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Virtual conferences for scientists

Virtual conferences for scientists

To discuss the key requirements for virtual conferencing software (in particular for running virtual conferences in the mathematical sciences) and how best to meet those requirements
Casey Wedge
Casey Wedge
Casey Wedge
Cisco WebEx Event Center is an ideal way to host training sessions, presentations, short meeting and real time polling with your teams and customers. Automated email invitations, confirmations and reminders are simple to manage with this service. - Casey Wedge
Dale Sleppy
Dale Sleppy
Dale Sleppy
Dale Sleppy
Dale Sleppy
Dale Sleppy
Dale Sleppy
Dale Sleppy
#Intercall #ReservationlessPlus is a great tool to bring to your business to begin or improve your conference calls. #ConferenceCalls are convenient for last minute meetings or for bringing together busy executives. Also get some useful tips here to maximize the impact of your future conference calls....
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Dale Sleppy
Daniela Guaita
#PGi #iMeet, the only way for realtors to respond to leads was through email, phone calls, or posts on social media sites. PGi iMeet provides the first-class, personalized service without the premium costs. PGi iMeet can even speed up the time it takes to close a deal via collaboration tools, storage and file #Sharing....
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Daniela Guaita
Dale Sleppy
Daniela Guaita
Daniela Guaita
Daniela Guaita
Daniela Guaita
Daniela Guaita
Fwd: InterCall Web Conferencing Services with Unified Meeting and WebEx Solutions offers secure, reliable audio, web and video conferencing solution for Business http://sh0.in/gU (via http://friendfeed.com/daniela...)
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Daniela Guaita
Fwd: Equifax employs pgi iMeet video conferencing solution due to its elements like support, reliability, security, compatibility, User-friendliness, cost, fast applicability and mobility.http://sh0.in/fP
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PGi conference provider of audio, web and video conferencing services offer PGi GlobalMeet HD app for ipad with various options to dial-in to business meetings with a single touch on your iPad. - Daniela Guaita
Daniela Guaita
Fwd: PGi is a leading global conferencing service provider of audio and web conferencing solutions. From its conferencing solutions to document delivery, PGi lets the world to connect meaningfully, and enables over 50,000 businesses to conduct 12 million meetings. http://sh0.in/fU (via http://friendfeed.com/daniela...)
Robert Spekkens
Dimdim acquired by salesforce.com. http://www.computerworld.com/s...
"Open-source code made available by Dimdim will still be accessible at SourceForge.net, but the company will no longer be contributing to that project." - Robert Spekkens
Matt Leifer
This could be the one: http://bigbluebutton.org/ Open source video conferencing, chat, slide and screen sharing built with higher education in mind. Server required (no hosted version). Also see http://twit.tv/floss147 for a podcast that discusses it.
Robert Spekkens
I learned about iDroo today from a comment by Mathqq at Backreaction (http://backreaction.blogspot.com/). It's another attempt at adding a whiteboard to skype. So I downloaded it. Sadly, like all other such products I've tried, it disappoints by failing to replicate one of the two critical features of an actual whiteboard -- an eraser.
Robert Spekkens
I just heard about this package, called evo -- http://evo.caltech.edu/evoGate... I haven't had a chance to try it out yet.
According to their about page http://evo.caltech.edu/evoGate... it seems that the primary goal of evo is to spout a long list of jargon and buzzwords before finally getting around to telling you that it does just about the same thing that every other web-based collaboration service does. It is worth trying, but this doesn't leave me hopeful. - Matt Leifer
The documentation is only available as a pdf file, really? - Matt Leifer
Matt Leifer
The hosted version of DimDim now allows you to organize webinars with an unlimited number of attendees - http://www.techcrunch.com/2009...
Matt Leifer
Fwd: Reminder: anyone in the world can now attend Science Online 2009 London without leaving the comfort of their pyjamas or computer on August 22nd: http://network.nature.com/people.... Please pass the word! (via http://friendfeed.com/science...)
Shame that it's in Second life though. Last time I tried it, I got scared off by all the weirdos in there - and my poor MacBook crashed under the strain off all that 3D rendering. Why do they use Second life? Surely all they are doing is a web-cast? - Dan Browne
I don't know why they are using Second Life, rather than a more straightforward web-meeting solution, e.g. DimDim. They definitely want more than a plain webcast though, as the ability to interact with other attendees (both real and virtual) is important. Presumably they think that Second Life encourages this. I think this argument is fallacious, as modern web meeting software is pretty good at allowing interaction. Second Life is overkill and yesterday's news. - Matt Leifer
Thanks for the heads up re: DimDim. I've been looking for a decent low-cost web-meeting site for a while now. I'll take a look at this. Have you tried it? - Dan Browne
Yes. It works incredibly well for small meetings, i.e. much better than any other free service that I have seen. Not sure how it scales for big meetings because I've never tried it with more than 3 people. If you are interested, we are collecting links to various web-conferencing software in this friendfeed group: http://friendfeed.com/virtual... - Matt Leifer
Michael Nielsen
In DimDim, would it be possible to record a screencast using a tablet?
In principle, but I don't know if you can easily extract the video of the screencast without all the additional DimDim cruft. There are better tools for screencasting. - Matt Leifer
Matt Leifer
Dimdim Leaves Beta, Adds Features, Releases Source Code - ReadWriteWeb - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...
Updated version of the best platform we found so far is released. Significantly, the open source version no longer has a restriction on the number of attendees. - Matt Leifer from Bookmarklet
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