NextNow Frequently Asked Questions

NextNow Frequently Asked Questions

What is the date and time of the event?

Thursday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The virtual lobby opens at 7:45 p.m., and there are lots of special features that can be accessed before the event.

How do I access this virtual event experience?

The NextNow 2021 Scholarship Fundraiser is a private event and will require "activating" your registration by following the instructions below. Once you have activated your account, click on the NextNow icon to watch main event at 8:00 p.m. We recommend logging in at 7:45 p.m. so you are ready for the performance at 8:00 p.m.

Access from a computer
Click this link to access the event website from a computer. Enter the email address you purchased with and create a password. Once you have created your password, you will have access to all of the event's unique features. Bookmark this link to make access easy on the night of the event.

Access from a tablet or smartphone
Click this link from your device to download the mobile app, or download the mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store by searching "UNCSA Powering Creativity." When you launch the app, enter the email you used to purchase, create a password and fill out a profile. Once you have completed these steps, you will have access to the mobile event page which contains all the same features as the web app.

Use both!
The website and mobile app can also be used at the same time — a great way to simultaneously watch the film and enjoy the event's social features. Exciting features will be available in the app throughout the week.

What if I need help logging on?

If you have any trouble logging in, please don’t hesitate to reach out directly through one of these resources:

Technical Assistance

What is the mobile app?

The mobile app is called UNCSA Powering Creativity and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store of the Google Play Store. The mobile app will have all the same content as you’ll find by following the web link. You can also view the mobile app at the same time you are viewing from the web link.

Can I view the event from my TV?

Yes, if accessing the event from a laptop, attendees can easily connect to their computer to their TV using an HDMI cord. All you need are your computer, your TV, and an HDMI cord.

For guidance doing this, please view the following video:

If attendees are using a Mac device and have an Apple TV or AirPlay2 compatible TV, the event can be streamed using Apple AirPlay. For guidance doing this, please view the following video:

If attendees are using the Chrome web browser and have a “Chromecast” compatible TV, they can cast the event from Chrome. On your computer, open Chrome and follow the directions below:

  • At the top right, click the three vertical dots, then Cast.
  • Choose the Chromecast device where you want to watch the content.
  • If you're already using the Chromecast, your content will replace what's on your TV.
  • When you're done, to the right of the address bar, click Cast > Stop casting.

Do I need to download anything special?

All you need to participate in the virtual event experience is internet access. No other streaming devices ​or services are required. The link you receive allows you to connect from your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. You ​have the option to download the mobile app, and you may be active on the mobile app while simultaneously logged onto the website.

Will my internet speed affect the video quality?

Yes, if you have low internet speed or bandwidth, the video quality may be affected.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are $250.00 per household. Includes access to the NextNow event, a duo of UNCSA tumblers, cocktail kit (alcohol not included), special treat and dessert plate from Mozelle's (for local pick up only) You can purchase here.

Can I still be a sponsor?

Tax-deductible sponsorships are available starting at $1,000. Contact the Office of Advancement if you are interested, 336.770.3332 or

How long is the event?

The event will be approximately 1 hour, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.