Video Conferencing Used for “Beer & Politics” Night

By Ryan Ayers
Updated: September 28, 2011

Video Conferencing Used for “Beer & Politics” Night

Video conferencing via the internet has filtered into daily lives even to the point of helping citizens communicate with their elected officials. “Beer and Politics” was started several years ago in Long Beach, CA as a way for voters and residents to connect and share their thoughts in a town-hall setting. The forum allows for an informal conversation with the city’s mayor and other officials and helps to open discourse and improve communications in the city.

InstantPresenter, a Huntington Beach, CA company specializing in video and web conferencing solutions provides the platform for these town hall style meetings in Long Beach. They have seen the increase in web-based video conferencing used specifically for politics and politicians and feel that the technology is having an impact on how politics are conducted.

Costin Tuculescu, CEO and founder of InstantPresenter.com (and also a Board Member of the Long Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce) believes that the increased accessibility and interaction between politicians and their constituencies is helping foster communication and open dialogue. InstantPresenter currently provides service to a variety of businesses, members of Congress, individuals, and politicians out on the campaign trail and sees this as the beginning of adoption of services of its type.
 

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