This is how I envision CMEpalooza working:
Each presentation will be streamed individually on the CMEpalooza Google+ page and then archived there and on this website. It will not be one continuos live stream that goes on for hours and hours. It a presentation is 15 minutes long, then the live stream will end after 15 minutes. There will be a delay of a couple of minutes while I get the next presenter set-up – during which there will be no video – and then we’ll start up again. You will need to refresh the page you’re on (the CMEpalooza Google+ page) to see the next presentation available for live streaming. The videos will be automatically archived on the Google+ page, which happens fairly promptly.
I’m really not expecting that participants will sit in front of their computers for an entire day and watch every presentation (I wouldn’t). At some point before the start of CMEpalooza, I plan to put together a scheduled agenda with an anticipated start time for each presentation (heavy emphasis on anticipated). People can then pop in and out, tuning in for the specific sessions they’re most interested in seeing. I really have no clue how many people will watch live – I’m not anticipating very many (though I do hope at least a few with G+ accounts do. There’s a cool Q&A app for Hangouts I’d like to try out). My guess is that the archive will be more watched and of more value to the CME/CE community. But, if if I’m completely wrong and a hundred people tune in to the live presentations, that would be fantastic!
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comments below.