AAVEA VIRTUAL HOW-TO GUIDE

INTRO TO THE VIRTUAL PLATFORM

The virtual platform for AAVEA Virtual is an app for web and mobile called Socio..
It’s a user-friendly and intuitive platform that supports conference content and interaction and allows you the choice to use your mobile device or a laptop or both.
It has many features you’ll find familiar, including a chat stream for interacting social-media style with other attendees, an agenda where you’ll find the conference programme, exhibitor and sponsor profiles, and messaging features to connect one-on-one with other attendees.

Follow these 4 easy steps to make your virtual conference experience a breeze.

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STEP 1 – DOWNLOAD AND SET UP THE APP

Set up the web app on your laptop, then download the mobile app to your mobile device. Only one profile required – use the same email and password.

Download on the App Store here 
Get it on Google Play here 

Access the Web App here 

All registered attendees will receive full instructions for accessing the mobile app and web app, as well as the event code, in the week before AAVEA Virtual. 

FIND MORE INFO IN THE APP GUIDE

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Make the most of your virtual experience by using both your mobile device and your laptop.
There’s only one profile required – use the same email and password.
We recommend using Chrome to get the best experience using the web app.

The mobile app is the mobile version of Socio and is for use on either iOS or Android devices. It offers full functionality but is limited to one open window at a time. Great for on-the-go use or for use in conjunction with the web app.

The web app is a web-based version of Socio and can be used on any device with a browser. This is a great solution if you want to use a laptop or tablet, watch a live stream on a larger screen, or simply don’t have an Android or iPhone device

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STEP 2 – SET UP YOUR PROFILE

Set up your profile by going to the ME icon at the bottom of your screen. This is your window, so add a photo, include a short bio in the Summary section, and add your contact details and social media in the Accounts section.

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Be sure to use your professional details and email address for CPD purposes.
The field that asks for “title” is for your job title (not Dr, Ms, Mr, etc.)

STEP 3 – BEFORE THE CONFERENCE STARTS

VISIT THE AGENDA
To see what’s taking place when. Open the session to read the session description and see who is speaking.
Create your own agenda (“MY AGENDA”) by adding sessions using the + at the side of the agenda time slot. Add a reminder if you’d like to be alerted when the session is about to begin.

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VISIT THE SPEAKERS
To familiarise yourself with the speakers and read their bios.

STEP 4 – EXPLORE THE CONFERENCE

ACCESS THE AGENDA 
Use the AGENDA icon to see what’s on the schedule for the day, to review session descriptions, and to access the LIVE STREAM.
If you’ve added sessions to your personal AGENDA and set up reminders, you won’t miss a thing.

LIVE STREAM
This is where the sessions happen. Info slides between sessions will tell you what’s coming up.

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VISIT THE SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
Use the SPONSOR and EXHIBITOR icons to view their profiles and see what they have to show you.
Click into the Virtual Profile and start a conversation

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JOIN A VIDEO ROOM DISCUSSION
Head to the VIDEO ROOM icon, browse through available rooms, and join other attendees in discussions on various topics hosted by our sponsors.

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Video rooms allow up to 13 participants. If that limit has been reached, you won’t be able to join until someone else leaves the room.
If the button below a room you’d like to join says “Closed”, this means the Conference Organiser hasn’t made the room available to join yet.

Q&A DURING SESSIONS
While watching a LIVE STREAM, you’ll be able to ask a question using the built-in Q&A function which shows on the righthand side of the LIVE STREAM page.
Questions are moderated by the session facilitators and passed on to the speaker for a verbal response.

CHAT AND INTERACT WITH OTHER ATTENDEES ON THE WALL

Chat with other attendees and post photos and thoughts just like you would on social media. Whether it’s serious or light-hearted or if you’d like to ask a question of fellow attendees, feel free to discuss and chat.

THE WALL is also where you can keep the conversation going after Q&A is over – use THE WALL to discuss the topic, or anything else that’s on your mind.

 

WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
This is where the Conference Organiser will post notices and updates.

  • = a new post or announcement

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GET HELP

There are lots of ways to get help if you are having technical difficulties:

  • Use the APP GUIDE icon in the app
  • Use the TECH SUPPORT icon in the app
  • Post your question on the WALL in the app
  • Reach out to us on techsupport@africanagenda.com