Webinar: Virtual Meetings Best Practices From PublicInput.com

AprApril 1 2020


How can we keep critical processes on track if we can’t hold meetings?

To move quickly, many teams have tried deploying off-the-shelf conferencing tools and social media live streaming. However it’s becoming clear that these approaches have serious tradeoffs, leaving elected officials frustrated and reconsidering virtual public meetings altogether:

“We probably will have to suspend public comment if we go to virtual meetings because there really is no way to do it…We want to make sure the rules are being followed just as if we were in person [but] don’t want anything to turn into a circus.” —Clayton County, GA Commission Chair Jeff Turner

Several public failures of conferencing tools have highlighted important “must-haves” when implementing a virtual meeting solution:

  • Provides a way for multiple presenters to participate remotely
  • Provides an alternative to “chat” windows to capture, moderate, and retain all public comments
  • Provides access for residents with limited internet access
  • Provides ways to participate without registration or software downloads

PublicInput is hosting a webinar next Wednesday at 2pm ET to dive into what’s behind these requirements – and how teams are complying with federal and state records laws when conducting virtual public meetings.

Virtual Meetings Best Practices Webinar

Wed, Apr 01 2:00 pm ET

Please let us know if you will attend:

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Topics covered:

  • Assessing your organization’s public meetings needs
  • Frustrations and risks arising from using conferencing software for public meetings
  • Approaches that address questions around access and public records
  • Live demonstration of new PublicInput.com virtual meeting tools and conferencing integrations
  • You may also view without registering at https://publicinput.com/virtual-meetings.
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