction of the production by stating to “cut something out” or “remove what they said”. Do not disclose any confidential information.
  7. Speakers must ensure their session meets the time allocation as set by the conference manager. Participants may not go over their allotted time to speak.
  8. Any produced material may be subject to distribution on various websites and public social media platforms. Should you have any questions pertaining to this, please contact Devon Girard at Devon.Girard@northumberlandcfdc.ca.
  9. By speaking at the conference you are agreeing to be recorded and have your session distributed online to attendees and the wider public on March 4th and thereafter via the Northumberland CFDC websites and digital channels.

Thank you for joining us as a mentor for the 2021 StrikeUp Conference presented by the Northumberland CFDC to support women entrepreneurs across South Eastern Ontario to start and scale their businesses. The mentor meetup sessions are LIVE events that speakers will stream from their location over the internet.  

All speakers must conduct a technical call with the Creative Producer to ascertain video, audio and Internet quality and participate in a brief training session before participating in the live mentor sessions. To ensure consistency and avoid technical issues, we ask speakers to set up in advance (computer equipment, location and internet connection) and ensure that the technical setup will be the same setup you will use on the day of the conference. Changing the setup may result in unexpected technical problems during the conference.

  1. Desktop computer or laptop with a charged battery plugged into a power outlet (personal computers on personal networks work best ,as sometimes highly secure office computers and networks may have firewalls that prohibit proper Internet connection. Do not use a mobile device.
  2. If the mentor has a PowerPoint they wish to present, it is preferred they use a two-screen setup so that they can present their slideshow in full screen and still use their other computer screen to read the live stream messages.  They will need to plug in two monitor screens to their computer if it is a desktop, or if they are on a laptop, one additional monitor screen to use as their secondary.
  3. Latest Firefox Internet browser installed (do not use Chrome, Safari, Edge or Internet Explorer).
  4. Webcam (clean the lens to ensure no fingerprints).
  5. USB microphone with earbuds or a USB headset with an attached microphone.
  6. Wired Internet connection (wireless is not reliable).  We are not responsible if your call drops off during show time.
  7. Quiet, indoor location free from clutter, people, pets or copyrighted materials, i.e. art.
  8. Well-lit space. Turn on all lights and open window blinds. Position yourself in front of light sources, avoid light coming from behind.

The Mentor will use the steps below to call into the technical check and the day of the event.

1. Open the invite email with the Restream.io URL link provided. Click on the URL link.

 

2. When you first load the website in an internet browser you will see a popup asking you to share camera and microphone.  Using the drop down list select your camera and microphone device and click on the ‘Allow’ button.

 

3. You will then see yourself show up in the Preview window on the left.  On the right, proceed in entering your name and click on the ‘Join Stream’ button.

 

4.  You have now entered the Backstage Area.  The Preview window will display the image with the message “Please Stand By”.  Notice that your web camera video is grayed out.  This means that your video and audio has not yet been turned on by the administrator.

 

5. While you wait for the administrator, open up your PowerPoint Presentation.  It is highly recommended that you have a secondary monitor where you can put your presentation into ‘present-mode’ or ‘full screen mode’.  This way you can see both your presentation and the video call.  After you open your PowerPoint presentation click on the crossed out laptop icon on the bottom menu.  This will provide another popup from which you will select your secondary screen or the application window itself.  Then click on the ‘Allow’ button.

 

6. You will notice on the right hand side under your web cam video is your screen share.  At this point the administrator should have turned on your video and audio.  Your web cam video will have now changed from grayed out to color.  There will be a small orange box that says “ON AIR”.  At this point the administrator will speak to you.

7. When the show is ready to begin, the administrator will start a countdown.  When this countdown time finishes, your camera and microphone will go live.  You may begin.

8. Please keep to a total session time of 55 minutes.  This includes your presentation and any Q&A.
9. The Q&A session will be moderated by the administrator.  The questions will be displayed on the screen.  Read the questions from the screen and answer them.
10. There is a private chat between you and the administrator on the bottom left corner.  Click on the ‘Private Chat’ to open this feature.  The administrator will communicate with you via this chat and help keep you to time.

Q&A is moderated by the administrator.  The administrator will post questions for you to read and answer.  You will be able to read them off your screen.  The questions may be a combination of pre-written questions or pulled from the messages from the attendees.

If you are using a desktop computer your webcam is already sitting on top of your monitor and is at eye-level. If you are using a laptop, elevate your laptop and webcam position so that the lens is at eye-level (avoid upward/downward angles with your webcam). You may have to use a tall stack of books to achieve this.

 

Come close enough to the webcam so that the top of your head touches the top of your webcam video.  Do not sit far away from your camera. Stay centred and in the middle of your webcam video.  Pay attention to your body posture and avoid slouching or leaning off to either side.

Speak clearly and project your voice. Business casual wardrobe is recommended. 

