The recent Forum@HSPH event, held on Wednesday, October 20, 2011, demonstrated live chat technology during the event.
More than 150 people tuned into the live broadcast and a few dozen actively participated in the chat adding a new dimension to the event. The chat allowed people to login as a guest or with their Facebook or Twitter credentials. People that logged in via Twitter or Facebook could easily share their comments via a chat sharing feature.
The chat room was staffed with a moderator who answered questions, monitored the chat, and passed questions along to the event room.
On-demand video of the event entitled “Reforming the 2012 Farm Bill: Subsidies, Food Assistance, and America’s Health” may be viewed on the Forum site.