Remote Attendees

In the online program or in the mobile app for the 102nd Annual Meeting there are many ways to customize your experience and participate in many sessions and networking events. We feel the remote attendance will allow us to attract many new attendees and allow for a level of inclusiveness.  

 Ways to enjoy the meeting from everywhere:

  • Can view abstracts and supplementary material for all presentations in the online program or in the mobile app.

  • Can view recordings in the online program or in the mobile app a few days after they take place.

  • Can view remote posters and access their online meeting room links.

  • Can ask questions and participate in discussion with all presentations through an asynchronous chat feature in the online program and on the mobile app.

  • Can message other attendees through the messaging feature in the online program and on the mobile app.

  • Can view exhibitors online.

Tips for Zoom

Zoom Meeting

Attendees can share their own audio and video (if enabled), and can interact with the Speakers, Session Chairs, and other Attendees from the Q&A and chat.

Zoom Webinar

Attendees are view-only participants and their view during a spectator event is controlled by the Host. Attendees can interact with the Host and Panelists from the Q&A and chat.

Speakers and Session Chairs have access to tools that allow them to enhance their participation, such as the ability to respond to chats, answer questions in the Q&A window, the ability to enable Attendees' audio and video privileges upon entry, and to mute/unmute Attendees' audio.


General Tips for a Successful Zoom Meeting:

  • Choose an uncluttered location inside that is quiet, and free from interruptions.

  • Ensure you have a strong and secure Wi-Fi connection

  • Ensure your Zoom application is up-to-date

  • Use an AMS provided virtual background (if desired).

  • Before joining the meeting, close all unnecessary applications so all processing power can maximize the quality of your Zoom experience. 

  • Turn o? all sound noti?cations (on your computer/ cell phone/ tablet, etc.) to avoid any audio or visual disruptions.

  • Pay attention to the lighting in the room. Too much light behind you will make you appear like a dark ?gure. Make sure you have a good source of light in front of you.

  • Test your microphone and computer audio before the meeting. If you are using a headset with a built-in microphone, be sure to test this well in advance of the meeting. Be conscious of any external noise close to your microphone, such as your hair or rustling papers.

  • Attendees who attempt to join the session prior to the scheduled session start time will enter the waiting room. Session chairs/student assistants will disable the waiting room at the start of the scheduled session to admit attendees.

Additional Helpful Resources

Introduction to Zoom

Quick how-to videos

Join a test meeting

For more tips on using Zoom see here.

For more specific Zoom information for presenters and session chairs please look here.