Save the Date! CMAT Annual General Meeting on Sept 7, 2014!

Please Save the Date on your calendar to join us for the AGM on 7 Sept, 2014 in the evening:

16:00 hrs PST,  17:00 hrs MT and  19:00 hrs EST.

The AGM will be hosted online.

CMAT AGM viewing instructions

After testing a variety of online conferencing tools, the CMAT Board has chosen to broadcast the September 7, 2014 AGM on Youtube via Google Hangout on Air. Our test run with the tool went very well, and we think it will be the best FREE conferencing solution for this event.  Here’s how it will work:

  • The Board will initiate the video conference in Google Hangout on Air, which we will link to Youtube.
  • A unique URL is generated, that we will post on our webpage, at 3:45pm PST on September 7, 2015.
  • Click on the link to view the Youtube broadcast
  • Enter your questions for the Board into the comments area below the video, a Board member will be picking up the questions for the panel to answer as we go.

It’s that easy. One detail to note is that there is approximately a 2 minute delay between what is being recorded in Google, and what is being broadcast on Youtube. With this in mind, we are structuring the agenda to include a report or presentation, followed by a question and answer period, before moving on to the next report.  Answering questions in the middle of reports or presentations may be a bit choppy and out of sequence with the delay. Feel free to ask questions as soon as you think of them, just be aware we will wait to the end of a report to respond to them.

Our goal is to be as inclusive and interactive as we can. The Google/Youtube platform is the most effective we have found, that doesn’t require each participant to sign up for anything, or download any add-ons or other software. If, for the future, you have suggestions for other FREE video conferencing solutions for this sort of online event, please share them with us!