You can buy an Open Group Licence which lets you stream the event into your own venue where it can be viewed by your own audience.
An Open Group Licence is a great way to participate in the conference live, in real time, and even ask questions, without the cost of being in London. You can also invite an unlimited number of your own guests to watch the live broadcast.
It is very simple to use. All you need is good wired broadband and a laptop and screen. If you had a large room, and a big crowd, you may need speakers for sound.
After the conference, you get two named accounts which will have permanent, unlimited access to all the video, the podcasts and the slides. This means you can play any of the speeches to share with your team, use for induction or briefing, or as part of your own training programme. There are no extra charges: you do it as often as you like.
You will also get a free delegate place at the London conference – if you can spare someone to come!
This costs only £590 + VAT. So, if you had 20 or so folk passing through during the day, it would be less than £30 each!
See below for feedback from someone who organised a group to watch a previous conference. You can use it to get folk together – and have your own meeting during the lunch or during a seminar break. You can create your own mini conference, but still with headline speakers. And your guests can drop in and out, for the relevant sessions, rather than giving up a whole day.
“It can be great fun as well as providing you with a lasting digital training resource!”
“The broadcast conference went well yesterday for us. My staff appreciated the discussions very much. It was all relevant to our work. Please include us going forward in your mailing list so we can participate again. Yes, our question was addressed in the last session, thank you for that”
Equal Opportunity Commission, Tobago
“I felt that many of us in UWE might benefit from the Enhancing the Student Experience conference, but in the past only individual staff members could afford the time, or cost, to travel from Bristol to London for the day. We bought an Open Licence and set up a room to show the live broadcast of the conference. It was simple – all we needed was broadband, a laptop and screen. 8 of us, staff and students, watched the conference live and sent in questions. Several more dropped in and out throughout the day, for relevant sessions.
It made a big impact on our institution and we all enjoyed the collegiate approach of gathering together to watch. The content of the conference suggested changes that we can make and the Open House format with a live broadcast meant that we could also, remotely, enjoy the positive atmosphere of a group with a common interest. It had that good feel of a conference.
To ensure we get lasting value, two of us now have repeated, unlimited, on-demand access to the online footage which we can play whenever we like (forever) and share further.
I would recommend this as a cost effective and positive way of participating and learning from a distance, with all the advantages of a networking gathering.”