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/. Under Audio Services, click on “View my Global Access dial-in numbers”. Then click on our 888-481-3032 U.S./Canada access number. On the page that comes up, click on the “Global Access Numbers” tab to get the list of other countries' 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:

  • If you don't have it already, download into your computer the Adobe Flash player (It's a quick download), available for free. (Note: Adobe Flash Player is not supported for playback in a 64-bit browser. However, you can run Flash Player in a 32-bit browser running on a 64-bit operating system.)
  • At the time of the press conference of interest, access this Web address with your browser: http://www.agu.org/meetings/os10/newsmedia/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 AGUpressconfs@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 speakers' 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.