Where do I watch CMEpalooza Fall? You watch it on the LIVE page.
Do I have to refresh the page to watch new sessions? That is super annoying. No, you do not have to refresh the page to watch new sessions. Every session 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. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.
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 sing My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion 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 My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion at full volume while watching CMEpalooza.
Can I watch CMEpalooza at home? Yes.
Can I watch CMEpalooza at the office? Yes! Probably! Check your office guidelines to be sure! Or stay home! Either one is fine!
Can I watch CMEpalooza in a conference room with 150 other people? Sure? I mean, I wouldn’t want to do that even before the pandemic, so I’m probably the wrong person to ask.
Can I watch CMEpalooza with Tom Cruise I don’t know. Let’s ask him.
I guess not, but he seems sad about it.
Do I have to pre-register or register? Nope.
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 a couple questions and shouldn’t take you more than 60 seconds. If it takes you more than 60 seconds, Scott will come to your house and re-create the Thornton Melon graduation speech scene from Back to School for you and a group of friends..
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 2022, here you go. We’ll also post it on the LIVE page. Who knows, maybe these certificates will be worth something 200 years from now.
How do I ask questions of the presenters? There are three ways you can ask questions:
- Send a text to the CME Outfitters text line at 267-666-0CME (0263)
- Tweet a question using the #CMEpalooza hashtag
- If you open up the viewing window in YouTube (click on “Watch on YouTube” on lower left corner), you can enter in questions within the YouTube chat function.
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 8 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? I doubt it, but who knows. If you are, please email Scott and tell him all about it in extensive detail.
What if I’m busy during the day of the live broadcast? All the sessions will be archived on the website, like, immediately (archive sponsored by Array.) How are we able to do it so fast? We have a new intern who is a real crackerjack on the interwebs. Here he is taking a break from writing our latest blog post.
3 thoughts on “Everything You Need to Know About CMEpalooza Fall”
Your emails make me laugh (thanks for that!).
You must be feeling conflicted by wanting everything to go as well as possible but still wanting Scott to receive as many extensively detailed emails as possible.
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Love the Les Grossman gif. Looking forward to the QI session tomorrow.
Thanks, Nichole! I’m glad to know I’m not the only who recognized that gif 🙂
I literally laughed out loud reading this – thank you! Totally brilliant.
Slightly sad that Tom’s not available to watch with me, but them’s the breaks and I’m more of a Chris Hemsworth kinda gal anyway.
As I exist in the future on a far flung island that often doesn’t make it onto the map (New Zealand) I’m delighted the sessions are available to watch back at our leisure. Again, thank you, as this stops me turning into a zombie from lack of sleep.
Now I feel a rewatch of Tropic Thunder coming on…and perhaps I’ll channel Les Grossman during my dancing desk breaks today 😉