Welcome to the Nordic Business Forum Live Stream Manual for Community License 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. We will be broadcasting both live and recorded material from the venue on 25 September, from 14:00 to 15:00 EEST.
  • If you still have questions about any technical issues, please check the FAQs here or send us an email at info@nbforum.com.

Preliminary 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 License 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 »

Here’s also a pre-approved photo for marketing purposes »

You may also use our general event photos from last year in your marketing »

Is your live stream event open to visitors? If it is, then we would like to list your event on our website so we can help interested people find their way to you. Please take 2 minutes to fill out the following form with details of your live stream here >


Additional features included in your live stream license

Presentations on demand

All of the presentations (excluding President Barack Obama’s session) 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 community license 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 nbflive2018
  • Fill in your profile and start networking

Sending questions to the speakers

Anyone watching the live stream may send questions to the speakers through our Nordic Business Forum event app — so please tell your guests to download it.

The app will available at the beginning of September on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store for Android.

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 or in Russian

The event is held in English. If you need to provide your attendees with simultaneous interpretation in Finnish, they will be able to access it with their smartphones and headphones.

When you log in to the live stream platform, navigate to the “Interpretation” tab. Here, you can find passwords, which you can give your participants so that they can access the Finnish interpretation. You may share the URL of the “Interpretation” tab together with the password with those of your attendees who need the translations when the event begins.

To access the interpretation, your attendee 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

To watch the live stream with the Russian interpretation you need to register at “Watch Live Stream” page, find “Select Camera Angle” -> “Official broadcast RUS”. Please note: if you have an event with community license, the organizer needs to decide which language will be shown to the audience (the “Official broadcast” in English or the “Official broadcast RUS” with Russian translation audio).

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.

Virtual reality

A while ago, we introduced virtual reality as an additional way to follow the NBForum Live Stream. At your live streaming event, it is possible for you to have ONE virtual reality headset attached to our live stream. This can work as a demo booth for live-streamed virtual reality.

To access our virtual reality live stream, you will need a virtual reality compatible mobile device and headset. You can read more about this and compatibility at live.nbforum.com/virtual-reality. The 360° live stream is available under the “Watch Live Stream”.

IMPORTANT: Please note that you can access our live stream with only one virtual reality device. Attempting to log in on two devices will end the sessions on the device which on has logged on the live stream first. If this happens, just log in again. The system will always terminate the oldest session to make room for the new session.