2020 EduTech Virtual Conference FAQ


The information below contains the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding EduTech virtual conference Live 2020.

  1. When will the EduTech Conference take place?
    1. The main keynote session and workshops will take place on November 13, 2020 CST, between 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Sessions will take place on November 12, 2020 between 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Visit http://alamo.edu/edutech for more information on the sessions.
  2. What is this year’s conference theme?
    1. This year the theme is “Technology Beyond the Classroom”. The conference will feature best practices for innovative technologies used in teaching and learning.
  3. Will I need to register to participate in the virtual conference?
    1. Yes, whether you are presenting or attending, you will need to register to participate. The registration process is fairly simple.  Visit Accelevents Conference Portal Site to reserve a ticket.  Once you register, you will be emailed a link to the virtual conference to attend the conference.  If you did not receive an email, Visit Conference Site to access the Conference.
  4. Do I quality to attend?
    1. The conference is open to all Faculty members at Alamo Colleges. In addition, Instructional Technology staff supporting Academics are also welcome to attend.
  5. What are the registration fees?
    1. The conference is free for all attendees.
  6. I am a presenter, what do I need to know?
    1. Presenters will be sent an email link with information to access the site. For additional information, please contact Usha Venkat at uvenkat@alamo.edu,
      or Scott D'Amico at sdamico2@alamo.edu
  7. For Technical Support, who can I contact?
    1. Contact the EduTech Support Center at 210-486-0006.
  8. During the conference, can I visit some of my favorite exhibitors?
    1. Yes, the online platform will have an online gallery of exhibitors. Please visit the exhibitor link to connect one-on-one with the exhibitors.  In addition, you can earn points while visiting exhibitors and qualify for some exciting door prizes.
  9. What tech requirements do I need to participate in the virtual conference?
    1. Once registered you may access the virtual conference and watch from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. The platform works best if accessed via Chrome but can be accessed also with Firefox. Presentations will be using the ZOOM interface. Please test web camera and audio functionality prior to the conference to ensure great experience.
  10. What should I do before the start of the virtual conference?
    1. Participants should check their internet bandwidth. You can check your bandwidth with https://www.speedcheck.org/. The recommend internet speed is at least:
      Receiving 1080p HD video requires 2.5mbps (up/down)
      Sending 1080p HD video requires 3.0 Mbps (up/down)