What software or platform is this being hosted on?

The BAFT Crystal Ball Series is being hosted on the Zoom Webinar platform. The livestream sessions will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar. You need to download Zoom to your device, if you don't have it installed. On-demand recordings of the sessions will be available via password protected links connected to the email that you registered with. Please find simple instructions on how to join and participate in Zoom Webinars as an attendee here.

Do I need to download anything?

Attending a Zoom Webinar is as straightforward as clicking on a link. Webinar attendees do not need their own Zoom account to join a webinar. You can join through a browser or the Zoom client from any desktop, laptop, mobile device, or Zoom Room. Most attendees simply join with computer audio and never need to dial into the webinar. However, we would recommend that you download and test that you can access Zoom Webinar prior to the livecast on the device you will be using the day of the livestream broadcast.

Will you email me information about logging in and who can help me if I have issues?

Yes, BAFT Events will send you a confirmation email from events@baft.org via outlook confirming your registration. A couple of days prior to the event you will receive a registration confirmation from the Zoom Webinar platform with your login details. This email will come directly from the platform via no-reply@zoom.us and will contain the URL to access the webinar via desktop, laptop or mobile. It will also contain dial-in instructions in the case you choose to only listen to the audio portion of the webinar. Please note the links are custom to your email and can only be accessed by you. We advise you login via desktop or laptop to watch the physical livecasts and view the speakers in real-time. You can always contact events@baft.org if you have issues logging in to Zoom Webinar.

What if I cannot attend the sessions live? Am I able to watch later?

All sessions will be recorded and available on-demand to all registered attendees via password protected URLs linked to the email address that you registered with. Recordings are hosted separately on private pages via YouTube so you will be able to watch them at your leisure from your work or personal computer. An email will be sent to all attendees once these recordings are available. 

What if my institution or company doesn't allow me to access the platform?

You can access the virtual event using your personal device (laptop, desktop computer, phone or tablet) if you are restricted by your company to access Zoom Webinar using your work computer. If you need to also use your personal email address to join the live event, please email events@baft.org with your personal email so we can add it to your registration information. 

Please test ahead of time to ensure you can join the virtual event. If your device does not have Zoom installed, please make sure you download and sign in to Zoom prior to the webinar to ensure a seamless experience.

Will I be able to ask questions?

Yes, you can certainly ask questions via the Zoom Webinar Q&A function during each session.

Will I be able to speak with the other attendees?

You will be able to chat with other attendees via the Zoom Webinar Chat function. Please do not use this function to ask your questions as this is a general attendee chat. You may also message the BAFT Events team using this function if you have any technical issues during the livecast.

Will other attendees be able to see me?

No, other attendees will not be able to see you during the sessions. Zoom Webinar is a one-to-many platform. You will be able to see the speakers and panelists, but they will not be able to see you. Your audio and video will be disabled for the duration of the livecast.

Will you go back to in-person events next year? Or still hold the events?

For the safety of our members, speakers and attendees, we are currently only offering virtual events for the remainder of 2020. As the situation improves, we will re-evaluate the best medium – in-person or virtual, to offer conferences, workshops and forums going forward. Please check baft.org/events for the latest updates on our conference and event offerings.

  • Join the live sessions, ask questions, participate in polls
  • See a list of attendees, speakers and their shared information
  • Send messages and connect with attendees and speakers before, during and after the event
  • Access the program and schedule sessions you plan to attend
  • Take notes on sessions and email them to yourself after the session
  • Access any speaker handouts, session and or sponsor flyers
  • Connect with sponsors, solution providers and exhibitors

Do I need to download anything?

Yes, you will need to download the BAFT Events app either via Google Play or the Apple Store ahead of time if you plan to use your mobile device or tablet. The app will be available prior to the event. You will receive a personalized link from BAFT reminding you to download the event app.

If you are planning to join the virtual event via your laptop or desktop computer, you simply need to use the online link sent to you as part of your account confirmation.

How will I login in during the event?

To join the virtual event, simply log in to BAFT Events app from your mobile device or tablet, or go online if using a laptop or desktop computer. Make sure to type the email address you used to register for the event. You can then proceed to My Schedule, choose the session and click on 'Join Live Webcast' to join the session.

Will you email me information about logging in and who can help me if I have issues?

Yes, BAFT will send an email to download the BAFT Events app. A reminder will be sent closer to the event dates if you have not downloaded and set up your account yet. You can always contact events@baft.org if you have issues downloading or logging in to BAFT Events.

What if I cannot attend the sessions live? Am I able to watch later?

All sessions will be recorded and available on-demand to all registered attendees via the app. An email will be sent to all attendees once these recordings are available. 

What if my institution or company doesn't allow me to access the platform?

Please test ahead of time to ensure you can join the virtual event. The BAFT Events app works best with Internet Explorer (IE) 11, as well as the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. If using a mobile device, IOS 11 or higher and Andriod 7.0 or higher work best.

The webcast for each session is via Zoom Webinar. If your device does not have Zoom installed, please make sure you download and sign in to Zoom prior to the virtual event.

To test, sign in to your BAFT Event account then select a session under Agenda or My Schedule and click on the Join Webinar link. BAFT Events works in several devices – computers, tablets and mobile phone. If one device doesn’t work, we suggest you test other devices ahead of time to make sure you can access the sessions.

Will I be able to ask questions?

Yes, you can certainly ask questions via a Q&A dialog box during each session.

Will I be able to speak with the other attendees? Will other attendees be able to see me?

You can connect with attendees before, during and after the event. Simply click the Attendees icon, and you can search, message, exchange contact details and even arrange meeting times with fellow attendees.

No, other attendees will not be able to see you during the sessions. Zoom Webinar is a one-to-many platform. You will be able to see the speakers and panelists, but they will not be able to see you.

Will you go back to in person workshops next year? Or still hold the virtual training?

For the safety of our members, speakers and attendees, we are currently only offering virtual events. As the situation improves, we will re-evaluate the best medium – in-person or virtual, to offer these workshops and other events going forward. Please check baft.org/events for the latest updates on our conference and event offerings.