Press Conference Webstreaming Instructions

Webstreaming: How to Access 2015 Fall Meeting Press Conferences (LIVE) via the Internet

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At the time of the press conference, please go to the AGU press conferences web page.

If you wish to be able to ask questions (via chat only) you must first register for the webstreaming site by clicking the Register link at the bottom of the AGU press conferences web page. Please register using your real name (without spaces). Once registered for the webstreaming site, you need only log in to take part in subsequent press conferences. (Please note: Only members of the press may ask questions during press conferences. For information about who AGU considers press, please see AGU’s press registration eligibility information here. You do not need to register as a press attendee for the Fall Meeting but you do need to register for the webstreaming site.)

On the press conferences web page, you will see a webstreaming window on top that will show, on one half of the screen, the speakers’ PowerPoint slides in real time (including video), and, on the other half of the screen, live video of the speaker table and panelists. You will hear audio of the press conference via the same web page (To expand the webstreaming window to full screen, click on the icon in the upper right margin of the window (Esc key to cancel)).

Below the webstreaming window, you will see the chat window. During press conferences, an AGU staff member will monitor the chat and ask questions to the press conference speakers on your behalf. You will hear the speakers’ answers via the web page.  To participate in the chat, it is best to access the AGU press conferences web page from a laptop or similar device, because it may be difficult or impossible to use the chat on the small screen of a mobile phone.

AGU staff will upload handouts, scientific papers, or other press conference relevant documents to the Virtual Press Room. These materials will have been provided by press conference speakers for reporters to download. Press conferences will be archived on AGU’s YouTube channel.

To report difficulties remotely accessing AGU press conferences, please do so via the chat. If it is not functioning, please email AGU’s press officers at news@agu.org or phone the Press Room at +1 (415) 348-4404 or +1 (415) 348-4405.

If, for some reason, the webstreaming does not work for a particular press conference, we will immediately put up a message on the 2015 Fall Meeting Media Center homepage and switch to making the briefing available via teleconference. To call into the teleconference, dial +1 (877) 709-0939 from within the United States or Canada, or +1 (678) 735-6305 internationally. The participant passcode is 1924247921. NOTE: The teleconference will only be available if the webstreaming goes down.