International Association of Facilitators Conference Incorporates Latest Web Meeting Technology From Facilitate.com

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FacilitatePro 9.5 web meeting software will be used for interactive learning in conference sessions and by conference organizers to capture real-time feedback from attendees.

The IAF is staying on top of this trend by offering valuable sessions on managing virtual teams and by making web meeting technology like FacilitatePro available to conference attendees.

Facilitate.com, developer of web meeting software for brainstorming and decision making, will introduce a new release of its signature product FacilitatePro to attendees at the North America International Association of Facilitators (IAF) Conference. The conference is being held in Portland, Oregon March 7-10, 2007. FacilitatePro will be used by groups of 15 to 50 in sessions exploring virtual meeting techniques and by the conference organizers for capturing real-time feedback from attendees.

"We are excited to be able to incorporate the newest web meeting technology from Facilitate.com into our conference feedback process," said Becky Clay Christensen, IAF North America Conference Manager. "The online survey and brainstorming tools will capture reflections and suggestions from over 425 attendees and make them immediately available to session leaders and conference organizers. FacilitatePro's intuitive interface will encourage attendees to provide thoughtful assessments that will help us make this conference a can't miss event for facilitators and team leaders alike."

"Effective facilitation in a global environment is a critical skill for all team leaders and managers, especially in a world where virtual teams are becoming much more common", said Julia Young, Vice President at Facilitate.com. "The IAF is staying on top of this trend by offering valuable sessions on managing virtual teams and by making web meeting technology like FacilitatePro available to conference attendees."

About the IAF

The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is the recognized source for credible and valuable professional help for practicing facilitators. IAF members work and consult with corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, educational institutions and communities in over 30 countries. The IAF provides an avenue to promote, support and advance the art and practice of professional facilitation through methods exchange, professional growth, practical research, collegial networking and support services. Annual conferences are held in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. Learn more about the IAF at http://www.iaf-world.org .

About Facilitate.com

Facilitate.com is the developer of FacilitatePro, web meeting software designed to enhance innovative thinking and decision making. Since 1996 Facilitate.com has provided collaborative software and techniques to a broad range of clients in industry, government and education, in the US and abroad. FacilitatePro provides online tools for surveys, brainstorming, prioritizing, polling and custom voting, action planning, and reporting. Explore our live software demo site or call for a hands-on guided tour.

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