Frequently asked questions

How are you showing the conference sessions?


All conference registrants will have access to the live sessions, which will all be shown using a platform called Zoom Webinars (by Zoom). Zoom Webinars have certain features to help make your experience participating in these sessions as easy and interactive as possible!




How will I get invited to join the sessions on Zoom?


Every conference registrant will receive an email from OTLA detailing their registration for the day. This email will include a calendar invite and link to join the conference day. You will also get a reminder email with the link again closer to the start of the day so you can easily find it in your inbox.

Remember - all emails will be sent to the email OTLA has on file for you. You will need to use the same email address to access Zoom and the conference sessions.




I don't see an email with the link to join the conference sessions on Zoom


Remember - all emails will be sent to the same email OTLA has on file for you. You will need to use this same email address to access Zoom and the Conference Sessions.

If you can't seem to find any emails from OTLA in your inbox, please check your junk/spam folder just in case. Make sure to add webinars@otla.com to your contacts if you haven't already to avoid this in the future.




I wasn't available right at the beginning of the day...can I still attend these sessions midway through the day?


If you aren't able to join right at the beginning, don't worry! You can still join midway through the day and will be brought to the live feed.




How do I ask a question during a session?


First, open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live.

To ask a question:

Type your question into the Q&A box. Click Send. Note: Check Send Anonymously if you do not want your name attached to your question in the Q&A.

If the host replies via the Q&A, you will see a reply in the Q&A window.

The host can also answer your question live (out loud). You will see a notification in the Q&A window if the host plans to do this.

Like or Comment on a Question

As an attendee, you can also like or comment on other attendee’s questions. This helps the host or participant identify popular questions, especially in a conference session with many attendees.

Click the thumbs up icon to like a comment.

Tip: The number beside the icon is the total number of likes the question has received so far.

Click the red thumbs up icon to unlike a comment.

Click Comment to write a reply to an existing question.

Type your comment and click Send.

Your comment will appear beneath the question.




Like or Comment on a question


As an attendee, you can also like or comment on other attendee’s questions. This helps the host or participant identify popular questions, especially in a conference session with many attendees. Click the thumbs up icon to like a comment. Tip: The number beside the icon is the total number of likes the question has received so far. Click the red thumbs up icon to unlike a comment. Click Comment to write a reply to an existing question. Type your comment and click Send. Your comment will appear beneath the question.




Download Zoom


All registrants will need to download Zoom in order to tune into any and all sessions for the Educational Program. Zoom works on laptops, desktops, tablets (like an iPad) and/or smartphones. While you'll be prompted to download Zoom automatically when you first join a session, you can also download Zoom Desktop Client or Mobile App now by clicking the button below: Please link Download ZOOM with https://zoom.us/download




Learn more about how to use Zoom


To learn how to use certain features such as How to Ask a Question during a session, you can visit the Zoom help centre by clicking on one of the topics below: Joining and participating in the conference (attendee) Joining the conference by invitation link Platform Controls





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