Annual General Meeting 2008 followed by a presentation on Audio Video Conferencing

24 July 2008

Buffet at 6:30pm. AGM at 6:00pm. Talk at 6:45pm.

Frances Mary Lescher Building, Hope University, Gateway Building, Taggart Avenue, Childwall, Liverpool, L16 9JD. Maps for Hope University.

Giorgio Bragoli of DigitalMeeting



BCS members only.

Nominations for Officers (i.e. Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer) and Committee Members, with a proposer and seconder should be sent to the Secretary, Dave England.

The proposer and seconder should be members of the Merseyside Branch of the Society, and the agreement of the nominee must be confirmed.

Nominations can also be accepted at the meeting.

Please note the change of venue; this is due to building work at JMU meaning that no parking is available. There will be plenty of parking at Hope University and it is also easily accessible by bus.


  1.  Apologies
  2.  Minutes of the 2007 AGM
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chairman's Report
  5. Hon Treasurers Report
  6. Election of Officers
  7. Election of Branch Committee
  8. Any other business


Audio video conferencing was once seen as in the remit of the global corporate companies who had large conference rooms with big digital cameras and plasma screens.

It was used on intranets to connect geographically dispersed sites together at times which had to be booked in advance so that everyone who needed to attend could free up their calendars to do so. With advances in technology audio video conferencing has now reached the desk top.

This opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for SMEs who can now enjoy the advantages of less need to travel to customer sites and not having to deal with the associated cost of travel expenses and wasted travel time as well as the reduced carbon foot print.

The aim of this talk would be to promote the use of the audio/visual conferencing by showing its generic features and to put these in the context for the SMEs. How they could be used to reduce over-head cost.

This talk should be very interesting to anyone who, currently, is obliged to spend much time, energy and expense travelling on business - and that's probably most of us!

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