Our Platforms

Below is some information about our EWF20 platforms. They are accessible with an internet connection, desktop, laptop or mobile phone, camera and microphone.

YOUTUBE 

You will be able to watch live streamed videos on our website and YouTube channel. Closed captioning is available.

ZOOM

Zoom is a video and audio conferencing platform that will be used for ticketed performances, workshops and the National Writers’ Conference. Participants are able to interact with the facilitator and each other, through the use of your computer camera and microphone. Plus there’s an online chat function.

If you would like to join via your phone, you will need to download the Zoom app on Google Play or the Apple Store.

For more information about Zoom’s accessibility features click here.

GOTOWEBINAR 

GoToWebinar will be used for National Writers’ Conference webinars. Participants will be able to tune in and watch, as well as ask the presenter questions through the written question function.

If you would like to join via your phone, you will need to download the GoToWebinar app on Google Play or the Apple Store.

For more information about GoToWebinar’s accessibility features, click here

GOOGLE HANGOUTS  

Our National Writers’ Conference Pitch It! Sessions will be conducted through Google Hangouts (a video conferencing platform). Participants are able to interact with the publishers, verbally and through a written chat function. Closed captioning is also available.

If you would like to join on your phone, you will need to download the Hangouts app on Google Play or the Apple Store.

Please note that you do not need a Gmail account to join a Hangout. We will send through a link to your email account. Click and join the fun!

For more information about Google Hangouts accessibility features click here.

FACEBOOK WATCH PARTY 

Facebook Watch Party is like watching a video with a group of friends in real life. You can all watch and comment on videos at the same time to create a shared viewing experience. Follow us on Facebook here.

DISCORD

Discord is where a lot of the daily conversations will take place between the attendees during EWF. It’ll essentially be a free reign group chat between our EWF friends while the festival is on. You’ll be able to join our general chat, or use the Daily Write In chat to workshop your words.

Make sure you read our Community Guidelines on our Discord as the chat won’t be monitored 24/7, but we welcome you to use it as a space to network (without awkward face-to-face interactions), chat about the events and connect with a community of like-minded digital storytelling champs. Join our Discord channel here.