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BCE Virtual Fundraising Gala - Join The Conversation
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Join the Conversation: How to Join the YouTube Live Chat on March 20th

Joining the live chat is the best way to get involved and connect with other guests during the Virtual Gala on March 20th! We’ll be LIVE on YouTube, so you’ll need to log in with a Google account or set up a new account to join the live chat.

You’ll be able to view the live stream without logging in, but you’ll be unable to chat with other guests and BCE staff. While it does take a few steps to chat, we encourage everyone to put in the extra effort to make the live event more interactive and engaging! Here’s a step-by-step guide for joining the conversation:


I have a Google Account. What do I do?

You’re in luck! All you need to do is head to the livestream page (registered participants will be emailed the link on March 20th) and sign in to your Google account. If you haven’t used YouTube with your Google account before, you’ll need to “create a channel”. Once you’re logged in, YouTube will ask you create a channel to join a live chat if you haven’t done so previously. Check out our instructions below for creating a channel with your Google account.

I don’t have a Google account. What do I do?

First, you’ll need to create a Google account. Check out their step-by-step guide here to create your account and prepare you for the next step. You don’t need to setup a Gmail account to have a Google account! Here’s a helpful tip from Google Account Help:

“Tip: You don’t need a Gmail account to create a Google Account. You can use your non-Gmail email address to create one instead.”


I’m logged in, but I need to Create A Channel. What do I do?

In order to participate in YouTube Live chat, you’ll need to “create a channel” associated with your Google account. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Head to the Gala live stream page (link will be sent to registered guests on the day of the event)

  2. In the chat box, click on the “Create a Channel to Join the Chat” button.

  3. Enter the First Name and Last Name of how you’d like to appear in the Live Chat.

  4. You’re ready to chat! Be sure to log in to the same Google account during the program!

Questions? Reach out to our gala team!

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