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Conference Participation Guide


Registration Information

Individual Registration

All registrants must become GSOLE members first: Join Us. (Memberships range between 20 and 50 USD)

    • Student and contingent faculty GSOLE members: $5
    • All other GSOLE members: $10

Participation Guide

To make your experience and those of other participants most rewarding, please follow the guidelines below. And if you have concerns about accessibility and participation in any form, please send a message explaining those concerns or specific accommodations you know you’ll need to . We will do our best to address all concerns and requests, but please be aware that some accommodations may require more lead time or funding than presently available.

Accessing Conference Activities

    • The GSOLE 2020 Conference Portal page will provide links to all conference-related materials and activities described below.
    • The Conference Program will be posted by mid December and will be updated as conference content becomes available, including abstracts, the Praxis Post(er)s, and the presentations.
    • Ten days prior to and throughout the live convening date, the day of the conference, registrants will be able to view the President’s Welcome Video and visit the Praxis Post(er) Hall, which will accommodate asynchronous dialogue about each Praxis Post(er) video.
    • On the date of the conference, registrants will be able to access the Lobby, Presentation Room 1, and Presentation Room 2 via links on the Conference Portal page. Introductory and inter-session activities will take place in the Lobby. The platforms are still being determined.

Asynchronous Discussion Forums

    • Asynchronous discussion forums will be available (a) underneath the President’s Welcome video, where you can ask informational questions, (b) on the Praxis Post(er) pages, where you are encouraged to engage with Praxis Poster(s) themselves, and (c) on the Shout Outs! page (available on the day of the live conference).
    • Posting to the Praxis Post(er) poster and Shout Out! forums enter you into one (or more) of the three drawings taking place during the Welcome Session and Intersession Breaks on on the day of the live conference.
    • The forums will be available to all conference participants up to and during the conference. With the exception of the informational forums underneath the Welcome video, these forums will be available only to those who register for the conference. For questions or concerns about the discussions, please contact the GSOLE Webmaster .

Voice participation

    • Please test your microphone before logging in (using your device’s sound settings), and then again as you use each of the synchronous meeting platforms (TBD).
    • Please mute your microphone when you aren’t trying to speak.
    • Please announce yourself as you make each new comment (e.g., “This is Jane Smith [again], . . .“). Such identification helps presenters and others know how to address replies.

Chat participation

    • Feel free to contribute text messages to the chat stream, but please be aware that the presenter may not readily notice the messages appearing there.
    • Please be respectful of the presenter’s focal point by avoiding distracting chat messages. Direct chat messages may be sent to individual participants to avoid crowding the chat stream

Video participation

    • Feel free to deactivate your video—or to provide some other image in place of the live feed.
    • Consider deactivating your video if your connection seems slow or jerky, to free up bandwidth.

Shout Out! Drawings

Earn a chance to win a  gift card by engaging with fellow conference attendees on asynchronous discussion boards available in various places on the conference website. Then, attend either the Welcome Session or one of the two Intersession Breaks to learn whether you’ve won!

How the Drawings Work

Initiate your entry by posting to asynchronous discussion forums on our conference site: Multiple threaded discussions are linked to conference pages. Post a message to the forums designated below to enter each drawing. The post can either start a new thread or respond to someone else’s message.

Finalize your entry by attending the drawing: To claim the prize, entrants must be present at the live drawing. However, entrants may designate a prize proxy if they cannot make this session. That individual (the proxy) simply needs to acknowledge their role when the entrant’s name is called.

Only one entry is allowed for each drawing, no matter how many posts are made. To ensure entrance in a drawing, make sure the name used on posts matches the conference registration. Once the list of entrants is finalized for each drawing, a winner will be randomly selected. If the person selected is not present, then another will be selected, until a present entrant is selected.


Welcome Session Drawing

  • How to enter: Between the opening of the asynchronous session and the start of the live session, post to the “Comments” forum for one or more Praxis Post(er)s—located in our Praxis Post(er) Hall--and attend the drawing at the live Welcome session.
  • Where the drawing takes place: In the Lobby for the conference.
  • When the drawing takes place: At the end of the live Welcome Session.
  • What you might win: TBD.

First Intersession Break Drawing

  • How to enter: Post to “Morning Shout Outs!” discussion forum and attend the drawing.
  • Where the drawing takes place: In the Lobby for the conference.
  • When the drawing takes place: In the final half of the First Intersession Break.
  • What you might win: TBD.

Second Intersession Break Drawing

  • How to enter: Post to “Afternoon Shout Outs!” discussion forum and attend the drawing.
  • Where the drawing takes place: In the Lobby for the conference.
  • When the drawing takes place: In the final half of the Second Intersession Break.
  • What you might win: TBD.

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