Set up Livestream with Live Q&A for up to 10,000 Attendees

Livestream Event
 

Using Dryfta Virtual Event Toolkit, events organizers can setup live events with live Q&A session for up to 10,000 attendees. To enable livestream and Q&A for such a large audience, we use a combination of Vimeo Livestream and Zoom.

Zoom is used by speakers to present the session live and Vimeo is used to livestream that session to the participants. When participants need to ask questions, they request to join the same Zoom meeting where a moderator would let them in so they can ask their questions.

Here’s a step-by-step process on how to set up the livestream with live Q&A:
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How to Display Special Characters (UTF-8) in a Spreadsheet?

UTF-8-Encoding Comparison
A side-by-side example of a spreadsheet with and without UTF-8 encoding.

 

If the special characters and symbols in your CSV/Excel file are not displayed correctly, it needs to be converted into UTF-8 Character Set first. Here’s how to save a CSV file with UTF-8 encoding using Apple Numbers:
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How to Live Stream a Webinar on your Event Website

 

The Biggest Disadvantage of Webinar Platforms
For hosting virtual events, organizers generally use a webinar platform like Zoom and share a link to the webinar on their event website. This setup, however, means participants have to check-in to sessions on your event website. Then they’re redirected to the associated Zoom webinar that would open in a Zoom desktop client. Participants then flock back to the site and check-in to another session and are redirected again to the associated Zoom webinar. So, they have to switch between the website and the webinar platform continuously.

The Biggest Advantage of Live-Streaming
As a better alternative, if you want to improve the participants’ experience, so they do not have to move out of the website and go to Zoom to watch the webinar for each session, you can Livestream webinars on your website. This setup lets you offer a branded user experience, ability to monetize through multiple channels and provide audience engagement tools to participants and exhibitors right within the website.


In this article, we will talk about the steps required to Live-stream your virtual sessions on your event website. For this tutorial, we have used the following tools:

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