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Anyone who has registered to attend a GSE Conference can use “My GSE” and if you have registered for 2016 you will need to use it to validate your conference registration and hotel reservation details..
The first time you use “My GSE” you need to activate your account. Click on “My GSE” in the menu bar on the conference web site (http://conferences.gse.org.uk/) and you will see a screen where you can either activate your account or log on if you have already activated it. The activate function can also be used to reset your password if you have forgotten it; ordinary password change is elsewhere, see below.
To activate the account in the right hand part of the screen use the e-mail address you gave when you registered and then chose a password.
Once your account is activated you can log in using the left hand part of the screen.
Once you are logged in you will see a second menu bar appear under the first; the bar will remain there as long as you are logged in and you can select items from either bar. Some of the options shown below will only appear once you have registetred for the current year's conference. Most of the options are self-explanatory but here is a quick run-down of them all
User Home: This has a brief welcome message and your most recent message, if any (see Messages below)
BYOA: Here you can build your own personal agenda to print or view on your smartphone or tablet. There is a longer description of this function in a separate section below.
CPE Certificates: Once the conference is over you can generate a CPE certificate to download or print at this link.
My Feedback: Here you can see all the sessions for which you have already given feedback.
We strongly encourage you to leave feedback for the session you attend, as this helps us when building the agenda for next year and also allows us to award the Best Speaker prizes.There are three ways you can give feedback for a session; -
My Details: Here you can edit the personal details you gave us at registration. and you can also change your password if you wish. More importantly once you have registered for the conference you will be able to see your registration details and the hotel rooms you have reserved. Some of these can be changed directly on the page up to a week before the conference, after that you would need to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to make changes. Items which might affect the cost of your registraiton cannot be changed at this time, again you would need to e-mail us if you wished to change those.
It’s a good idea to keep your details up to date as you are able to call these up when you register for the conference instead of having to retype them all.
My Speaker Profile: This item only appears if you are a speaker. Here you can edit your bio, upload a new photo, upload your presentation slides (in PDF format please). Finally you can also opt to hide your e-mail address in the agenda should you so wish.
Messages: Here all the messages relevant to your attendance will be listed in the order that they were posted. Messages can either be general messages or restricted to a specific stream or session, in which case you will only see them if you have that stream or session in your personal agenda.
Very long messages will be truncated with a “read more” indicator. Click on this to see the full message.
Logout Self-explanatory. There is no timeout but you will need to login again if you reboot your machine.
BYOA allows you to build an agenda specifying up to three choices for each session slot. When you first enter BYOA you will see a blank agenda for Tuesday in display mode, showing the breaks, drinks, dinner etc. and all the session times. There is an “Edit your Agenda” button near the top which will switch you into edit mode. In either display or edit mode there is a day selector at the top, only one day is displayed at a time.
The agenda display page allows you to view your chosen agenda nicely formatted and to print it if you wish.
There are three ways to add sessions to your agenda
You can jump back and forth between viewing the full agenda and your personal agenda simply by clicking the menu options.