How to: Book Encounter Live sessions

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Encounter Live is a series of live broadcasts bringing remote environments, live learning and world experts into your classroom. To book any of the live sessions with your class, just follow the steps below.

To book a live session, you will need to be a registered user and signed in. Register for a free account, if you haven't already.

Browse for upcoming broadcasts

Navigate to the Encounter Live homepage. You will see a list of:

  1. Any upcoming live events.
  2. A list of upcoming broadcasts.

Please note that during live events the format of the Encounter Live homepage will change.

Live event page details

Each live event page will show a preview of all the broadcasts for that event, including a brief description, the date and time in UTC (further time zones are shown on the individual broadcast page) and links to Book Now or Learn More. Clicking on the image for the broadcast or learn more will show you more information and associated resources for that broadcast.

Live broadcast page details

Each live broadcast page gives further details including a description of the session, supporting resources, and more information on time zones. When you find a broadcast that is suitable for your class, just click Book Now.

  1. We recommend you double-check your time zone, as we run live events internationally and issues such as daylight savings changes can confuse matters.
Live broadcast booking page

When you click on Book Now for an individual broadcast, you will be taken to a live booking page. There are four fields to complete. This helps us gain a better understanding of the audience for each broadcast.

  1. Select your country from the drop-down list.
  2. Add your school name, so we know to give a shout-out to, or to attribute pre-submitted questions.
  3. Type in the number of students who will be taking part. It's always great to share how many young people we are reaching.
  4. Add the age range for your class to give the presenters a better feel for the age of the audience.
Live broadcast confirmation

You will see a confirmation screen and will also receive a confirmation email with your booking details. Clicking on the profile hyperlink, will take you to the booking details in the Encounter Live section of your profile.

Encounter Live section of your profile

In the Encounter Live section of your profile, you will see the ability to add a shout-out for your school, and submit up to five questions in advance. Just to warn that the ability to submit any questions will close 24 hours before the broadcast is due to go live.

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