• Finalist
    Know Before You Go

    November 12, 2020

Meet Your WIT Awards Hosts

Penny Collins

Women in Technology

President & CEO

Jasmine Crowe

Goodr

CEO

MEET THE 2020 WIT AWARDS COMMITTEE

 

Tiffany Stewart

WIT

VP of Events

 

Sandy Ali

WIT

Project Manager

 

Keerti Gupta

Pyramid Consulting

WIT Awards Chair

Julianne Taft

Cox Communications

WIT Awards Co-Chair

Kati Graff

ADAPTURE

Volunteer Lead - Judging

Paula Duncan

WIT

GOTY & CSOTY Committee Chair

 

Paula Bolton

WIT

GOTY & CSOTY Committee Co-Chair

 

Stacy Mellon

Prestige Staffing

Host Committee Chair

Special Instructions - VIP Reception:

  • When you first log in, you will create an account. This is not tied to your WIT membership. Please create your account using your email of choice and password.
  • There are 12 virtual networking rooms available. You are not preassigned a networking room so please choose which ever room you would like to join.
  • The WIT platform enables you to visit as many of these virtual networking rooms as you would like
 
Tip:
  • To exit one networking room and enter another, keep your browser with the WIT Platform open (picture above)
  • Once on the platform, select a new room. Zoom will immediately ask you if you want to disconnect from the room you are in. If you say yes, you will be connected to your new networking room.
  • Each room has a capacity of 20 people. If you join a room that is full, the room moderator will place you in a waiting room until there is capacity to connect you

Finalist Checklist

Select the + sign to learn more about how to prepare for your big night. 

How to Setup and Use your new ring light
  • Once you receive your ring light, you should have the following items in your box:
    • Ring light with USB cord
    • Stand
    • Stand Attachment
    • Holder for phone
    • Bluetooth remote
  • To set up, please put the stand on a flat surface and extend the legs out all the way
  • Twist the stand attachment onto the stand
  • Once attached securely, twist the entire stand into the bottom of the ring light
  • Take the phone holder and then twist it into the ring light at the bottom near the stand
  • Once secure, bend the phone holder and place your phone slowly into the holder in the middle of your phone to be held securely. The phone holder will expand. 
  • If not using your phone but a computer for the event, please place the ring light to the side of your computer to still illuminate your face.
  • Once all assembled, you can plug the ring light into your USB port and use the switch on the cord to turn on. You also have the option to select which lighting option you would like to use out of the 3 options as well as increase or decrease the brightness of each. 
  • For the remote, you will only need this when taking pictures on your own and you will remotely connect via bluetooth on your phone to ABShutter and then press the button for whichever phone manufacturer you have to take a photo.
Audience Viewing- Family, Friends and Colleague Celebration

The viewing audience is here to celebrate you and they want to see you celebrating with your family, friends, and/or colleagues. They want to be part of your celebration virtually. For the event, please have your family, friends and/or colleagues create banners and celebratory items for when you are on skype during livestream

Prepare your winner's speech

We would like to have each of you prepare a 20 to 30 second winner's speech that you will present live if you are selected as the winner. Please do not go past the 30 seconds so that we can stay on schedule for the program. If you do run over during your live presentation, your event hosts will alert you that your time is up.

What am I supposed to do with the lei?

You will receive a lei prior to the November 12th event.  WIT wanted to give you something special that you can wear during the program to further celebrate you on the livestream. Please wear this.  Your lei delivery will include instructions for how to care for your lei to ensure it keeps its freshness

WIT Awards Zoom Schedule

Select the + sign to learn more about when you need to join Skype.

Science Schedule

Please log into skype through the link below at 7:05PM

After each finalist is announced, you will have a couple of seconds for your family to cheer before the support team mutes your line to enable the hosts to announce the next finalist.

If you are selected as the winner, you will need to unmute yourself to give your 20-30 second winner’s speach.  The WIT support team is unable to unmute you so please ensure you are familiar with how to unmute yourself.

If you are not chosen as the winner, please stay with us on Skype until WIT support disconnects you.”

 

JOIN HERE

Meeting ID: 895 8257 7702
Passcode: 407304

Engineering Schedule

Please log into skype through the link below at 7:10PM 

After each finalist is announced, you will have a couple of seconds for your family to cheer before the support team mutes your line to enable the hosts to announce the next finalist.

If you are selected as the winner, you will need to unmute yourself to give your 20-30 second winner’s speach.  The WIT support team is unable to unmute you so please ensure you are familiar with how to unmute yourself.

If you are not chosen as the winner, please stay with us on Skype until WIT support disconnects you.”

 

JOIN HERE

Meeting ID: 884 9573 4064
Passcode: 276003

Arts Schedule

Please log into skype through the link below at 7:20PM

After each finalist is announced, you will have a couple of seconds for your family to cheer before the support team mutes your line to enable the hosts to announce the next finalist.

If you are selected as the winner, you will need to unmute yourself to give your 20-30 second winner’s speach.  The WIT support team is unable to unmute you so please ensure you are familiar with how to unmute yourself.

If you are not chosen as the winner, please stay with us on Skype until WIT support disconnects you.”

