Webinar Details for 4 April Meeting

We are meeting via webinar for our regularly scheduled meeting on 4 April 2020.  This email contains the details to register for the webinar, the itinerary, and instructions on where to find some tutorials on using the Zoom video conferencing system.  

Register for the 4 April Webinar

You must register for the webinar.  We are limited to 100 participants, so sign up soon.  Once registered, you will receive reminder emails 1 day and 1 hour prior to the event.

Our scheduled itinerary

  • 10:00 – 10:15 – Opening remarks and general society news
  • 10:15 – 10:45 – DNA Special Interest Group
  • 10:45 – 10:55 – Break 
  • 10:55 – 11:00 – Door prize, recap general society news 
  • 11:00 – 12:30 – Featured speaker – Maureen Taylor 

Help using our video teleconferencing system

We use Zoom as our solution to host webinars.  While this is the first time we are using it to broadcast the entire meeting; including the special interest group, we have used it numerous times for our remote speakers.  For those who may need some assistance on how to join, control your audio and video settings, or ask questions, I am finally getting the time to create and populate our knowledge base (help) articles.  Several are in the edit phase and will posted in the coming days.  The articles specific to Zoom are under the Technical Support category, then Video Teleconferencing subcategory.  Use the button below to directly access the knowledge base or via the Help link on the main website menu. Additionally, I will holding “office hours” on Tuesday, 31 March at 4pm and again on Thursday, 2 April at 8pm via webinars to assist anyone who would like to test their Zoom connection and settings prior to Saturday, 4 April’s meeting (webinar).  You may join at any time during these “office hours”.  Registration is not required for these sessions.


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