APCUG Virtual Technology Conference

 

APCUG Virtual Technology Conference Schedule Announced

VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (VTC)

Saturday, May 2

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
12:00 – 3:00 CT
11:00 – 2:00 MT
10:00 – 1:00 PT (AZ)

APCUG’s Virtual Technology Conferences are FREE!

Registration closes @ 11:30 PM ET on May 1 Attend using your computer, tablet or phone with the Zoom.us app. Sessions are 50 minutes with time for Q&A

Download the app for the device you will be using at https:/zoom.us/download
Test your mic and speakers at: https://zoom.us/test

Register with Eventbrite

You do not need an Eventbrite account to attend the conference. You do not need a Zoom
account to attend the VTC. Before the event, you will receive an email with directions and
links for attending Tracks 1, 2, and 3. The links are encrypted; please do not share them
with anyone.

Day of the conference, after connecting via Zoom, it is very helpful if you sign in to each
presentation you attend via the Chat Box; first and last name you used to register at
Eventbrite. Why? If all of the questions aren’t answered during the session, the rest of
the answers will be sent to you. Or, there might be a handout. Register at Eventbrite

More information at https://www.apcug2.org
Questions: Contact virtualconferences@apcug.org

TRACK 1
10:00 AM PST
Let’s Go Shopping
Ron Brown, Program Chair, Silvercom Computer & Technology Club
Ron will discuss shopping apps that your favorite grocery store uses and show some
interesting things you can do with the Walmart software. Navigating the Amazon Eco
System with Whole Foods, Amazon Fresh, Deals of the Day, and Amazon Prime Day can be
challenging. Ron will cover how to pay on-line, return items, and get your warranties.

11:00 AM PST
Audible
Hewie Poplock, APCUG Rep, Central Florida Computer Society & Sarasota Technology User Group; Chromebook Evangelist.

Many people, especially seniors, are finding more free time while confined to their homes.
One technology that is not often considered is audiobooks. Reading becomes more difficult
as we age. Listening to someone read has become very accessible. There are many ways to get professionally read books for free, inexpensively, or by subscription. Hewie will give a brief background and then provide ways to find thousands of audiobooks. He will also
provide a few sample excerpts of books to illustrate the quality of audiobooks.

Track 2
10:00 AM PST
A hearing revolution with health-able devices

Dr. Rachele Orsini, Au.D, Central Florida Field Representative, Starkey Hearing
Technologies

Today’s technology is more advanced than ever before with artificial intelligence and
sensors leading the way and changing lives in many areas including healthcare. Hearing
technology has always been an effective and proven solution for individuals with hearing
loss but what if we could do more with an ear-worn device? At Starkey, we are the first
and only manufacturer with a life-changing health-able device that incorporates Artificial
Intelligence and Sensors that do more than just improve hearing.  We have started a hearing revolution with health-able devices that do more for us….they go beyond the traditional hearing aid. Did you ever think that your hearing device would track
your physical movements, provide you with a daily brain engagement score, detect a fall
and send alerts, answer to voice commands, translate 27 languages in real-time, and much, much more. This session will highlight who is Starkey and why you should rethink your hearing healthcare with a health-able.

11:00 AM PST
Digitize old album photos into Google Photos and Chromecast to TV

Chris and Jim Guld, Geeks On Tour
Is technology passing you by? Jim and Chris are here to help. Their presentation will show
us how to digitize our old album photos into Google Photos and Chromecast them to our TV. It sounds like a great project while we are staying safer in place.

TRACK 3
12:00 PM PST
What’s happening with your group while everyone is staying safer in place?

Let’s share what we are doing with our groups. Meeting via Zoom or another online app? Streaming via Facebook or YouTube? Members are afraid of anything online. Over-thinking how to start having meetings via Zoom? Let’s help each other through this crisis and, at the end, still have members who want to attend meetings.