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Tools to help Schedule Meetings Across Time Zones?

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Ya, I know I know, as a producer I should be able to do it in my sleep, manually, but with my team growing, and existing members getting increasingly busy, I'm looking for a tool or program to help me keep track of  everyone's availability.

 

 

I know many exist, just not sure which ones are shown to work best for remote teams like most here.

 

or are there existing features in google calendars and the like to help with this?

 

Thanks,

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Most of the projects I worked on kept a recording of the past meeting -a recording or a written summary- this would often be kept in the dropbox folder or what ever cloud we where using, because no matter how you plan someone will always miss the meetings.

 

It also allows the artist and other asset creators to confirm things said with out keeping there own notes. I can't tell you how many times a played the videos in the background while working.

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I've found that just using Google, Gotomeeting, Webex or similar services will send email invitations that match the users own time zone. The only time it has screwed me over was when a meeting was planned before a DST change, and the meeting was after. Since all sane software stores timestamps in UTC time, the displayed time will alter before and after the DST change, causing major confusion. 

 

For example, if I book a meeting for november 1st, 10am, the service will convert it to 8am UTC since I'm in Sweden (my timezone is UTC+2). By november, however, we'll have switched to UTC+1, so all of a sudden it'll say the meeting is at 9am! This is pretty much a digital calendar problem in general though, not really a meeting specific thing, but it may cause additional problems if not all participants adjust the same way at the same time.

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