Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 North Alabama Annual Conference will be a virtual meeting with satellite venues for those without reliable internet capabilities in their area.
We have contracted with GNTV Media Ministry, our annual conference partner for over 20 years and experts in this field, to help us produce this year’s online Annual Conference.
The Clergy Executive and Laity Sessions, as well as the Business Plenary Sessions, will take place online through a Zoom Webinar. Voting will use an online voting system run by GNTV.
All Zoom links and voting credentials will be shared with Annual Conference participants through email on June 1. If you are not receiving Conference emails please contact Conference Registrar Doris McCullers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-226-7950 or Conference Director of Communication Danette Clifton at email@example.com or 205-226-7973.
The Sessions of the 2021 North Alabama Annual Conference will happen through a Zoom Webinar. To participate you will need the following:
You will want to download the Zoom Desktop Client on a desktop or laptop computer (Windows, macOS, and Linux) or the Zoom application on a tablet and smartphone (Surface Pro, iOS, Android or Blackberry). To download Zoom go to www.zoom.us/download.
Voting will use an online voting system run by GNTV. It is recommended you have a second internet-connected device (computer, tablet, smartphone, e-reader) to use for online voting. Voting can happen on the same device as the Zoom Webinar, it will just take skill in switching between internet windows. Thus, a second device will be easier to navigate for most participants. Any internet-connected device with a web browser (e.g. Android phone, iPhone, iPad, Surface tablet, Nook, Fire, etc.) should work.
After producing a large number of virtual Annual Conferences in 2020, GNTV has taken the feedback they received and improved their online voting system.
Some of the changes this year include the following: