8:00am - 8:30amRegistration & Networking Breakfast
8:30am - 8:40amWelcome & Opening Remarks
Erik Miller, Senior Manager, Adobe Connect & Learning Solutions, Adobe
8:40am - 9:10am Making Virtual Meetings Work

Paul Powell, IT Specialist, General Services Administration

Virtual meetings are an absolute necessity with today’s distributed workforce. The ability to have meaningful meetings without extensive travel saves money and time. As technology continues to evolve faster and faster, options for virtual meetings are growing exponentially. During this session, learn how the General Services Administration (GSA) is using Adobe Connect to hold all sorts of virtual meetings, to improve meeting quality, and to allow employees to host and participate in meetings without assistance from the IT Service Desk all while cutting travel and multiple platform costs.
9:10am - 9:40am 
Improving the NASA EOSDIS Science User Experience with Adobe Connect 
Jennifer Brennan, NASA EOSDIS Communications Lead, ADNET Systems Inc., Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) provides end-to-end capabilities for managing NASA’s Earth science data from satellites, aircraft, field measurements, and various other programs to a diverse user community worldwide. This community has grown significantly over time, both in numbers and diversity of needs. To better understand our science user needs, and more fully engage this diverse community, EOSDIS uses Adobe Connect as one tool of engagement, facilitating a more immersive and interactive form of communication. Jennifer will highlight how Adobe Connect has been used to decrease barriers to discovering, accessing, and using NASA Earth science data through a monthly webinar series, multiple day online workshops, and data ‘how-to’ tutorials.  
9:40am - 10:00amNetworking Break
10:00am - 10:30am
DOES Defend Integrity Initiative: Instructional Webinars, Agency Trainings, and Unit Meetings
Michael Henderson, Program Analyst, District of Columbia Department of Employment Services
During this session, hear how the Department of Employment Services’ (DOES) Defend Integrity Initiative is delivering internal and external webinars, trainings, and unit meetings with Adobe Connect. The Defend Integrity Initiative is an interactive and technological effort to reduce fraud and expand the reach and delivery of in-depth unemployment information to all claimants. Utilizing Adobe Connect Software, the Defend Integrity Initiative will conduct instructional webinar sessions to provide unemployment claimants information on how to maintain their claim eligibility.
10:30am - 11:00am
Getting the Most out of Adobe Connect: Intermediate to Advanced Features
Jonathan Swann, Media Technology Manager, United Way Worldwide
This session will highlight some of the intermediate to advanced features of Adobe Connect, including working with layouts and breakout rooms. Some of the layout functions to be covered include content swaps, working with backgrounds, “Prepare Mode,” and more. Breakout rooms are useful for splitting a large group into smaller groups that can talk or collaborate, and this session will discuss how to manage the audio, content, and report-out aspects of the breakout room feature.
11:00am - 11:20amNetworking Break
11:20am - 12:00pm
The Adobe Connect Features You Should Be Using in 2018 & Ask the Experts
Paul Gilbertson, Senior Solutions Consultant, Adobe
Mike Murtha, Collaboration & eLearning Solutions Consultant, Adobe

During this session learn about some of Adobe Connect's top features that you may not be using today, including:
  • The New Meeting App
  • Customization
  • Engagement Dashboard
  • Custom Pods
  • Mobile
  • Templates
  • Registration
Afterwards, take the opportunity to ask our experts your most pressing Adobe Connect questions and get the answers you need!
*All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time, the timezone of the onsite users group meeting.

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