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Jan 18th Webinar with Dr. Lucinda Bateman

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by George, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. gracenote

    gracenote All shall be well . . .

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    your computer's microphone

    I just registered and in my confirmation email it said this:

    George, it sounds to me like you can do it all through your computer. What do you think? Maybe you can join us after all!
  2. Dr. Yes

    Dr. Yes Shame on You

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    Gracenote, I think you're right.

    It looks like you just have to click the link in the confirmation email (the one they tell you "not to share with anyone") and you will be automatically connected; no phone or Skype necessary. If that's the case then it's just like a live streaming audio/video feed. Live audio is no problem, but live video will probably crash this miniature computer of mine...

    from George:
    Yes... I think about that all the time... but in my fantasy it's always a Great Dane...
  3. anne

    anne Guest

    I'm delighted they are doing this, though every time I see the "word" webinar I want to stick a fork in my eye.
  4. Dr. Yes

    Dr. Yes Shame on You

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    :D I know... though my temptation is to stick it in someone else's...

    Btw, anne, that's not you peeking out in your Avatar, is it?

    Cuz if it is, you should REALLY post on that "looking younger than your age" thread...
  5. If we have to dial a number to get the 'sound' for the video, won't we get an enormous phone bill if we are outside the USA?
    Or can we somehow use a software version of a phone, using Skype?

    It's so confusing, the info I was sent says this:

    You will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended.
    Or, you may select Use Telephone after joining the Webinar.
  6. George

    George Guest

    If you have a software program called VOIP then it's a one shot deal. Click, connect, done. If you do not have the software and if you have it you will know you have it (grins) because you will have been using it to make phone calls before this, then you have to use the phone for sound, and yes that can lead to a huge phone bill since it's not on the free nights and weekends time period. (big grins)

    I don't know what the phone number is so I don't know if it costs. 800, 866 or 877 are all free numbers but other prefixes would costs. I'll try to find out.
  7. CJB

    CJB Senior Member

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    I'm having trouble launching the software. Is anyone else in???
  8. joyscobby

    joyscobby Senior Member

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    Cjb downloaded munualy I have

    sucessfully connected waiting for organiser

    I do not have a mike but 'puter built in speakers will that be ok.
    will I hear and not speak?

    Have skype but no built in mike or external. can here skype but cannot talk

    lost headset and new computer
  9. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    I am in. This is what you will see when the software downloads successfully.

    [​IMG]

    For those that are using their phone for audio:
    At the specified meeting time, dial the conference call number. When prompted, enter the access code followed by the # key and then your unique Audio PIN ([FONT=arial,verdana,helvetica]Shown after joining the Webinar)[/FONT].
  10. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    Not sure how it will work with Skype. You might want to take a look at the GoToMeeting Audio Help page
  11. Anybody feeling energetic / clear enough to make some notes?
    Or will there be a transcript / recording available?

    Rachel xx
  12. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    That's not me today - my brain is pea soup. I'll grab some screen shots of the presentation if I can.
  13. Koan

    Koan Be the change.

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    Uhm... Do we wait for an organizer until it begins or should we be checked into something that looks a little more like something is actually happening before noon?

    :ashamed:
  14. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    We wait for the organizer to open the webinar. Nothing will happen until then.
  15. Koan

    Koan Be the change.

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    Good grief! It's happening!
  16. CJB

    CJB Senior Member

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    I'm in -- had to disable the security software. I'm getting sound just fine over my laptop.
  17. starryeyes

    starryeyes Senior Member

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    Webinar

    The Webinar is on now. I don't have a picture but they sound great over the phone. Ah, the slides are on now. I think Vernon said that there are 88 people watching/listening to this webinar.
  18. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    YAY!!! CJ got in!! :victory:
  19. CJB

    CJB Senior Member

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    Dr Bateman is speaking and is talking about the history of the discovery of the virus. She covered the WPI paper and now she's talking about the IC paper.
  20. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    Couldn't get in - darn it

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