frequently asked questions

How much did this event cost?
This event was free.

What is a webcast? Do I need to travel?
A webcast is a web seminar or conference that allows many participants from multiple locations to view the Summit without traveling. Webcast participants need only a computer with Internet access.

System Requirement Questions

What do I need to view this site?
You need the most recent version of Adobe Flash.

  • Your computer must meet the following requirements to successfully view this site:
    • Microsoft Windows 98(SE), ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
    • Macintosh OSX
    • Internet Explorer 7 or higher
    • Firefox v2 of higher
    • Safari for Macintosh
    • Flash 7.0.25 or higher
    • Cookies must be enabled for this site. For more information see How do I Enable Cookies?

Where can I get free upgrades to meet this site's system requirements?
Upgrades for various browsers are listed below:

  • Free upgrades for Internet Explorer are available here.
  • Free upgrades for Flash are available here.
  • To receive current system updates as recommended by Windows, click here.
Note that some company networks prevent individual upgrades on computers. If you receive an error message that says you do not have permission to upgrade, contact your network administrator.

Are cookies required to view this site?
Yes, you must have cookies enabled in order to access our site. For information on how to do this, visit How do I Enable Cookies? below.

How do I enable cookies?
Following are step-by-step instructions to enable the cookies in your browser.
Note that some firewalls and security tools also include cookie-blocking settings. We recommend you refer to your product manuals for instructions on how to disable this setting as it often resolves streaming issues.

  • Macintosh Safari:
    • Choose Preferences from the Safari menu and click Security.
    • Click Always for Accept Cookies
    • Close the Security window to save and apply the changes.
  • Internet Explorer 7 and 8:
    • Start Internet Explorer.
    • Choose Tools > Internet Options.
    • Click the Privacy tab to display the Privacy panel.
    • Use the vertical slide bar to adjust your privacy settings to no higher than Medium High.
    • Click the Advanced button.
    • Verify that the Override Automatic Cookie Handling option is not checked. (Note that if you prefer to use the Override Automatic Cookie Handling option, you must accept first-party cookies to enter the site. Though not required for entry, we strongly recommend also accepting third-party cookies for the best FeedRoom experience.)
    • Click OK.
    • Click OK again.
    • Close all open Internet Explorer browsers.
    • Reopen the browser and return to the Financial Summit.
  • Mozilla Firefox Mac
    • On the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu, and select Preferences.
    • Select the Privacy panel.
    • Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
    • Check mark Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies.
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5/6
    • Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
    • Select the "Privacy" icon in the left panel.
    • Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
    • Check mark Accept cookies from sites to enable Cookies, and uncheck it to disable them.
    • Click "OK" to save changes.
  • Mozilla Firefox 3
    • Go to the "Tools" menu.
    • Select "Options".
    • Select the "Privacy" icon in the left panel.
    • Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set cookies".
    • Click "OK" to save changes.
  • Netscape 7.1/Mozilla 5.0
    • Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
    • Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security" in the scrolling window to expand.
    • Under "Privacy & Security", select "Cookies."
    • Select "Enable all cookies".
    • Click "OK".

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