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Meeting App/Materials

WCOG at ACG2017 Meeting App/Materials

Meeting materials, such as attendee badges and bags, will be available for pick-up on-site at the WCOG at ACG2017 Registration Desk beginning on Friday, October 13. Attendees who are registered for the Postgraduate Course will also receive a complimentary copy of the 2017 Self-Assessment Test (SAT) booklet.

Included with all registrations is access to the course presentations via the WCOG at ACG2017 Mobile app. With the app, attendees will have full access to all available slide presentations for each course for which they have registered. The app also contains a fully searchable schedule of events, list of program participants, abstracts, maps, exhibit information, and more. (NOTE: No printed materials or USBs will be available.)

Information on how to access the app, from both Apple and Android app stores, will be e-mailed to all registrants by early October.


Using the WCOG at ACG2017 Mobile App

General App Questions


Will slide presentations be available on the app?

Yes, you will have full access to all available slide presentations for each course you register for. Please note that while we make every effort to provide the most current versions of speakers’ slide presentations prior to the meeting, attendees should be aware that the on-site version of a speaker’s slides may differ from what is available in the meeting app, as speakers often make last-minute adjustments to their presentations. Within 7-10 business days after the meeting, the on-site versions of all course presentations will be made available in the app.

How do I create an itinerary in the app?

Use the online Itinerary Planner to create a personal itinerary that will sync with the app once it is available. Access the Planner now to view the full agenda.

Later this year, you will be able to create an account in the Itinerary Planner that will allow you to select presentations and events to build your own personal itinerary, making it easy to prioritize your time at the conference by planning your on-site activities in advance. Once you have created an account, you will be able to access your itinerary at any time using this site, and can continue to add or remove programs to update your itinerary.

Once the mobile app is available and you have downloaded it, you can synchronize your itinerary to the app and your itinerary will be available on your mobile device for you to use on-site at the meeting in Orlando. You will also have the option to allow the app to add each course or session to your personal calendar.

Will I need an Internet connection to use the meeting app?

App for laptops: Yes, an internet connection is required in order to view and use the laptop version of the WCOG at ACG2017 Mobile app, as this is a live website. Users should strive to use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari with the laptop version of the app. Anyone using Internet Explorer (IE) should be running IE10 or above in order to avoid issues.

App for mobile devices: A wifi or cellular data connection is required to download the app and download documents within the app (PDF documents and presentations), but once documents have been downloaded inside the app, Internet is NOT required to use the app on an ongoing basis, access materials, and take notes. Internet is required to use or view websites, etc. When you install the app, you are given the option to use your data or a wifi connection (when available) to download slides. We STRONGLY recommend that you download all slides before you arrive at the meeting (see “How do I download presentation slides to the app?”). If at any time, you want to change your data or wifi use options, change your preference from the “Settings” button at the bottom right hand corner of the appʼs main screen.

Who do I contact for app technical support?

BEFORE OR AFTER THE MEETING, please contact the Conference app provider, CadmiumCD, directly by calling 410-638-9239, or email them at support@cadmiumcd.com.

ON-SITE AT THE MEETING: Please visit the CadmiumCD booth at the Registration Desk for assistance.


Using the App with a Mobile Device

(See below if you plan to use a laptop)


Where can I find information about all of the sessions?

To view all presentations and the schedule, select the “Schedule” tile on the main screen, then filter by selecting from one of the “Browse By” options. Select “My Schedule” to see a list of sessions that you have marked as favorites. During the meeting, the “Happening Now” tile on the main screen will show sessions that are about to start or are in progress.

How do I create a personal list of my favorite presentations? (How to build “My Schedule”)

To create a list of your favorite presentations, select the “Schedule” tile from the main screen, then filter by selecting from one of the “Browse By” options. Clicking the star next to a presentation changes the star to yellow and ’favorites‘ that presentation. Favorited presentations can be found in “My Schedule.” If you used the online Itinerary Planner to create a personal itinerary and ’favorited‘ presentations, they will sync with the app once it is available.

How do I download presentation slides to the app?

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AT THE MEETING, you can download all of the available presentations at once. Click on the Settings icon in the bottom right corner of the appʼs main screen. Verify your cellular data connection is on, then click the icon for “Download All Slides.” (Note that not all presenters may have provided presentation slides in advance.) A wifi or cellular data connection is required to download presentation files as well as any PDF documents.

