Online Annual General Meetings for the CPA Divisions and Assemblies

CPA’s Adobe Connect meeting platform allows Division members to attend their AGMs online. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in shaping the future of your Division!

Here are the things you need to know for a smooth participation:

Q: What are the system requirements to participate at the AGM online?

A: You need to have a computer or any other online device (tablet or smartphone) connected to the internet that is able to run Adobe Connect (this platform also has a mobile app under this name). If you attended a CPA webinar through Adobe Connect in recent years, the requirements will be the same. We recommend that you log in 10-15 minutes before the meeting start.

You will need functioning computer speakers (for optimal experience, we recommend using a headset).

Q: Are there any software updates and settings that are necessary?

You should test your connection and software status at this link prior to the meeting:  http://physiotherapy.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

A short update might be required to install the latest Adobe Connect Add-in (you will see this in the last point of the test). You will likely need to restart your computer if you just downloaded the new Add-in.

If you are using a computer from work, you should check firewall settings and whether you need IT support for software downloads.

Once in the online meeting room, you may need to run the Audio Setup Wizard to connect with the meeting sound. You will find it under the “Meeting” menu in the top left of your screen.

For the latest Adobe downloads and updates please check http://www.adobe.com/support/connect/downloads-updates.html

Q: How do I log in to the online AGM?

A: You will receive an e-mail prompting to set up login and password for the meeting. You have to enter your first name, last name and set up a password that you will use when logging in to the meeting. This will be your individual identification to participate at the meeting.

Since this information is linked to your CPA membership account, you should use it only for your own participation at the AGM and not share it with others. When logging in, make sure to enter the e-mail address to which you received the invite e-mail: this is important for the system to identify your information.

Q: How do I participate online at the meeting?

A: After logging in to the electronic meeting platform, you will be able to follow the meeting in real time via audio broadcast and the shared AGM slide presentation.  The meeting room will also include a live chat function: if you want to ask a question or be recognized by the chair, you can type in your message to the chat box. You will also be able to download all meeting documents from the meeting room.

Q: How can I vote electronically at the meeting?

A: A poll will appear on your screen in the online meeting room for every issue that is put to vote at the meeting. Online votes are collected and tabulated in real time.

You can only vote if you are logged in individually to the meeting room: your will not be able to share a computer with other members to cast their votes.

Q: I am getting feedback/echoing through my speakers – what can I do?

You can either use a headset or turn down the volume on your computer. If there is more than one computer in the room logged in, please ensure that only one of them has its speakers on.