Welcome to the Goldcast platform - we’re excited to have you here! Now that you’re on the Goldcast platform, here are a few things you should know.
How to Network with Your Peers
The great thing about the Goldcast platform is that you have a lot of ability, as an attendee, to network with your peers.
One-on-One Messages & Video Chats
On Goldcast, it is very easy to one-on-one message others. To do so, click the “People” tab at the top of your event.
From there, you can then click on the person you’d like to chat to. Then click “Start Chat.”
You can directly message them from this pop-up or you can click “Video Call.” When you click “Video Call” this will notify the other person that you’d like to have a chat, and they can either accept or deny your video request.
The Stage Chat
This is a place where you are able to chat with all attendees during every session. This captures conversations that are primarily occurring on the Main Stage of the event.
Networking Within Booths
If your event has booths, you're able to not only read the contents of the booth, but also network with individuals who are attending or manning these virtual booths. Here's how.
Click "Booths" at the top of your screen, and then click in to the booth you'd like to visit.
Once you join the booth, you'll be in a group video call with those also attending the booth. Additionally, you'll have access to a chat specifically for this booth as well, where you can share links and/or notes regarding the conversation.
How to Go From Session to Session
Based on the track you are signed up for, you will automatically be directed from event to event within that track.
However, if at any point you’d like to change the event you’re attending - or see what is in store for the conference - just click “Agenda” at the top navigation bar. This will show you the rundown of the events AND you’ll be able to switch to a different live event, if you wish.
A few things that are mandatory to ensure a good experience
- Goldcast is best experienced on Chrome and Safari
- Do not use any VPN, AdBlocker, or a Firewall (such as McAfee)
Here is how you check and disable ad blockers and firewalls
- If you are still unsure if you have an adblocker or a firewall, just use incognito mode
- Make sure you give the browser the permission to access your camera and mic (see below):
- Refresh your screen if you get stuck anywhere
Having Audio Video Issues?
- Make sure you have all the settings mentioned above in mandatory settings
- If you have a lot of lag, you might have a weak connection. Turn off your video
- If you are not able to hear some people but other people are able to hear them
- Click on the settings gear icon in the session and click on "improve connection"
- If none of this works, a last and easy resort is to use mobile hotspot. See directions below to switch it on and then it appears as a Wifi on your laptop which you can connect to.
Having trouble logging in?
- Make sure you are using the email id you used to register for the event
- Upon registering for the event, you will receive a confirmation email with your magic link
- If you don't have a magic link, you will have to create an account on Goldcast to access it. Your gmail/outlook/company email passwords won't work
- Make sure to check your spam/junk if you are having trouble finding the magic link email or your temporary password if you are creating an account
- Make sure you type in the temporary password if copying and pasting it is not working
- If you still have troubles, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond asap