FAQs - How can we still pull off our online event or conference around the Coronavirus outbreak?

17/03/20

As we move into another week of the Coronavirus pandemic, we're still encouraging people to avoid cancelling their events and conferences and consider live streaming.  While it seems like there's no point in holding the event if no-one can attend, there is still a very viable option to get your message out to your audience. We are currently helping businesses and organisations who are being forced to cancel events due to the COVID-19 pandemic to run online events and conferences. We can help you get set up to live stream an event instead of cancelling. Give us a call today to chat about online event hosting and broadcasting with Tandem.

Tandem's live streaming service has been helping our clients reach their audiences far and wide for many years, so we can offer an option that means you don't need to cancel your event or conference, and you can save on travel costs! We’ve covered some great events for our clients, like TEDxChristchurch, the 2017 Fairfax Leader’s Debate and FMG’s Young Farmer of the Year. We've provided some answers to the questions you may be having around still holding your event and what we can do to help.

FAQs - Coronavirus and my event

WHAT'S THE LATEST SITUATION IN NEW ZEALAND?

As of March 16th, all travellers coming from all parts of the world, except the Pacific, as well as mainland China and Iran, will be expected to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in New Zealand.

HOW CAN I AVOID CANCELLATION?

Tandem's live streaming service means you can still hold your event or conference, even if your audience can't be there in person. It might seem silly talking to an empty room, but everyone's doing the same at the moment, even sports teams! Have them tune in from anywhere in the world so they don't miss the big day by streaming via one of our public or private streaming platforms that are easily and quickly shared.

MY VENUE HAS BEEN CANCELLED, WHERE CAN WE STREAM?

If you had a venue booked that is no longer available, don't worry. We have access to several locations that may be suitable, including our Auckland and Christchurch based studios, or we can help you find a new venue. 

CAN LIVE STREAMING BE INTERACTIVE?

Yes! All of our streaming platforms offer in-stream chat, questions and polls that can be moderated by you live, so you can be there to support your audience the whole time.

DOES LIVE STREAMING MEAN IT HAS TO BE PUBLIC?

Not unless you want it to be. Our basic live streaming platform is YouTube, which offers public, unlisted or private streams, meaning your content can be as secure as you want. We also use Vimeo, which offers password protection for that extra level of privacy, as well as some basic customisation (like including your logo and brand colours).

WHAT IF I NEED TO KNOW WHO'S WATCHING?

Some live streaming platforms that we work with can provide extensive viewer statistics if it's important you know who's watched for how long. These are available as soon as the live stream has ended, so we can provide a report to you within 48 hours of stream day. 

HOW WILL THIS HELP ME SAVE MONEY?

You've probably considered the option of travelling out to your audience instead of them coming to you, but you won't need to do this if you live stream. Live streaming can happen from anywhere, so we can come to your office or you can come to our studio and the audience can tune in from the comfort of their own homes, meaning no unnecessary travel that will break the bank and put you and others at risk.

So you can still generate revenue from your event by ticketing, and providing your audience with their own personal access to the stream.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

Our initial live streaming service starts at $1,500, which gets you basic coverage of your event. This includes up to two fixed cameras focussing on the stage/presenters and the incorporation of any presentation slides if needed. If this is too simple for your needs, we can also accommodate those also wanting a larger production, with up to 5 cameras. 

 

If you have any questions on live streaming or want to know more, talk to one of the team.