The WIA AGM video online
The recording of the Wireless Institute of Australia annual general meeting held at the Paradise Hotel, Norfolk Island, is available for WIA members. Access is available to WIA members who are registered with the Memnet membership service, and the video had almost 300 views in the first 24 hours after it went up on Sunday June 19. Link
Phil Wait - VK2ASD
A LiveStream server and dedicated Internet service were used to stream it in real time from the AGM, and 150 members from all parts of Australia were watching.
Some people have commented that they could not view the original LiveStream at the time, but have viewed the video later from the WIA website. One member said: "well done, this is exactly what the WIA needs". Another described it as being a great idea, which showed the WIA as being professional and transparent.
The WIA Board has received favourable comments about this use of the technology and has resolved, where possible, to stream future Annual General Meetings.
However there is really no substitute for actually attending an AGM weekend. The AGM is much more than just a corporate meeting. Those attending get to be part of the Open Forum where ideas are raised, and during the Saturday afternoon there are speaker sessions on various topics.
This year speakers covered portable Amateur Radio, the future opportunities with STEM, chasing storms, history and DXpeditions.
The traditional WIA annual dinner on Saturday night is a must and there is also a lot of Amateur Radio, general tourism and social activity.
The WIA Board has decided that the 2017 AGM will be held in Adelaide. Don't miss it. More details on it later this year.
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