How Do I Add Contributors?


What is a contributor?

Do you have a guest speaker? Do you want to add a team member to help you manage your webinars? Then add a contributor! 

How to add contributors

You can either pick an existing one (from your team or a previous webinar) or create a new one by clicking on "+add a team member" or "+add a guest speaker":

Adding team members

You can add team members to your Livestorm account in your Team settings > Team members. There are two main roles you can assign to a team member when you add them to your Livestorm account: Host and Moderator. You may find more information about the roles here: How to add team members

Once a team member is added to your account, you can then assign them to your webinars as Contributors (Webinar settings > Contributors > Team members). You'll be able to select them when you click " +add a team member":

Moderators or guest speakers will not be able to start or end the webinar, but they can help you manage and moderate the webinar. 

Adding guest speakers

If you want to add a contributors to your webinar, but not give them access to your dashboard, you can add them as Guest speakers. Guest speakers typically apply in cases you'd like to invite people outside of your company to speak at your webinar.


Check the highlight option to have your contributors displayed on the registration page and have their name listed in the emails.

What rights do contributors have?

Contributors have full webinar moderation rights. They can:

  • Enter the webinar room before the webinar room starts so they can run tests beforehand. 
  • Go on stage to share their webcam or mic with the audience. 
  • Publish polls, share documents, reply back to questions...
  • Kick people out of the room, remove people from stage, mute/unmute people...

This works great for your team members and guest speakers who will help manage and moderate the webinar. 

Bear in mind that only hosts can create, edit, start or end webinars. Moderators and guest speakers do not have these rights. Please see our article Differences Between Roles for a detailed list of rights.

How do contributors log in/access the webinar?

Team members

 Assigned team members can access the webinar room right from their Livestorm dashboard.

Guest speakers 

Added speakers join the webinar room before it starts through their personal access link they'll receive by email. 

  • If your webinar is published, they will receive their confirmation email as soon as you add them. 
  • If the webinar is not published yet, they will receive the confirmation email once it is published.

They can also log in from the registration page with their access key and email address. Please see all of the details in our article: How to Log in to the Webinar