[Foundation] conf call facilities for annual meeting

Iain Shigeoka iain.shigeoka at messaginglogic.com
Tue Aug 20 11:34:40 CDT 2002


On 8/20/02 9:09 AM, "Peter Saint-Andre" <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:

> I've just talked with Gwenael Hagan at Jabber Inc. and he offered the
> company's MeetingOne account for use during the annual meeting on
> 2002-09-04. When I write up the official meeting notice (after hearing
> from all the current Board members), I will include the dial-in number for
> the conference call. Also, we can require each participant to use an
> individual access code in order to join the call -- do you folks think
> that would be a good idea? I don't particularly want non-members to be
> able to join the meeting....

I wonder if it might be better to have a one way broadcast of the meeting
(voice) to the internet (streaming quicktime) and a way to interact via the
web or Jabber.  I'm afraid of too many conference call participants making
things pretty unmanageable.  With this method, we could also allow
non-members to tune in (but not access the web/Jabber voting and feedback
stuff).  It would also allow us to provide an audio record of the meeting
for people who don't tune in live but would like to listen in later.  No
matter how its planned, someone is going to be stuck with the live event
occurring at some terribly early or late hour of the day.

Many companies do this for share holder meetings and press conferences and
it seems to work out quite well.

-iain

PS - sorry I didn't mention this earlier but I just thought of it when you
mentioned the possibility of the conference call getting swamped.




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