Getting Access to the NMF Live Online Weekend | National Math Festival

Getting Access to the NMF Live Online Weekend

We are hosting the NMF Live Online Weekend on Hopin, an online events website. The Hopin platform includes livestreamed presentations, film screenings, live panelist discussions, hands-on sessions with our activity presenters, and virtual booths where you can speak one-on-one with people from math organizations all over the country!

The NMF Live Online Weekend is free and open to the public in the United States and worldwide. All events take place live, in US Eastern Time.

Spanish speakers: learn more about Spanish language events and resources here!

Getting registered: Sign up anytime!

Please register for the 2021 NMF Live Online Weekend by visiting this link. You will receive an email the week of the Festival with further instructions.You can register any time from March 1 - April 18, 2021.

If you are unable to locate the Festival access email (2021 NMF Live Online Weekend Access Details) or did not receive one by Thursday, April 15 at 2PM EST, please reach out to our Event Team at [email protected].

We encourage you to create an account in Hopin in advance to save you time by visiting this link. This may take a minute to complete, so it is advisable to do this before the first Festival event you wish to join begins so that you don’t miss out on anything!

You will still be able to sign up during the April 16-18 weekend, but there may be a brief delay in accessing the Festival while your registration is processed. Sign up early if possible to ensure you have immediate access to all events!


I need help getting myself / my family / my students registered

If you have any questions about registering for the NMF Live Online Weekend, you can contact us at [email protected].

K-12 teachers, are you trying to register your class to attend? Check out our educator guide here, or email us with questions.


Do I have to be on camera and/or audio as an attendee?

This is entirely up to you! If your computer or mobile device has video/audio capabilities, you are invited to be seen or heard at select events. It is not required for any attendee to appear on video or audio for any event.

During the NMF Live Online Weekend, you may have the opportunity to be visible on camera with our Sessions activity presenters and while visiting Booths. Please visit this link to test your video or audio settings. Learn more below:

  • Stage events only allow the presenters to be seen or heard. As an audience member, you can communicate with us using the chat function if you have questions during live events.
  • If you join any Sessions, up to 10 people including the presenter(s) can be on camera/audio at once, and all other attendees can communicate using the chat function if needed. Otherwise you’ll watch the session as a live broadcast as an audience member, and no one will be able to see or hear you.
  • For Booths, you can decide whether or not to use video/audio to be seen, or if you want to just browse or listen in. There is also a chat function here to type your questions. This is a great chance to have a conversation with people and mathematicians from organizations all over the United States and around the world!

Please note: Hopin does not support the use of “virtual background” technology that you may be familiar with from other video platforms. If you choose to appear on camera and wish to obscure your home/setting, we recommend that you sit with a wall behind you or use a privacy screen if desired.


How do I get onto Hopin?

The NMF Live Online Weekend takes place on the events website. You will receive the link to access the event during the week of April 16-18. 

For more information about how to access the NMF Live Online Weekend on April 16-18, view our Guide to Hopin. This includes information on finding the presentations and activities you want to attend, tech support, and more!

During the Festival weekend, there are live, staffed help booths available in English and Spanish during all Festival hours. A real person will help you with any questions you may have about the event or Hopin. 

You can also contact us at [email protected] if you have additional questions before April 16.