CAT20 - registration is open

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CAT20 - registration is open

Post by g8gtz » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:23 pm

We are now finalising details for the online CAT20 meeting on Saturday October 24th and the final draft program looks like this - note this is still subject to change and any updates will posted here.

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The meeting will be held using Zoom webinar and members are invited to register to attend via the Zoom registration page which is linked from this page on the BATC website – please note you will need to be logged as a member to access the page.

Once registered, you will be sent an email by Zoom with details of the webinar including a link to the actual meeting. Please do not click on the link before 9:30 on Saturday morning. You will not need to download any Zoom software before the event, but when you do click on the meeting link on Saturday morning you may be asked to allow a small Zoom client to load.

Note that just like the recent AMSAT UK event, CAT20 will be a Webinar and not a normal Zoom meeting – you will not be seen during the meeting and you will not be able to speak unless granted access by the moderator. There will be a Q+A box where you can ask questions and these will be read by the presenters who will hopefully be able to give an answer during the presentation.

The whole CAT20 event will be streamed on the BATC streamer – no prior registration is required and anyone can just turn up and watch. The talks will be recorded and put up on the BATC Youtube channel after the event.

Breakout sessions

During the lunch break we intend to run a number of breakout meetings – these will be normal Zoom meetings and you will be able to interact with the presenters and other participants. Topics to be covered in the breakout sessions will include:

* Portsdown workshop

* The Ryde receiver

* QO100

Please let us know if you would like to have other topic covered and we will be sending out Zoom meeting links for each meeting next week.

Whilst we will all miss meeting and greeting new and old friends, the online format does mean many more people, including members from Europe and the rest of the world, will be able to attend a CAT meeting. Recent experience with the RSGB and AMSAT-UK on-line conferences have shown it can be a very successful format.

So please do register and join us in 10 days time and help make CAT20 a huge success.


The BATC committee

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