A webinar is a seminar conducted over the internet. It is a combination of video (which in most cases is the presentation of slides) and audio (with the presenter/panelist and moderator’s voices).
All BBRF webinars in the series “Meet the Scientist” are open to all and free for all.
A live webinar is presented in real time and provides an interactive experience. Attendees have the option of submitting questions and comments for the presenter and panelists while also participating in various polling questions prompted during the webinar.
A recorded webinar is a recording of the live webinar without the interactive component. This is typically posted three to four days following the live event and may be accessed 24 hours a day on a free basis.
Most of BBRF’s webinars are scheduled for 2 pm US Eastern Time – to see the translation of this time to any time zone, please click on this link.
Yes, all live webinars will be recorded and they can be found by visiting the recorded webinars page. It may take up to three to four days to post the webinar recording, PowerPoint slides and various other handouts (if applicable. On rare occasions when the webinar recordings become corrupt (through a technical glitch), we will not be able to make the recording available.
After you register for a live webinar, you will receive a series of emails from our webinar coordinator. They will include an event registration confirmation, and three reminder emails with the link to the live webinar (a week before, a day before and an hour before the event).
If you do not receive the confirmation email, please contact the webinar coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. If such confirmation email does not arrive, it may be because you have entered an incorrect email address for yourself OR because the message may be rejected or misplaced by your server or mail software. If the latter, please verify your spam or junk boxes, first. It is known that some email platforms (such as AOL) occasionally block gotowebinar messages or strip them of content. Please ensure our email addresses (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) is “whitelisted” by your server, in other words, it is unblocked or marked as “safe” for delivery.
You will receive the webinar link via email a week, a day and one hour before the event. When it is time for the event to start, or up to 15 minutes earlier, you may click the link to sign into the webinar.
If you are disconnected, you may log back using the same link.
We encourage everyone to take a few seconds to run through a quick test to verify the system requirements.
Please access this link to test your system.
It is known that AOL sometimes blocks the access to the webinar platform. If that may be the case, please copy and paste the “Join Webinar” link from your confirmation email into another browser which your computer may have (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.).
Not if your computer has functional speakers.
To hear the presentation during the webinar, you can use your computer’s speakers (if available) OR you can use your telephone to dial in. We have toll access telephone numbers for 27 countries, including, of course, the US. Please note that these are listed alphabetically (Australia being at the top of the list).
All attendees’ microphones are muted at all times.
In most cases, our presenters will share their presentations slides after the event. These are usually formatted as PDF files and posted a day or two after the event, alongside the webinar recording.
Depending on the time available during the live webinars, we attempt to address as many questions as possible. Moreover, most BBRF webinars attract anywhere between 200 to 1000 attendees. With such large numbers and only one hour of webinar time, it is very difficult to address all questions that we receive.
Most of our webinars have been recorded and are available on our website. Each recording can be found on the specific webinar event page. Visit our past Events & Webinars page to find webinar recordings.
Not at this time.
If you would like to sponsor a webinar or event for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page to learn more.
If you would like to make a contribution to support mental health research, please donate online. 100% of your contributions for research are invested directly in our grants to scientists thanks to the generous support of two family foundations which cover our operating expenses. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our Tax ID # is 31-1020010.