STEAM Week FAQ
Everything you need toknow
The 2021 Festival of Science & Engineering takes place virtually on a custom platform that will be accessible at lovestemsd.org/2021 starting Saturday, April 24th. For the best experience, Festival participants need a computer or a mobile device with a camera, microphone, and internet connection.
There is no registration or cost to attend the 2021 Festival. It is open to everyone! On April 24th, simply visit lovestemsd.org/2021 and enter the event directly.
Once you enter the virtual Festival site at lovestemsd.org/2021, you’ll see the Welcome Gate simulating the entrance to Petco Park in San Diego where we typically hold our opening EXPO Day event. In the Welcome Gate area, you can easily navigate to the different event spaces within the Park: Home Plate where the live main stage will be streaming April 27 & 28 between 10-6pm, Palm Court where all general session videos live, The Beach for SciencING Chats and Power Alley for Virtual Exhibit Booths.
All livestreamed and pre-recorded content from the Festival will be archived on the lovestemsd.org website through the end of 2021. If you aren’t already on the Festival mailing list, be sure to sign up at the bottom of lovestemsd.org to receive event follow up and periodic year-round programming updates.
The event platform is accessible directly through any internet browser, so as long as you have an internet connection and a device with an internet browser, you should be able to join the event via lovestemsd.org/2021. If you are still having trouble accessing, please try resetting your modem or router, restarting your computer and/or toggling your wifi connection off and on to reboot your system. If you are still having trouble accessing, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
For closed captioning, please use the free Web Captioner, a browser-based tool for use on any laptop/desktop. This tool only works with Chrome browser on a computer and NOT on mobile devices. Simply go the Web Captioner page in another tab and click “Start Captioning.”
An alternative solution for English audio/video captions is to turn on the Live caption accessibility feature on in your Chrome browser (chrome://settings/accessibility). This will automatically turn on the captioning (triggers a window overlay) for any video/audio being accessed in the chrome browser. You can turn this option off when you no longer need this overlay.
For language translation, two of our special events, Women in STEAM and Understanding COVID-19: A Conversation for Kids & Teens, will both have a Spanish translator. Once the Festival sessions are recorded and archived, you will be able to add subtitles in your language of choice through the Vimeo platform.