Good to know, Britt, and thanks, Peter.

I do have the latest Chrome, but admittedly have not updated my two desktop OS’s because of a number of programs that will be incompatible once I do. I’m preparing to sink myself into upgrading everything this fall. *sigh*



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Scientific Illustration Distance Program

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On Aug 7, 2020, at 11:10 AM, Griswold, Britt (GSFC-279.0)[LUSA Associates] <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Mac High Sierra is OS 10.13
I have successfully used OS 10.12.6 with Chrome updated to get into Remo, with maybe a few glitches, which are usually solved by moving to another table and then back again.
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [SCIART] The latest on GNSI's Virtual Conference coming up Aug 8-9th! Browsers
Thanks, Gretchen! Glad you got in. 

In terms of browsers, updated Google Chrome is your best bet, regardless of whether your on a Mac or PC (or Linux). Here's a quick help sheet:

Feel free to let me know if you have any trouble logging in,
On Fri, Aug 7, 2020 at 10:54 AM gretchen halpert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Good morning, all.
In case anyone else is having trouble logging in to Remo for today's tech check or tomorrow's presentations, what I learned is that the oldest browser Remo will accept is High Sierra.
Crowdcast works with older browsers. So, I'll be bouncing around between rooms and devices, but present nevertheless.
Added note: I just submitted my votes for GNSI officers. Looks like a great team!
Cheers, and hope to see you this weekend.
Gretchen Halpert
Scientific Illustration Distance Program
On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 4:45 PM joel floyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Virtual Conference: August 8th and 9th, 2020
There are only a few more days until the GNSI Virtual Conference, but there is still time to register until August 7th:
Registration is $80 for non-GNSI members, and $50 for GNSI members (discount code for members sent separately). 
For information on grants for students, BIPOC, and people experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic, email [log in to unmask].
Check out the conference website for all the details: (
When you register for the conference, you will automatically have access to Crowdcast through an email notification. Crowdcast is our live-streaming platform for creating the interactive seminars in Sessions 1, 3, and 4. The week of the conference, be on the lookout for separate registration emails with links to the Remo events (see below). Remo will allow you to video chat with your fellow participants to discuss topics provided by your host, our President, Sara Taliaferro, in Session 2 and at the after parties both days. 
**Please note** Whatever email address you use to register with Crowdcast is the email address we will use to invite you to Remo. If you experience trouble logging into the Remo events, check to make sure you have not entered the wrong email.
If you are unsure of where to go for each Session, here is your cheat sheet (NOTE: end times for sessions are approximate):
Tech Check: Crowdcast and Remo, Friday August 7th, 9-10 am PDT/ 12-1 pm EDT, **Optional** This casual tech check the day before the conference will allow us to ensure you can log in to both platforms and help troubleshoot if you can’t. Attendance 100% optional.
Session 1:  Crowdcast, Saturday, August 8th, 9am-12pm PDT/ 12-3pm EDT, “Creativity in the Time of Covid”
Session 2:  Remo, Saturday, August 8th, 2-4pm PDT/  5-7pm EDT, “Science Communicators, Where Next?”
After Party, Day 1: Remo, Saturday, August 8th, 4:30-6pm PDT/  7:30-9pm EDT, mix & mingle with colleagues and friends!
Session 3: Crowdcast, Sunday, August 9th, 9am - 12pm PDT/ 12-3pm EDT, ”Adaptive Practices for Visual Creatives”
Session 4: Crowdcast Sunday, August 9th, 2-4pm PDT/ 5-7pm EDT, “Panel Discussion: Online Teaching and Learning”
After Party, Day 2: Remo, Sunday, August 9th, 4:30-6pm PDT/  7:30-9pm EDT virtual auction close out and an after party!


If you cannot attend live, replays of the Crowdcast lectures in Sessions 1, 3, and 4 will be available at the same site soon after they end. The live networking/mingling aspects of the Remo gatherings will not be recorded or made available post-conference. For participants interested in receiving links to any of the recorded sessions with captioning, please email [log in to unmask].
Suggestions for maximizing your experience: 
- The optimal internet browsers for accessing these platforms are Chrome and Safari.  
- Remo is not compatible with tablets. You must use a laptop or smartphone.
- It is suggested you begin by logging in 15 minutes prior.
- Consult this Troubleshooting Sheet for answers to common technical issues. 
If you have technical questions about registering or accessing the platforms, contact Peter Green at [log in to unmask]
Video Entertainment During the Virtual Conference
During the break in each [log in to unmask], you will be treated to short videos made by GNSI members expressly for the conference:  
Session 1: Semi-virtual Field Trip by Scott Rawlins
Session 2: Blast from the Past, Ithaca 2008 Conference by Britt Griswold
Session 3. Socially-Distanced BioBlitz by Marla Coppolino
Session 4: Corona Cuisine by Scott Rawlins


Please VOTE Today for New Board Positions
We have extended the voting for six Board positions until August 7th, 2020 to align with our virtual conference. Please take a moment to vote for the following positions at this link.
Results will be announced during Session 2 of the online conference. Nominees are:
GNSI Vice President: Deborah Shaw
GNSI Treasurer: Robin Carlson
GNSI Membership Director: Patricia “Tricia” J. Cassady
GNSI Education Director: Tierney Brosius
GNSI Outreach Director: Madison Mayfield
GNSI Recording Secretary: Patty McGrane Harms
We are grateful for the time and effort put in by our outgoing Board Members Amelia Janes (Vice President), Karen Johnson (Treasurer), Scott Rawlins (Education Director), and Cheryl McCutchen (Recording Secretary), as well as those who are switching roles or seeking a second term: Tierney Brosius (current Outreach Director), and Tricia Cassady (continuing as Membership Director). Thank you all!
GNSI’s Online Virtual Auction
The auction is live through August 9, 2020 and will close with a bang at the After Party Sunday evening! There are still a lot of items with low bids, so here's your chance!
For bidder’s instructions, go to this site:
If you have any other questions please contact Tricia Cassady, GNSI 2020 Virtual Conference Auction Coordinator at: [log in to unmask]
GNSI Juried Exhibition
We had 152 members submit 258 pieces for our 2020 Online Juried Members’ Exhibition. The jurors have submitted their ratings and entrants are being notified. Thank you for your exceptional contributions and for your patience! A notice will be sent out when the exhibit goes live on GNSI’s Image Gallery webpage just prior to the virtual conference.
Virtual Conference Merchandise
Jennifer Fairman’s conference logo and COVID patterns are going viral with our cool conference merchandise! Several products (including shirts, totes, and face masks!) are available now from the new GNSI RedBubble site. Sales help support the GNSI mission. Check it out!
AMI - CEU Credits for Attending the Virtual Conference
Hey, Association of Medical Illustrators members! Did you know that the majority of our virtual conference is pre-approved for CEUs? Remember to verify your participation within 30 days of the conference to receive them!


Joel Floyd
GNSI Conference Oversight Committee
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