Don’t let your public online meeting be Zoombombed! Read this New York Times story and this TechCrunch story to learn how to avoid the trolls. Zoe Miller, Director of Community Engagement at GPCOG, created this guide for how to control participants’ input during Zoom meetings.
Zoom for public meetings
Subscribe to a Zoom Pro account and add the Webinar feature ($40 a month.) The Webinar feature allows the meeting host to better manage virtual public meetings by segregating panelists and attendees. Here’s a tutorial.
How to provide notice for online public meetings
Maine has a new state law that allows municipals to have on-line public meetings using remote conferencing services, such as Zoom. The meeting must meet 4 conditions. Click here for guidelines for providing notice and running the meetings.