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Remote Press Conference Access

How to call in:


From USA and Canada, call toll-free: +1 888-481-3032

When prompted, enter this code: 115139

(Code is same for all press conferences, but you must place a separate call for each one, even in consecutive hours.)

(From other countries, to find toll-free access numbers, go to http://www.btconferencing.com/btc/infocentre/, click on Information Center tab. Under User Guides, click on Global Access Numbers for BTMeetMe, click on "Click here to view the global access numbers for your region". Then click on our 888-481-3032 U.S./Canada access number to get the list of other countriesí access #s.)

From anywhere else not included in toll-free service above: 1-617-801-9600 (toll call)

If you have problems calling in, try BT Conferencing Help Desk: +1 866 766 8777(US), +1 617 801 6700 (Global).

Instructions for accessing press conferences online:


  1. If you donít have it already, download into your computer the Adobe Flash player (Itís a quick download), available for free from: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

  2. At the time of the press conference of interest, access this Web address with your browser:
    http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm08/pressconference/

    You will see a split screen, with a window on top that will show PowerPoint slides, including videos, as they are presented by the speakers. Below the window is a grey bar that you can move up or down with your cursor. Beneath the bar, you will find links to documents (handouts, scientific papers, etc.) relevant to the press conference and available for immediate downloading from the Web by clicking on the links. (After downloading a file, use the BACK arrow on your browser to get back to the list of links.)

    To the right of the window is another link to send an email to AGU press officers at FM08pressconfs@gmail.com. We very much appreciate if, each time you watch a press conference, you would please click on the link, type in your name and media outlet, and hit Send. That will help us know who is participating remotely in our press conferences. Also we invite you to email us if you are having difficulty, or if you have a question or comment that is not for the speakers. However, if you have questions for the speakers, please pose them over the phone during the question-and-answer (Q&A) period after the presentations.

    Please note: Audio of the press conference will be available to you simultaneously via your telephone and via the Web (i.e. your computer). However, because PowerPoint images will arrive at your computer delayed relative to the speakersí voices on the phone, we recommend that during presentations you both watch the PowerPoints and listen to the speakers via your computer only. Please then switch back to the phone during the Q&A.

  3. Finally, this will be the first AGU Fall Meeting from which we are offering press-conference PowerPoints, including video, to off-site journalists via the Web. We ask that you please bear with us if any glitches arise in the process. We also thank you in advance for your participation, your tolerance, and any constructive feedback you might offer.

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