Every continent on Earth to connect via videoconference
(Thunder Bay - November 29, 2005) Lakehead University will be connecting to the rest of the world on Thursday, December 1.
From 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. in ATAC 5036, Megaconference VII will be taking place. This is the second year that Lakehead U has participated in this worldwide event. Lakehead is one of only two participating Bridging Services sites for Canada, and the multimedia team at the University will be connecting 10 sites to the rest of the world.
This year's theme, Increasing Empathy Through Videoconferencing, focuses on improving understanding between individuals and cultures through worldwide videoconferencing. The preliminary agenda will be posted on the Megaconference website www.megaconference.org
Members of the media are invited to attend at anytime during the day, however, Lakehead University will be in the spotlight between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. During this time, representatives of the University are welcome to send their greetings to the world.
Megaconference is hosted by the Ohio Supercomputer Center, in conjunction with The Ohio State University and Internet2. Megaconference is the world's largest simultaneous connection of Internet videoconferencing communication devices. Interviews will be available with John Bonofiglio by calling Marla Tomlinson at 343-8177.
Media Contact: Marla Tomlinson, Office of Communications, 807-343-8177 or 807-472-9113.