Keynote or Workshop Speaker

  1. All Participants need to read, understand and meet the technical equipment and general requirements outlined in this document.
  2. Decisions as to all aspects of the production are at the discretion of the Creative Producer.
  3. The Creative Producer reserves the right not to use recorded material that exhibits technical problems such as low-quality video, jerky video, low volume, noise or intermittent audio.
  4. All speakers must pass their technical check to participate in either or both the recording sessions and live aspects and only use the tested setup at their decided location.
  5. Recorded sessions, although pre-recorded, is considered live-to-tape and will not be subject to content editing. Participants are encouraged not to draw attention to the overall construction of the production by asking to “cut something out” or “remove what they said”. Do not disclose any confidential information.
  6. Speakers must ensure their session meets the time allocation as set by the conference manager. Participants may not go over their allotted time to speak.
  7. Any produced material may be subject to distribution on various websites and public social media platforms. Should you have any questions pertaining to this, please contact Devon Girard at Devon.Girard@northumberlandcfdc.ca.
  8. By speaking at the conference you are agreeing to be recorded and have your session distributed online to attendees and the wider public on March 4th and thereafter via the Northumberland CFDC websites and digital channels.

Thank you for joining us as a speaker for the 2021 StrikeUp Conference presented by the Northumberland CFDC to support women entrepreneurs across South Eastern Ontario to start and scale their businesses. To maximize production quality and participant engagement, StrikeUp comprises pre-recorded content brought to life through an interactive live digital conference and streaming experience.  

All speakers must conduct a brief technical call with the Creative Producer to ascertain video, audio and Internet quality before participating in the recording and live conference. To ensure consistency and avoid technical issues, we ask speakers to set up in advance (computer equipment, location and internet connection) and ensure that the technical setup will be the same setup you will use on the day of the recording. Changing the setup may result in unexpected technical problems during key production and performance dates.

  1. Desktop computer or laptop with a charged battery plugged into a power outlet (personal computers on personal networks work best ,as sometimes highly secure office computers and networks may have firewalls that prohibit proper Internet connection. Avoid mobile devices that are not stationary).
  2. Latest Chrome Internet browser installed (do not use Safari or Internet Explorer).
  3. Webcam (clean the lens to ensure no fingerprints).
  4. USB microphone with earbuds or a USB headset with an attached microphone.
  5. Wired Internet connection (wireless is not reliable).  We are not responsible if your call drops off during show time.
  6. Quiet, indoor location free from clutter, people, pets or copyrighted materials, i.e. art.
  7. Well-lit space. Turn on all lights and open window blinds. Position yourself in front of light sources, avoid light coming from behind.
  1. Open the invite email with the vMix Call URL link. Click on the URL link.
  2. Enter your name and click ‘Join Call’.
  3. If prompted please click ‘Allow’ so that the Internet browser can access the camera and microphone.
  4. If connection is successful you will be greeted by the Creative Producer. If it is not successful, call Cyprian Szalankiewicz at (613) 799-7790. He will be waiting on standby.

Speakers are scheduled for a second call with the Creative Producer on vMix for a recording session. Recording sessions are highly produced videos and are not performed live, instead they will be played back at the conference.

There are two types of recording sessions; Panel and Workshop. During Panel recordings, speakers will join a group recording session with a moderator and other speakers. Speakers performing a keynote or other live aspects will be calling in using vMix on the day of the conference as well.

NOTE: Do not share the vMixCall URL link you have been provided.  It is your personal link to access the recording session.

Everyone including the speakers are welcome to participate in the chat rooms throughout the conference.

If you are using a desktop computer your webcam is already sitting on top of your monitor and is at eye-level. If you are using a laptop, elevate your laptop and webcam position so that the lens is at eye-level (avoid upward/downward angles with your webcam). You may have to use a tall stack of books to achieve this.

 

Come close enough to the webcam so that the top of your head touches the top of your webcam video.  Do not sit far away from your camera. Stay centred and in the middle of your webcam video.  Pay attention to your body posture and avoid slouching or leaning off to either side.

Speak clearly and project your voice. Business casual wardrobe is recommended. 

PRESENTATION SPECIFICATIONS
  1. Slide dimensions created as widescreen (16:9).
  2. Do not use multimedia that requires the Internet, such as links and/or videos.
  3. Send your final presentation to the creative producer (info@signaturemotion.com) at least 24 hours before your tech check for review.
  4.  Google Slide URL link, PowerPoint or PDF life formats are accepted.
  5. Rehearse using your presentation to keep to the allotted speaking time.
WHEN PRESENTING
  1. We will test your presentation during your technical check.
  2. Open a new, separate web browser window (Chrome or Safari).
  3. Click on the following link: Open page in new window
  4. Enter the code we will provide you and click ‘Connect’ button.
  5. Layout both browser windows (one for the video call, and the other for the slide control) so you can see both at the same time. It may be easier to move the remote for slides browser window to a secondary monitor if available.