If you’re registered for the 2021 OEFFA Conference and signed into OEFFA’s Socio mobile or web app, it’s time to start exploring all this virtual event has to offer! Here’s a basic guide to help you learn about the app’s features and make the most of your conference experience:
The schedule is your one-stop-spot for video streaming keynote sessions, Food and Farm School classes, workshops, and other events. Use the schedule to access recordings until March 31. To access a session, click on its name in the schedule and then simply tap “View Recording.” Your event should open in a new Zoom window. Use the password in the session’s description to gain access.
After each workshop, please remember to fill out an evaluation. Evaluation links can be found in the schedule, and will be shared in the chat in each session. The surveys only take a minute or so to complete, and the information is important to OEFFA for grant reports and planning future events.
Visiting exhibitors is easier than ever! Just click on the online trade show to search vendors, request information, download handouts, message and network with representatives, and more.
OEFFA’s conference would not be possible with the support of our sponsors, including Turner Farm; Central State University Extension; Edible Columbus, Indy, and Kentucky magazines; Morning Ag Clips, and Ohio SARE.
Visit this section to learn about and network with more than 40 businesses and organizations that support us as sponsors, and show them some love!
Visit the map section to find the locations of more than 50 sponsors and exhibitors who are participating in conference and who offer farm and garden products and services, locally-produced merchandise for your pantry and home, and useful information that can help your business.
When you click on speakers, you’ll find a list of more than 80 workshop speakers, complete with links to their workshops, biographies and photos, and contact information for networking.
Add others to your personal network (and stay in touch through your Connections tab) and send them private messages (also accessible in your private Messages tab). Learn more about networking best practices for an online event, exporting your new contacts to your phone, and requesting a meet up with another attendee.
If our frequently asked questions, conference app guide, and conference Zoom guide pages don’t answer your questions, you can click on this section to contact Renee Hunt at (614) 947-1642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the live conference, attendees received push notifications with reminders about upcoming sessions and other updates. You can find all of these announcements in this section of the app.
The app includes links to OEFFA merchandise, like t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, leggings, polo shirts, baseball caps, and more from CLOZTALK. It also includes a link to aluminum signs and organic logo stickers from OEFFA Certification, as well as OEFFA’s AmazonSmile information so you can support us when you shop online.
The OEFFA Bookstore allows you to purchase great farm and food-related titles (including Happy Pigs Taste Better by conference speaker Alice Percy), while supporting OEFFA.
Bring the youngins into the OEFFA conference experience with kids’ activities provided by OEFFA’s Youth Agricultural Education Chapter! The chapter has recorded two events and created four on-demand activities for children pre-K through high school. Find kids’ activities in the app or visit this page for details.
Use the funnel icon in the upper right corner of your app to filter attendees (by categories like chapter, staff, and speakers), filter exhibitors and sponsors by type, or filter your schedule by track.
The search function will allow you to find exactly what you need right when you need it! When you use the search icon, Socio will check all of the app’s content for your search term. When you need to come back, simply select from your recent search history.
Socio App Help Center
Need more help navigating the conference mobile or web app? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to see if we’ve already answered your question or explore Socio’s App Help Center, which includes some of the following guidance. Please note Socio was originally designed for in-person conferences, so some of the features referenced may not apply to OEFFA’s online event.
If you are experiencing a technical difficulty with the apps, Socio offers live chat, email, and phone support.
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