Link to home

​​​​​Attendee Resources​

Bookmark this section for resources to help you get the most out of Plant Health 2020 Online. ​​





Upgrade Your Registration Tier

Should your attendance needs change, you can upgrade your registration to a Premium or Unlimited tier by simply modifying your current registration level. You will have the ability to upgrade your registration until September 14, 2020.​


Modify Registration 


Tips for Your​ ​​Virtual Meeting Experience​

Follow these tips to get the most out of your virtual meeting experience. New suggestions will be added every week prior to the start of the August meeting.

Tip #1: Find A Quiet Space

The best way to get the most out of your virtual meeting experience is to ensure that you are carving time out of your day to fully immerse yourself in all online programming and activities. Consider requesting time off work and attending from the privacy of a home office or other quiet space. Things you can do to keep distractions at bay, include:

  • Setting devices to "do not disturb" mode
  • Putting away reminders of things that could interfere with your attention, such as keeping to-do lists or household chores out of your view
  • Closing out of email and instant messaging programs on your computer
  • Making roommates, family members, or coworkers aware of your meeting schedule so they know not to disturb you during the times you are participating

Creating an atmosphere that allows you to devote your full attention to online activities will allow you to make the most of the time you spend at Plant Health 2020 Online.

Tip #2: ​ Familiarize yourself with Zoom
All Plant Health 2020 Online attendees will access our meeting programming through this Plant Health website and the Plant Health app (download instructions coming soon). This year, however, only those registering under the Premium or Unlimited tiers will have access to the app.

Our virtual meeting will hold our sessions through Zoom. The Zoom platform is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android, although the layout will be slightly different depending on whether you are viewing from your desktop or a mobile device. If you haven't used Zoom, you may want to familiarize yourself with the platform prior to the meeting. If you are planning on using a device that is owned and licensed by your workplace or institution, you should also ensure that Zoom is one of their authorized platforms. If it is not, you will want to plan accordingly.

We realize that you may not always be able to join us from a space free from unfolded laundry or your kid's toys. To help, we've created a variety of Plant Health virtual backgrounds that you can download and use throughout the meeting. See the section on this page for "Special Plant Health Virtual Backgrounds."​

Tip #3: Download and print a "Do Not Disturb" sign​​
Our first tip suggests that you can keep distractions out of your annual meeting experience by letting your roommates, family members or coworkers know not to disturb you during the times you are participating in Plant Health 2020 Online.

To assist in those efforts, we've created a variety of punny "Do Not Disturb" signs for you to download and tape to your office door, cube wall – or even the side of your headboard – to let others know that you are engaging in important plant pathology meetings. View and download the following special signs from a below section on this page. We hope you enjoy using these as much as we enjoyed creating them!

Upgrade Your Registration Tier

Should your attendance needs change, you can upgrade your registration to a Premium or Unlimited tier by simply modifying your current registration level. You will have the ability to upgrade your registration until September 14, 2020.​


Modify Registration 


Special Plant Health Virtual Backgrounds

We’ve designed a special set of Plant Health 2020 Online virtual backgrounds for you to use during our meeting. Simply download any of the images below and set them as your Zoom background!

Denver CityScape
L​ake
​Large Leaf
​Large Plants
Light Green/Purple Gradation
​Mountains and Trees
Office with Pics
​Stage Curtain
Trees and Haze
​​


How to add a virtual background in Zoom:*

Step 1: When you are in a meeting, you should see the "Start/Stop Video" button in the left bottom corner of the Zoom browser.

Kate image 1.png

Step 2: Click on the carrot symbol (^) to bring up the options for Videos. Here you will see the option to select "Choose Virtual Background."
Step 2.png

Step 3: The Setting window will open on the Virtual Background settings. 

Step 4: To add a new background, click on the plus (+)  sign above the Virtual Background gallery. Choose "Add Image" then upload the virtual background image from the desktop/computer location where you previously downloaded and saved one of the above Plant Health backgrounds.
step 4.png

Step 5: Choose your new image from the gallery and your video previewer should update with your Plant Health virtual background!​​
Screen Shot 2020-07-21 at 3.46.11 PM.png

*Please note that not every computer/device will have the capability to enable virtual backgrounds. We recommend that you test your ability to upload a virtual background prior to when you intend to use it.​

Printable "Do Not Disturb" Signs

View, download, and print any of the following signs to let roommates, coworkers and family members know to turn and walk the other way when you're participating in valuable Plant Health 2020 Online sessions. With options for full color, black & white, A4 and U.S. letter sizes, you can find a sign that works for most printers worldwide.​

Favorite Plant Pathologist

Virtual meeting in session. Your favorite plant pathologist is unavailable right now.

U.S. Letter-Full Color
U.S. Letter-B&W
A4-Full Color
A4-B&W


Pretend I'm in Denver

I should be in Denver right now at my favorite academic meeting. But I'm on zoom right now at my favorite academic meeting. Pretend I'm in Denver and Do Not Disturb. 
U.S. Letter-Full Color
U.S. Letter-B&W
A4-Full Color
A4-B&W

Unwelcome Distractions

Do Not Disturb. Your distractions are as welcome as basal glume rot.
U.S. Letter-Full Color
U.S. Letter-B&W
A4-Full Color
A4-B&W

My Mind is Growing​

Do Not Disturb. My mind is growing.
U.S. Letter-Full color
U.S. Letter-B&W
A4-Full Color
A4-B&W

Leaf Me Alone​

Attending Plant Health 2020 Online. Please leaf me alone.
U.S.-Full Color
U.S. Letter-B&W
A4-Full Color
A4-B&W​​​

Get Social During the Meeting​
​​Keep your finger on the pulse of the meeting, locate your favorite sessions, view and post photos, and exchange ideas on social media. Tag #planthealth2020 to share your meeting experiences!​​