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09 August 2021 – 13 August 2021 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight/Summer Time (UTC - 04:00)

Welcome to the Virtual Conference Speaker Service Center.

Here you will find information on important deadlines, presentation recording and formatting, upload instructions, presider guidelines and other items that you will need to read before attending the virtual conference.  

For more information about the all-virtual web conference format, visit the About page.  Visit the Speaker Resource page for information about how to record your presentation and a timeline of events.  Visit the Virtual Meeting Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about a variety of topics. 


OSA Congress Wallpaper [Download the Image]

We encourage all speakers to use the OSA Congress background when presenting—either live or in a prerecorded video.

The Zoom platform allows you to customize your virtual background in Settings/Virtual Background.

Note that virtual backgrounds work best when you present in front of a bare wall with no bright light behind you.

Zoom Practice Room

Prepare for your Zoom presentation in a stress-free environment. Use the Zoom Practice Room to rehearse, including sharing your screen, giving your presentation, advancing your slides and testing your mic and speakers for optimum participation during the meeting. OSA staff will be available to assist and answer questions. 

Hours of operation are below:

Date Hours
Friday, 06 August

14:00 - 15:30 EDT (UTC - 04:00)

Monday, 09 August  13:00 - 14:30 EDT (UTC - 04:00)
Tuesday, 10 August 10:00 - 11:30 EDT (UTC - 04:00)
Wednesday, 11 August 

15:00 - 16:30 EDT (UTC - 04:00)

Thursday, 12 August 08:00 - 09:30 EDT (UTC - 04:00)


To access the Zoom Practice Room during the hours of operation listed above, click here.