There is no limit to how many conferences you can conduct or when they can occur. Each conference starts when you call your ConferenceTown.com phone number and enter your unique conference ID. You can have two or more conferences take place simultaneously only by using different conference IDs.
Moderator Pin - This action gives the organizer/moderator the ability to lock the conference, change the conference mode between conversation, Q&A and presentation mode, optional entry and exit tones and the option to announce the number of participants on the call. You may have multiple organizers/moderator during a conference.
Conference ID - To join a conference as a participant, enter the assigned conference ID, then and follow the voice prompts. Participants can access basic conference controls such as the help menu, self-mute, etc. during a conference.
Conference Touch-Tone Quick Reference
This touch-tone guide is for use while on a conference call. “Pocket Guide”
Presentation Mode – This mode automatically mutes every member of the conference, except those who have entered the moderator PIN, enabling conference participants to listen without being able to speak to others on the conference. This mode works best with large groups of particpants for reducing background noise, and is accessible to those who use the moderator PIN when entering a conference. At any time during a conference, conference organizers/moderators can switch between presentation mode, conversation mode and Q&A mode by toggling.
Q&A Mode – This mode allows participants to un-mute themselves, permitting a "question and answer" or interactive session to be held during a conference call that was set to presentation mode. This mode is accessible to those who provide the moderator PIN when joining the conference. At any time during a conference, conference organizers/moderators can switch between Q&A mode, presentation mode and conversation mode by toggling.
Record Mode -- To record anytime during the conference, the moderator/organizer can simply select "record" from the web panel over via telephone touchtones (see Pocket Guide). You can record and stop recording as needed. Once the recording is complete, it will remain available until you for 90 days. It recommened that if you wish to keep your recordings longer than 90 days, that you download the recording and save it to your hard drive. You can record an unlimited number of times. Your have the option of converting your recording to MP3 format or just saving as a .WAV file. Those that missed the conference call also have the option of accessing the conference call from a telephone, as long as the moderator has selected the sharing feature from the moderator panel. The Recording Playback dial-in number to hear previously recorded conference calls is 712-432-9901.
Privacy & Security --There are several different privacy features. Each call has a unique conference ID for entry. Also, there is a short tone heard on the conference call whenever anyone exits or enters the conference. Additionally, organizers/moderators on a conference can view the web panel or *0 to hear how many other parties are on the call. See also our Pocket Guide.
You should be able to reach our conference systems from anywhere in the world. Of course, you will incur international long distance charges if you are not within the United States when you call. Anyone who is able to access a standard long distance call to the United States from their own country can participate in a call.