Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will sessions be recorded, and how can I access them?

A. Most sessions have been recorded, unless the speakers requested otherwise or we have had a technology failure. We will be posting vimeo links into the WHOVA app from next week (from 6 December). The app will be available to registrants for three months. To access, click into the session just as you did when attending. Video link should be available there. 

Q. How do I access the conference app?

A. You should have received an e-mail inviting you to create an account and login. If you have not received one, you may have used WHOVA before. The app only mails out to new users. If you can't get access or received no e-mail, contact the organisers.

Q. I logged out of the app and can't find the website anymore. What is the WHOVA conference URL?

A. https://whova.com/portal/webapp/ahac_202106/

Q. Should I access the papers through WHOVA or by a direct zoom link? 

You can do either. We think WHOVA is best. (But see instructions, please click the 'Join in Zoom' link from within the app). However, the direct links sent by your moderator or the very ugly zoom list that will be posted out to attendees the day before the conference will also work. It is just a clunkier way to join.  

Q. How long are papers? 

A. Now that we have moved online, to maximise engagement we ask you to limit your papers to 15 minutes in length (~2000 words). Roundtable presentations should be <10 minutes. We want to save as much time as possible for the audience to ask questions and will be instructing chairs to take particular care to engage with early career scholars. 

Q. Can I change details in the program? 

A. We will address misspellings, but the time for substantial timetable changes has passed.

Q. I don't know how to use zoom or the WHOVA app.

A. Google knows all about zoom. So do your colleagues. Ask them to help.

For the WHOVA app, log in and look around. It is quite intuitive. 

We have posted detailed instructions and links to tutorials for Zoom and Whova on this website: see Instructions tab. 

Also see Resources / Logistics in WHOVA​.

Q. My plans have changed. Can I get a refund?

A. No, sorry. We have a no-refund policy.  

Q. Why are the conference fees higher than some other online conferences I've attended?

A. While the faculty organisers gave their time for free, we have not relied on unpaid student and ECR labour. We have paid all of our ECR/postgrad helpers properly. We also budgeted for modest attendance numbers and considerable sunken costs, given the late change to online, zoom fatigue and the upcoming Deakin Conference. All surplus income will go to the AHA.