 

JOIN HERE

Meeting ID: 846 2524 0799
Passcode: 609869

Mathematics Schedule

Please log into skype through the link below at 7:30PM

After each finalist is announced, you will have a couple of seconds for your family to cheer before the support team mutes your line to enable the hosts to announce the next finalist.

If you are selected as the winner, you will need to unmute yourself to give your 20-30 second winner’s speach.  The WIT support team is unable to unmute you so please ensure you are familiar with how to unmute yourself.

If you are not chosen as the winner, please stay with us on Skype until WIT support disconnects you.”

 

JOIN HERE

Meeting ID: 860 9149 9424
Passcode: 871733

STEAM Education Schedule

Please log into skype through the link below at 7:35PM

After each finalist is announced, you will have a couple of seconds for your family to cheer before the support team mutes your line to enable the hosts to announce the next finalist.

If you are selected as the winner, you will need to unmute yourself to give your 20-30 second winner’s speach.  The WIT support team is unable to unmute you so please ensure you are familiar with how to unmute yourself.

If you are not chosen as the winner, please stay with us on Skype until WIT support disconnects you.”

 

JOIN HERE

Meeting ID: 899 6391 5107
Passcode: 881218

Technology Schedule

Please log into skype through the link below at 7:40PM

After each finalist is announced, you will have a couple of seconds for your family to cheer before the support team mutes your line to enable the hosts to announce the next finalist.

If you are selected as the winner, you will need to unmute yourself to give your 20-30 second winner’s speach.  The WIT support team is unable to unmute you so please ensure you are familiar with how to unmute yourself.

If you are not chosen as the winner, please stay with us on Skype until WIT support disconnects you.”

 

JOIN HERE

Meeting ID: 856 5769 5794
Passcode: 369025

Event Details

  • Event Date:

    November 12, 2020

  • VIP Reception:

    6:00 PM- 6:45 PM

  • WIT Awards Program:

    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Pre-Show Special Musical Performances:

    6:30 PM-6:55 PM

Agenda

  • 6:00 PM

    VIP Reception Starts

  • 6:30 PM

    Livestream Begins with Musical Performance by Passengers

  • 6:40 PM

    Musical Performance by Halcyon

  • 6:50 PM

    Musical Performance by Music Travel Love

  • 7:00 PM

    WIT Awards Program Begins with kick off from The Coca-Cola Company and Musical Performance by Music Travel Love

    The Coca-Cola Company - WIT Awards Title Sponsor
  • 7:05 PM

    Welcome and Opening Comments with Lia Iacocca

  • 7:10 PM

    Welcome by WIT Awards Hosts, Penny Collins and Jasmine Crowe

    Penny Collins, CEO & President, WIT | Jasmine Crowe, CEO, Goodr
  • 7:15 PM

    Award Presentation: Science

  • 7:20 PM

    Award Presentation: Engineering

  • 7:25PM

    Award Presentation: Woman to Watch; Presented by Keerti Gupta and Julianne Taft

    WIT Women of the Year in STEAM Awards Co-Chairs
  • 7:30 PM

    Award Presentation: Arts

  • 7:35 PM

    Awards Presentation: Girl of the Year and Campus Student of the Year

  • 7:40 PM

    Awards Presentation: Volunteer of the Year & Congratulations by Mandy Moore

  • 7:45 PM

    Awards Presentation: Mathematics

  • 7:50 PM

    Awards Presentation: STEAM Education

  • 7:55 PM

    Awards Presentation: Build Her Up

  • 8:00 PM

    Awards Presentation: Technology

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2020 Woman of the Year in STEAM Awards Finalists

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MEET YOUR VIP HOSTS

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WIT Awards Virtual: Frequently Asked Questions

What browser should I use for the event?

We recommend Google Chrome for the best results.

How do I log into the VIP Reception?

When you first log in, you will create an account. This is not tied to your WIT membership. Please create your account using your email of choice and password.

Can I watch the event on my phone?

While we do support mobile, we have designed the user interface for desktop and tablet viewing.

I don’t see a video, what is happening?

If you get to the page before the stream starts, you may need to refresh the page when you believe the live stream video should be showing.

The live stream seems glitchy, what is wrong?

First, you should refresh the browser. If there are still streaming issues after you have already refreshed the page, it is most likely your internet speed. To test your internet speed, go to https://www.speedtest.net/. It is recommended that viewers have 5 – 10mbps. For more information about Vimeo live streaming requirements visit https://help.livestream.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002050908-Requirements-Supported-Browsers

How do I reset my password?

After registering with your event organizer, you should have received an email containing this reset password link: https://www.vlinkevents.com/change-password/. Follow this link, enter your email, and look in your inbox for the change password email from us, vLink Solutions. If you can’t find it at first, check your junk folder. Once you find the email with the link in it, click on the link, and you will reach a page where you can enter your new event password.

How do I navigate to a different room?

Depending on what room you are in, the navigation bar will either be on the left or right side of the screen. If you are in the event lobby, the navigation bar is on the right side of the screen. If you are in any other room the navigation bar is on the left. You will first have to click the small arrow and then navigate to the room that you would like to visit.

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