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2021 Virtual Conference FAQ: Is your question one of these?

How do I get access to the virtual conference?

I’m a presenter. How do I logon to my session?

Will sessions be recorded?

I registered for the virtual conference. What does my registration include?

How do I access the virtual poster presentations?

How do I register and complete the process for CEUs?

Please read to maximize your virtual conference experience!

Download Zoom in order to access and join the virtual sessions. You must download Zoom on your device. 

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Late Registration Ends January 17, 2021

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Presentation Schedule Notifications

The presentation schedule notifications have been sent to all presenting author/speaker/organizer/discussant on November 30, 2020. Please note presentation schedules are in Eastern Standard Time. For questions, please contact DeeJay Garringo.

Presenter Requirements and Guidelines

Revised Conference Format (Live Sessions) and Flexible Submission Guidelines have been sent to all presenting author/speaker/organizer/discussant on November 23, 2020. You can view the presenter requirements and guidelines here. For questions, please contact DeeJay Garringo.

Abstract Status Notifications

Abstract status notifications have been sent to all presenting author/speaker/organizer/discussant on November 10, 2020. For

President’s Message to SSWR Membership Regarding SSWR 2021 Annual Conference, 10/5/2020 [View here]

Overview of the SSWR Annual Conference

The SSWR Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, from workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Over 500 symposia, workshop, roundtable, paper and poster presentations. Research methods workshops designed to enhance methods expertise and grant-writing skills and special sessions on research priorities and capacity building that target cutting-edge topics vital to contemporary social work research. Pre-conference programs and a networking reception especially for doctoral students.

The Thursday plenary session and invited symposia are developed by the Vice President/Conference Chair.  The Thursday morning workshop sessions are developed by the Vice President-elect.  The SSWR Board of Directors and the Conference Committee provides input into the development of all invited sessions.

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For questions, contact:

DeeJay R. Garringo, CAE
SSWR Program Director
703-352-7797, ext. 218
dj@sswr.org

Q: How do I get access to the virtual conference?

A: First, you must register for the virtual conference. Note late registration ends 1/17/2021. In order to gain access to the Virtual Event Platform, you must register for the virtual conference AT LEAST one-hour before the start of the session(s) you want to attend. This will allow the system to generate and email your access codes. Then, on 1/15/2021, the virtual conference site will go live. If you are registered, you will receive an email with the link to the site. You’ll need to create your own password. To help you navigate through the site, see “Quick Guide.”

Download Zoom in order to access and join the virtual sessions. You must download Zoom on your device. If you want to sign up for the free account, click below to get started.

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Q: I’m a presenter. How do I logon to my session?  

A: All sessions will be on Zoom. If you don’t already use Zoom, you must first download Zoom on your devise to access and join the virtual sessions. To sign up for a free Zoom account, click below to get started.

Here are the steps to access your session:

  1. Logon to the 2021 virtual site. https://www.sswrvirtual.com/.
  2. Go to Schedule tab and click on the day of your presentation.
  3. Find the session that are you presenting in.
  4. Click on the session title.
  5. Click on “Join Session Room.

Once inside Zoom, presenters will be made co-hosts so that they can screen share their presentations. Presenters should arrive 5 to 10 minutes early for this process. It is important that sessions end on time to allow the next session to start as scheduled.

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Q: Will sessions be recorded?

A: all LIVE presentations will be recorded and available on the Virtual Event Platform throughout 2021.
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Q: I registered for the virtual conference. What does my registration include?

A: Your registration will include:

  • full access to all live-streamed, plenaries, invited symposia and talks, fellows and awards presentations, membership business meeting; concurrent abstract-based “lightning” presentation sessions and related materials, and poster presentations;
  • all live-streamed presentations, concurrent abstract-based “lightning” presentation sessions will be recorded; all recordings and poster presentations will be available on-demand for 12 months;
  • unlimited access to all of the post-conference virtual events, e.g., abstract-based workshops, special interest group (SIGs) meetings, and poster forums.

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Q: How do I access the virtual poster presentations?

A: the virtual posters are accessible on the 2021 virtual conference site. If you are a registered participant, logon to the 2021 virtual conference site and click on “Poster Gallery.”
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Q: How do I register and complete the process for CEUs?

A: Please register for the full virtual conference in advance and add CEUs ($20) to your registration. Then, you will get an email with the link to download the CEU form. To learn how to earn CEUs and submit your form, please go  to https://secure.sswr.org/2021-conference-home/continuing-education-units/.
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