MeetingPlace is a web-based desktop-sharing capability provided by the ESnet Collaboration Services for use by Office of Science projects.

  • Computer with network connectivity
  • Web browser
    • PCs seem to work equally well with IE or Firefox
    • Macs should work in theory, but Safari seems to be "receive"-only
    • Linux systems are "receive"-only
  • Java plug-in installed for your browser
    • Some people report problems with Java 5.0, while for others it works fine


  1. Go to
  2. Click "Audio & Data (T.120)"
  3. Click "Schedule or Attend Audio/Data Conference"
  4. Enter the four-digit meeting ID code
  5. Enter something in the "My name is" field and click "Attend Meeting"
  6. After a few moments, the meeting information page will appear. Confirm that it is the right meeting and click "Join Web Conference".
  7. Click "Yes" on the Java security warning for the applet from Lattitude Communications.
  8. You will end up with a "MeetingPlace WebShare" window with some toolbar icons across the top and "Open Web Chat" and "Share Application" buttons on the bottom left. At this point, unless you're mastering a presentation, just sit back and watch the show.

Note that due to the WebShare? window's frame, you may have to scroll a little to see the entire screen that is being shared. If your display is larger than 1024x768 (or whatever resolution the master is using), you can enlarge the WebShare? window to reduce/avoid the need to scroll.