Organize a live event in Yammer

Create and produce live events for people in your Yammer network, with built-in discussions for use before, during, and after the event. Up to 10,000 people can attend at once from anywhere on their device or computer. You can make the video available after the event, so that people who can’t make it at the scheduled time can still participate.

Want the big picture for how to plan and organize a successful event? See the Yammer live event step-by-step playbook and download templates for use in communicating about the event.

Have more questions? Read the Yammer live event FAQ.

Ready to get started? There are two ways to produce and broadcast a live event in Yammer. Decide which is best for your specific event and follow the steps:

Method

Reasons to choose this production method

External app or device

Steps

With this production method, everything you need to schedule, run, and participate in the event is in Yammer! The video processing is handled by Microsoft Stream, but you never have to leave Yammer.

This type of production method is typically used for events in large auditoriums when you already have the necessary equipment to mix audio and video and have people who know how to run it.

The steps to organize and run this type of event are easy once you have the AV equipment set up, and have decided on which hardware or software external encoder to use.

The event is automatically recorded, and is available for viewing afterwards from the event in Yammer or from Microsoft Stream.

Tip: Setting this up will require support from your AV staff.

Teams

Steps

Select this if the presenters will use Teams to video themselves from their computers. This type of live event is easy to organize and produce and doesn't require AV expertise - similar to setting up a Teams meeting.

This type of event is scheduled, produced, and viewed in Teams

Attendees watch the video in Teams and participate in the event from Teams.

Steps for broadcasting an event using an external app or device

Step

Description

Step 1: Schedule the live event

Schedule the event in the Yammer group.

  • Schedule the event.

  • Invite presenters.

  • Select caption and recording options.

Step 2: Share the live event link

Get the links to the event and share them with people you want to attend.

Step 3: Produce the live event

In Yammer, start the event, connect your external encoder so that you can start the video, moderate the discussion, and end the event.

Step 4: Follow up afterwards

Continue the discussion in Yammer after the event. A recording of the video is available for people who can't make the scheduled time, and the Yammer conversation remains open after the event for follow-up questions and comments.

Steps for broadcasting an event produced in Teams

Step

Description

Step 1: Schedule the live event

Create the event in a Yammer group. This automatically takes you to Teams, so that you can:

  • Schedule the event.

  • Invite additional presenters and producers.

  • Select recording, caption, and reporting options.

Step 2: Share the live event link

Get the links to the event and share them with people you want to attend.

Step 3: Produce the live event in Teams

In Teams, start the event, start the video, moderate the discussion, and end the event.

Step 4: Follow up afterwards

Continue the discussion in Yammer after the event. A recording of the video is available for people who can't make the scheduled time, and the Yammer conversation remains open after the event for follow-up questions and comments.

See Also

Yammer live event FAQ

Schedule and produce a Yammer live event using Teams

Schedule and produce a Yammer live event using an external app or device

Attend a live event in Yammer

Live events in Yammer (admin)

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