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Satellite Broadcast: FAQs

What equipment will I need to downlink the broadcast?
In North America, you will need to have a satellite dish installed on the exterior of your building that receives digital or analog KU-Band or digital or analogue C-Band signals. For information about the availability of a digital satellite signal, please email info@ihi.org. 

 
How will I know if the broadcast will work?
Your organization’s Information Technology Department or Distance Learning Coordinator should be able to tell you if you have the equipment necessary. There are two test dates to make sure you are able to downlink the signal. The tests will be:
  • ​Test one: November 20 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET 
  • Test two: December  4 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
What does the broadcast include?
The broadcast includes the two full days of the General Conference — all keynote and special interest sessions.
 
When is the broadcast?
In North America, the two full days of the General Conference will be broadcast on December 8 and 9, 2015. The broadcast will begin each day at 8:00 AM Eastern Time.
 
Which satellite will IHI be using?
We do not yet know which satellite we will be using for the broadcast. When we have that information, we will send it to the person your organization has identified as the key contact for the broadcast. In fairness to registered organizations, we do not provide satellite and coordinate information until participation is confirmed.
 
What are the coordinates?
In fairness to registered organizations, we do not provide satellite and coordinate information until participation is confirmed. Once you have registered, coordinates will be sent to your organization’s key contact, along with other information (web link to materials, instructions for obtaining continuing education credits, etc.).
 
Can I get the broadcast via satellite (i.e. Dish Network or Direct TV)/cable/closed circuit TV?
No, you must have satellite equipment that receives digital or analogue KU Band or digital or analogue C-Band signals. If you are not sure if your organization has this capability, check with your Information Technology Department or Distance Education Coordinator.
 
Will materials be made available?
Yes, we will post all of the available materials to the web. (Some speakers may not have handouts for their sessions.) Two weeks before the beginning of the broadcast, National Forum presentation materials will be posted and the materials link will be sent to the key contact for each organization before the broadcast. The key contact is responsible for arranging for duplication of these materials as they see fit.
 
Can we have people from outside of our organization attend the broadcast?
We put no restrictions on inviting people from your area to attend the broadcast, however, we require that you charge no fee for participation.
 
Can we share the cost of the broadcast with another organization?
We have tried to price the broadcast so that organizations can benefit from having many people participate for a fraction of the cost involved with travel to the event, while still covering the cost of uplink. In an effort to make it fair for all and to make the broadcast feasible for future years, we ask that organizations do not share the broadcast fee. 
 
Can I obtain Continuing Education credits by watching the satellite broadcast?

Yes, please visit the Satellite Broadcast Continuing Education page. 

​​Can I talk to someone with my additional questions?
Yes, please contact IHI's Kimberly Mitchell at (617) 301-4800 with any additional questions.
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