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Origami Connect FAQ

Is there a registration fee? What does OrigamiUSA do with those fees?

Yes, there is a registration fee of $10 for each computer connected for a session. We have tried to keep the fees as low as possible to achieve our goal of connecting as many folders as possible with each other.

The registration fees include covering equipment, license costs, and credit card/PayPal fees, as well as providing a small honorarium for our presenters and hosts.

How do I view the session live on a computer?

You will receive an email with a link to the live event. Click on the link in the email; you may have to download the Zoom application. After that you will be taken to the live event.

How do I view the session live on a tablet or smartphone?

Download the Zoom app from your App Store or Google Play. Type the URL given in the email into the application and it will take you to the live event.

Do I get a link to the recording if I attend live?

Yes, everyone that registers will receive a link to the recording. The recording is not downloadable and will eventually go away, but it will be up for a few weeks after the scheduled session.

How do I view the recording of the session on a computer?

Enter the URL sent to you by the Origami Connect Committee for the recording into the address bar of your browser. It should open in your browser without any other action needed.

How do I view the recording of the session on a tablet or phone?

Enter the URL sent to you by the Origami Connect Committee for the recording into the address bar of your browser. It should open in your browser without any other action needed.

Why do the sound and mouth movements not match up?

We use Voice Over IP (VOIP) for the sound to avoid echoing problems that arose during our early events. This is more robust, but unfortunately, there is a time lag because internet WiFi speed does not keep up with the speed of the phone.

There are other video quality problems, like jerkiness, delays, etc. Why is that?

Live streaming is dependent on Internet connectivity and latency, so the video quality depends on both the presenter and attendees WiFi speeds and Internet conditions, which can fluctuate dramatically.

Why are the recordings not edited like You Tube videos?

The videos are offered as a refresher to those who participated interactively and would like to see it again to remind themselves and for those who tried to participate live, but for whom technical conditions (like network connectivity, or system issues) prevented live participation. They're intended to be a record of a live, interactive session, not standalone instructional videos.

I am not from the United States and am having problems registering. Help!

If you're having trouble registering, please contact us and tell us as completely as possible what you're experiencing. Send your description to origamiconnect [at] origamiusa.org.

If the registration form is rejecting your payment, please tell us the exact error message. We use a third party to process credit card payments (so that we don't have to, and do not, store your credit card information), and any rejection would come from the payment processor.

If your card isn't accepted, we do accept and recommend PayPal, especially for out-of-the-US registrations.