Last August, we streamed The Victory Summit® event into homes all across the world. It was such a big success that we’ve decided to do it again; so, on April 13, 2019, we’ll be streaming live from Austin, TX.
The live broadcast will include the complete general session (9:30 am – 2 pm CST) with presentations on exercise, non-motor symptoms, cognitive challenges and more. Though the breakout sessions will not be broadcast, at the end of the general session we will share some resources designed to keep the momentum going and further the learning opportunity for all of those who aren’t with us in person.
Our goal is to make watching this event as easy as possible. Here’s what you need to know.
All You Need is a Computer/Device and an Internet Connection
As long as you have a device and access to the internet, you have what you need to join us from the comfort of your own home or anywhere your day takes you.
The first thing you need to do is register for the Livestream here. Once you register, you will get an email (be sure to check your junk folder – the email will come from email@example.com) that will have information on how to watch when we go live from Austin on Saturday, April 13th at 9:30 am Central (10:30 am Eastern).
Then, when it’s time for the event, click on the link to watch it, and you will go directly to the Livestream page. (Don’t worry, we’ll send out reminders closer to the event so you have the link handy.)
Prep Your Pen and Paper
The presentation slides will be available to you right from the Livestream dashboard, but if you’d like to take notes, be sure to prepare your viewing area ahead of time with pens/pencils, paper and a sturdy item to write on.
Get Your Mind and Body Ready
Consider how you typically feel during the period of time when we’ll be broadcasting and then make the necessary preparations. Maybe you want to have your breakfast ready or brew a cup of tea. Maybe you need to set an alarm so you don’t forget to take your meds while watching the event. Maybe you need to make sure there is space near your computer in case you want to get up and stretch, walk a few laps around your kitchen island or participate in the movement breaks that happen throughout the day. Or maybe you just need to put a sign on your door that says, “do not disturb” so that you can have some quiet and uninterrupted time to enjoy the presentations.
Whatever you need to do to be in the best space to receive the information, do that.
Make it a Party
Now, while some people prefer to watch it alone, some have shared how much fun they had watching it with others. If that sounds fun to you, here are five ideas on how to turn it into a mini-party.
- Invite your family and loved ones over for brunch and watch together (Make it easier on yourself and assign each person a dish to share)
- Make a virtual date with a Parkinson’s friend or care partner so you can watch it together while you’re on the phone
- Host a viewing party in your home with your friends from Rock Steady Boxing, Pedaling for Parkinson’s, Dance for PD, etc.
- Plan your support group meeting around the event, project it on a big screen and watch it together (You could also use the follow-up resources we provide to guide future meetings)
- Ask your local library or community center to host and promote a viewing party
No matter how you choose to view this event, we hope you get the education and inspiration you need to live well with Parkinson’s.
If you have any questions about the Livestream event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the times it will be broadcast live in each timezone:
Pacific – 7:30 am – 12 pm
Mountain – 8:30 am – 1 pm
Central – 9:30 am – 2 pm
Eastern – 10:30 am – 3 pm
8:30 am MST; 9:30 am CST; 10:30 am EST)
How Will You Watch The Victory Summit® Event Livestream?
Please share your plans in the comments below.