Welcome to SVAF 360:
Virtual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival
May 15th - June 12th
Step into a realm of literary enchantment from the comfort of your own home with SVAF 360! Indulge in a captivating virtual experience, presenting exclusive recordings from the 2023 Sonoma Valley Authors Festival.
Experience insightful lectures and presentations by prominent authors and thought leaders, as they divulge their wisdom, provoke meaningful discussions, and nurture your creative spirit. Encounter a diverse array of subjects, from fiction and non-fiction to technology, science, and society.
Don't miss this opportunity! Secure your tickets now and let SVAF 360 whisk you away on a voyage of discovery!
Virtual festival ticket holders will receive an email on May 15th with information on how to access the Virtual Festival.
Frequently Asked Questions
The 2023 Virtual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival will include presentations from all of the outstanding speakers from our 2023 in-person event, including 14 keynote presentations and 13 breakout sessions. Find a full list of our 2023 speakers here. Please note that the John Hering presentation in conversation with John Markoff will not be available in the Virtual Festival.
Fill in the information one time and you are done! You will receive a link on or after May 15th – on the Virtual Festival Opening day (or the day you purchased your tickets after May 15th).
The presentations will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from May 15 to June 12, 2023. During that time, you may watch any presentations you choose, at any time, in any order, on any device.
Yes, you have complete access to all of the presentations during the Virtual Festival, from May 15 – June 15, 2023.
Authors and speakers only allow us to broadcast their presentations for one month.
The 2023 Virtual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is available worldwide.
A pass to the 2023 Virtual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival allows you to watch the Festival on any device from a single IP address, so anyone in your household can enjoy the presentations. To share the Festival experience with additional family and friends not within your household, please purchase additional passes.
If you attended the Festival, you do not need to purchase Virtual tickets, you will receive complimentary access. You will receive an email with login instructions on May 15th – the day the Virtual Festival starts.
If you are purchasing a Virtual Festival pass, you will receive instructions online afterward on how to log in as well as an email.
Yes, you can watch the presentations from any device.
The latest operating system.
Supported browsers: Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox. We recommend using the latest version of your browser. Internet Explorer is not supported.
The latest Operating System.
Supported browsers: Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox. We recommend using the latest version of your browser.
What should I do if I am experiencing playback issues? (video stalling, lagging, freezing)
Our online platform uses an adaptive streaming model which means that streaming quality is in direct relation to your personal internet connectivity and speed. If you are experiencing playback issues, this may mean that your device is using an internet connection that is poor or inconsistent – or that multiple wi-fi enabled devices connected simultaneously are interfering with your connection. If you’re on wifi, try moving closer to your router. You may also try connecting directly to your router via an ethernet cable.
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