The need to live stream across multiple platforms is becoming a necessity with everyone having different preferences of web tools. At our company we are trying to reach as many people as possible for Tech Talks (short half hour sessions focused on a particular topic). In order to broaden our audience we decided we wanted to use YouTube without the burden of becoming a YouTube Partner.
The way to do this is to use Google+ Hangouts to stream live directly to YouTube. Below are the Google+ Hangouts and YouTube steps to stream live.
You must have a Google Plus and YouTube account. Both are free.