Hi Val,
    In my experience, the difference with google hangouts is that, it lets several people to be talking simultaneously and seeing them in the small boxes at the bottom.  Where as in a webinar, the MC usually presents the speaker, then passes control to the presenter and doesn't talk again until the presenter has finished or need to interrupt for some technical problem.  All connected users can ask questions by typing them, sometimes it is possible to talk too but the prefered method is typing during the presentation and the presenter may answer the questions during the presentation or at the end.  So really the main difference, is that a webinar isn't a conversation between so many people.  Some companies give out gifts to encourage people to take the time to watch the webinar live and ask questions.  So I would say the Symposium was a reall success, many of us were genuinely interested enough to take the time to watch part or all of the symposium, ask questions and not expect any presents for doing so.  :-)
    Thanks once again to all the presenter and all on your team for the Symposium.

Regards,
Jonathan

On 8/17/2014 11:11 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:
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