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Wednesday
Mar092016

IHRSA 2016 Coverage to Include Live-streaming Video on Periscope

One of the many reasons IHRSA 2016 is such an exciting event is the abundance of innovation—in educational sessions and on the Trade Show floor, groundbreaking ideas are proposed and state-of-the-art products are released. 

In the same vein, we’ve decided to add an innovative element to our Convention coverage: live-streaming video on Periscope. Since live-streaming is an emerging media, we created a brief FAQ to help explain what Periscope is and how we’ll be using it March 21-24 in Orlando. 

What is Periscope? 

Periscope is a Twitter-owned app that allows users to record and stream live video from their smartphones. The Periscope app has more than 10 million users, and countless more view Periscope videos through Twitter (in app or in browser). 

How can I view IHRSA 2016 Periscope videos? 

There are two ways: You can either follow us on the Periscope app, which will alert you when we are streaming, or you can keep an eye on our Twitter account, where we will tweet announcements when we go live. You don’t need to download the Periscope app to watch our videos. 

If you aren’t able to catch the broadcast live you can watch the video later, but don’t wait too long—Periscope videos are only available for 24 hours. 

What sort of things will you be broadcasting? 

We’re not totally sure! Part of the fun of experimenting with emerging media is figuring it out as we go. 

As of now, our plan is to broadcast exclusive, behind-the-scenes content and interviews with health club leaders. We’re hoping to capture moments that will be of interest to both attendees and those who can’t be in Orlando with us. 

What other coverage will you be providing? 

We’ll be covering IHRSA 2016 from start to finish across our digital platforms, including our blog, Twitter feed, Facebook page, Instagram, and the IHRSA 2016 app. And don't forget to keep an eye on our event hashtag, #IHRSA2016.