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Spring 2021 PLATO VIRTUAL Breakfast Get-Togethers

  • March 05, 2021
  • May 21, 2021
  • 6 sessions
  • March 05, 2021, 9:30 AM 10:30 AM (CST)
  • March 19, 2021, 9:30 AM 10:30 AM (CDT)
  • April 02, 2021, 9:30 AM 10:30 AM (CDT)
  • April 16, 2021, 9:30 AM 10:30 AM (CDT)
  • May 07, 2021, 9:30 AM 10:30 AM (CDT)
  • May 21, 2021, 9:30 AM 10:30 AM (CDT)

Spring 2021 PLATO Virtual Breakfast Get-Togethers
1st and 3rd Fridays

Make new friends and meet new and longtime PLATO members; with special guests and possible topics suggested each week via the PLATO newsletter. 


Conveniently online via your computer or phone from the comforts of your home!

1st and 3rd Fridays in Spring 2021

from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

March 5

March 19

April 2

April 16

May 7

May 21

    • Organizer:  Peter Weiler

    • To join,  just click on this url at the right date and time: 

    • https://meet.google.com/yhy-vrgy-vqf
    • If you do not have a computer or smart phone, join by calling +1 501-803-2238  then when asked, enter the PIN 475483052# (long distance charges may apply)

    • RSVP or Questions? -  Let Peter know you're coming the Wednesday before the breakfast by email or phone, or just show up!  

    • Weekly PLATO emails will let you know of special guests or topics.

    Questions?  RSVP:  Peter's contact information is: prweiler@wisc.edu   or 608 278-1244 and leave a message.

    Helpful tips for being in a Google Meet meeting:

    • Join the conference, click on the link:

    • https://meet.google.com/yhy-vrgy-vqf
    • The link will be active now and you can go to Google Meet at any time although other people will not join you until the meeting date and time.

    • Use the link above before the meeting to:

      • Make sure your device’s camera and microphone work.

      • Get familiar with the interface.

      • Make sure you look good on camera (for example, I have a window behind me that casts me in silhouette so I close the blinds for the meeting).

    • Joining the meeting:

      • Clicking on the “Joining info” link will open a tab in your browser and start Google Meet.

      • Depending on how you have your browser’s privacy settings configured, you may be asked to allow the browser to turn on your camera and microphone. Accept those permissions (otherwise you won’t be seen or heard!) and you will see yourself on your computer or phone screen.

      • If you’re the only one on the call, it will tell you that. If anybody else happens to be on, it will tell you that.

    • Using the interface:

      • Use the icons in the center of the white bar at the bottom of the screen to control your participation.

      • To pin yourself to the people in the meeting (go to your small picture in the corner, click on the 3 vertical dot/bars, and click on a little table figure
      • The microphone icon – Click on the icon to turn the mic on or to mute it. In the meeting you should always have your microphone muted unless you are speaking. This will prevent any background noises in your house from disturbing while others are talking.

      • The camera icon – Click on the camera icon to turn it on and off.

      • The red telephone receiver icon – Click on this icon to disconnect from the conference. If you leave Google Meet completely and then want to return to the conference, go back and click the “Joining info” link the invitation email.

      • If the white bar at the bottom disappears from your screen, click anywhere in the main picture area to get it back.

      • Chat :  In the upper right corner of the screen is a chat function, this allows participants to send and receive texts. If there are many people in the meeting it may work better to write via Chat that you want to make a comment or question.

    PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

    For more information about PLATO, contact:

    PLATO Office Operations
    UW-Madison Continuing Studies
    21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
    Email: info@platomadison.org
    Phone: 608-262-5823
    Fax: 608-265-4555

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