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Online event joining instructions

Whether you are new to our events, or returning, we hope to make your experience at our “DIMPACT – measuring emissions from media and digital entertainment” event as enjoyable as possible.

The event officially starts at 12.30pm but we will open the online room from 12.20pm to allow you to login early if you wish. We finish promptly at 1.30pm.

We know there are many ways to run online meetups, so here’s a few FAQs to make it clear what to expect from a Green Tech South West event.

FAQs

How can I join the meeting? You can join the meeting by visiting: https://www.crowdcast.io/c/dimpact. The link takes you to a CrowdCast page. The link is also visible on our meetup page if you have RSVPed to the event.


Do I need to download an app to use CrowdCast? No. CrowdCast does not require you to download anything to use it. You can join the meet-up in any browser – Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge, but it does seem that Chrome is best, especially if you want to do a 60 sec intro (more below).


Do I need to login to CrowdCast? Yes. You do this through clicking the ‘Save my spot’ button. If you haven’t used CrowdCast before we recommend creating your login in advance – it just requires your email address. You can set a password or have the system email you a one-off link to join the meeting. The login link usually takes a minute or two to arrive. We won’t be capturing or using the email address you register with for anything at all.


Can I join via mobile? Yes. You can join CrowdCast via mobile and the chat feature is available. However, the best experience is on a larger screen. But mobile works just fine.


Will you be able to see or hear other attendees? No. Unlike some Zoom, Google hangout or Skype meetings, you can’t automatically see or hear attendees using CrowdCast. The event admins, Ellen, Hannah and Mike can invite people to the screen (more below). For the majority of the event you will only be able to see the organisers, our speakers, and their slides. So feel free to wear what you please, and eat and drink whilst the event takes place, move around etc – the only requirement is that you are comfortable!


Is there a way to speak to other attendees? Yes, but only in writing throughout the event. CrowdCast has a group chat feature that allows attendees to write messages. We’ll encourage everyone to use this to introduce themselves and chat during the event. We love a lively chat feed, it makes online events so much more rewarding for all we think!


What are the community 60 sec intros? We run this informal slot right at the beginning of the event to enable any attendee to introduce themselves or share something with the group. We enable your video and sound so that you can broadcast. Please ensure you have a strong and reliable internet connection otherwise you will have trouble joining. We’ll give you more details on this at the start of the event.


Do you record the event? Yes. We will email everyone that RSVPed with a link to the recording shortly after the event. FYI the link will be the same as the CrowdCast link where you watch the event live. We will also make a copy of the speaker’s slides available too.


If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. You can email us at greentechSW@gmail.com or post a comment on the meet-up’s event page.

We are very much looking forward to the event and hearing from Catherine – we hope you are too!

With love,
Ellen, Hannah and Mike
(your Green Tech South West meet-up organisers)