NFRC to Host First Online Membership Meeting
June 17, 2010
The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will hold its first
Virtual Committee Week meeting July 19-21. The meeting takes the
place of NFRC's usual in-person summer membership meeting.
"We are excited to host our first online conference this summer,"
said NFRC chief executive officer Jim Benney. "Virtual Committee
Week eliminates costs associated with travel and will provide an
opportunity for more stakeholders to participate in the NFRC decision-making
NFRC committees and subcommittees will conduct their normal activities
during the virtual meeting, but task groups will not meet. Comments
on 11 ballots will be reviewed and discussed.
The meeting will be hosted virtually through the web software tool
GoToWebinar® by Citrix.
"All you need to participate is access to a computer, and
a telephone or Voice-Over-Internet Protocol," said Cheryl Gendron,
NFRC's manager, meetings. "This service offers secure access
and technical support."
All callers will be muted during the meeting. Attendees who want
to speak will virtually "raise their hands" to enter a
queue. They may speak after the committee or subcommittee chairperson
recognizes them. Voting will also take place using the raise-your-hand
NFRC will conduct two live rehearsals before the meeting to verify
that the equipment and software is working properly. Registrants
are encouraged to participate in one of the rehearsals, scheduled
for July 8 and July 13.
The registration deadline for the meeting is July 9.
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