The next LDSTech broadcast, scheduled for Friday, August 3, at 12:00pm MDT, will focus on Personal Video Conferencing (PVC) and Meetinghouse Webcast.
You can attend the broadcast either online during the live stream or in person at the Riverton Office Building. Kurt Olsen and Rod Hyde, meetinghouse technology product managers in ICS, will give the broadcast.
What Is Personal Video Conferencing?
Personal Video Conferencing (PVC) provides local Church leaders and members of the Church workforce the ability to personally interact with one another, regardless of their location, using just a personal computer.
PVC is a telecommunication technology that allows for two-way video and audio transmissions. The Church provides PVC to local leaders and employees worldwide for the purpose of reducing travel while still accomplishing face-to-face communications for meetings, interviews, trainings, and other purposes. You can use PVC for one-on-one meetings and for small groups.
Rod Hyde will present about PVC, including how it can be used, who is authorized to use it, and the keys for proper setup to ensure a high-quality video meeting experience.
You can learn more about PVC by watching this excellent series of video tutorials created by the Church: https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Instructional_screencasts.
What Is Meetinghouse Webcast?
Through Meetinghouse Webcast, local units of the Church can broadcast meetings from one location to another location over the Internet. Meetinghouse Webcast technology provides an alternative to travel for stake conferences, regional conferences, firesides, and training meetings.
During Meetinghouse Webcasts, audio and video are broadcasted from a central location to one or more additional locations. The webcasts are transmitted over the Internet to a publishing system that includes Church media distribution servers. Receiving locations connect over the Internet to the publishing system to receive the webcast.
Kurt Olsen will discuss how Meetinghouse Webcast compares to PVC, the two options available for creating broadcasts, and some tips on ensuring a good broadcast.
You can learn more about Meetinghouse Webcast by watching the video tutorials produced by the Church here: https://tech.lds.org/wiki/Meetinghouse_Webcast_training.
How to Attend
To attend the LDSTech broadcast, click the Watch Now button at the top of this article. Alternatively, go to the LDSTech Broadcast page during the time of the broadcast and click the Watch Now button. If you live or work near Riverton, Utah, you can also come to the Riverton Office Building (ground floor, Zion room) to watch the broadcast in person.
Each broadcast is recorded, so if you miss one, you can re-watch the recording at any time. In fact, if you arrive late to the broadcast, you can rewind the broadcast and play it from the beginning.
During the broadcast, remote viewers can ask questions through Twitter. If you don’t already have a Twitter account, you can sign up for one at Twitter.com. When you ask a question, include the hashtag #ldstech in your tweet. For more information, see Twitter and LDSTech.
Attendees on-site at the Riverton Office Building can ask their questions in a more traditional manner – by raising their hand during the presentation and speaking into a microphone.
Upcoming LDSTech Broadcasts
Topics for upcoming LDSTech broadcasts include the following:
- September 7: Personal Progress, Duty To God, LDS Music
- October 5: Meetinghouse Internet Upgrade
For a list of previous LDSTech broadcasts, see https://tech.lds.org/wiki/LDSTech_broadcasts.
To read more about PVC, see Personal Video Conferencing on the LDSTech wiki.
To read more about Meetinghouse Webcast, see Meetinghouse Webcast on the LDSTech wiki.