GMDC Connect

Connect with GMDC

GMDC provides year-round video-conferencing services via ZOOM to members only, making connecting with existing or new partners easy. The Primary Contact person on your GMDC membership has been provided with a complimentary GMDC Connect subscription. If you are not certain who the Primary Contact person on your GMDC membership is, please contact us by email (

Connect Video Meetings

  • Host  Unlimited Live Face-to-Face Video Meetings
  • One to One Meetings
  • Multiple Person Meetings – up to 100 Participants
  • Allow Attendees to Join via Voice Only
  • Internal Meetings
  • External Meetings
  • GMDC Conference Follow-up Meetings


The GMDC*Connect Video Meeting service is available to all current GMDC members. Once you’ve become a member, the individual listed as your GMDC primary contact will be registered for GMDC*Connect and credentials will be sent via email. Included with member benefits is access for up to 10 individuals within your organization. Current GMDC members can request access by contacting

Tools and Info

STEP 1: Install your camera and speaker/microphone

If your computer does not have a built-in webcam and/or speakers and microphone, plug in and install a USB camera and/or speaker/microphone to your computer.

STEP 2: Start a Meeting

  • When you want to start your meeting, go to
  • Click the Start/Host a Meeting button
  • Enter your login email and password
  • Click the Start Meeting and Run buttons
  • That’s it!  The GMDC*Connect video software will load automatically.
  • Wait for any invited attendees to join the meeting
  • Note: meeting attendees cannot enter your meeting until you start the meeting

STEP 3: Schedule a meeting for a later date/time

  • Use your normal calendar invite function
  • Insert your Meeting Link as the meeting location

Meeting invitees do not have to be GMDC*Connect subscribers

STEP 1: Install your camera and speaker/microphone as above


STEP 2: Join A Meeting

  • When you want to join a meeting, go to
  • Click on Join A Meeting
  • Enter in the 9, 10, or 11 digit Meeting ID
  • You will then enter the meeting taking place

To join from a PC or Mac:

  • Click on the GMDC*Connect Meeting Link provided by meeting host
  • Link will look like this:
  • Click Launch Zoom


Go to

  • Click on Join A Meeting
  • Then enter the host’s Meeting ID
  • (the Meeting ID is the 9, 10, or 11-digit number at the end of the Direct Meeting Link)
  • Click Launch Zoom


To join from an iOS or Android mobile device:

  • Download the Zoom Cloud App onto your mobile device
  • Click Join a Meeting
  • Enter the Meeting ID
  • (the Meeting ID is the 9-digit number at the end of the Direct Meeting Link)

To join via audio only from a dial-in phone line:

When we are broadcasting, if you can see video but not hear audio, click the volume button on the lower left of the infocast player.

Make sure any pop-up blockers are DISABLED.

Make sure you have an internet connection.

Check firewall settings
If you are getting an error message when you try to view a GMDC*Connect Infocast Event (whether live online or archived) that says “Content Blocked by your organization” — the likely explanation is that your company has a firewall in place which is restricting you from accessing videos online.

Optimal Firewall Settings Needed for GMDC*Connect Infocasts

In order to watch GMDC*Connect Infocasts, you have to create the following firewall rules, assuming you have a regular internet connection:

  • Outgoing UDP destination port 53 to your nameserver or any IP for domain name resolution (DNS)
  • Outgoing TCP destination port 80, 443 to any IP (WEB)
  • Outgoing TCP destination port 1935 to any IP (RTMP – this is used to deliver the stream)
  • Outgoing TCP destination port 843, 6667 to {IP ADDRESS RANGES (bellow)} (IRC – Chat system)

You can easily create GMDC Connect meeting invites using any calendar invite program, including Gmail.

The most important piece of information to provide your meeting invitees is your GMDC Connect Join Meeting Link.  Insert this link as the “Location” of your meeting.

If you would like to provide your meeting invitees with alternative methods to join your GMDC Connect video meeting (by phone, mobile device or room videoconferencing system), you can insert the following text into the meeting description:



I’d like to invite you to join me via GMDC Connect in a video meeting.
My GMDC Connect Video Meeting ID is: MEETINGID#

To join my video meeting, go to: https://gmdcconnect.zoom​.us/j/MEETINGID#
Click Launch
OR, if this link does not work:
Go to
Click on Join A Meeting
Enter the Meeting ID: MEETINGID#

To join from a mobile device:
Go to
Click on Join a Meeting
Download, install and open the Zoom App
Click Join and Enter Meeting ID: MEETINGID#

To join by phone:
Call +1.415.762.9988 or +1.646.568.7788 (US/Canada only)
Enter the Meeting ID: MEETINGID#
For Global Access phone numbers, go to, VideoMeetings tab

To join from an H.323 IP videoconference system:
Dial IP address:
Enter the Meeting ID: MEETINGID#

To join from a SIP IP videoconference system:
Dial IP address: MEETINGID#@

Contact Support


Support Line : 1(719)576-4260
Monday – Friday:  8:00am – 4:30pm
US Mountain time\


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