Everything you need to know about live streaming

Have you heard the term “live streaming” (or “streaming”) but aren’t sure what it means? This guide will answer your questions and explain how to attend any of AIM’s Living with Melanoma symposiums from the comfort of your own home.

What is live streaming?

Live streaming is the technology used to broadcast live video footage or video feed to an audience in real-time, over the internet. Streaming transmits data – usually audio and video as a continuous flow, which allows the recipients to watch and listen as the event is happening. 

Can I save the presentation and watch it later?

No, the data is automatically deleted after you use it. Nothing is downloaded or stored on your device.

What are the requirements for live streaming?

Live streaming requires a relatively fast and reliable internet connection – just how fast depends on the type of media you are streaming.  Most home and office internet connections are sufficient. Live streaming also requires a viewing device: You can use a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or digital screen, as long as it has a reliable internet connection. 

Why does AIM live stream its symposiums?

We broadcast all our Living with Melanoma symposiums so that anyone anywhere can participate. From the comfort of your home, you can easily view any of our symposiums in real-time.

Live streaming also allows you to attend symposiums at various cancer centers across the country. We know that there are many topics of interest to melanoma survivors, and those topics can’t all be addressed at one event. By participating in multiple events, you can hear experts discuss a wide array of melanoma subjects.

I am interested in live streaming a symposium. How do I register?

  • Visit our Living with Melanoma symposium page.
  • View the different symposiums and agendas.
  • Choose which symposium(s) you want to join and complete the registration form on each page.
  • Choose “live stream” on the registration form.
  • Submit the form.

Shortly after submitting the form, you will receive an email notification that you are registered for the symposium. For each symposium you want to join, you will need to complete a separate registration form. 

I registered to live stream a symposium. What happens next?

A few days before the symposium, we will send you an email with the link to live stream the symposium, along with a reminder of the date and time of the symposium. Just before the event is about to start, simply click on the link and begin watching!

Can I participate in the Q&A?

Streaming is a one-way connection, so you cannot participate in the same way an in-person attendee does. But you can send questions to us before and during the event, which we will pass on to the panel. Both the email notification and the email containing the link will include an email address that you can use to send your questions to us.