GRUEN web conferences Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17

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GRUEN web conferences Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17
by Brant Knützen - Saturday, 16 May 2020, 3:05 AM

Hello GRUEN participants!

The plan is for groups to work on their presentations until May 24.  Presentations could be slide shows (PPT, Genially, etc), or narrated videos.  If you can host your presentation on a free website, that'd be a great way to archive and share your work with others!  (WordPress, others).  For more info see the Presentation forum discussion instructions.

I will open an assignment to start collecting the presentation files on May 20, but the deadline isn't until May 24.

This is a reminder that I will host web conferences on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, May 16 (tomorrow) and 17.

We will look at the ongoing Design work, and the progress on the Presentations.

The web conferences will be 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 these optional conferences!

The link to the web conference is:

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 30 minutes 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.   I like to have a backup device ready, for example you can have a laptop as your main device, and a smartphone loaded with the Connect app (and the link to the conference already loaded and tested) as your backup.


GRUEN workshop moderator & technical facilitator

(the below picture is courtesy of Urja, who included it in a recent Design post: a view of a future possible New York City!)