Ensure that your connection and operating system meets the Zoom requirements – find them here.
After downloading and setting up your account, customize your Zoom profile by adding a photo (it will appear when your camera is off). Be sure that your Zoom name also represents how you’d like to be identified in the session.
Important note: participants will always have the option to join by phone if your internet connection is unreliable – numbers will be sent along with links. You will also be able to watch session recordings.
You will be able to ask questions in different ways depending on the format of the session. You will always be able to ask through the chat or Q&A function, but in some sessions you can choose to ask your question through your video and/or microphone. The session facilitator will go over these details at the start of each session.
There are many opportunities to be social with other conference participants – we encourage you to join one!
Social Hours – Grab your favourite beverage and join a social hour held every evening from 5:30PM – 6:30PM for casual conversation and connection.
Links to socials will be sent to all conference participants.
VISIT A TRADE SHOW EXHIBITOR
The Virtual Trade Show will take place on Thursday December 3. Find all the details here, including a list of exhibitors. This is a great opportunity to connect with these organizations and businesses – ask questions, find out more information and meet ‘face-to-face’.
Links to Exhibitor times will be sent to all conference participants.
PARTICIPATE IN CHAT STORM
At the end of each session, you will have the option of answering two questions in the chat box:
What are the most important/relevant session take-aways?
What are you still curious about or newly curious about?
This information will be compiled and shared (anonymously) as part of Saturday’s closing session.
While we can’t all be together in person, it would be fun to see how the EFAO Community is participating in the conference. Take a photo of you and your farm participating in the conference and post to Facebook or Instagram with hashtag #EFAO2020.
All posts will be shared by EFAO social media and participants will be entered in a draw for EFAO merchandise.
ASK OR ANSWER A QUESTION IN THE ONLINE COMMUNITY FORUM
Continue the conversation in the Online Community Forum. This is an online space for connection and knowledge-sharing in an informal, easy-to-access format.
STOP BY THE INFO BOOTH + CONVERSATION SPACE
Have a question for EFAO Staff or want to meet a conference participant for a follow-up conversation? Jump into the virtual Info Booth + Conversation Space anytime from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
A link to the Info Booth + Conversation Space will be sent to all conference participants.
SUBMIT AN INNOVATION
The Carrot Cache Innovation Prize is back for the 7th year at the EFAO Conference.
A $1,000 prize will be awarded for innovative, low-cost solutions to planting, harvesting, and managing food grown on an Ontario urban or rural organic farm.