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How to follow and embed our Africa 2017 meeting

Durban's skyline on the beach front, October 31, 2009. Durban is one of nine South African cities hosting the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA SPORT SOCCER) - RTXQC02

The World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 will take place on 3-5 May in Durban, South Africa Image: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

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The World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 is taking place in Durban, South Africa, on 3-5 May, with a focus on creating job opportunities for a growing youth population, tackling climate change and other key challenges against the backdrop of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Here is our guide to how to follow #af17 on our digital channels, as well as how to embed individual sessions on your website.

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Twitter

The official meeting hashtag is #af17. Follow tweets on this hashtag to keep up with everything going on in the meeting.

The World Economic Forum's official Twitter account @wef has over 3 million followers. For live-tweet updates of sessions you can also follow our live-tweet account @davos where we post the highlights from the meeting.

Facebook

You can also join our 3.8 million followers on http://wef.ch/facebook. We will be posting highlights from the meeting, conducting Facebook Live interviews with world leaders and sharing insights from key sessions.

Facebook Live

We'll invite selected participants to take live questions and comments from our Facebook audience via Facebook Live. Meanwhile, follow our dedicated topic-specific Facebook channels: main Facebook page I Africa I Video I Fourth Industrial Revolution I Gender I Inclusive Growth I Diversity I India I Environment I Foro Económico Mundial.

LinkedIn

Follow the meeting on our LinkedIn page at http://wef.ch/linkedin.

Google+

Follow the meeting on Google+ at http://wef.ch/gplus, which has over 2.3 million followers.

YouTube

Live streamed session videos will be available on YouTube.

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Live blog

Follow our live blog of key sessions that will keep you up to date on all the key developments of our 2017 meeting on Africa, at http://wef.ch/liveblog.

How to embed the livestream

You will be able to watch, embed and download many sessions, press conferences and interviews live as webcasts on http://wef.ch/af17.

You will also be able to watch many of the sessions live on our Facebook video page: https://www.facebook.com/WEFvideo/

Full programme

Add the full broadcast programme to your website and the videos will appear automatically once the meeting starts.

Just copy and paste the following code in your website:

<iframe src="https://webcasts.weforum.org/widget/1/africa2017?p=1&pi=1&ms=1&th=1" width="970px" height="696px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

This code will add a section to your website that will look like this:

For a more advanced version of the embed code click on the “embed” button indicated on the previous image where you can configure the player for a different language interface, a different background colour, set the autoplay to ‘on’ or ‘off’ and choose different video player layouts or sizes.

Individual videos per session

You can embed any of the individual sessions being broadcasted directly to your website. To do that, select the title of the session you want to embed and click on the embed button as indicated on the image below:

Once you click on the embed button you will be able to configure the embed code to:

● show only the video without any information

● show the video player with title and description

● select different background colours

● change the default audio language if there is more than one, and,

● set autoplay ‘on’ or ‘off’

For instance to embed the session “Leadership in an Era of Disruption” the following code will be generated after clicking on the embed button:

<iframe src="https://webcasts.weforum.org/widget/1/africa2017?p=1&pi=1&hl=english&id=88548" width="970px" height="822px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

This code will add an element to your website that will look like this:

IMPORTANT: The videos will start playing automatically once the session starts. Once the session finishes, it will take a few minutes for the session to be available on demand. The same code will play the video on demand once it is ready. You can leave it on your page or you can add the same code to your “on demand” library.

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