It would have been easier, it's been brought up for nearly every session since around 2006? Glen Bangs was still prez when I first proposed it. Then last year, at least one BOD member (I believe it was two) and one person not on the board "let" outsiders see/hear closed sessions over Skype. I was present (outside the room) when it happened. Knowledge of salaries leaked out over Facebook.
One member of the board tried to skip the entire BOD process and Skype in only for a controversial session as well. Fortunately the board took a quick vote and decided that doing so wasn't permissible.
I've offered (several times) to fund USPA BOD meetings being streamed live. Nothing needs to come INTO the meeting, but membership (I believe) would benefit from seeing the process occur, and writing their BOD members. For example, a proposal was sneaked in under everyone's noses during this past session; it would have been nice to know about it more than 4 days before the session, and failing that notice, at least the membership could have known of the proposal before it was passed. I hope Jan and other BOD members are reading this thread. The live streams (archived for later viewing) of PIA was easy. No funding required. Membership will volunteer.
I am reading this thread.
I believe the last time we tried this we wanted to have a hard wire internet connection and that came with additional (significant) fees.
You really can't depend on the hotel's wifi to be reliable enough for a live video stream. In LV, it was VERY spotty, disconnected all the time.
Perhaps, just an audio feed might work at first. But with a hard wire connection video is the way to go.
Unless you can give me remote point and zoom controls of the camera, we need a camera operator.
Years ago I used to bring a wireless router to set up a LAN so that it was easier to trade files. Before that we used the pass the thumb drive around technique.
Internet is much more convenient.
And the two BOD members that broadcasted the meeting via Skype are no longer on the BOD. BTW, salaries that are disclosed are also publicly available in the 990 submitted to the IRS. Why there is such a big issue about this at the meetings is a mystery to me.
Most of the plenary sessions are very boring. Sunday's is the one that is interesting. Committee meetings vary in intensity depending upon what issues are brought forward.
I definitely will support and help in any way to get the meeting live-casted.
(This post was edited by MakeItHappen on Mar 4, 2014, 12:08 PM)