Creating an account

Account creation proceeds in two phases; phase one involves creating an account, and in phase two the account is validated by verifying your email address.

Follow these steps:

  1. On the Home page, click on "Log in/Register" at the top of the right sidebar.
  2. On the User Login page, click on the "Create new account" tab.
  3. On the "Create new account" page, enter your desired username.
  4. Enter your email address and confirm your email address.
  5. Enter a password for the account and then confirm the password; guidance for a strong password will be displayed when you start to enter your password.
  6. Answer the CAPTCHA question, then click on "Create new account".

At this point you will have created an account and an email containing instructions for validating the account will be sent to the email address provided. This is the end of phase one. You should be on the home page with a green banner displayed. You are logged into the site at this point. It is highly suggested that you log out before performing the actions described in the email.

Phase two begins when you receive the second email containing the instructions for validating your newly created account. The instructions will contain a one-time link that will verify your email address. This link must be used within 24 hours or your account will automatically be deleted.

When your email address has been verified you will be logged in and on the home page with a green message banner at the top of the page. This is the end of phase two and you should now be able to access the web site or logout and login to test your username and password. 

Your access to the web site at this point will be as an "Authenticated User;" you will have access to all public pages and the resource pages. To gain access to the archive of presentations you must attend a meeting, or if outside the attendance area contact us via email and request access; your account will then be upgraded to "Associate" and you will have full access to all information on the web site.

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulty creating an account, use the Contact form to send SVOG an email with your question or a description of your issue. Please be sure to include a phone number where we can contact you if necessary. You do not need to be logged in to the web site to use the Contact form.

Should you forget your password, you can return to the "User login" page and select the "Request new password" tab. This will take you back through the process whereby you can enter another password.