How to Access the Virtual Platform

2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

There are two ways to join in on the SBL/AAR Virtual Meeting this year: the Virtual Annual Meeting planner and the mobile app. The virtual planner will be the easier option for most attendees.

Accessing the Virtual Annual Meeting Planner:

  1. Open the virtual planner in Google Chrome. (Please do not use Firefox.) If you have not registered, you can do so here.
  2. At the top right of the page, click "Login."
  3. Enter your registration reference number and the last name with which you registered.
    • Follow these instructions to look up your reference number in your AAR member profile.
    • You can also find your registration reference number in the registration confirmation email that you received from reg@aarweb.org. The subject of that email is "Confirmation for AAR Virtual Annual Meeting 2020."
  4. Enter the following login credentials:
    • Username = reference number
    • Password = last name
  5. Once you log in, you can see tabs at the top of the screen. The “Agenda” tab is a great place to peruse or search specific keywords. Use the search bar to search keywords pertaining to sessions. To look through the program, you can select a day and scroll through to see all the sessions for that day.

    screenshot of the agenda of the virtual annual meeting platform

  6. Click on the session you would like to know details about or view. Details of the session, including the abstract, any full papers or handouts for the session (if the session opted to do this), and participants. Note: If you have the session details open and you look for another session, you will need to click on the new session to see the new details.

    screenshot of the agenda of the virtual annual meeting platform with details of a session

  7. To view the session, click on the session you would like to view. Five minutes prior to the start, you will see a countdown clock under the participants list. When the session starts, click on the "Join Virtual Meeting" or "Join Webinar" button.

Accessing the Mobile App:

  1. Download the app by searching SBL/AAR in the App Store (for Apple users) or Google Play (for Android users). Find AAR & SBL 2020 Annual Meetings and download.
  2. Enter your registration reference number and the last name with which you registered.
    • Follow these instructions to look up your reference number in your AAR member profile.
    • You can find your registration reference number in the registration confirmation email that you received from reg@aarweb.org. The subject of that email is "Confirmation for AAR Virtual Annual Meeting 2020."
  3. From there, you can see a menu of options on the home tab at the bottom.

    screenshot of the mobile app home tab

  4. You can search for sessions by typing in keywords to the search bar. The best way to peruse the program is by going to “Browse Sessions by Day.” You can scroll through all the sessions each day by selecting the day at the top.

    screenshot of the browse by day option of the mobile app

  5. To view details of sessions, click on the session you would like to know about the details, including abstracts, any full papers or handouts for the session (if the session opted to do this), and participants.

    screenshot of mobile app with detail view of a session

  6. To view the session, click on the session you would like to view. Five minutes prior to the start, you will see a countdown clock under the time/date/session number. When the session starts, click on the "Join Virtual Meeting" or "Join Webinar" button.

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