We are using a cutting edge online event platform, Hopin, to host the 2020 NEASC Annual Conference and Showcase 100% virtually. This platform, like our theme, is founded on engagement. Through multi-tiered networking and unique live video interactions between all participants — presenters and peers — you will have access not just to current and relevant content but to each other. We are very excited to bring you the interactive and community-building aspects that make events so memorable.
For the optimal virtual conference experience using Hopin you will need:
both Mac and Windows devices should use Chrome
make sure your browser is up to date
other browsers, for example Safari, can work but are not as reliable; Internet Explorer is not supported.
- a computer with a camera
- a headset with a microphone (separate speakers and microphones are not recommended)
- a strong/stable Internet connection (a wired connection is advised, if available)
View the Quick Reference Guide for tips and troubleshooting.
Can I join the conference from a mobile device?
For the optimal experience, we recommend participating on a desktop or laptop computer using Google Chrome; however, attendees can access Hopin on mobile devices. The supported mobile browsers are:
- Android: Google Chrome
- iOS, iPadOS (Apple): Safari
Please note there is no dedicated Hopin app for desktops or mobiles, so no additional downloads are required.
An important note about registration
Once you are registered for the conference you will receive a follow-up email from the Hopin platform (from "NEASC <email@example.com>") which confirms that you have been given access to the event itself. If you try to access the event but have not yet set up your Hopin account, you will be routed to the sign-up form and prompted to do so at hopin.to/sign_up
Hopin is very easy to use and incorporates features found in popular video conferencing and social media tools, but we highly recommend reviewing this introduction to Hopin before the conference so you can focus on the event rather than on troubleshooting technology.
Watch these tutorials
And please take a moment to review the Hopin Community Guidelines
All conference participants (attendees, speakers, exhibitors, etc.) will need to create a Hopin account to take part in the virtual NEASC conference. It's a very quick process - and you can do it at any time. You even have options to sign in with another account (like Google or LinkedIn) if you like.
Once you have registered and have accepted your Hopin invitation via the confirmation email (from "NEASC <firstname.lastname@example.org>"), the NEASC conference will appear in your Hopin account's event listing.
Click on the event icon in your list to enter the event on it's scheduled date. You should be able to enter the event five minutes before the scheduled go-live time.
...you will use your existing account to access the NEASC conference. Make sure to update and personalize your Hopin profile with information you wish to share with other NEASC conference attendees.
with Hopin's Networking Tool
Similar to an experience that feels like FaceTime or Hangouts, Hopin's Networking feature pairs two random attendees over a direct video call. The duration of the calls are very short to keep it fun and spontaneous. Connect! will be open for the duration of the conference. Give it a try!
The menu icon is labeled "Connect!" in NEASC events to distinguish from the scheduled conference networking sessions).
Edit your profile
Hopin profiles help other conference attendees find and identify you during the conference. Think of it as your virtual conference badge, so update it with information you want your colleagues to see.
You can also select the blue "Connect" button during a call to exchange contact information with the person they are chatting with. After the event the newly made contacts will appear at the Connections page of their individual Profile.
How to connect with someone post-event: Guide