While you can use a dialup connection to attend the Internet conference, it is strongly
recommended that you have access to a high-speed connection such as broadand, DSL, or ISDN.
With a dialup connection, you will receive the audio portion of a lecture, but instead of
a live video feed there will be a still picture of the lecturer.
When you click the "Technical Check" icon below, depending on software already
installed on your computer, you will be taken through our service provider's
one or two step process to attend a 5 minute demo.
When you click on the "Step-1 link", the system will have you download and install
a current version of Java if not already on your system. The "Step-2" link will install
our service provider's software that allows your computer to interact with the
broadcast server. The installation may take up to several minutes to complete
depending on the speed of your computer.
At this point, a 5-minute video will start and explain broadly the main features of the
conference user interface. Once completed, you will be prepared to
receive the conference broadcasts.
The above is a simple straight forward procedure, but should you have any problem,
technical support is available as follows:
- North America, Toll Free: +1 (866) 388-8674
- UK, Toll Free: 0808-101-1432
- Australia, Toll Free: 1 (800) 26-7338
- International, Non Toll Free: +1 (606) 274-2686
You will find the support personnel at our service provider, Elluminate,
to be very patient and helpful.
When they inquire about your affiliation, tell them that you are participating in
ForumOnAstrology's Conference being being held on October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2010.
How do I register?
It's simple. When you click the "Register" link, the process begins by having you
create your own unique User ID and Password and ends by informing you that an email
has been sent confirming your successful registration.
You are not required to choose at the time of registration which lectures you want to attend. You are
free to make your selections at the time of the actual broadcast.
How to attend a broadcast and what to expect on conference day
1. Click on the "Attend Broadcasts" link. You will be directed to login if you
have not already done so. You will then be brought to the sessions page where
you can click the "attend" link for the lecturer's broadcast you want to attend.
These "attend' links will be made available from one-half hour prior to the
broadcast's start until the end of the broadcast.
Once you choose a particular broadcast session, you are committed to that session.
You may leave the room anytime before the broadcast ends. And you can jump in again,
but you are not permitted to jump out of a chosen lecture and then decide you want
to attend another lecture in the same time period.
2. When in a room, you hear the lecturer and see a live video image
of the person. You will also notice several other items on your screen including
the lecturer's Powerpoint presentation on the right two-thirds of your screen, a
list of attendees on the upper left portion of the screen, and on the lower left,
the instant message area for communicating with the lecturer's support person.
Along the top edge of your screen are various icons that can be used by participants to
respond to questions posed by the lecturer. The most commonly used are the "Yes or No"
icons for response by the group as a whole.
What do I do when the lecture ends?
You simply exit the broadcast by clicking on the
on the upper right edge of your screen just as when you would exit any Internet session.
You are then returned to the sessions page to await the next broadcast after a
session or lunch break.