Connection Guide: Technical Tips on Hosting a Viewing Party


1. Gather all audio/visual equipment. 

In advance of the live webcast, reserve an Internet accessible computer, projector, or TV. Know and test your specific computer to projector or TV requirements a week prior to your viewing party. Determine audio needs for your audience (i.e. external speakers, etc.).

2. Check your Internet connection

Check to make sure your Internet connection is working properly. High speed internet (Cable, FIOS, or DSL) connection is required in order to view the live feed. To test your connection prior to the performance date, visit the streaming test site: TBD.

3. Connect to the live webcast:

Tuesday, April 24 - Semifinals - Lisner Auditorium

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Semifinal: Region 1
East Central and Northeast
(in order: DC, CT, MA, NY, SC, OH, USVI, NJ, VA, DE, NH, WV, RI, NC, MD, VT, ME, PA)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Semifinal: Region 2
Midwest and South Central
(in order: MO, OK, GA, AL, IA, WI, IN, KS, AR, TN, IL, KY, MI, MS, LA, FL, NE, PR)

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Semifinal: Region 3
Upper Northwest and West
(in order: SD, MN, CA, CO, NV, ID, AK, AZ, NM, HI, TX, WA, UT, OR, WY, MT, ND)

Wednesday, April 25 - Finals - Lisner Auditorium

7:00–9:15 p.m.

Poetry Out Loud National Finals

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:00 – 9:15 pm ET -  Poetry Out Loud National Finals

Poetry Out Loud webcast viewing parties are intended solely as educational events to help foster dialogue about poetry, and about the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. Poetry Out Loud webcast viewing parties must be free of charge, no purchase requirements of any kind.