Frequently Asked Questions
The 18th Annual Ohio Problem Gambling Conference will take place virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March 2021. While the format may look different this year, you can expect the same great quality in educational content and networking opportunities. Click the questions below to be directed to answers to many of the frequently asked questions we've received.
Still curious about what to expect from a virtual conference? Watch this recording of the What to Expect webinar to hear more about the conference format, technology requirements, and continuing education opportunities.
- When will the conference take place?
- What is included in the registration fee?
- When is the registration deadline?
- How long will conference recordings and materials be made available?
- Will the conference be live or pre-recorded?
- What do I need to attend virtually?
- Where can I find information regarding the sessions?
- Who can I contact regarding payment?
- How can my organization get involved with the conference?
- How do I access the presentations?
- How can I access the Conference Portal?
- What is the structure of the conference?
- What is a Keynote Presentation?
- What is a Listening Session?
- Educational Presentations
- What is Networking & Engagement?
When will the conference take place?
The conference will run Tuesdays and Thursdays in March 2021. You can view the full agenda at PGNOhio.org/Agenda.
What is included in the registration fee?
Registrants will be able to attend sixteen different presentations from national speakers and local experts, which will total 24 continuing educations hours. Participants in the conference will also be able to attend networking and listening sessions, which will provide additional relevant material. All presentations will be recorded and uploaded to the Conference Portal, which registrants will be able to access until next year's conference.
When is the registration deadline?
The early registration will close after February 1st, 2021; however, registration will be available until March 30th. While you won't be able to get CEUs for any sessions that you did not attend live, you'll be able to access all recorded sessions and materials until next year's conference through the Conference Portal.
How long will conference recordings and materials be made available?
Thanks to the virtual nature of the conference, we will be recording all sessions and uploading them to the Conference Portal. These materials will be available for registrants until next year's conference.
Will the conference be live or pre-recorded?
All sessions will be live and allow for 15 minutes of Q&A and discussion at the end of the presentation. You will be able to access all recordings online through the Conference Portal.
What do I need to attend virtually?
All you'll need is a device capable of running Zoom and recording audio, such as a smartphone or computer. We recommend using a computer for ease of use and functionality. For CEU purposes, you will be unable to dial-in by phone through Zoom.
Where can I find information regarding the sessions?
The agenda is posted at PGNOhio.org/Agenda. Click on the title to read more about the session or click on the speaker's name to read their biographies.
Who can I contact regarding payment?
Please contact Cheyenne Roller at CRoller@PGNOhio.org for questions regarding payment or invoicing.
How can my organization get involved with the conference?
There are plenty of ways for your organization to get involved at a number of levels. Visit PGNOhio.org/Sponsor for more details.
How do I access the presentations?
Presentation links will be emailed upon registration and reminder emails will be sent throughout the conference. Additionally, you can access the presentation links through the Conference Guide and the Conference Portal.
How can I access the Conference Portal?
The Conference Portal is accessible through the link emailed to you after you've registered. When you log-in for the first time, click "Forgot Password?" to create your password. For questions, contact Cheyenne Roller at CRoller@PGNOhio.org.
What is the structure of the conference?
The conference will be structured as such:
10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Keynote Presentation
12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Listening Session
1:00 PM-2:30 PM: Educational Presentation
10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Educational Presentation
12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch Break
1:00 PM-2:30 PM: Educational Presentation
2:45 PM-3:30 PM: Networking & Engagement
What is a Keynote Presentation?
Keynote presentations will provide 1.5 CEUs. These sessions will take place on Tuesday mornings and are presented by national experts to establish each week's theme. Attendees will be able to engage through chat, Q&A, and polls
What is a Listening Session?
Listening sessions will not provide CEUs. They're a more casual learning environment meant to supplement educational content. Attendees will be able to engage through chat and Q&A.
Educational presentations provide 1.5 CEUs and will be delivered three times a week to support the themes established by the keynote presentations. Attendees will be able to engage through chat, Q&A, and polls.
What is Networking & Engagement?
Networking & Engagement sessions will not provide CEUs. These sessions will serve as designated time for attendees to discuss topics relevant to their work and connect with others across the continuum of care and gambling support service system. Attendees will be able to engage by sharing their cameras and microphones.