Aha! Offers Online Genealogy Classes
Aha! Seminars, Inc., is pleased to announce the availability of remote electronic seminars for genealogical societies and libraries.
All of our one-hour genealogy lecture topics are available as live presentations using Zoom (https://zoom.us/
). Zoom allows for principals George G. Morgan or Drew Smith to deliver live virtual seminars to genealogical societies via the Internet. These online seminars allow you to bring a world renown speaker to your society meeting without the travel and hotel expenses of having him travel to your location. Our subscription to Zoom allows for up to 100 participants who can login from home. If you have more than 100 participants, Zoom charges an additional fee and this is passed on to you in your invoice. The only expense you have is the seminar fee, which is $200 per one-hour lecture plus $15 if you want people to acess the webinar through Zoom. George or Drew can present one or two seminars at a per-lecture price. We can also provide an all-day session and provide, for an additional fee, a coordinator to prepare you, help with publicity, and be present all day to make sure your event moves seamlesssly.
Here's what your society needs to take advantage of these new virtual seminars:
- Sign a standard Agreement for Presentation Services
- Any PC or Macintosh computer with a high-speed Internet connection*
- Microphone and speakers** for the computer
- Digital projector and screen
- On-site coordinator or use our coodinator for a fee.
* Wireless connections may be less reliable than wired connections.
** The speakers should allow all attendees to easily hear the presentation. External speakers may be your best option.
We will work with your coordinator or have our coordinator work with you in advance to test the equipment and Internet connectivity. We will provide a link to the Zoom event for you to distribute to your society members/invitees. We will provide you with a PDF version of the lecture handout and you can produce handouts for distribution only to the participants.
On the day of the presentation, we'll make connection and test one half hour before the presentation begins.. Our coordinator will work with you to decide how to best handle chat or Q&A at the conclusion of the lecture.
You can download a PDF form of the Presentation Services Agreement by clicking on the link under the Online Genealogy Seminars menu item on the left side of the page. You can fill in the blanks to get started right away!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (813) 220-6274 for more information and to schedule your society's virtual lecture! We are happy to to discusss the entire process to ensure your event is a success!