For the first time ever, the Guild plans to broadcast the Guild AGM and Conference live via our internet channel at http://www.livestream.com/onename.
This is a new venture for the Guild, and an exciting development for all Guild members unable to attend in person. Bob Cumberbatch will be using a laptop and a dedicated webcam to broadcast the event, to give members who cannot attend the Conference a sense of what a Guild Conference is like.
You do not need any special equipment, software, accounts with Google+ or Livestream, or any special expertise to watch the broadcast. All you need to do is to point your browser to the "Livestream" URL (http://www.livestream.com/onename). Be aware that since this is a free service, the Livestream URL will initially present you with a minute or so of advertising - just wait until this finishes, and you will be able to watch the AGM and the Conference presentations as they happen.
The broadcast schedule is given below. Please note that all times are in BST (British Summer Time: GMT + 1 hour). For your own time zone relative to this, see http://www.worldtimezone.com/index24.php.
|Friday 13th April|
|Evening||Demonstrations of Google+ including circles, starting a hangout, and connecting to a hangout|
|Saturday 14th April|
|09:00 - 10:30||Welcome and Opening of the Conference (Guild President) followed by the Annual General Meeting|
|11:00 - 12:00||Data collection : Newspaper Sites - Richard Heaton|
|12:10 - 13:10||Data collection : The One-Namer's Internet - Peter Christian|
|14:30 - 15:30||Analysis : Surname distributions and the hearth tax returns of the 1660s and 1670s - David Hey|
|16:30 - 17:30||Synthesis : Custodian 2 and 3 - Chris Gray and Alan Moorhouse|
|Sunday 15th April|
|10:30 - 11:30||Publishing Your Study : Seven Ways to Publish on the Web - Teresa Pask|
|11:30 - 12:30||Collaboration : Family Gatherings - Colin Ulph|
|13:30 - 14:30||Publication of Results : Writing a One-Name Journal - Bruce Margrett|
|14:45 - 15:45||Thirty years on and still a One-Name Society - Janet Few and Chris Braund|
|15:45 - 16:00||Close of Conference|