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Allsides Connect Coming to You Soon

Many of us are getting more comfortable with Zoom for our Living Room Conversations. While we’ve been hosting video conversations for years, we are grateful that so many of you have shared how easily you’ve transitioned to video.

Additionally, we’re encouraged to hear that while you miss being face to face, video conversations still enable you to cultivate connection with your conversation partners.

We want to let you know that we’re rolling out our very own, custom video platform called Living Room Conversations Connect (powered by AllSides Connect).  We believe this will make it easier than ever to organize, schedule, and host your own online Living Room Conversations!

Living Room Conversations Connect runs in the browser, so participants don’t have to download any software to their device. All you need is a camera, microphone, and browser.

Even more exciting, our Conversation Guides are embedded directly in the video platform, and you won’t have to download them beforehand.

We’re in the testing phase, and would love your input. If you’d like to take a look, offer feedback, or even host a conversation, here are the steps for accessing Living Room Conversations Connect:

  • Go to https://livingroom.allsidesconnect.com/
  • Sign up as hosts by clicking the Sign Up button
  • Review the Conversation Library and pick one Living Room Conversation guide to host a conversation
  • “Create a Conversation” for the selected guide, get the URL
  • Invite three to five other users to join the conversation at that URL- hold an actual conversation!

We hope this platform makes connecting through video even easier, especially for those less comfortable with technology.

Please take a look and respond to this email with any feedback, questions, or insights. As an open source organization, we’re excited to hear your thoughts during this testing phase.

Living Room Conversations Connect will be an invaluable resource for creating deeper connections through conversations, and we can’t wait to bring it to all of you.

Yours,
Shannon Mannon
Newsletter Editor

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