Instructional Video

Please view our instructional video on how to preside over a session, presented by Ben Eggleton, University of Sydney, Australia. This video will give you a basic overview of best practices for a presider.


Before the Session
  • Confirm your acceptance of the assignment via the link in the email you received from OSA staff
  • Review your session before the meeting via the Online Program Planner
  • Review the Session Presider Directions
  •  You can contact the presenter before the meeting, using the session host tool.
During the Session
  • Arrive in the session room at least 20 minutes before the session starts.
  • Check Audio Visual equipment is set and alert on-site staff of any malfunctioning equipment.
  • Greet the speakers as they arrive and ensure their prepared presentations are ready for the session. 
  • Introduce the session and presentations
  • Maintain the presentation schedule during the session and ensure enough time for Q&A
  • Facilitate the discussion
After the Session