With our current event landscape changing to a virtual environment, we have a new choice to consider: which online platform is the right for me? There are so many different solutions available to us for each of our specific needs that it could get difficult to narrow down which one is the best to use for your situation. One of the most popular options for virtual conferences is creating a live video stream. These can usually be scheduled ahead of time and, depending on which platform you use, can be fully customized. Here are a few platforms that allow you to create a live video stream:
A popular feature of Facebook is its live-streaming capabilities. With a few simple clicks, you can use your personal Facebook account to create a live stream of either your desktop monitor or a webcam.
YouTube also allows you to create a live stream within a few simple clicks. All you are required to have is a YouTube account and a webcam.
Twitch.tv started as a video game-focused website but has evolved into a live video streaming powerhouse. While setting up a live stream with Twitch might be more intricate than YouTube or Facebook, you will be able to get the most out of your streams with this platform.
You may be wondering, "What is this additional software that keeps being mentioned?" This refers to a separate program you can choose to download that will help you maximize the quality of your live streaming. You can add and organize multiple sources, such as images, PowerPoint presentations, webcam video, all in the same stream to give your attendees the best live video stream possible. One highly recommended software to get you started with this would be OBS (Open Broadcaster Software). Found at OBSProject.com, it is a free to use program that can connect to all three of the previously mentioned live streaming platforms and help you set up your live stream to your exact specifications.
No matter which one of these options you choose to transport your event into a virtual landscape, Conference Tracker will allow you to insert each of these platforms into our software. Our software will ensure that not only is this data easily available to all of your attendees, but their attendance will be accurately tracked as well.
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