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Live Internet 'webcast' planned of SBC meeting, pastors' conference
     ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--A live Internet "webcast" is planned for the complete June 15-16 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting and the pre-convention Pastors' Conference, marking the first time full convention proceedings have been available across the globe.
     The webcast will be available through the SBC Executive Committee's www.sbc.net site and the North American Mission Board's site, www.namb.net. It is made possible in cooperation with NAMB's broadcast communications group, which provides audio and video support for the convention each year.
     Live coverage of the Tuesday sessions was offered last year, but the coverage was extended this year "due to popular demand," according to Don Magee of the SBC Executive Committee. Last year's coverage of the busiest day of the Salt Lake City convention drew 2,275 visitors.
     "Encourage your congregation to enjoy and experience as much of the convention as possible by going to the Internet and listening to the live broadcast or archived portions of this year's convention," Magee said. "Thanks to a donation of skills and technology by OnePlace, Ltd., a Salem Communications Co., and technical coordination by NAMB, you can see and/or listen to the convention live, or retrieve segments of the convention when you get back home by going to the Internet sites."
     This year's SBC sessions will be archived on both sites for later viewing, Magee said.

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