How to Connect to our Online Meetings
These are instructions to connect to the Hood Research hosted meetings and events online.
During events we encourage the use of Twitter for chats, comments, and questions.
Follow us at Twitter.com/HoodResearch. For meeting information visit,
Some phone services do not allow joining online meetings;
if this occurs you are encouraged to join by computer or the mobile application over internet/Wi-Fi.
You can also make use of free Wi-Fi service around the community where available.
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1) How to join by phone
Dial (978) 990-5000
and when prompted enter the access code 338729
followed by the # symbol.
No other steps are necessary. Use *6 to mute and unmute your phone. Joining by phone does not allow viewing any video shared during the meetings.
2) Join by Computer
Via the Browser
Go to https://join.freeconferencecall.com/HoodResearch
then enter hoodresearch
as the Meeting ID.
Enter your name and your email address and then connect.
This will connect over the internet. Ensure your data plan is sufficient for this use.
At minimum, you will need a working set of speakers to listen to the conversation.
To join the conversation, you will need a microphone.
A video camera is only needed for you to share video, or for you to be seen in a video call.
We do not use video at this time, but we may in the future.
Via the Desktop App
Download the application. Go to https://www.freeconferencecall.com/downloads
and choose the desktop you are using. (for example, Windows) After installing, choose join and enter hoodresearch as the meeting ID and your name and email address
3) Join by using a Mobile App
If you have an Android or an iPhone, you can download a mobile app from your app store and connect. Go to the app store for your phone/service.
Look for Free Conference Call by CarrierX LLC or FreeConferenceCall.com
Install. You do not need to create an account. Enter “hoodresearch” as the Meeting ID.
Enter your name to connect to the meeting. Email address is optional.
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