An open space for global conversation
NOTE: THIS SECTION NEEDS TO BE UPDATED AS OUR FORMATS HAVE EVOLVED!
When are they held?
Our initial schedule is Mondays from 11am-2pm US Eastern time. "Drop in" for any portion of the call or join for the whole thing--it will go by faster than you think! You must register (preferably but not necessarily in advance) for each call so that you receive a call-in number and your own unique PIN. The current schedule and registration links can be found on the main page and the Call Schedule page. The "menu" of conversations being hosted on the next call can be found on the Current Call Menus page.
What do I need to participate?
The calls use a regular phone connection, which can be a land line, cell, Google Voice or "Skype-Out" (but NOT Skype-to-Skype). This is a long distance call for most participants. The call-in numbers are US-based even for overseas callers, at this time.
You do not need to be online during the call--most of the action is voice only. However there is a participant dashboard you can log in to (the link for this will be in your registration confirmation) that allows for extra communications back and forth with the call's hosts (but not other participants). Many people may also use this site during the call, to view the current conversation menu, profiles of people they are talking to or the text chat feature listed on the main menu bar.
What happens on a call?
Our main programs, Vital Conversations and Occupy Heart, run 2 hours. Connect 2012 calls will range between 1-2 hours, depending on the call purpose.
General Call Agenda for Vital Conversation:
Our format will evolve in time based on our sense of the conversations that want and need to happen, so your feedback is vital to this process.