Where do I watch CMEpalooza Fall?
You watch it on the LIVE page.
Is anything different about watching this time? Do I still have to refresh the page to watch new sessions? That is super annoying.
Yes, it is a little different this time. No, you do not have to refresh the page to watch new sessions. Every session now has a unique link, so you don’t need to refresh the LIVE page to watch each new session. Just find the session you want to watch at the appropriate time and click that link to begin.
Will people be able to hear me on the broadcast?
No. You are not on the broadcast. You are only watching a video feed of the broadcast. You can play Cemetery Polka by Tom Waits at full volume and no one will hear you except your neighbors, who might call the police, who might interrupt you while watching CMEpalooza. So, don’t play Cemetery Polka by Tom Waits at full volume while watching CMEpalooza.
Can I watch CMEpalooza at home?
Can I watch CMEpalooza at the office?
Er…uh…maybe? (I answer this question every year and this is the first time I’m not sure how to answer it.)
Can I watch CMEpalooza in a conference room with 150 other people?
No! I mean…you “can” but…let’s not do that. 150 people in a conference room for anything seems like a really really bad idea right now. Stay home. Put on your pajamas. Relax.
Can I watch CMEpalooza while at a coffee shop?
That depends. Do you own your own coffee shop and will you be watching by yourself? If no, then…No! Stay home!
Can I watch CMEpalooza at home with my pets?
I don’t know. Let’s ask them.
Ehhhh maybe not.
Do I have to pre-register or register?
Do I have to pay anything to watch CMEpalooza? I love paying registration fees.
No. You don’t have to pay anything to watch CMEpalooza.
Do I have to take a survey afterward?
Well, you don’t have to, but it would be nice if you did. It’s only seven questions and shouldn’t take you more than 60 seconds. If it takes you more than 60 seconds, Scott will parade by your house and recreate the Danke Schoen scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Can I get a certificate for watching CMEpalooza?
Actually, yes. Well, kind of. We’re not accredited or certified or anything like that, and we have no way of verifying whether you actually watched any of these sessions or not. But if you want a certificate of completion that you can use to self-report participation in CMEpalooza Fall 2020, here you go. I’ll also post it on the LIVE page tomorrow. Who knows, maybe these certificates will be worth something 2,000 years from now.
How do I ask questions of the presenters?
Good question. There are two ways you can ask questions:
- Send a text to the FreeCME text line at 267-666-0CME (0263)
- Tweet a question using the #CMEpalooza hashtag
We try to get to as many questions as we can throughout each presentation.
Do I have to watch all the sessions?
YES! No. Watch what interests you.
Will the sound quality for each presenter be crystal clear with consistent volume and no glitches?
I mean, really, have you been on, I don’t know, 500 web calls in the last month? Is it always perfect for everyone? Of course not. That said, we’re better with this technology stuff than the average bear – we HAVE been doing this for 7 years now so hopefully we’ve learned something. So will it be pretty good for almost every presenter? Yes, yes it will. There will be some people who sound better than others. There may be a few glitches and hiccups. That’s just how it goes with a free conference where presenters volunteer their time and use their own equipment. Some people aren’t comfortable doing a presentation while wearing headphones and a mic, so we don’t force them to use it. We do the best that we can with what we have available to us.
Will I be offended by anything during CMEpalooza?
There is a 99.9% chance that I will be drinking a beverage of an alcoholic nature during CME Pop Trivia (4:00 pm ET), so if that offends you, then yes, I guess. There also might be some Rock and/or Roll music playing, so plan accordingly.
What if I’m busy during the day of the live broadcast?
All the sessions will be archived on the website, like, immediately. How are we able to do it so fast? We have a co-worker who is a real crackerjack on the interwebs. Here she is hard at work, writing our latest blog post.