This Autumn we’re moving our Regional meetings online to give you the chance to have a safe and virtual catch up without the risks of getting together face to face during the coronavirus pandemic.
Video calling is much easier than you might think. We’ll be using the popular Zoom application and if you want to join us you’ll need a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone with a camera and a microphone. Apart from some desktop computers most of these other devices already have them built in. Zoom is FREE to use. You can download it at https://zoom.us or just type Zoom into your web browser and it should find it for you. Once you open the programme it’ll look for your camera and microphone and ask permission to use them. You can turn your video and microphone on or off but please keep your camera on – we’d love to see you!
We’ll send you an email with a link to the meeting, click on it at the appropriate time and you’ll be connected to other colleagues online. We recommend you download Zoom ahead of the meeting to get familiar with how it looks but you can just join the meeting without doing that – just allow ten minutes before the start time to get it loaded in time.
Our meetings are
Thursday October 8 for London and SE members; Oct 15 for Cardiff and Oct 22 for Birmingham.
If you would like to join us then we will be sending all our e-newsletter members a link to a registration form on our website. Simply choose which Zoom meeting you would like to attend and we will send you the correct Zoom email link.
So why join us?
The Regional meetings are a great place to catch up with former BBC colleagues and find out what the BBCPA is doing for you. We’ll also have details on some great offers on things like car and home insurance. And this year we’re planning to show some short archive films about Television Centre. All this from the safety and comfort of your own home.