Live Stream Manual for Community Users

Welcome to the Nordic Business Forum Live Stream Manual for Community Pass holders! Using our live stream is very simple. On this page, you will find everything you need to know to make your live stream experience smooth and enjoyable.

How to set up the live stream:

  1. Navigate to live.nbforum.com
  2. Log in using the credentials provided to you by email
  3. Sit back and enjoy! The live stream broadcast will start playing automatically once it is available.

Click the full-screen icon on the lower-right corner of the video player for the full experience.


Not a tech wizard? No need to worry – here are the technical requirements:

  • You do not need to download anything to view the live stream. The video plays automatically in your browser.
  • You need a minimum of 10Mb/10Mb Internet speed for clear video quality, check at http://www.speedtest.net. For best results, we recommend that you use an Ethernet cable to connect to your internet during the live stream. Wifi works well too, but an Ethernet connection will be much more reliable. Please note that Nordic Business Forum is not responsible for any data connection charges related to your viewing on mobile devices or from alternative platforms or services.
  • Check the sound and screen resolution on your live stream viewing device ahead of the event. Make sure that the volume levels and brightness settings are adjusted to the room in which the live stream will be on display.
  • You can test the live stream one day before the event. The test broadcast will be aired on Tuesday, October 8th from 14.30-16.30 (Finnish time)!
  • If you still have questions about any technical issues, please check the FAQs here or send us an email at info@nbforum.com.

Event schedule

The event schedule may change before (or during) the event, but this is rare. Our schedule is generally accurate but you should check the agenda beforehand. You can find the live stream schedule here »


Live Stream marketing guidelines

In all event marketing, the purchaser of the Live Stream Community Pass needs to explicitly state that the event is an “independently organized live stream event“. The purchaser may use the Nordic Business Forum’s logo, which includes this text, in their marketing but it is strictly forbidden to use the speakers’ photos in any material without the approval of the speakers.

The logo can be found here »

You may use our general event photos in your marketing »


Additional features included in your live stream pass

Presentations on demand

All of the presentations will be available for 30 days after the event. The on-demand videos will be available within 24 hours after each seminar day. The on-demand videos will appear on live.nbforum.com/on-demand/ and you can access them with the same login as the live stream. We encourage you to make the most of your live stream experience and revisit the presentations after the event. Access to the on-demand videos cannot be shared with individuals, but you can watch them with a group of people, just like the live broadcast.

Networking on the live stream

Your live stream community event attendees may network with other live stream viewers and chat with them online through Brella, a networking app. This platform provides a wonderful opportunity for your attendees to meet each other virtually and arrange meetings and discussions. Brella is very easy to use, and people can also start using it ahead of the event to make the most of it. We recommend that you promote the use of this tool at your event.

Here’s how Brella works:

  • Download the Brella app for iOs or for Android or use the desktop version brella.io
  • Log in with LinkedIn, Google, or Facebook, or create an account using your email address
  • Enter event code [joincode is visible to registered users only]
  • Fill in your profile and start networking

Asking questions from the speakers

Some of the speakers have time at the end of their sessions to answer questions from the audience. If you’d like to participate in this Q&A, you can submit a question using the web-based application Slido.

How to submit a question:
  1. Go to the event page on Slido using this link or guide your event attendees to head to www.sli.do frontpage and submit the event code: NBForum2019
  2. Enter your question (and name, if you’d like), then click “Send”
  3. You can also upvote other submissions to help us pick from the most popular questions

Multiple camera angles

You can navigate manually between different camera angles during the live Stream. For most live stream event organizers, we recommend that you follow the official broadcast. It will give your viewers the best, uninterrupted view of the stage.

If you have multiple screens available for the live stream, you may want to show additional camera angles in addition to the official broadcast. To do this, navigate to live.nbforum.com on another browser tab/window and select your another camera angle. You can then move that tab or window to the monitors that you have at your disposal.

Simultaneous interpretation in Finnish, Russian, or Estonian

Please note: Simultaneous interpretation is only available for the Nordic Business Forum main stage program in Helsinki.

The primary language at Nordic Business Forum events is English. However, we also provide simultaneous interpretation in Finnish, Russian, or Estonian. Live stream viewers have two ways to turn on a secondary language: individually using a smartphone and headphones or using the alternative audio options on the broadcast menu.

1. Access the simultaneous translation with a smartphone and headphones

When you log in to the live stream platform, navigate to the “Interpretation” page. Here, you can find passwords needed to access the Finnish interpretation. Share the URL of the “Interpretation” page together with the password with the viewers who need the translation service.

To use this method, every viewer needs:

  • a smartphone with a wifi or data connection
  • the external link to the interpretation audio feed, and access password
  • headphones to hear the interpretation

2. Switch the broadcast language directly from the broadcast menu

On the video player window at the “Watch Live Stream” page, select your chosen audio track from the audio settings!

To make sure that you hear the correct audio track, make sure to follow these steps to configure your sound preferences:

Windows:

  1. Right-click on the Volume icon on the system tray and choose “Sounds”
  2. Choose “Playback” from the available options
  3. Select the device that you are using to listen to the broadcast and move on to “Properties”
  4. From the “Speaker” window, you should have access to the “Levels” tab
  5. Use the “Balance” slider to adjust the distribution of sound from left to right speaker. The translated audio track will come out from the right speaker.

Mac OS:

  1. Click on the Volume icon in the menu bar and select “Sound Preferences…”
  2. Navigate to the “Output” tab
  3. Select the device that you are using to listen to the broadcast
  4. Use the “Balance” slider to adjust the distribution of sound from left to right speaker. The translated audio track will come out from the right speaker.