Webinar policies

Webinar Policy

1. Registrations for webinars are not transferable between people. The registrant named on the registration form is the only person who will be accepted into the online webinar meeting room. Likewise, the registrant is the only person with whom AMBS will communicate about the webinar, from whom we will receive payment, and for whom we will provide "help" and technological support prior to and during the webinar. In support of this, we require individuals' names, not churches' names, on the registration form. If a church wishes to pay the bill for a registrant, the check or credit card must clearly indicate the name of the registrant.

2. We will communicate with the registrant by way of the e-mail address he/she provides on the webinar registration form. Registrants are expected to monitor this e-mail account for communication from AMBS in the days and hours leading up to the webinar. Registrants are responsible to ensure that needed software updates are performed in a timely way, as instructed by e-mail.

 

Group Participation Policy

Technologically, our webinars work best when participants join by computer audio and wear a headset. This is not a requirement for participation, but use of a headset helps to eliminate feedback and distortions. For this reason, it may be difficult for multiple people participating around one screen to have a satisfactory experience.

While we don’t wish to discourage participation by multiple people we want to be clear that we will not be held responsible for audio or video problems that may result. In addition, we expect the registrant, and only the registrant, to take responsibility for related technological arrangements and for all communication with AMBS. Under these conditions we welcome others to join the registrant at his/her computer. If participating as a group, please also consider making an additional donation to AMBS so we can continue to offer these events.
 

What to expect

A webinar is first and foremost a chance to hear, in real time, a speaker present his or her thoughts on a given topic. In addition to listening, there are usually opportunities to ask questions, send chat messages, or make comments directly to the speaker. In support of the spoken presentation, the speaker typically uses visual aids such as text slides, still photos, charts, graphs, artwork, etc.

A webinar is not a videoconference. Though live video is sometimes an aspect of the webinar, its quality is that of a webcam, not a dedicated video camera. This is because of the limitations of sending video over the internet. Depending on speakers’ preferences we may or may not choose to show video during parts or all of AMBS webinars.