Joining a session

There are several places where you can find and join live sessions. Examples are the schedule, home page, and pages that feature sessions. Select a session when it is Live to join it.

A live session in the schedule.

If you don’t see the video room, the session hasn’t started yet (Upcoming) or has ended (Past). Try again when you see the red Live status indicator.

Session status indicators.

Inside the session, you can watch and listen to presentations and participate in chat. You may or may not see additional controls, depending on which permissions you have. For example, in a keynote presentation, audience members can’t turn on their microphone or camera. Learn more about what you might be able to do in a session:

Check remaining time

A timer with the word Live shows the time remaining until the end of the session. Find it in two locations:

  • In the top right corner above the chat panel. (You can only see it there if you have backstage permissions.)

  • Scroll down to the bottom right corner below the presentation. (Anyone can see it there.)

If the timer reaches zero, don’t worry! The session does not close. Everyone remains in the session, and the timer begins counting up, showing how much time has passed since the official end of the session.

Find the timer above the chat panel.

Scroll down to find another timer.

Leaving a session

  1. Click the More button in the lower left-hand corner to the right of the raise hand icon.

  2. Click Leave.

  3. If you have your camera or microphone on you will see three options in the popup window, if you are not publishing you will see two.

    1. Continue Watching - removes you from the screen and let you finish watching the presentation.

    2. Return Home - loads the event home page and removes you from the screen.

    3. Nevermind, Cancel - cancels the leave request.

Options for leaving a session.