How to join an event

Last Updated:
June 10, 2021

Joining an event in Preneur Academy just takes one click! There are no downloads or sign up required to join an event. Anyone can join a public event by clicking on the event URL. Anyone with the link is able to watch and follow along the event.

How to join an event

There are a few ways of how you can join an event in Preneur Academy:

  • Clicking on an event link (you can embed this in your website, send it out via email or text, or share on social media)
  • From an invitation email
  • From your community's Events & Meetings screen

Who can join an event?

As soon as you publish an event, any one with the link will be able to click on it and join it. You can set permissions to make an event public, private or for selected members only.

Signing up or logging in during an event

Because Preneur Academy has interactive peer to peer features, online participants are prompted to sign up as one level of security authentication. An online participant must sign up or log in to direct chat with other online participants, join a watch party, or a table. Learn more about how to sign up during an event.

Joining an event after it has started

If someone clicks on your event link after the live stream has already started, they will join the live stream where everyone else is watching. Whether you have connected an uploaded video, live or simulated live video, everyone will watch the video at the same pace. If someone joins while the event is in Lobby mode, they will automatically join the Lobby with everyone else. Learn more about event timing here.

Joining an event after it has ended

When the Host ends an event, a countdown timer appears notifying participants they have one minute left on the event. When the countdown timer ends, all participants will see an "event ended" screen, and anyone who clicks on the link after it ends will see an "event ended" screen and the link to the event that was live streamed.

Clicking on the event link

Step 1: Click on the event URL link.

Step 2: Once you click on the event link, your default browser will open and you will be in the event!





From an invitation email


Step 1: Open your email inbox.

Step 2: Click on the Join button from the invitation email.

Step 3: Once you click on the Join button, you will see the event screen.





From your community's Events & Meetings screen


Step 1: Log in to Preneur Academy in your browser.

Step 2: Go to the Events & Meetings screen and find an event

Step 3: Click on the event card.


Step 3: Once you click on the event card, you will see the event screen.







When you click a link on Altar Live on your mobile phone, your browser will open first. You will be able to watch and follow along the live stream without ever having to download the Altar Live apps.

To use video conference and chat, simply use the button "Open the Altar App" to download the Altar App the Google Play Store. Once downloaded, you will join the same event and be able to chat and take a seat.


Clicking on the event link on Android

Step 1: Click on the event URL link.

Step 2: Once you click on the event link, your default browser will open and you will be in the event!

  • Event Not Started: If the event has not started, you will see a countdown timer.
  • Livestream Playing: If the live stream is playing you will pick up wherever the event is playing.
  • Lobby & Tables: If the event has been moved to the Lobby, you will see tables.

Step 3: To use video conference and chat, simply use the button "Open the Altar App" to download the Altar Live app from the Google Play store. Once downloaded, you will join the same event as an anonymous person.

Step 4: Once in the app, log in or sign up to be able to chat and take a seat.

Opening the event from the Altar Live App

If you already have the app on your phone, you can open the app to find the event you want to join from your community's Events & Meetings page.


Step 1: Open the Altar Live app.

Step 2: If you haven't logged in yet, you will need to do so with your Google or Facebook account, or email and password. Use the magic link for faster log in! If you don't have an account yet, the app will walk you through the account creation process and then let you search for your community or bring you to the community you already belong to.

Step 3: Once logged in, you can click on any event to join it.

When you click a link on Altar Live on your mobile phone, your browser will open first. You will be able to watch and follow along the live stream without ever having to download the Altar Live apps.

To use video conference and chat, simply use the button "Open the Altar App" to download it from the Apple App Store. Once downloaded, you will join the same event and be able to chat and take a seat.


Clicking on the event link on iOS

Step 1: Click on the event URL link.

Step 2: Once you click on the event link, your default browser will open and you will be in the event!

  • Event Not Started: If the event has not started, you will see a countdown timer.
  • Livestream Playing: If the live stream is playing you will pick up wherever the event is playing.
  • Lobby & Tables: If the event has been moved to the Lobby, you will see tables.

Step 3: To use video conference and chat, simply use the button "Open the Altar App" to download the Altar Live app from the Apple App store. Once downloaded, you will join the same event as an anonymous person.

Step 4: Once in the app, log in or sign up to be able to chat and take a seat.

Opening the event from the Altar Live App

If you already have the app on your phone, you can open the app to find the event you want to join from your community's Events & Meetings page.


Step 1: Open the Altar Live app.

Step 2: If you haven't logged in yet, you will need to do so with your Google or Facebook account, or email and password. Use the magic link for faster log in! If you don't have an account yet, the app will walk you through the account creation process and then let you search for your community or bring you to the community you already belong to.

Step 3: Once logged in, you can click on any event to join it.

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