Conversations with the President

Conversations with the President are opportunities for President Morton Schapiro to discuss key issues facing the University.

The forums, which are sponsored by the Northwestern University Staff Advisory Council (NUSAC) and the Office of the President, will be webcast live. See below for webcast links and information about system requirements.

Upcoming Forums

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
10-11:30 a.m.
Hughes Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago

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System Requirements

Mediasite: To view the Mediasite HD Live stream, make sure you have the latest version of Silverlight, which can be downloaded directly from Microsoft.

Flash: To view the live stream of the Conversations with the President forum, you will need the latest version of Adobe Flash, which can be downloaded directly from Adobe.

To test Flash with your browser, please use this link

Technical notes:

Mediasite with Internet Explorer 11: You may experience difficulties with Mediasite streaming and Internet Explorer 11. At this time we recommend to use IE10 or a current version of Firefox or Chrome for Windows operating systems.

Mac users with Flash HD stream: You may experience results that make the video appear extremely jumpy. This is due to a hardware acceleration problem with Flash. It may not occur on your Mac and this change may not be necessary to view the stream properly. If you do experience this problem, in order to resolve the issue, you must disable hardware acceleration within Flash. Visit the NUIT Webcasting Flash test page for assistance.