GRUEN - web conferences

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GRUEN - web conferences
by Brant Knützen - Thursday, 30 April 2020, 1:35 AM

Hello GRUEN participants!

During the web conference last Saturday, several participants requested that I host a conference EVERY Saturday to support and guide the groups as they design their "dream green" cities.   A couple of people also requested a conference on Sundays.

I'm willing to host these regular conferences, but I'd like to know what is the most popular choice for a regular day to meet.

I have set up a poll so each participant can indicate their preference at:    

Please indicate your preference!

I will host a web conference next Saturday, May 2, in the afternoon / evening: 4pm in Spain, 7pm in Pakistan, 7:30pm in India, 7:45pm in Nepal, and 10pm in Hong Kong / Singapore.   All GRUEN participants are welcome to attend this optional conference!

Maria Jesus Paramo, the teacher in Algeciras, Spain has requested a "focus group" web conference on Friday, May 1 for her students to meet with their groupmates, plan, and prepare.   This focus group will consist of groups 1-6 (see attached list).  If you are in group 1-6, you are invited to attend this web conference: 4pm in Spain, 7pm in Pakistan, 7:30pm in India, 7:45pm in Nepal, and 10pm in Hong Kong / Singapore.

The link to the web conference is:

Also, don't forget I have set up a web conference room for EVERY group, which you can access at:   (where ## is your Group #).   Groups should be able to meet in these rooms any time, 24/7, speak using their microphones, share their web cams, and share their desktops.   Please let me know if you cannot.

Students can login using their phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop PCs or Macs.

Mobile users can download the free Connect app from Adobe, and PC/Mac users can download the app or just load the link in their browsers.  Better to use the app, so you can use a microphone!  Just go in as a Guest, and type the name you want me to call you.

I recommend headphones / ear buds if you want to hear clearly, and to avoid any echos if you want to use voice.  The room is always open, and I highly recommend that you try loading the software and entering the room at least an hour or more before the conference, to make sure you can troubleshoot any problems.  Once in the room, there's a pull-down menu under Meetings, select Audio Setup Wizard to test that your speakers and microphone work ok.


GRUEN workshop moderator & technical facilitator