We are LIVE every day at 11:00 until 11:30 AM Eastern US Time for consultation on anything having to do with regulations, codes and standards that govern any dimension of the physical character of education communities. This time slot tends to be crowded in the continental United States so please use our GoToMeeting facility if you do not find the Zoom meeting already open.
We do our level best to steer clear of politics; not an easy task since you need money to build and maintain education communities and money is close-coupled with politics.
Education communities are present in every economic sector and are the foundation of the economies of every nation. You will likely be surprised at the flux and velocity of standards action related to the sum total of the elements, factors and conditions in educational settings which may have an impact on the development, action or survival of the community. At the very least, we simply walk through all the public consultations in the days and weeks ahead. If we need time more time we typically take it.
You may join us from your computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking on the image below:
MEETING ID: 837-922-7554
We use Zoom because it has penetrated academia in a large way. We have another facility which we have used since 2013 that runs simultaneously and is our default facility; more widely used in business and commerce. In other words, if you do not find the meeting simultaneously open in Zoom, assume we are meeting in only one facility by clicking on the link below:
MEETING ID: 718-914-669
You can also dial in using your phone. United States : +1 (408) 650-3123 Access Code: 718-914-669 or our toll-free number 888-748-3670. Note that we also use these login credentials for all other working group and/or special event teleconferences.
We conduct our business in this manner because, apart from the sheer velocity of the standards stream with which we keep pace, a great deal of the content in standards publisher catalogs is copyright protected. Opinions among technical experts and administrators are shared entre nous; even between competitors.
We do our level best to respect the restrictions standards developers place upon draft material that is open for public review. We cannot distribute draft material but we can discuss specifics on the screen during an online meeting. Some of our draft agendas, and supporting material for breakout teleconferences, are available in advance to our email subscribers only. We do not charge for information that is already publicly available; either by standards developing organizations and/or governments. There is plenty of movement, competition and nuance among standards developers for us to discuss and make decisions upon every day.
We encourage you to subscribe to our email list by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One need look no further than the innovation-standardization-commoditization cycle in teleconferencing platforms to secure an understanding of why Standards Michigan gives high priority to interoperability standards (as opposed to the product standards catalog of ASTM and UL both of whom are examples of conformance organizations close coupled with manufacturers).
Since there are several teleconferencing platforms; we will keep the GoToMeeting service for daily colloquia but will use other platforms for breakout sessions as the need arises. Because of interoperability problems switching between teleconferencing platforms we recommend using telephone audio to join us.