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Online Attendance with Crowdcast

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Online attendance happens in two ways: at a Watch Party, or anywhere in the world via Crowdcast

Why attend Online?

It is sometimes hard to see the benefits, or even the point of attending a conference online. Fellowship is, after all, one of the main attractions! Trust us, we get it. That's why we put so much effort into the in-person side of things.

But sometimes life gets in the way. There are space limitations, illnesses (personal and communal), not to mention travel expenses, family crises, and scheduling conflicts that get in the way of many. That's why Online Attendance through Crowdcast provides a convenient option to allow limitless additional attendance. 

Online attendance provides real time access to the events of the conference: the worship, progressive rosary, and adoration; and the amazing speakers. As soon as the Conference ends, online attendees can instantly replay sections, or the entirety, of the conference. Online attendees can also log in and watch later in case of schedule conflicts. 

Online attendance can happen from anywhere in the world with internet, though Crowdcast strongly recommends a desktop browser (as opposed to a smart phone). Alternatively, Watch Parties allow for smaller, intimate gatherings of friends to watch together. There are many Watch Parties set up throughout Idaho—and beyond! Check out the Watch Party page for more information.

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Virtual Platform: Crowdcast

 

Using Crowdcast, virtual attendees will be able to watch all the key parts of the conference and join live chat with other attendees. It is highly recommended that you access the conference from a computer for ease of use (as opposed to a smart phone). Replay will be available immediately upon the close of the conference.

Virtual attendees will receive their unique Crowdcast link via email a few days before the conference. Please use this time to familiarize yourself with the platform. Do not share your conference link. 

​Use these tips for an optimal viewing experience:

  1. Join from a compatible browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) and device (full list here).

  2. Make sure your browser is up to date.

  3. Make make sure you have a strong internet connection with an upload speed of at least 5Mbps (test here). 

  4. Pass the Crowdcast setup checklist. This will test your network firewall and ensure your mic & camera are connected. 

  5. As the Conference shifts between events (e.g., from Mass to Session 1), you may need to refresh your browser to see the new "location."

  6. When your computer or internet is overworked, you may experience lag. Close all unnecessary applications and close down unneeded tabs.  If you're still experiencing sluggish performance, start by refreshing the window. If problems persist, restart your web browser and navigate back to the event.

To learn more about the platform and prepare for the event, check out the

Crowdcast Attendee Quick Reference Guide.

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