We are delighted to offer you a chance to watch our 2022 speaker presentations through our Virtual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival.

The 2022 Virtual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival will be available
September 10 – October 8, 2022

NOTE: Virtual festival ticket holders will receive an email on September 10th with information on how to access the Virtual Festival.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the 2022 Virtual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival experience?

The 2022 Virtual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival will include presentations from all of the outstanding speakers from our 2022 in-person event, including 13 keynote presentations and 12 breakout sessions. Find a full list of our 2022 speakers here.

How do I purchase and use a Virtual Festival pass?

Purchase tickets here.

Fill in the information one time and you are done! You will receive a link on or after September 10th – on the Virtual Festival Opening day or the day you purchased your tickets after September 10th.

What is the schedule for the Virtual Festival?

The presentations will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from September 10 to October 8, 2022. During that time, you may watch any presentations you choose, at any time, in any order, on any device.

Can I watch a presentation more than once?

Yes, you have complete access to all of the presentations during the Virtual Festival, from September 10 – October 8, 2022.

Can I watch content after October 8? 

Authors and speakers only allow us to broadcast their presentations for one month.

Worldwide viewing

The 2022 Virtual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is available to pass holders worldwide.

How do I transfer a Virtual Festival Pass to colleagues, friends or family?

A pass to the 2022 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.

How do I log in to watch?

If you are a Festival attendee, you will receive an email with login instructions on September 10th – the day the Virtual Festival starts. If you are purchasing a pass, you will receive instructions online afterward on how to log in.

Can I watch the presentations from any of my devices – computer, iPad, mobile phone?

Yes – need more info here from Raghu Yes, you can watch the presentations from any device.

What are the requirements for Windows computers?

Sample response:Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

Supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser. Internet Explorer is not supported.

What are the requirements for Mac computers?

Sample response: MacOS 10.12 or later

Supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera. We recommend using the latest version of your browser.

General Troubleshooting 

What should I do if I am experiencing playback issues? (video stalling, lagging, freezing)

Sample answer: 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.

Additional Tech Info & Live Chat Support 

If you need tech support, please contact our tech team by email at svaftechteam@svauthorsfest.org or by phoning one of two numbers:

(833) 676-6661 then press 103 for the tech team or (415) 249-2400 to go directly