Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Using Gathering Technology

At the Virtual Gathering, we will be relying on technology that some attenders may be experienced with, and some attenders totally unfamiliar. Below is a list of software and platforms we are using, along with instructions. (this list is in-progress) 


Zoom is videoconferencing software that allows users to either connect in via video (using a computer, tablet, or smartphone), or call in for audio-only on a phone. If you are using Zoom from a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you need to download the Zoom app first. When you use the meeting link, you will be prompted to download it. Please make sure you have downloaded the most up-to-date version of Zoom before the Virtual Gathering begins.  

Written Zoom instructions (from NEYM)

How to join a meeting - video from Zoom

How to configure your audio & video settings - video from Zoom

​Zoom instructions for phone: If you are dialing in, simply dial one of the Zoom phone numbers given to you, and enter the Meeting ID number followed by #. You will likely not need a participant ID, and can skip that by pressing #. Once in the meeting, you can mute and unmute yourself by pressing *6 , and you can raise your "virtual" hand by pressing *9  More about joining by phone