ONCE YOU ARE ON-SITE AT THE MEETING, you may not want to use the “Download All Slides” option as this will prevent your use of the App until all the slides have downloaded, which may take a considerable amount of time if wifi is slow. Presentations can be downloaded individually through the “Schedule” title, and if slides are available, you will see an image of that presentation’s first slide. Clicking on the slide itself or clicking “View Slides” will then bring up a new screen allowing you to click through each slide in the presentation.

You need to download presentation slides in order to view them within the app and in order to take notes (see below). (A wifi or cellular data connection is required to download presentation files as well as any PDF documents.)

How do I print the presentation slides?

PDFs of the presentations can be printed or downloaded individually. Click on a presentation title, and if slides are available, select the “PDF Slides” button. (A wifi or cellular data connection is required to download presentation files as well as any PDF documents.)

How do I take notes or draw on presentation slides?

Attendees must first download the slides, to take notes or draw on presentations. Use “Schedule” to navigate to a presentation. Select “View Slides,” then “Notes.” Use the “Notes” mode to type notes adjacent to the slide. To return to the full slide view, select “Nav.” Notes are automatically saved. Use the “Pen” to draw directly on the slide and the “Marker” to highlight areas of the slide.

How do I take notes when there are no slides?

Use “Schedule” to navigate to a presentation. Select “Take Notes,” then select the “Notes” mode to type notes adjacent to the blank slide. To return to the full view, select “Nav.” Notes are automatically saved.

How do I print or save the notes that I have taken?

Select “My Notes” to launch your personal summary web page (a wifi or cellular data connection is required), or email yourself the link by selecting the “E-Mail My Notes” tile from the main screen. Within the “My Notes” tile, select “Presentation Notes” to see the titles of presentations you have taken notes on. Select a title to view your notes and annotations for that title and “Print” to either print all of the presentation slides or just the slides for which you have taken notes. Computer users with Adobe Acrobat Pro installed and users with Apple computers have the option to print to PDF.

How do I connect with other attendees at the meeting?

Attendees using the app can elect to share their contact information with other app users, and can also be messaged directly from within the app. The list of app users can be found in the “People” tile in the app.

Using the App on a Laptop


How do view information about the meeting?

Click on the Menu icon in the upper left-hand corner of your screen. Clicking the Menu icon reveals the options shown here. From this list, you will be able to access the agendas and abstracts, view information about speakers, exhibitors, and other attendees, as well as view any available presentation slides.

Where can I find information about all of the sessions?

Select “Education Sessions,” to view presentations and the schedule, then filter by selecting one of the “Browse By” options.

How do I create a personal list of my favorite presentations? (How to build “My Schedule”)

Select the “Education Sessions” option, then “favorite” presentations by clicking on the star to change it to yellow. Your favorite presentations can then be found in “My Schedule.” Favorited presentations in the “Education Sessions” section will have yellow stars. If you used the online Itinerary Planner to create a personal itinerary and “favorited” presentations, they will sync with the app once it is available.

How do I view presentation slides?

Internet connection is required in order to view and use the laptop version of the meeting app, as this is a live website. While free wireless networking will be available on-site in all the meeting rooms, please note that wireless networking is provided as a benefit to attendees, but availability is not guaranteed. Users should also be aware of security considerations when using any unencrypted, public-access wireless network.

Once you have selected a presentation from either “My Schedule” or “Education Sessions,” if slides are available, you will see an image of that presentation’s first slide. Clicking on the slide itself or clicking “View Slides” will then bring up a new screen allowing you to click through each slide in the presentation.

How do I take notes for presentation slides or bookmark slides?

Select “My Schedule” or “Education Sessions.” Click a presentation, then select “View Slides,” then “Notes”. Use the “Notes” mode to type notes, which are automatically saved. The Bookmark feature is available within the Notes mode. Bookmarks can be applied to slides instead of or in addition to making notes. By bookmarking slides, you will be able to access and print all of your bookmarked slides later.

How do I print or save the presentation slides or the notes that I have taken?

Print a single presentation: Select a presentation from either “My Schedule” or “Education Sessions.” If slides are available, you will see an image of that presentation’s first slide. Click on the presentation. On the next screen, click the “Handout” icon in the upper right corner, to open a new screen from which you can print the slides or save them as a PDF.

Print multiple presentations or print notes: Click “Summary” in the Menu section. A new screen will launch your personal summary web page, where you can access and print your notes and/or a copy of all the presentation slides.