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Ørsted Fishinar Series: Angling for Pelagic Fish in the Near Offshore

SAVE THE DATE | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With offshore wind coming to the Northeast, new offshore fishing opportunities are on the horizon. Studies have shown that the Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF), has had an artificial reef effect, acting as a new habitat, creating sea life and fishing opportunities for the fish we love to catch and eat. New offshore wind farms planned for the New England Wind Energy Area are expected to have the same effect which presents a unique opportunity for recreational fishing.

Join us and listen to the personal stories and fishing philosophies of expert anglers and charter captains with strategies and tactics for catching shark, tuna, mahi and more.

Learn about the importance of research and monitoring plans for each wind farm to make sure we are not damaging but enhancing fishing opportunities, how we need to encourage access and just how easy it is to provide developers with valuable input.

Ørsted, owner of the BIWF and five other wind farms off the east coast, is sponsoring the Fishinar Series (a webinar series focused on fishing) to encourage angler input into offshore wind farm plans.

 

RI Bio Virtual Legislative Briefing
SAVE THE DATE | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT  

Join RI Bio, BIO, and Senator Joshua Miller for this virtual legislative briefing to hear more about the state healthcare landscape and COVID-19 impact and response. RI Senator Miller and BIO State Government Affairs Director Ben Chandhok will give their perspectives. 

HOW TO JOIN EVENT

*THE CHECK IN BUTTON ABOVE WILL ONLY BE ACTIVE DURING EVENT TIME (EST)*

At the event start time, please click on the button above to check in via our Venture Café kiosk system. Upon completion, you will be directed to the event in Zoom.


QUESTIONS?

  • Click the “Check In” link at the top of this page to begin the check in process.
  • Our Venture Café Kiosk System will load and you will be prompted to type in your name and email address.
  • Upon completion of the kiosk check in, a new page will load and allow you to access the virtual program via Zoom.

If you don’t yet have a Zoom account, please go to Zoom.us and click on “Sign Up, It’s Free” at the top right corner. Enter an email address you wish to use and activate your account. Once your account is active, go to zoom.us/download and download “Zoom Client for Meetings.” Presenters, please note that you need to use the desktop application and not the browser application.

  • Enter the meeting room approximately 15 minutes before your session is scheduled to begin to test audiovisual.
  • Whenever possible, please avoid being backlit; good lighting, is KEY to your video feed looking good to the audience.
  • Test your video and mic in advance to ensure they are in good working order. Please see FAQs for recommended equipment, as needed.
  • One person speaking at a time will help Zoom enlarge the view of the current speaker. 
  • Participants will enter the room on mute. If you would like them to engage verbally, please remind them to take themselves off mute to ask a question and them place themselves back on mute when finished.
  • Encourage participants to ask questions during your session using the chat feature. We recommend pausing every 2-3 slides to answer questions from the Zoom chat. 

WHY THE MOVE TO TAKE EVENTS ONLINE?

The health and safety of our community comes first. Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, Venture Café Providence has decided that the best course of action is to go digital for the foreseeable future.

HOW LONG WILL EVENTS STAY VIRTUAL?

We have decided to stay on a digital platform for the foreseeable future until COVID-19 has been contained and we get the all-clear from the proper authorities.

WHEN ARE THE VIRTUAL EVENTS BEING HELD?

Please check out our Event Calendar for a list of all our upcoming events!

WANT A VIRTUAL BACKGROUND?

To change your virtual background in Zoom, click the up arrow next to the Stop/Start Video button on the lower left of the screen and select “Choose a Virtual Background. From there find the image of your preference and make that your background. 

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED BROADCAST EQUIPMENT FOR SPEAKERS?

HD 1080P Webcam

Most laptops do not have HD 1080P webcams built it. We suggest you purchase and use an external webcam that meets these specs. Example: Logitech C920 1080P HD webcam, estimated price $70-$100.

Condenser Microphone

We suggest using a condenser mic to dramatically improve audio quality. Many USB output microphones are available. Examples include: Snowball Mic and Yeti nano, estimated price $60-$100.

Lighting

Please make sure that you are sitting in a high lighting area. We suggest using lighting, such as a selfie or halo ring light. Estimated price $20-$35.

Please contact our team at info@districthallprovidence.org with any comments or questions.