May 1, 2009
AIBS is taking another major step forward in its plans to make its meetings available online for worldwide access, on the general principle that doing so reduces energy use and enfranchises individuals and organizations who could not otherwise attend a meeting.
In addition to the archived plenary lectures from past AIBS annual meetings that are currently online in the AIBS Media Library (www.aibs.org/media-library), AIBS will make the plenary lectures of all future annual meetings—starting with the 2009 meeting in May—available as live Webcasts. Offsite participants will have live video and audio feeds of the speakers at the lectern and will be able to view the speakers' slides and submit questions to the moderator in real time. Visit the annual meeting's Web site at www.aibs.org/annual-meeting/annual_meeting_2009.html for information on how to register.
The AIBS council meeting on 20 May, which includes representatives of AIBS member societies and organizations, will also have parts of its agenda presented as a live Webinar event. Offsite participants will see the speakers' slides, hear the audio feed, and be able to submit questions to the moderator in real time. For information on how to register, visit www.aibs.org/council-news.