Thank you for sharing your expertise with the CT NOFA community!
- Each workshop will be 60 minutes long and should include about 15 minutes of Q&A. Full workshop schedule will be available shortly but you should have already received your date and time.
- Your presentation should be given live (not pre-recorded) and can contain slides, video, or both. You should be prepared to share your screen.
- One to two CT NOFA staff members will be there on the day of to help facilitate your workshop. They are there to introduce you and assist with Q&A and tech.
- If you would like someone at CT NOFA to share slides for you, or for us to have them as backup, please email them to Monique Bosch at email@example.com as soon as possible.
- Your workshop will be recorded. Recordings will become available on the conference website shortly after your workshop ends.
Note: If you have handouts that you would like participants to be able to download, please email them to me to be included in your workshop description.
What You Need for Your Workshop:
- Zoom: if you don’t already have it, you can get it at www.zoom.us/signup.
- The Zoom link for your workshop: this will be emailed to you before the conference. It will also be available in the Agenda on the conference website.
- A strong internet connection: this is very important to the success of your workshop. If your internet is unstable, please plan to be in a place with a strong internet connection the day of your workshop. If you can’t relocate, an ethernet cable plugged directly into your computer might help.
- A fully charged computer and your charger just in case!
- A webcam and a microphone: these are probably built into your computer.
- A phone: if your internet connection is bad, you may need to call in to present or we may need to call you. Hopefully, this is an unnecessary safety net.
15 Minutes Before your Workshop Begins:
- Join the Zoom meeting.
- Change your name: We suggest Full name, Organization (pronouns if you would like).
- Please be prepared to discuss the structure of the workshop and how you would like to handle Q&A. Facilitators can ask questions directly from the chat or they can ask the participant to unmute themselves to ask. If you prefer to monitor the chat yourself, please let them know that as well.
- If you have links you would like to share, you can give these to the facilitators ahead of the workshop to share in the chat.
During your Workshop:
- A CT NOFA facilitator will open the session by sharing some general conference announcements.
- They will thank the Sponsors and then announce the workshop and introduce you as the presenter(s). This will be a short introduction with your name(s) and organization(s).
- They will then ask you to introduce yourself. Please be prepared to share any information you would like about your farm / organization, your practices, etc. We feel that this method works nicely so that all the information you’d like to be included in your introduction is shared appropriately.
- You give an amazing presentation.
- A CT NOFA facilitator will share an evaluation link at the end of your workshop. The surveys will be shared with you upon request.