Virtual Platform

This year's conference will feature a virtual attendance option powered by Crowdcast, a virtual conference platform. This op


Using Crowdcast, virtual attendees will be able to watch Mass, all talks, 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.