The 2023 M-Enabling Summit will be using Slack. Event channels have been set up for participants to engage and connect with participants attending the Summit in person.    

M-Enabling Summit Slack Channels open on October 4, 2023 and will stay active for post-event information and activities through 2023. 

Event Slack Channels 

A Slack channel will be set up for the following presentation room and activities.  

  • Grand Ballroom
  • Studio A
  • Studio B
  • Studio D
  • Studio E
  • General Networking
  • Exhibitor Hall
  • Innovation Sprint
  • Accessibility

If time permits, the room facilitators will highlight questions at the end of the session; if questions cannot be presented due to time restraints, presenters can still respond after their session. 

Slack Accessibility Resources

    • keyboard shortcuts, screen reader usage, and navigation commands
    • Users can change settings for how emojis display so they don’t flash or move. 

Slack Community Code of Conduct.

Participants attending the Summit and using Summit Slack Channels are expected to follow the Slack Community Code of Conduct. Please review before engaging as a participant at the Summit. 

Slack General Information

  1. What is a channel? In Slack, teamwork and communication happen in channels. A channel is a single place for a team to share messages, tools, and files.
  2. How do I switch between two workspaces? To switch between virtual desktops, open the Task View pane and click on the desktop you want to switch to. You can also quickly switch desktops without going into the Task View pane by using the keyboard shortcuts Windows Key + Ctrl + Left Arrow or Windows Key + Ctrl + Right Arrow.
  3. What is the difference between a channel and a group in Slack?  One distinguishing difference is that channels have public visibility by default, whereas groups are only visible to the users involved in the conversation. However, although channels are public by default, they can be made private when created or later.
  4. How do I show all channels in the Slack sidebar?  From your desktop, click your profile picture in the top right. Select Preferences from the menu. Click the Sidebar in the left-side column. Under Always show in the sidebar, check or uncheck the boxes next to the sidebar items you’d like to show or hide.
  5. What is a public channel? Open for all participants to join, and anything posted is searchable by others. Public channels are denoted by a “#” before the channel name. For example, #announcements. 
  6. How do I view all my channels? On the desktop app, all channels are located on the left-side navigation pane. Channels will be located below the “More” option and can be organized by folder.
  7. How do I send a message? In Slack, there are two ways to send messages. Messages can be sent within channels or via Direct Messages. 
  8. How do I send a message via the compose button? Click the compose button next to the workspace name from anywhere within Slack.
  9. What is direct messaging? Direct messages (DMs) are minor conversations that occur outside channels. They can be between two users or up to nine users.
  10. How do I view all threads? Select Threads at the top of your left sidebar to see all the conversations that you’re following. Threads with unread replies will be listed first. 
  11. How do I edit or delete messages?  Messages can be edited and deleted in Slack; however, bulk deletion is impossible, and message deletion is permanent.  Message can only be edited up to a minute after posting. Hover over the message you want to edit and click the three-dot icon.