About Web Conferencing
Web Conferencing allows participants (either face to face or remotely) to
- instant message each other
- review the meeting agenda and documents
- follow presentations and raise their hands in order to make comments.
in a virtual meeting room over the Internet.
TTF Report on web conferencing
Extract on Web-Conferencing and Adobe Connect issues from report presented at ICANN 60 Abu Dhabi
ICANN and the At-Large community primarily uses the Adobe Connect solution (http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html) to do its web conferencing. Using this tool effectively is important to anyone wanting to participate in At-Large Working Groups and your Regional At-Large Organisations (RALO) conference calls.
Read more about Adobe Connect
The TTF is researching plugins for Adobe Connect to further enhance/improve the benefits of conference calls for At-Large.
Alternative Web Conferencing Options
The TTF explored a variety of conferencing solutions when ICANN appeared to be switching to LucidMeetings, a cloud based conferencing solution in mid 2013. The TTF has held several meetings with LucidMeetings The TTF used LUCID for its WG calls from late 2013 to mid 2014, before returning to Adobe Connect.
Several TTF members has mentioned other tools for consideration for use by At-Large Structures and/or for use by At-Large WGs. The TTF has reviewed several of these conferencing solutions with special purpose calls to test these solutions.
See the Comparison of webconferencing solutions page with the list of conferencing solutions tested so far.