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2021 Virtual Retired Members Conference
29 June 2021

During the period of the pandemic many of us have grown used to attending meetings, talks and conferences via the internet using such intermediaries as Zoom. Whilst not matching the intimacy and desirability of a head-to-head meeting, they have allowed active if limited participation to continue.

For some retired members the ageing process in its many forms makes attendance to our annual conference impossible. In addition, the limitation on numbers who can actually attend denies access to those who might wish to do so.

Using modern technology these issues can be easily overcome. Live streaming would allow those denied direct access to be observers of the conference. The cost implications of providing such a service would be minimal.

Conference instructs the National Retired Members Committee and calls on the National Executive Committee to: –

Investigate the cost and practical implications of providing a live stream of conference to all members who desire it.

Having satisfied themselves that this is financially acceptable and desirable, to extend the reach and availability of conference, seek to have a system installed by conference 2022.