What is Conferencing?
CIX Conferencing is Europe’s premier, and longest running, online source of high quality discussion populated by many thousands of people, and is used up and down
the land by political parties, journalists, professionals and individuals alike to exchange ideas, debate
views, catch up with friends and be informed of current affairs.
If you have a question and you can’t find the answer on a popular search engine – or simply wish to exchange
a view - then CIX will have a conference for you.
How do I access CIX?
CIX can be accessed in two ways: online via a web browser or offline through a Windows reader. If you think of Online access as similar to reading your email via webmail and offline access as being like reading your email through your own mail client, then you will understand how accessing CIX works.
CIX also provides a reader program, “Ameol” for Windows user. This provides a faster and more powerful reading experience than that in a web browser. Ameol provides all the facilities needed to manage conferences,
create new ones and participate in existing topics of discussion. Click here to download this.
How does it work?
CIX is made up of thousands of different ‘conferences’, which are similar to forums,
whilst covering every subject imaginable. Each conference is managed by moderators. They can manage the topics within the conference, add new participants, promote participants to moderators, and can even remove inappropriate messages and decide the general direction
each conference and topic takes.
Unlike many other forms of social networking, CIX provides a threaded medium for discussion, allowing
participants of conferencing to easily see how a discussion has come about, and how each “comment” relates to a previous message.
CIX participants can even create their own conference if they feel a particular subject ought to be
discussed. Unlike current forms of social networking, however, the conference can be closed or even confidential
so it is not available for public view. This is ideal for a business or organisation wishing to discuss new ideas
in a secure and confidential environment.