The USGS conference bridge GSTalk is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
A call can include up to 20 attendees, as long as they are not in use by other conferences at that time. If you need more, contact GS Service Desk to set it up on a per-event basis.
Conference call host accounts are assigned by user (contact GS Service Desk to sign up) and stay active indefinitely.
This service was announced in March 2011 on the USGS News blog.
Each participant must call the dial-in number:
Toll-free (cell, telework, etc)
Some codes are only available to moderators (which join using the account moderator code).
Audio Gain (on/off) (Equalize voice levels)
Lecture Mode - mutes everyone but the moderator (toggles on/off)
Mute your line (toggles on/off) (also enabled for attendees)
|*96||Mute all (like *5, but participants can unmute with *6)|
Announces the current number of participants
|#0||List available commands (also enabled for attendees)|
|#1||List connected participants (names)|
|#2||Report number of participants|
*Additional instructions recording and playing Reston Talk recordings can be found in the attached documentation
If you have any questions regarding the GSTalk Audio Bridge or if you experience any difficulties during your audio conference, please call the Telecommunications Center at 703-648-7110